Rentrée Grands Formats


The Rentrée Grands Formats is the federation’s annual gathering, a must-attend meeting for professionals of the jazz and improvised music industry and all music lovers. Come discover the extraordinary vividness of big band music !

Each year in autumn, the federation joins forces with a venue or festival to organize a launching event comprising several big band concerts, a professional conference and cultural or educational activities.

For a month, the Rentree will then feature more than fifty concerts throughout France and Europe. Look around, there is necessarily a big band concert near you !

Next Rentrée Grands Formats

The 2020 launch of the Rentrée Grands Formats will take place on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Seine-et-Marne (France).

2020 edition

Launch event in Saint-et-Marne in partnership with La Ferme du Buisson – scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, Les Passerelles of Pontault-Combault, the network of conservatories of Paris-Vallée de la Marne, the collective Printemps du Jazz and the city of Noisiel.


1st october evening : Jam session

02 october afternoon : professionnal meeting at La Ferme du Buisson
02 october evening : “Rituels” of L’Orchestre National de Jazz at Les Passerelles

03 october evening : “Far East Suite” of Pierre Bertrand & la Caja Negra at La Ferme du Buisson

04 october afternoon : “Jazzy Poppins” of Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra at the auditorium Jean Cocteau of Noisiel


2019 edition

Launch event in Brest (29) in partnership with Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest and the Atlantique Jazz Festival. Featured bands : Aum Grand Ensemble, Grand Ensemble KOA and The Amazing Keystone Big Band.


2018 edition

Launch event in Reims (51) in partnership with Reims Sunnyside Festival. Featured bands : Le Sonart – David Chevallier, Alban Darche & l’Orphicube and Orchestre Franck Tortiller.


2017 edition

Launch event in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (78) in partnership with Le Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Scène nationale. Featured bands : Print and Friends, Loïc Lantoine & le Very Big Expérimental Toubifri Orchestra and Fred Pallem & le Sacre du Tympan.


2016 edition

Launch event in Nevers (58) in partnership with D’Jazz Nevers Festival. Featured bands : Acoustic Lousadzak and Ensemble Nautilis.

2015 edition

Launch event in Paris (75) in partnership with La Philharmonie de Paris. Featured bands : Ping Machine, Jean Marie Machado Danzas and Les Musiques à Ouïr.

— Relive the 2019 edition of the Rentrée Grands Formats

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