Concerts and music


Jazz in Foix
Created 22 years ago by the Art’Riège association, Jazz à Foix has seen the biggest names in world jazz. The “In” takes place every evening at 9:30 p.m. with exceptional sets. The “Off” takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the city with free shows, on the terrace of cafés, and traveling groups in the main streets. A jazz village also welcomes visitors. On the program this year: Vincent Peirani, Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues, Paul Lay and Michel Portal quartet, Florin Nicolescu and Christian Escoudé quartet, Youn Sun Nah
July 24-29.

And also …
Ringing voices in Saverdun
. The smallest of the big festivals which has taken up residence in a village in Ariège. With Cali, the Wampas, Mouss and Hakim, the Howls of Léo, Debout sur le Zinc, Will Barber, Alex Toucourt and Hign C.
From June 30 to July 1.


Jazz in Comminges
The 20th edition of Jazz en Comminges will take place from May 17 to 21, at the exhibition center and in the city center of Saint-Gaudens. A beautiful line-up awaits spectators: Fiona Monbet quintet, Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Amazing Keystone Big Band, Louis Martinez sextet, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garret, Monty Alexander… Festival Off, film screenings and a master class are also at the program.
From May 17 to 21, Saint-Gaudens.

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” Don Quixote “
. The Toulouse Chamber Orchestra performs its own version of Cervantes’ picaresque novel. The role of Don Quixote is devolved to Gilles Colliard, director of the OCT. To support this story, many composers come to his aid: Telemann, Corelli, Mondonville, Lully, Marais, Shostakovich…
At the Hotel Palladia, Toulouse, avenue de Grande Bretagne, on March 19 at 11 a.m. Possibility of show-lunch.


François Morel: “All sailors are singers”
François Morel sings the songs of a navigator who disappeared at sea in 1900, at the age of thirty, Yves-Marie Le Guilvinec, an unknown poet from Trivagou, whose works he found in a garage sale. With Gérard Mordillat, they strive to complete his biography, sew up the fishing nets, recompose with Antoine Sahler the music that has disappeared. Together, they take off and rehabilitate a joyful and popular poetry, in a hymn to the intoxication of the salty air, to freedom and excess. The theater becomes a trawler and its sailor singers.
At L’Astrada, Marciac, April 22 at 8:30 p.m.

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Mirande Country Festival

Every year, around July 14, the small town vibrates to the accents of country music. Many artists from Rock, Rock’à Billy, Honky tonk, Blue Grass, swing… have come to tread the Mirandese stages. A treat for fans of stetson, the countryside, mechanical and natural horses in a good-natured atmosphere.


Adam Laloum in concert
The pianist had already come to the Théâtre de Cahors in 2014. Since then, he has won a Victoire de la musique in the category “Instrumentalist of the year in 2017. He offers the music-loving public, for this recital, a very varied program, imbued of an exalted romanticism that he particularly likes. On the programme: Robert Schumman, Gabriel Fauré’s Nocturnes, and “Iberia” by Albeniz.
At the Théâtre de Cahors, auditorium, March 10 at 8:30 p.m.

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The Ecaussystem
. The festival will take place from Friday July 28 to Sunday July 30, in Gignac. The opportunity to welcome in the Lot: Dropkick, Murphys, Matmatah, Jain, Vitalic, Pomme, and Louise Attaque.
In Gignac, from July 28 to 30.


Garorock in Marmande
It was in April 1997 that a punk-rock festival was born in the old Marmandais slaughterhouses. Garorock for a play on words between Garonne and Rock, but also “watch out for rock”. After 15 editions, the festival takes off towards the Filhole plain, a less urban space, more suited to the eco-festival desires of its public. But the underground side is not shelved for all that. And the festival now offers passes with camping. The first names of the 2023 edition are already known: David Guetta, Fred Again, Skrillex, Lomepal, Louise Attaque, Phoenix, Rema, Shaka Ponk, Adé, Tash Sultana, Meryl, Pomme, are among them.
Filhole plain, Marmande. From June 29 to July 2.

And also…
Brel’s promise
. Arnaud Askoy is not Brel but to hear him, to see him one could believe it. Arnaud gives flesh with sincerity to the Grand Jacques. The resemblance is uncanny, the voice print striking.
At the Agen Congress Center, March 4 at 8 p.m.


Tcheka is a native of Cape Verde, an island off the coast of Africa where Cesaria Evora is from. He grew up in a musical family. At fourteen, he began playing with his father, violinist Nho Raul Andrade, at local festivals. He develops a very personal style on the guitar, mixing Cape Verdean harmonies, arpeggios, and percussion on the instrument. Tcheka’s songs are listened to like stories. Memories, told on musical variations invented from the rhythms of Cape Verde, such as batuque, funana, tabanka, finaçon or coladera. Tcheka’s new repertoire merges with the electronic jazz world of Toulouse pianist Etienne Manchon.
Saturday 18 March, at 8.30 p.m. at the Albert Camus centre, Séméac; Sunday March 19 at 5 p.m., at the Agnès Varda cinema in Capvern-les-Bains; Tuesday March 21 at 8.30 p.m., at the Arcizac-Adour village hall; Thursday 23 March, at 8.30 p.m., at the Palais, Lourdes; Friday March 24, in Vielle Aure; Saturday March 25 at 8:30 p.m. in Saint-Savin.

And also…
Toulouse Capitol Orchestra
. And the pianist from Tarbes, David Fray, perform one of the most beautiful romantic concertos under the direction of conductor Cornelius Meister, a great connoisseur of German music.
At the Parvis de Tarbes, May 27 at 8:30 p.m.


Guitar break in Albi
It is one of the most famous festivals in the South of France, it even bears the stamp. Pause Guitare offers, from July 5 to 9, a quality program mixing headliners and artists in development. It is organized by the Arpèges et tremolos association. On the program, this year, on the Pratgraussals stage: Indochina, Shaka Ponk, Lomepal, Ibrahim Maalouf, Michel Polnareff who is back on tour. But also artists from Occitania: Cali, Jain and brothers BigFlo and Oli. We will also see on the festival stage: Deluxe, Adé, Hervé… Other concerts are planned at the Athanor and in the city center as well as outside the walls.
From July 5 to 9, Albi.

And also…
. Frédéric Bétous and La Main Harmonique have invited artists from different backgrounds for a plural program where all music, ancient or contemporary, polyphonic or influenced by jazz or contemporary music, can be expressed.
At the Grand Théâtre d’Albi, April 20 at 8:30 p.m.


Montauban Festival on stage
4 evenings of concerts each bring together 3 artists on the main stage of the Jardin des Plantes and a “festival village” awaits visitors, every evening from 5 p.m., from June 22 to 25… On the program: Juliette Armanet who comes enchant “the last days of disco” with his album “Brûler le feu”, M. Pokora, in a new tour to celebrate his twenty-year career, a show with a techno-futuristic staging and impressive special effects, Orelsan with titles from his latest album “Civilization”, and M, in other words Matthieu Chedid with his breathtaking universe. In Montauban, Jardin des Plantes, from June 22 to 25.

And also…
Logic all songs
. A concert in tribute to the group Supertramp, famous in the 70s and 80s. Logic all songs covers their successes.
In Montauban, Espace Culturel Le Vo, March 4 at 9 p.m.

Concerts and music