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.
The 2013 line up of jazz artists includes Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter Quartet, George Benson, Sandra Nkake, Chucho Valdes, Diana Krall, Gilberto Gil, Roberto Fonseca, Jacky Terrasson, Ahmad Jamal, Al Jarreau, Paco de Lucia, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker, Ravi Coltrane Quartet,
Joshua Redman, Laurent de Wilde, Maceo Parker, Novembre Quartet among others.
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