Calling All Jazz Fans: Fest Jazz Needs Your Help! Here’s Why and How!

Help Save Fest Jazz

Pictureque Chateau Neuf du Foau overlooking Fest Jazz

“It was the only rainy weekend of the summer and it had to be during Fest Jazz!”

“For the festival it was a catastrophe. On the Sunday 29th July we had only 402 spectators who braved the appalling wind and rain whereas in 2017 (and previous years) we had around 1100.

“700 fewer spectators represents a deficit of at least 14 000€. Whereas other festivals can turn to their town for help we cannot. The commune of Châteauneuf is very generous and supportive of the festival but with only 3 600 inhabitants it doesn’t have the resources to give more.

“The future of Fest Jazz is in serious doubt. That is why the young team who worked so hard to organise this year’s event have launched an appeal via a Crowd Funding project.”

Please send us a donation to help us continue this unique festival that has helped so many young people appreciate and play jazz as well as publicise the region as a tourist destination.

To donate go directly to:

Make a Bank transfer to the account of the association:

IBAN FR76 1290 6000 1600 2561 6494 478
Association Jazz Kreiz Breizh, 7, rue de la Mairie, 29520 Châteauneuf-du-Faou, France

Or :
Send a Euro cheque payable to “Fest Jazz” (or a Sterling cheque payable to “Trevor Stent”) to:

   Fest Jazz
      7, rue de la Mairie
      29520 Châteauneuf-du-Faou, France

“Details of the Fundraising
On this page you can follow the success of the appeal. It includes a video in which bands support the fundraising:

If you can help us save this wonderful festival, we and those who love Fest Jazz will be
forever grateful.

Kind regards,

Angelina Beauvir, President

Trevor Stent, Vice-president 

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Jazz&Jazz presents below ten massive reasons why Fest Jazz is such a ground-breaking and innovative jazz festival!

Malo Mazurié

Now one of the top trumpeters in Europe, played his first major concert at Fest Jazz when he was 13 in 2005. Jazz&Jazz included this YouTube of  “The Malo Mazurié Quartet” at Fest Jazz in 2016.


Andrea Motis played her first concert outside Spain at Fest Jazz in 2013
Closely followed in 2014 and 2016 when she starred with Joan Chamorro’s wonderful
St Andreu Jazz Band, making one of their first concerts away from Barcelona.

Jazz&Jazz is privileged to have featured and filmed Joan’s St Andreu’s young stars
at Fest Jazz on three occasions. Please visit this essential Jazz&Jazz feature:
Youth in Jazz: Featuring Joan Chamorro’s Inspirational St Andreu Jazz Band

The amazing “super group” “Flap!” from Australia played for the first time in France at Fest Jazz 2012 and 2013

The sensational Tuba Skinny
From New Orleans! They played one of their first European dates at Fest Jazz 2014.
Jazz&Jazz was there to film them, accompanied by the Church Bells!

Frog and Henry
Also from New Orleans, a superb collective of young musicians played at
Fest Jazz 2017 and 2018:

The Ben Holder Quartet

Shake’Em Up Jazz Band

Galaad Moutoz

Dorine de Wit: “Jamaica Farewell”

Big Daddy Wilson

The Mamma Shakers

Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz
(YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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  1. tad newton says:

    It’s the shirts!
    I am helping to co-ordinate the appeal in my area and beyond..get in touch if you wish?

  2. Peter Butler says:

    That’s great, Tad.

  3. Jetta says:

    Hi there
    Who is the contact for bands looking to perform ?


  4. Peter Butler says:

    Best email Trevor Stent at [email protected]

    Mention you have contacted me, Peter Butler, via this website.

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