Encouraged by their first success, and supported by the Municipalité de Serres and the Communauté de Communes du Serrois, Blue Buëch organized a second Festival. The saxophonist Eric Barret joined Tigran Hamasyan trio, Nuages de Swing invited the manouche guitarist Sébastien Félix for a tribute to Django Reinhardt, and last but not least, Sergent Pépère jazz band concluded the Festival on a high note. The 3-day concert finished with an all night jam session in the medieval cellar of l'Entre Pots. In addition, an exhibition about the History of jazz, together with sculptures about the greatest hits of jazz and the Buëch was presented at the Tourist Office. Street concerts were held in Serres and neighbouring Laragne, by the saxophonist François Giuliana.
This second Festival attracted more than 800 people and an unforgettable jam session concluded the Festival, in l'Entre Pots, the new place created by Jacques et Isabelle Arnoux.
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
Were a great success... so
Serres Jazz Festival has just
been granted "l'Accordée", label, which group 8
music festivals, based on the high quality of the programme. Serres
Jazz is now officially recognized as one of the great festivals of
the region, together with Musique en Dévoluy, Musicales Internationales
Guil-Durance, Messiaen au pays de la Meije, le Festival de Chaillol,
le Festival de Briançon, les Rencontres Musicales de Serre-Chevalier
and Musiques en Ecrins.
After an unforgettable
preliminary concert on May 2 : Fanny Azzuro,
Tigran Hamasyan classical music meets jazz : two
young pianists amongst the most talented of their generation,
Blue Buëch wellcome you for the 7th Summer Festival from 20 till 26 July 2009.