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JAZZ CLUBS IN FRANCE
 
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As you probably know, jazz has always been very big in France (as far back as in the 20's, especially in Pigalle and Monmartre in Paris), especially in the 50's and 60's when so many American artists momentarily "emigrated" to Europe
for various reasons and actually prospered there to unforeseen heights.
To give you but a single example, one night in July in late 1960, a small black man sat down in the back of the
Chat Qui Pêche on Rue de la Huchette, Paris. During a break, he took the unknown artist by the arm and led him away.
It was found out later that the black man was Miles Davis. The pianist, Keith Jarrett...
Here follows a list of the better jazz clubs in France. I leave it to you to discover why they are worth mentioning!
 
 
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AVIGNON
LA MANUTENTION 
Address: Escalier Sainte-Anne, just infer the Papal Palace, Avignon. 
Every Thursday, a jazz evening is organised by "Actions Jazz". 
Cjeck: (33)(4)90860861 

CALVI (Corsica)
Every June, a week packed with concerts, happenings and jam-sessions. 
Check at the "Centre d'Information du Festival": (33)(1)46752504 (Paris) 

JUAN-LES-PINS (Riviera)
International Jazz Festival in July. 
This Festival founded in 1960 by Jacques Hebey and Jacques Souplet has featured such stars as Louis Amstrong, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillepsie and John Coltrane along the years inside the Frank-Hay-Gould pine grove under starry skies, one of the most famous "concert halls" in the world. 

MARSEILLE
LE PELE-MELLE 
Address: 45, rue d'Estienne-d'Orces, 1er Arrondissement, Place aux Huiles, Marseille. 
Tel.: (33)(4)92548526 
Opening hours: Mondays~Saturdays: 17:00~02:00 
A first-rate jazz bar. 

MONTREUIL-SOUS-BOIS (Paris suburbs)
LES INSTANTS CHAVIRES 
Address: 7, rue Rihard-Lenoir, 93100 Montreuil-sous-Bois. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42872591 

PARIS
ALLIANCE JAZZ CLUB 
Address: 7-11, rue Saint-Benoit, 75006 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42615353 

L'ARBUCCI (Jazz Brasserie)
Address: 25, rue de Buci, 75006, Paris
Tel.: (33)(1)44321600
Opening hours: 12:00~21:00
A brasserie serving all-you-can-eat oysters. The place is a delight for jazz fans as well, with music in the basement.

ATMOSPHERE 
Address: 24, rue Vieele-du-Temple, 75004 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42712542 

BAISER SALE 
Address: 58, rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42333771 

BOUFFES DU NORD 
Address: 37 bis, boulevard de la Chapelle, 75010 Paris 
Tel.: (33)(1)46073450 

CAVEAU DE LA HUCHETTE 
Address: 5, rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)43266505 
Historic basement jazz club. 

CHAPELLE DES LOMBARDS 
Address: 19, rue de Lappe, 75011 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)43572424 

CIEL DE PARIS 
Address: Montparnasse Tower, 56th Floor, 33, avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)40647764 

DUC DES LOMBARDS 
Address: 42, rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42332288 

JAZZ-CLUB LIONEL HAMPTON 
Address: Meridien Etoile Hotel, 81, boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 75017 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)40683042 
Opening hours: 22:30~02:00 
Closed on Sundays and Mondays in August. 

NEW MORNING 
Address: 7-9, rue des Petites-Ecuries, 75010 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)45235141 

PETIT JOURNAL MONTPARNASSE 
Address: 13, rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(2)43215670 

PETIT OPPORTUN 
Address: 15, rue des Lavabfieres-Sainte Opportune, 75001 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42360136 
In summer the crowd spills onto the sidewalk. The last club to close at night. lots of impromptu jam-sessions. 

SLOW CLUB 
Address: 130, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42338430 

STUDIO DES ISLETTES 
Address: 10, rue des Islettes, 75018 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)42586333 

SUNSET 
Address: 60, rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)40266060 

LA VILLA 
Address: 29, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris. 
Tel.: (33)(1)43266000