The unmissable jazz event of the summer

Nice Jazz Festival takes place in July. Discover a unique program during 5 evenings.
More than thirty artists will be present. You will find the regulars of Jazz as Ibrahim Malouf or Youn Sun Nah.
Are there, the legends of Jazz such as Charles Tolliver, Michel Portal, Avishai Cohen or the sublime Melody Gardot.
The Nice Jazz Festival will also make you discover the young generation Emmet Cohen, Samy Thiébault, Yessai Karapetian, Emile Parisien, Samara Joy or the formidable Gerald Clayton... .
In this mythical place between the Jardin de Verdure and Place Masséna, come and vibrate to the sound of swing, funk, voices or piano.
On the spot, everything is available to spend a good time: food truck, souvenirs, brewery ... and enjoy 100% of the Nice Jazz Festival.

A must-see event

Nice Jazz 2019 credit photo Ville de Nice -Julien Veran

Nice Jazz 2019 credit photo Ville de Nice -Julien Veran


Summer is approaching, it's time to get together for this event which is part of the DNA of Nice!
The not-to-be-missed Jazz Nice event returns from 15 to 19 July 2022. There will be 30 artists in total, with 15 artists on the famous Masséna stage and 15 at the Théâtre de Verdure! 5 days of exceptional concerts to spend a sublime jazzy evening.

2022 Nice Jazz Festival program

You'll get a taste of what's to come at this year's festival!

Nice Jazz festival

Nice Jazz Festival 2019 credit photo Ville de Nice -Julien Veran

Friday 15 July

Massena :

Lady Blackbird - 8pm

Curtis Harding - 9.15pm

Ibrahim Maalouf "Capacity to Love" - 11pm

Théâtre de Verdure :

Emile Parisien "Louise" - 7.30pm

Nduduzo Makhatini - 20:45

Christian McBride & Inside Straight - 10.30pm

Saturday 16 July

Massena :

The brooks - 8pm

Fatoumata Diawara - 9.15pm

Clara Luciani - 11pm

Théâtre de Verdure :

Gabi Hartmann - 7.30pm

Samy Thiébault "Awé! - 20h45

Kenny Barron Trio - 10.30pm

Sunday 17 July

Massena :

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - 8pm

Deluxe - 9.15pm

Parcels - 11pm

Théâtre de Verdure :

Emmet Cohen - 7.30pm

Anne Paceo "S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S" - 8.45pm

Avishai Cohen Trio - 10.30pm

Monday 18th July

Massena :

Lous and the Yakuza - 8pm

Celeste - 9.15pm

H.E.R. - 11pm

Théâtre de Verdure :

Yessaï Karapetian - 7.30pm

Gerald Clayton Trio - 8.45pm

Melody Gardot "Between the two of them" - 10.30pm

Tuesday 19th July

Massena :

Cimafunk - 8pm

Marcus Miller - 9.15pm

Iggy Pop - 11pm

Théâtre de Verdure :

Samara Joy - 7.30pm

Michel Portal "MP85" - 8.45pm

Youn Sun Nah Quartet - 10.30pm

Prices Nice Jazz Festival

Normal rate: 45 €.

Presale price: 40 € *

Young people aged 16 to 24/students/jobseekers/families/over 65s/Nice Plus card/seniors/disabled card holders: €32 **

Children under 3 years old: Free

Children's rate from 3 to 9 years old: €5

Children's rate from 10 to 15 years old: €20

Company committee rate for children aged 10 to 15: €17

Company committee rate for adults/groups: €35 **.

Pass for 2 consecutive days 75 €.

5-day pass € 175

Online sales rental fee per basket €1.40

* pre-sale until 11 May 2022

** on presentation of the following proof of entitlement:

Groups (rate per person, on the same evening, for ten people per evening),
Families (rate per adult for at least 2 adults, accompanied by 2 or more paying children),
Students with a valid card for the year 2022,
Jobseekers (upon presentation of photo ID and proof of current year),
People aged 16 to 25 (on presentation of photo ID),
People aged over 65 (on presentation of photo ID),
Nice Plus Senior card holders (on presentation of this card),
Disability card holders (on presentation of this card) and any accompanying person

Timetable Nice Jazz Festival

Doors open at 18:30

The first concert starts at 7.30 p.m. every evening.

PRM tickets are only available at the Place Masséna ticket office

Nice Jazz 2019 credit photo Ville de Nice -Julien Veran

Nice Jazz 2019 credit photo Ville de Nice -Julien Veran

Jam Sessions at the Radisson Blu

For the occasion, the Radisson Blu offers every evening of the festival to continue the evening with the artists present.

The artists offer "Jam sessions" to bring a more convivial and lively side.

Jam sessions are the essence of jazz.

In concrete terms, these are "improvisation sessions" in English.

The Ferret House

Since 2021 Ferret is committed as a patron of the Nice Jazz Festival.

This year's prize is a Ferret Trophy to a star jazz artist, accompanied by an exclusive 750 gold pendant for the lucky winner.


By tram :
Line 1: Masséna and Opéra Vieille Ville stations

  • Last tram departure from "Henri Sappia" station to "Hôpital Pasteur" at 0:50.
  • Last tram departure from "Hôpital Pasteur" station to "Henri Sappia" at 1.35 am.

*Download line 1 timetable (pdf - 1.5 Mb)
The frequency of trains will be increased at peak times: one train every 10 minutes from 9pm to the end of the service.

Line 2: Jean Médecin station

  • Fridays and Saturdays: last tram departure from "Jean Médecin" station to "Aéroport" at 23:25 (ATTENTION: last departure before the end of the concerts)
  • Fridays and Saturdays: last tram departure from "Jean Médecin" station to "CADAM" at 1.05 am

*Download line 2 timetable (pdf - 2 Mo)
To get to the Nice Jazz Festival: From 8am to 8pm a tram every 6 minutes to Jean Médecin - Every second tram from the Airport or CADAM

By car :


  • Motorway A8 exit 50
  • Nice - Promenade des Anglais
  • Nice Centre

Continue on : D6202 / Boulevard Georges Pompidou (0.2 km)
Turn left toward :


  • Continue on : Promenade Edouard Corniglion-Molinier (1.3 km)
  • Continue on : Promenade Edouard Corniglion-Molinier (1.4 km)
  • Continue on : Promenade des Anglais (4 km)

You have arrived!