The Jammin’Summer sessions are going on

The 61e Jazz à Juan festival is over now but the concerts of Jammin’Summer Session are going on until 19th August.
Most of the bands have been discovered during the last Jammin’Juan event or during one of other EJN’s member events.
All the concerts are free for audience and place on the stage young european bands.
Magalí Sare et Manel Fortià - From Spain (Barcelona) - Jazz I Am discovery
Kiosque à musique - Antibes, the 3rd August at 8:00pm
Magalí Sare (singer) – Manel Fortià (double bass)
The firm jazz roots of Magalí Sare & Manel Fortià embrace a repertoire of traditional songs from Catalonia, Spain and Latin America. Their repertoire is also composed of original songs developed around poems. Improvisation can be found in each of their concerts, through Magalí's voice and percussion work, never hesitating to mix in her own rhythms and melodies.

François Poitou Quintet - from France
Petite Pinède - Juan-les-Pins, the 5th August at 8:00pm
François Poitou (double bass, composing) – Hugo Corbin (guitar) – Bastien Ribot (violin) – Aude-Marie Duperret (alto) – Maxime Berton (bass clarinet & soprano saxophone)
With gracious and elegant music, at the crossroads of jazz and chamber music, François Poitou leads a string quartet and a saxophonist through an improvised reverie that is as poetic as it is substantial. His very personal universe, composed of a modern jazz tinged with more classical influences, gives this project a very particular sound: a "chamber jazz" that is both cinematographic and aerial.
Jemm Music Project - From Italy
Kiosque à musique - Antibes, the 10th August at 8:00pm
Max Castlunger (steel pan, balafon, percussions, chalumeau, hand pan) – Mirko Pedrotti (vibraphone) – Matteo Cuzzolin (sax tenor) – Andrea Polato (drums) – Hannes Mock (trombone) – Marco Stagni (e-bass)
The Jemm Music Project works with contemporary and improvised tribal music. Ancient African instruments come together with the steel pan of the Caribbean and the handpans of the 2000s. The acoustic drum mixes with the electronic pad, creating an urgent, modern and engaging rhythm. The electric bass and vibraphone bring an archaic rhythm back to the present, while woodwind instruments connect it to the great cosmic bands of the 70s. Flutes, wooden drums, whistles and a multitude of objects are used in unexpected ways, seeking to create a unique atmosphere.
Laura Prince - From France
Petite Pinède - Juan-les-Pins, the 12th August at 8:00pm
Laura Prince (song) – Tilo Bertholo (drums) – Zacharie Abraham (double bass) – Gregory Privat (keyboard)
Authentic, organic, sincere... these are the keywords that characterise the universe of Laura Prince. Above all, she is a singer and a musicien but she is also author, compositor and she surrounde herself with talented musicians. She defends a simple and innate music and offer us her Peace of Mine. Through this music, she comes to share the inner peace discovered over the years.
Mohs – From Switzerland
Kiosque à musique - Antibes, the 17th August at 8:00pm
Zacharie Ksyk (trumpet) – Erwan Valazza (guitar, octatrack) – Gaspard Colin (bass) – Nathan Vandenbulcke (drums, analog rytm)
Drawing their inspiration from the living and everything up to and including the earth's mineral matter, Mohs' music is a call to contemplate on the telluric forces that surround us. This young quartet draws its inspiration from contemporary jazz and new musical trends, such as electronic music or hip hop. The bond shared between these musicians gives birth to a bewitching and embodied music, leaving plenty of room for improvisation.
Henry Spencer & Juncture - from UK
Petite Pinède - Juan-les-Pins, the 19th August at 8:00pm
Henry Spencer (trumpet) – Ant Law (guitar) – Robert Brockway (keyboard) – Andrew Robb (bass) – David Ingamells (drums)
Henry Spencer is considered one of the great talents of the British jazz scene. His great talent is drawing a high level of recognition. Astonishing dynamic variety, compositional flair and a measured vigour mark out this fast-rising star of the London scene and his multi-award-winning and close-knit band: emotive and evocative music that touches jazz, rock and minimalism and makes for an energising sound of its own.