In the southwestern department of the Gers, a small town with a modest veneer in rolling farmland becomes a jewel for two weeks in August when it shines as the model for how to bring the music to the people. Hippest farmers you'll ever meet. Free afternoon concerts on the town square, not far from the larger-than-life statue of Wynton Marsalis, are followed by main events in an enormous tent.
This year's line up of jazz artists includes:
Pianist Ahmad Jamal, who will give his only concert of the year. Dianne Reeves, Jamie Cullum, Hugh Coltman, David Sanchez, Michel Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Roberto Fonseca, Yaron Herman and "M", Stefano Di Battista, Kyle Eastwood, John Scofield, Snarky Puppy, John McLaughlin, Lucky Peterson.
Jazz in Marciac 2016 Website