COME AND JOIN
EUROPEAN GRANDS FORMATS
Grands Formats is a federation of artists founded 15 years ago by French band leaders, set up to defend the existence and durability of large jazz groups. There are 57 professional bands each containing a minimum of 8 musicians, representing the wide artistic diversity of jazz and improvised music today. Members share common values : artistic excellence, solidarity, commitment, transmission of knowledge and skills.
Our mission is to improve «live music» opportunities and media exposure for large ensemble music ; to set up an information and transmission centre (data studies and surveys, group accompaniment, workshops…) and participate in the enhancement of cultural policies within the music profession.