Nice Jazz Festival 2012

If it’s Friday, it must be France …

Excusez-moi, I’m slacking a little today and watching the men’s semi-final tennis matches at Wimbledon. SO good!

And then my DH and I are slipping out to an afternoon movie. After reading all the fabulous posts author Barbara Conelli left on my blog this week and last, she put us in the mood for something Italian. We’re going to see the new Woody Allen movie, To Rome With Love. Va bene!

As a result, this post won’t be too long. Was that a sigh of relief I heard …?

The next four weeks on the Côte D’Azur will be filled with the most fantastic music. S’wonderful, s’marvelous … as the song goes. The Nice Jazz Festival begins this weekend  (July 8 – 12) and, as well as ticketed concerts, there will be music in the air wherever you go. Musicians wander the heart of this beautiful city, playing on street corners and offering free concerts to fortunate passersby. It’s simply great fun!

Click here to see all the details and watch some videos. Enjoy!

Are there jazz festivals where you live? The Toronto Jazz Festival just ended on July 1st and was a huge success once again. Next year I will try to have my act together and talk about it before it is on instead of after the fact. Tell me what happens in your town!  Bon weekend, tout le monde!


I had a few photos I took last year during the Nice Jazz Festival but they seem to have vanished from my iPhoto files. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN??? Never mind,  just because I can’t help myself, here are a few random photos of this city I love so very much …

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  1. Your photography is simply stunning. I want to BE there. Right NOW!
    Jazz festivals are the best. We have a huge 4-day festival in Fredericton in September called the Harvest Jazz and Blues festival and it’s fantastic and a huge draw. There’s something special about gathering with large crowds for loud, great music. It’s like the spirit of a city just comes alive!
    Happy weekend!

  2. That would be a great place to spend a few days.

  3. Lovely! I may pump the jazz tunes tonight, thanks to you. 🙂

  4. What a beautiful city! I love Jazz festivals. I saw Al Jarreau, speaking of France, a few years ago at ours. I adore his music and the way he sings. He’s the kind of guy who is so charismatic, you feel a need to jump up onstage and hug him! In fact I think I’ll listen to him while I finish up on the computer tonight. How was the movie?

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