Wynton Marsalis, Melody Gardot, George Benson, Kimberose, the brothers of Michael Jackson, Sting… this summer, the drivers of the jazz festival of Marciac will be hard to do. The airports of Toulouse and Tarbes, the ballet of BMW black through the fields on the hilly roads of the Gers promises to be without end.

After London, Montreux and Monte Carlo, the great names of jazz have been in the habit of completing their european tour at the end of the Gascogne. As the saying beautifully the cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, “my motherland, it is Cuba, my house, this is Marciac. I can’t imagine a summer without play”. The atmosphere is festive and the audience warm. On the hill above the lake, each pan of vines bears the name of an artist. Here, Sonny Rollins. There, Stan Getz. Foie gras, armagnac, special vintages, the “little Tuscany” knows how to receive. This summer, some as the pianist Ahmad Jamal, 88 years old, and the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, 57 years of age, are even express the round-trip travel from …

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