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paris - where are the gigs

Postby lnb » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:02 pm

going to paris for a week, where is a good place to see some gypsy jazz while there.
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Re: paris - where are the gigs

Postby adrian » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:41 am

lnb wrote:going to paris for a week, where is a good place to see some gypsy jazz while there.


Hi there,

I've put together a list of gypsy-jazz-related sites in Paris here:

http://tinyurl.com/django-in-paris

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Postby lnb » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:10 pm

thanx
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Re: paris - where are the gigs

Postby patrus le sommelier » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:56 am

adrian wrote:
lnb wrote:going to paris for a week, where is a good place to see some gypsy jazz while there.


Hi there,

I've put together a list of gypsy-jazz-related sites in Paris here:

http://tinyurl.com/django-in-paris

Adrian


Thanks very much for making this map,
I will like to have something similar for my site
Thanks again

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Re: paris - where are the gigs

Postby Daniel John Martin » Wed May 11, 2011 9:21 am

Please note that the Gypsy sessions are held every wednesday with DJM and guests.
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Re: paris - where are the gigs

Postby stublag » Thu May 12, 2011 3:21 pm

Quite a nice article about GJ in Paris
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/m ... -reinhardt

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Re: paris - where are the gigs

Postby Justin » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:50 pm

pick up a copy of the LYLO (Les Yeux Les Oreilles) at any respectable jazz bar. It's a free booklet-sized guide to two weeks of all kinds of music in the region Parisien.

And don't ask for "gypsy jazz" when you're in France. Use the correct term. The listings will be under "jazz manouche" filed in the same category as vocal and straight-ahead jazz gigs. Some guitar-based bossa nova trios play jazz manouche too, so you might want to check out those listings.

The LYLO is handy because it will tell you if the gig has a cover charge. Normally restaurants/cafés have no cover charge but they expect you to buy a beer if you hang out at the bar. If you take a table and they have table service, you're expected to order something (not necessarily a full-meal, but at least a pastis or a glass of wine, and maybe a snack, to support the venue). If it's a place that's packed with people eating dinner at the tables, and you just want a drink, just stay at the counter at the bar.

They also have the address listings of all the venues, and nearest train station/metro stop and the price of a "demi" of beer. You will have noticed that there are less and less jazz and jazz manouche listings now compared to 2000-2005. A lot of the BoBo (bourgeoisie bohémian) neighborhoods have gotten really expensive, the bars/cafés have changed, and some places that used to show jazz now prefer to host DJ's, iPods, laptops, and sports on the television. Sad, but true.

The jazz bars can be counted on to always have something going. In the "Les Halles" quarter, in central Paris, there's the Sunset/Sunside, Duc des Lombards, Le Baiser Salé sometimes (not always) have jazz manouche, but heck if you're there, check out whoever's playing. Straight-ahead jazz good too !! They're a bit expensive, but if you want to just catch the last set starting midnight, you can often get a lower price. :)

Just across the river Seine is another good spot for music. Saint-Michel has Caveau des Oubliettes and Caveau de la Huchette. Out of the two, Huchette will more likely have a jazz manouche or swing band playing. They have a dance floor and people actually go there to dance. Anyway, check listings.

There's lots of jazz manouche in the suburbs. The local pizzerias in Puteaux and Suresnes often have old-timers playing jazz manouche. Of course, you must know about La Chope des Puces. If you prefer the 30's/40's Django songbook, you might be disappointed because they mix it up and Ninine plays a lot of more Wes Montgomery-inspired modern stuff. I've heard a lot of hard bop in there too, recently.

If you get sick of Paris, take the TGV down to Marseille and catch some jazz, jazz manouche, and bossa nova at La Caravelle on the Vieux Port of Marseille, first floor bar of the Hotel Belle-Vue. Great spot to enjoy some nice music, with a spectacular view of the La Bonne Mère (Notre Dame de la Garde) across the port filled with sailboats, yachts, and trawlers and seagulls. Ahhhh, Marseille :)
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