From 9th to 20th July 2021, the 60th edition of the international jazz festival “Jazz à Juan” took place, its programme once again masterfully orchestrated by Jean-René Palacio, artistic director of the festival for the past ten years.
Further to his passing, a new request for proposals was launched by the Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourism and Convention Bureau, organiser of the event, in order to designate a new artistic advisor for the festival. At the end of this procedure, the committee in charge of tender offers selected the joint application by Jean-Noël Ginibre, Reno Di Matteo and Pascal Pilorget.
Jean-Noël Ginibre (Loop Productions) -
Loop Productions, founded in 1994 and directed by Jean-Noël Ginibre, is established as representing jazz legends on a national and international level (among others Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis) and contemporary jazz artists (Gregory Porter, Avishai Cohen…) as well as emerging artists (Delvon Lamarr, Marquis Hill, Christian Sands…). Producer of concerts and festivals (JVC Jazz Festival Paris, CareFusion Jazz Festival Paris) and artistic director of Wolfijazz (Wolfisheim), Saveurs Jazz Festival (Segré) since 2018, co-scheduler Jazz sur son 31 (Toulouse) since 2006.
Reno Di Matteo (Anteprima) -
A show production company specialising in jazz, within the the Fimalac Entertainment group, Anteprima was founded in 2004 by Reno Di Matteo. Thanks to its catalogue offering a wide range of European and international artists, today the agency is established as one of the most important in its field. Artistic director of Tourcoing Jazz Festival since 1999, Paris Jazz Festival (2003 to 2006), Blue Note Festival Paris (2017/2018), Pianomania (2019, 2022) Disneyland Paris Loves Jazz (2018/2019).
Pascal Pilorget (GiantSteps) -
GiantSteps, created and managed since 2007 by Pascal Pilorget, organises more than 300 concerts per year and produces many shows.
The agency focusses on the new generation of French and international artists who blend jazz with contemporary music (rock, electro, hip-hop…), proposing artists emblematic of this style such as Tigran Hamasyan, Louis Cole, Kokoroko, Cory Wong and Nate Smith. Pascal Pilorget has also ensured the artistic direction for festivals such as London Jazz Calling (centred on the discovery of the new UK scene) and the Jazz Pulse evenings at Trois Baudets.
Join us in July 2022 for a festival which retains, more than ever, the gut instinct of its own legend, welcoming many of those who are themselves legends and who make, or will make history.