Chamonix saw the birth of the Cosmojazz festival in summer 2010, with the idea of sharing with contemplators from all walks of life an extraordinary human adventure discovering incredible landscapes, dizzying travelings and cosmic sounds, all in a friendly atmosphere.
The festival declines its days in three moments.
Concerts at altitude:
Concerts at altitude take place during the day on sites chosen by the festival for the majestic decorations and the exceptional panoramas that 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 the organizers, fueled by the desire to share with the visitors a feeling of elevation in the air of the Alps and music.
The concerts are free, but spectators can support the festival by buying souvenirs: bracelets, glasses, T-shirts, etc. Like a sort of remembrance witness and to say "we were there" and "we support". Access to the sites is generally via the ski lifts, which are chargeable. Spectators are requested to go there, counting the necessary travel time, which is advised on the festival website. For each concert at altitude, a "bad weather" solution will be considered. These will be communicated via the festival website and facebook.
Chamonix center concerts:
In the early evening, from 5 p.m., it's time for concerts at the Chamonix center! Couttet Park becomes the focal point of the festival, hosting the large indoor stage for concerts from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. In this green place in the heart of Chamonix, against the Maison des Artistes, you can also enjoy the Cosmojazz village with bars, small restaurants, festival merchandising shop.
The jazz spirit is also improvised encounters. Every evening, starting at 10 p.m., the Maison des Artistes welcomes the artists of the 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 numerous bars in the center of the city, they have joined forces with the CosmoJazz Off Festival to highlight artists from the local scene. The program will be revealed on the Cosmojazzfestival.com website and available on the Cosmo Guide, shortly before the festival.