Fantastic performers lined up for the 17th edition of the Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival.

Date: 25/05/2016


The 17th Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival will be held from Sunday 10 July to Wednesday 13 July 2016 in Enghien-les-Bains - a prime location just outside Paris. Taking place on the lake’s shore and at the Théâtre du Casino Barrière, it promises to be another amazing event. Sean Paul, Pink Martini feat. Storm Large, Cesar Lopez y Habana Ensemble, Manu Katché and The Stanley Clarke Band are among the highlights of this festival open to all jazz and jazz inspired genres.


Established and organised by the Barrière group, the annual Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival unites jazz fans and members of the general public in a lively and eclectic atmosphere. The large floating stage on the lake and the more intimate setting of the Théâtre du Casino Barrière have played host to a great many performers, as prestigious as they are varied. Among them: Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, George Clinton, The Temptations, Nile Rogers, Jimmy Cliff, Georges Benson and many others. Last year, the festival welcomed Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hindi Zahra, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Marcus Miller among others, much to the delight of attendees who travelled from around Ile-de-France.


Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival is also well known for its dynamism and pioneering spirit. For example, it has contributed in large part to the recent revival of jazz singing, by taking an early interest in some now established artists, such as Lisa Ekdal, Lisa Simone, Charles Pasi and Suzy Arioli. The festival also knows how to bring young talent to wider recognition with opening acts and free concerts at venues around the city.


The 17th Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival demonstrates Barrière’s commitment to supporting the cultural life of those towns and cities where it is established, with particular thought to combining tradition and modernity.


Sunday 10 July – Floating stage on the lake (3 p.m.) – Free concert


With 10 million albums sold and some huge hits to his name - Gimme the Light, to name just one - the Jamaican artist has achieved stratospheric success with his reggae-dancehall sound. He is also well-known for his many collaborations (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Youssou N’Dour, etc.).

Monday 11 July – Théâtre Casino Barrière (9 p.m.)


The group formed in Portland and popularised in France with the hit Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler, continues to serve up a unique cocktail of jazz, retro, lounge, Latino and classic influences. Also from Portland, singer Storm Large splits her time between Pink Martini and pursuing a solo career.


Tuesday 12 July – Théâtre Casino Barrière (8 p.m. and 9.45 p.m.)


Considered one of the most important representatives of Latin jazz, the Cuban saxophonist collaborated with many famous names, from Chucho Valdés to Tito Puente and Herbie Hancock, before starting his own orchestra, the Habana Ensemble, which has been successfully exported worldwide.


The internationally renowned French drummer Manu Katché has played with some of the greatest names in pop (including Sting and Peter Gabriel) while pursuing his own career. His new album, “Unstatic” features throbbing jazzy and funky beats that are every bit as heady on stage.


Wednesday 13 July – Théâtre Casino Barrière (9 p.m.)


Born in Philadelphia, double bassist and electric bass player Stanley Clarke has been one of the leading figures of the jazz-rock genre since the 70s. With an impressive discography and honours heaped upon him, he blends the energy of rock, the virtuosity of jazz and the soul of funk to perfection.


The schedule for opening acts and other venues will be announced soon.


Théâtre du Casino Barrière

3 Avenue de Ceinture – 95880 ENGHIEN LES BAINS Bookings on +33 (0)1 39 34 10 80

Prices: from €20

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About Barrière


Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, the Barrière group has lived through history to become the leading French brand for casinos, a model for luxury hotels, and a global player in Leisure and Entertainment.


The Group has developed unparalleled offers in the world of high-end leisure, founded on a commitment to operational excellence, quality of service and the French art of living. Today, the Group includes: 34 Casinos Barrière (including 1 opening soon in Abidjan), 17 Hôtels Barrière (the majority of which are 5 star hotels, 1 of which is currently being built in Courchevel1) and over 120 restaurants and bars, including the famous Le Fouquet’s in Paris (also in Cannes, La Baule, Marrakech and Toulouse), putting on over 3,000 shows and events per year as well. Revenue for the year ended 31 October 2015 was 1.21 billion euros. The Group has almost 7,000 employees.


The Group also benefits from a strong reputation in the catering industry with almost 2 million meals served; in the leisure sector with its 13 spas (Cannes, Courchevel, Deauville, Dinard, Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Le Touquet, Lille, Marrakech, Paris and Ribeauvillé), 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule and 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, its 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs (over 32 clay courts); and is distinguished by its Resorts located in internationally-renowned tourist destinations.


1 Opening late 2016