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Cosmo Jazz Festival, Chamonix

Free Chamonix jazz music festival in July

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The Cosmo Jazz Festival is an imaginitive mix of live music and different mountain locations. This entirely free festival is the fruit of the imagination of André Manoukian.

With live concerts set in some of Chamonix's most amazing locations; the top of the Aiguille du Midi, Lac Blanc and Grand Montets.

Back in town it’s time for the Apérojazz, where the streets will resonate to the jazzy sound of brass bands that are let loose on the town. In the evening, the musicians gather together at the Cham Jam sessions until the end of the night.

For programme details, use the link above to visit the website. 

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What to see

The CONCERTS AT ALTITUDE take place during the day at various sites in altitude selected for their majestic scenery and exceptional panoramas they offer to lovers of contemplation. The concerts will incorporate these locations as naturally as possible and the artists who perform were chosen according to the sites and their music (eerie, mesmerizing, hypnotic and intoxicating, inspired from the north and the south, by the west and the orient) every natural setting inspires the organizers, this concept was fed by the desire to share with visitors a feeling of elevation in the air by having live music in the Alps.

The concerts are free, but access to the site using the summer lifts is payable. Spectators are asked to be aware to count for the travel time needed as advised on the festival website. For each concert in altitude, an alternative solution will be put in place in case of bad weather and will be communicated via the festival website and Facebook.


By early evening, it's time for the APERO JAZZ , from 6PM. The streets and squares in the heart of Chamonix are invaded by extraordinary musicians in residence throughout the festival. The cosmopolitan reputation of the town of Chamonix and its people, welcomes the warmth of a carnival rhythm.


The evening Program starts around 9pm, in the heart of Chamonix, enhancing its cultural and architectural heritage, and reaching out to the mountain spirit that characterizes this city of great outdoors and inside warmth. Several bars of Chamonix welcome musicians of all styles to celebrate music! The bars participating in this adventure will belisted on the website and facebook. 


Throughout the festival, by day or by night, in altitude or in the city, visitors may be surprised by UNEXPECTED INTERVENTIONS. Most of the musicians scheduled in Chamonix throughout the festival, guest artists and friends of Andre Manoukian that are not listed in the program, are likely to be playing anytime. The festival proposed that they go and discover the magical places of Chamonix and perform with their instruments, when and where they feel "inspired". The public will be pleasantly surprised: in a cable car cabin; or in a cosmic alpine place; by the melodies of a flute; a voice singing; the breath of a brass or Indian percussion, all in a place when they least expect it.


Various location on the mountain & in the Chamonix valley

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