COME AND JOIN
EUROPEAN GRANDS FORMATS
Grands Formats is a federation of artists founded 16 years ago by French band leaders, set up to defend the existence and durability of large jazz groups. There are more than 80 professional bands and collective of artists 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.