The Paris Jazz Festival is a music festival that takes place outdoors between mid-June and late July on the verdant lawns of the Floral Park in Paris. With over 120,000 spectators last year, this jazz festival has clearly established itself as one of the great events in the genre in Paris and across the Ile-de-France region. With a daring and eclectic line-up each year, the festival is a symbol of the vitality of the French and Parisian jazz scene. However the festival also invites major international jazz players and singers to perform on stage at the Espace Delta where music and nature come together as one. The shows take place at various places in the park with over 30 concerts in total, spread across 8 weekends. The line-up focuses on jazz, world music and Afro-American music (soul, blues). Didier Lockwood, Rhoda Scott, Erik Truffaz, Cesária Évora, Marcus Miller, Rokia Traoré and Manu Dibango have all performed at the Paris Jazz Festival in previous years.
As well as concerts, there are many activities during the day such as workshops to make instruments from salvaged objects, introductions to percussion and conferences on the language of plants and music. A sound discovery area is provided for children in the Botanical Garden.
All the activities and concerts are free; there is only a charge for admission to the park. The event draws around 110,000 visitors.