Chamonix was born the Cosmojazz festival in summer 2010, in the idea of sharing with contemplators from all walks of life an extraordinary human adventure to discover incredible landscapes, dizzying travelings and cosmic sounds, all in a friendly atmosphere.
The festival declines its days in three moments.
Concerts in altitude:
The high-altitude concerts are held during the day at sites chosen by the festival for the majestic scenery and the exceptional panoramas they offer to lovers of contemplation. The concerts are integrated as naturally as possible and the artists who perform there are programmed according to the place and the music that each natural context inspires to the organizers, nourished by the desire to share with the visitors a feeling of elevation in the airs of the Alps and music.
The concerts are free, but the spectators have the possibility to support the festival by buying souvenirs: bracelets, lu-net, Tshirts, etc. Like a kind of remembrance witness and to say "we were there" and "we support". Access to the sites is usually via the ski lifts and they are paid. Spectators are requested to go there by counting the necessary travel time which is recommended on the festival website. For each concert at altitude, a solution "bad weather" will be considered. These will be communicated via the festival website and facebook.
Concerts Chamonix center:
In the early evening, from 17h, it's time for concerts in the center Chamonix! The Couttet Park becomes the central point of the festival, hosting the big indoor stage from Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 for concerts from 17h to 23h. In this green place in the heart of Chamonix, against the House of Artists, you can also enjoy the village Cosmojazz with bars, small restorations, merchandising shop of the festival.
The jazz spirit is also improvised meetings. Every evening, from 22h, the House of Artists welcomes the artists of Cosmo Jam 'who invite all the musicians present to make the beef until the end of the night. An unprecedented opportunity to attend extraordinary meetings. As for the many bars in the center of the city, they team up with the CosmoJazz Off Festival to spotlight local artists. The program will be unveiled on the website Cosmojazzfestival.com and available on the Cosmo Guide shortly before the festival.