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Cayenne Jazz Festival

Jazz festivals in the Caribbean are popular musical events that showcase jazz as well as the region's local cultural influences. Europcar Guyane takes you to discover these festivals, and in particular the one coming to French Guiana in October 2023: the Kayenn Jazz Festival.



After no sign of the Festival since October 2015, the Kayenn Jazz Festival is back, much to the delight of some!


This event is open to all, from the youngest to the oldest. Several packages are available:

  • Evening pass (3 concerts): €15

  • 2 evening pass (6 concerts): €25

  • 3 evening pass (9 concerts): 35€.

Passes can be purchased on site. Admission is free for children under 17. So there's something for everyone :)


The program takes place over 7 days from October 7, 2023 to October 15, 2023 at the Jardin Botanique. Come and enjoy an unforgettable week full of jazz music! Course of the week /This article was last updated on October 04, 2023. Program changes may occur Saturday, October 7 - Town Hall From 6pm to 8:30pm, an information evening will be held at the town hall. 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm: Nel'k concert

Tuesday, October 10 - Terrace of the University of Guyana 6pm to 8pm - come and learn more about the birth of jazz to the present day with historian Loïc Marie-Magdeleine. And that's not all, at 8:30 p.m. there's a concert by Clara Nugent and GayaJazz (free admission). All this takes place at the University of Guyana. 8:30pm to 9:30pm - Concert by Friroots Trio

Wednesday, October 11 - Complexe Eldorado 6:00 pm - Ciné en Jazz at Complexe Eldorado with screening of the film Ella Fitzgerald From 8:30 to 9:30 pm - Concert by Clara Nugent and Gayajazz.

Thursday, October 12 :

  • 9am to 2.30pm: JAZZ book exhibition - Portraits of invited artists to discover

  • From 5pm to 6:30pm, a big Jazz parade will start on the Montabo road and finish at the Botanical Garden.

  • 6:40 pm Come and take part in the official speeches by the Mayor, partners and guests of honor.

  • 7:30 pm: Come and listen to our Ladies of Jazz

  • 8:30 p.m.: the Wakérê group from Brazil and French Guiana will give an unforgettable presentation.

  • Finally, at 9:30 p.m., your jazz evening will come to a close with Canelle from French Guiana.

Friday October 13 :

  • 7:30pm: Roseline Jersier concert

  • 8:30pm: Dhafer Youssef concert

  • 9:35 pm: Trophées du Jazz awards ceremony

  • 10:30pm: Concert by Toni Green

  • 11pm: To round off the evening in style, a musical association performs for us.

Saturday October 14th :

  • 7pm: Concert by Leslie Phillips

  • 8:30pm: Concert by Baptiste Trotignon trio

  • 9:35pm: Presentation of Jazz Trophies: 1 large and 2 small

  • 9:45pm: Concert by Eric Gales

  • 11pm: Concert by a musical association

Sunday, October 15th :

  • 7am to 9am: Zumba Jazz and relaxation sports

  • 10am to 12pm: Brunch and DJ atmosphere

  • 7:30pm: Concert by Opus Tafari

  • 8:30pm: Mélissa LAVEAUX concert

  • 9:35pm: Trophées du Jazz awards ceremony

  • 9:45pm: Concert by Samy Thiebault/ Akiyo/ Cippe

  • 11pm: Concert by a musical association

Artists from Guyana

Guyana will be so well represented by numerous artists such as : Big Bang ,Canelle, Les Frères Cippe, Leslie Philipps, Ladies of Jazz, Roseline Jersier Quintet, Clara Nugent & Gaya Jazz Quintet, Friroots Trio

International artists

The Kayenn Jazz Festival opens its doors to a number of international artists from all over the world, including Eric Gales, Toni Green, Wakere, Mélissa Laveaux, Dahfer Youssef, Samy Thiebault, Opus Tafari and Baptiste Trotignon.

Caribbean Jazz Festivals

Attending a jazz festival in the Caribbean offers an exceptional musical experience with renowned artists and a spellbinding fusion of cultures. The festive atmosphere, the chance to meet musicians, discover new talent and explore the region create unforgettable memories while supporting the local arts scene. It's the perfect opportunity to combine a passion for music with a tropical getaway.

Terre de Blues Marie Galante ( Guadeloupe)

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Marie Galante lights up every year with an exceptional musical event: the Terre de Blues Festival. Celebrating the spellbinding fusion of Caribbean music, culture and soul, this festival dazzles the senses and resonates with the island's rich heritage.

For four electrifying days, the island is transformed into a sanctuary of intoxicating sounds and bewitching rhythms. Golden beaches and picturesque alleyways become the stage for an epicurean celebration, where the haunting melodies of blues, reggae and jazz merge to create a unique cultural symphony. The Terre de Blues Festival in Marie-Galante is much more than just a musical event; it embodies the warm spirit and cultural vitality of the region.

Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta (SXM)

Although centered on sailing, and associated with festive and energetic musical genres that reflect the event's vibrant atmosphere, the Heineken Regatta also features Jazz Fusion music that adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to the event. It combines sporting competition with musical entertainment.

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival (Saint Lucia)

Every year, Saint Lucia lights up with dazzling musical energy at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. The festival is renowned for its celebration of jazz, rhythm and blues and related musical genres. It's a unique experience that resonates in the hearts of music lovers the world over. For several enchanting days, the bewitching rhythms of jazz, reggae, soul and other international musical genres blend harmoniously with the local sounds of Caribbean music.

It takes place in various regions of Saint Lucia and features performances by renowned musicians.

Barbados Jazz Excursion ( Barbados)

This festival features jazz, soul and R&B performances. It combines music with cultural and culinary activities to offer participants a complete experience.

Jazz festivals in the Caribbean offer much more than just a musical experience. They combine music, culture, ambiance and entertainment to create a memorable and enriching experience.

Le Créole Jazz Festival ( Guadeloupe) Mo Jazz Festival ( French Guiana)

Europcar accompanies you to your Festivals

Europcar is present in French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe and SXM. So we can accompany you to these festivities and make the most of them! If you're coming as a group, we've got everything you need... Minibuses, SUVs and more.

Don't wait any longer, and enjoy the Festival!

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