Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival


Every year in Monaco, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival brings together internally renowned jazz musicians in the prestigious Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.


Salle Garnier150 years of music

Monaco’s deep connection to music has been shaped by 150 years of love, musical greats and legendary events. It was in light of this special historical connection that the Société des Bains de Mer decided in 2006 to hold the first Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival: a celebration of this music so full of life that it knows no frontiers or barriers.


Read more about the beginnings of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival


Jazz spreads its wings in Monaco

Every November, the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival takes spectators on a musical journey through the past, present and future of jazz, bringing together living legends and future greats such as Marcus Miller, Diana Krall, John McLaughlin, China Moses, Chick Corea, Manu Katche, Pino Daniele, Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Trio Esperança, McCoy Tyner and more.


The Salle Garnier, an architectural treasure

The festival is a truly unique gathering that brings together jazz artists, fans, connoisseurs and aficionados in the majestic decor and unique ambience of the Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Designed by Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1879 by Sarah Bernhardt, the Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo is an architectural treasure filled with the lyrical and choreographic history of the twentieth century.
Amazingly enough, the prestigious opera house took only six months to build!


Topped with a copper dome and decorated with sculptures and mosaic ornaments, the facade of the Salle Garnier overlooks the sea. Two monumental statues by Gustave Doré and Sarah Bernhardt, “La Danse” (Dance) and “Le Chant” (Song), lean against the railing. The brown columns, Aberdeen marble pilasters, red armchairs and generous amounts of gold covering the stucco are illuminated by a crystal chandelier measuring four metres in diameter and consisting of five tonnes of carved bronze.

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