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Jazz: music that brings people together and is constantly being reinvented

As far back as 1995, the BNP Paribas Foundation chose to take its cultural patronage off the traditional pathways. Nearly 30 years of loyalty and passion for jazz have benefited more than 30 artists and groups, as well as some 30 festivals and institutions in France and abroad.
Last update: 12 July 2024

Dissiminating musical creation…

In addition to support creativity in jazz and enabling artists to created new works, another key aspect is the dissemination of these works to a broad audience. That is why the BNP Paribas Foundation supports festivals with ambitious programmings that are either anchored in French regions or abroad in countries where BNP Paribas is present.

As the musicians we support, each of these festivals receives tailored support and close attention to its development ambitions.

…by supporting festivals and institutions in France and abroad

The BNP Paribas Foundation supports several major festivals in France, including:

The BNP Paribas Foundation is also involved in international festivals through the Group Philanthropy as the Bank’s international subsidiaries also engage with culture locally.

This is the case of the Saint-Louis Jazz Festival and the Festival Au tour des cordes in Saint-Louis, Senegal, as well as the  Bahrain Jazz Festival. BMCI (BNP Paribas’ subsidiary in Morocco) is a partner of the Festival TANJAzz in Tanger.

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