In the space of two decades, the Paris Jazz Festival has become the foremost event of its category in terms of attendance in France, with more than 110,000 spectators every year.
Initially known under the name À fleur de Jazz, the festival rapidly met with a large popular success, obtaining the support of jazz aficionados and nature lovers. Adopting the name Paris Jazz Festival in 1998, it gathered momentum on the occasion of the 1999 edition with the inauguration of the Delta, a covered outdoor stage with a seating capacity of 1,500 people, and standing capacity of 5,000.
The Paris Jazz Festival has evolved over the years. At first it featured jazz artists traveling Europe on summer tours, and later it has been centering its program on the promotion and influence of the French jazz scene.
The Paris Jazz Festival is the flagship of the Musical Summer at Parc Floral, a global event including young audience festival Pestacles and classical music festival Classique au Vert. The Paris Jazz Festival opens its doors every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in June and July. Concerts, workshops, attractions and exhibitions are accessible free of charge.