WORLD’S NO. 1 JAZZ FESTIVAL
Nice Jazz Festival: legendary place where the memory of jazz is created!
In February 1948, after the Carnival, the city of Nice created the first jazz festival in the world. Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, Django Reinhardt, Yves Montant and other emblematic characters of the time gathered for the very first time in Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur. At the time, the event was divided between the Nice Opera House and the Municipal Casino on Place Masséna (where the water mirror is today) ending in style at Hôtel Negresco.