“A wave of young talents at Jammin’Juan“ titled Francis Marmande in national French newspaper Le Monde of October 25th 2017.
2017 was the first market for Jazz professionals. Born from the will to unite emerging talents and Jazz professionals (festival organisers, producers, agents, club owners…), this 1st edition gathered, during 3 days, 120 musicians (26 bands), around twenty agents and twenty festivals and club owners. The very essence of Jammin’Juan is to allow young talents and decision-makers to meet, as an important career-booster.
It’s a simple principle: the bands perform during “showcases”, then get together with the professionals around lunch and dinner buffets. Every evening, on the main stage, 3 bands performed in a 500-seat auditorium. The ambassador of this first event was none other than Sylvain Luc.
2017 was therefore the discovery, during the showcase performances, of talented musicians such as Macha Gharibian, Joséphine Chloé, the Gauthier Toux Trio, Sébastien Chaumont Quartet, Greg Lamy Quartet, Tie Break, Flow, Emily Johnson, Merakhaazan, Damien Groleau Trio, Tom Ibarra, Scott Tixier, Viale Cordogli Serra Trio, Pol Belardi's Force, Lorenzo de Finti Acoustic Quartet and Amaury Faye Trio.
On the main stage, Binker & Moses, Gauthier Toux Trio and the band composed of Sylvain Luc, the Chémirani brothers, Stéphane Belmondo and Lionel Suarez played the first evening. The second evening was focussed on experimental jazz and featured MDCIII, Steiger and Laura Perrudin (Talent Adami Jazz 2017). Emily Johnson, Pierre Marcus Quarted and Richard Manetti Quartet performed on that stage on the Sunday afternoon.
See the 2017 presentation pack