From 01st to 04th of Juli 2021 again the "Festival Django Reinhardt" in Fontainebleau is supposed to take place by the plans of their organizers.
And they present a first line-up containing old-fashoined and known faces: Jamie Cullum, Stochelo Rosenberg, Ibrahim Maalouf, Thomas Dutronc and Catherine Ringer.
All great musicians, but nevertheless it seems that the organizers are unable to present new innovative musicians of the genre to be staging at the festival. Instead they re-present well known names of popular musicans, even if there is a huge amount of great musicians that could be engaged for the festival to play.
Regrettably the festival organizers seem to be unable to look over their own little plate by presenting real innovative musicians of the genre, that would gladly represent the big Namespender of the Festival.
So meanwhile (for the 4th time in a row) Ibrahim Maalouf, a very good musician that has got nothing to do with the genre of Jazz-Manouche, is hitting the stage. Also Stochelo Rosenberg, one of the greats of the genre, is to be seen like almost every year. Jamie Cullum, a great Pianist and Singer, that hasnt got to do with the style at all as well...is back on stage.
The direction of the Festivals is more and more wident to a broad spectrum of Jazzartists, but without keeping the wishes and interests of the festival fans at hand. Very sad.
We will report about the further progammation right here.