September 22, 2009By Paris UpdateWhat's New Art & Culture



The sunny southern town of Perpignan is the unlikely site of an ambitious jazz festival, Jazzèbre, to be held Oct. 1-25 in a variety of venues, including a moving train and a ruined château. Among the headliners are American bluesman Eric Bibb (on opening night), jazz great Ahmad Jamal and French bass player Henri Texier. Films, picnics, exhibitions, debates and tastings will further liven up the proceedings.


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