Jazz all over town in Souillac with concerts, street performances and much more...
Jazz Festval in Souillac 2019


Every summer since 1976, Jazz music comes to life in the streets of Souillac for a week of Jazz in the Dordogne Valley.
For its 44th edition, the sound of jazz will spread not only to the streets and the abbey square but also to a magical cave and on a hiking trail. Some amazing treats for all jazz lovers !

Three Days Of Forest

Electro Jazz  and protest song in Souillac

1st concert on Thursday 18th July at 9.15pm, place Pierre Betz in Souillac.

Three Days Of Forest is a trio emerging from the new wave of French Jazz with music inspired by two Afro-American poets, Gwendolyn Brooks et Rita Dove, in an electrifying ode to freedom.

Mosaïque Jazz - Andreas Schaerer Quartet

2nd concert on Thursday 18th July at 9.15pm, place Pierre Betz in Souillac.

Andreas Schaerer is a multi-awarded Swiss vocalist with a repertoire ranging from classical to beat-box, from rock to raggae and impro jazz...For his new album A Novel Of Anomaly, he is accompanied by Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima, Italian accordeonist Luciano Biondini and American drummer Jarrod Cagwin. A mix of many different languages for a surprising mosaic of sounds. 

Henri Texier : Master of French Jazz

Friday 19th July at 9.15pm,  Place Pierre Betz in Souillac.

Henri Texier is one of the most recognised double bass player in Europe, a french legend who played with the greatest american jazz artists (Chet Baker, Bud Powell, Donald Byrd, Johnny Griffin amongst others). A pioneer in free jazz, he will be playing in Souillac in an exceptional quintet including two saxophonists, his son Sébastien Texier and François Corneloup, guitarist Manu Codjia and the young drummer Gautier Garrigue.

Avishai Cohen, world-class double bass player 

Saturday 20th July at 9.15pm, Place Pierre Betz in Souillac.

After making an unforgettable appearance in Souillac in 2011, the double bass player and singer-song writer from Israël Avishai Cohen comes back in a trio performing a melodic jazz mixing classical music, world beats and rythms from Israel and Latin America. Discovered by the pianist Chick Corea in the early 90s, Avishai Cohen collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Bobby McFerrin, Nnenna Freelon and even… Alicia Keys. 


Jazzepheen in Salignac

Friday 12th July from 6.30pm - Place du Champs de Mars - Salignac

Come and try delicious regional food straight from the market at the Dégustades in Salignac while listening to the local jazz trio Jazzepheen playing all the classics.

Black Indians

Cine-jazz in Souillac

Saturday 13th July at 9pm - Cinema "Le Paris" In Souillac

The cinema in Souillac is showing the film Black Indians, an hommage to the black tribes of New-Orleans who once a year dress up in the most beautiful Indian costumes made of pearls and feathers. 

Le Lot de Jazz

Jazz Trail around Souillac

Sunday 14th July at 2pm.
Departure from the car park in Lamothe-Timbergue in Lachapelle-Auzac
(2km from Souillac in the direction of Salignac).

15th edition of the Randojazz, a walk in the countryside around Souillac to the rythm of jazz music.


Free opening concert in Pinsac

Monday 15th July at 9.15 on the church square in Pinsac

Free jazz concert a few km from Souillac to celebrate the opening of the festival. The quintet Cavale finds inspiration from cinema, circus, rock, tango and world music from the Balkans.

Trio Bruel/Marre/Thuillier

Jazz concert inside the caves of Lacave

Tuesday 16th July at 8.30pm down in the magical caves of Lacave

What a setting and what an experience ! The Trio Bruel/Marre/Thuillier puts up a groovy performance of accordeon, bugle and tuba in the most incredible of setting inside a cave. Definitely not to be missed !

Visite en musique de Souillac

Night visit with the duo A Pic

Tuesday 16th July at 9pm in Souillac 

A duo saxophone/guitar for the most original way of discovering the town of Souillac by night.

Musical farmers' market

Wednesday 17th July from 7pm onwards - Place Pierre Betz in Souillac.

The best of local produce to be savoured to the sound of jazz music : foie gras, Quercy lamb, Rocamadour goats cheese, Coteaux de Glanes wine... with the fun-rock band Filibusters followed by Les Tire-bouchon », a lively swing manouche quartet from Toulouse.


Filibusters : Jonas Chirouze, snare drum/ Lucas Perbet, kick drum / Reno Silva Couto, saxophone alto / Vincent Desplantez, saxophone ténor / David Mimey, saxophone baryton / Mickaël Hostier et Camille Eissautier, soubassophone.

Les Tire-bouchon


Les Tire-bouchon : Melissa Renard, double bass / Olivier Abry, saxophone / Guillaume Javelaud, guitar /Simon Matard, guitar.


Jazz evening in Miers

Wednesday 17th July at 9.15pm  - Source Salmière in Miers

Another chance to see the local trio Jazzepheen in full swing playing classics by Miles Davis, Victor Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk…

Souillac en Jazz also presents...

  • An exhibition :

13th to 20th July - Salle Saint Martin in Souillac


Down memory lane with photographs of past performances by Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Archie Shepp, Steve Lacy or Michel Portal 

  • Open mike !

Monday 15th July at noon - Place Doussot in Souillac

Are you a musician ? Climb on stage and show what you can do !

  • Classic cars outing  

Tuesday 16th July at 4pm in and around Souillac

A parade of classic cars around Souillac to the sound of jazz music.

  • Gospel and blues at the library

Wednesday 17th July at 3pm  - Souillac

Bismut-Minardi Jazz Chamber Trio

Daytime music 

Bismut - Minardi Chamber Jazz Trio

French violonist Gabriel Bismut and Italian accordeonist/pianist Maurizio Minardi play a unique kind of mix between the likes of Rossini and Piaf or Brel for the perfect harmony of French and Italian music.