Jazz in all its forms
Every year, the village of Cully celebrates Jazz with prestigious, crowd-pleasing concerts. At the same time, curious festivalgoers wishing to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the place can wander freely between a myriad of wine cellars, constituting the OFF Festival. It is, without a doubt, the blend of the IN Festival’s ticketed concerts and the OFF Festival’s free concerts that attract more visitors every year.
On its three stages – Chapiteau, Next Step and Temple – the IN Festival can pride itself on having welcomed prestigious artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, Gilberto Gil, Madeleine Peyroux, Marianne Faithfull, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charles Lloyd, Jan Garbarek, Carla Bley, Marcus Miller, Michel Petrucciani, John Scofield, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Gregory Porter and Lisa Simone.
The OFF Festival consists of twelve cafés and wine cellars spread throughout the village. It provides a springboard for many young Swiss Jazz players; artists playing in the OFF Festival often find themselves on the line-up for the IN Festival a couple of years later. However, sometimes the opposite happens, and an artist having played for the IN decides to come back to Cully for a résidency during the OFF.