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 national de Marne-la-Vallée, Les Passerelles de Pontault-Combault, le réseau des conservatoires de Paris-Vallée de la Marne, le collectif Printemps du Jazz et la ville de Noisiel.

Featured bands : L’Orchestre National de Jazz, Pierre Bertrand & la Caja Negra and Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra.

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.

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