Jazz à Juan

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Jazz à Juan is annual jazz festival in Juan-les-Pins, France. New Orleans is a sister city, a connection which for a number of years was shown in carnival festivities in the streets of Juan-les-Pins, in which both local and New Orleans jazz bands paraded. Along the street behind the seaside stage where the annual jazz festival "Jazz à Juan" is held, one will find ceramic tiles laid into the pavement with handprints of more than 50 jazz musicians who have played at this festival, among those Al Jarreau, B. B. King, Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddy Louiss, Elvin Jones, Fats Waller, Grant Green, George Benson, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Joshua Redman, Keith Jarrett, Little Richard, Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Ravi Coltrane, Ray Charles, Richard Galliano, Roy Haynes, Shirley Horn, Sonny Rollins, Stéphane Grappelli, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis.

Hand impressions for performers at Jazz à Juan festival on Boulevard Edouard Baudoin, Juan les Pins
Ray Charles' hand impression on Boulevard Edouard Baudoin, Juan les Pins

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Coordinates: 43°33′57″N 7°06′54″E / 43.56583°N 7.11500°E / 43.56583; 7.11500