The idea behind the Saint-Denis Jazz Club is to create a kind of community.
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JAZZ ORGANIST AND PIANIST
F OUNDE D T E N Y E A R S A GO BY T HE OR G A NIS T E MM A NUE L BE X , T HE S A IN T- DE NIS J A Z Z- C L UB OPE NS I T S D O OR S ONCE A MON T H AT T HE T HE AT E R GE R A RD PHIL IPPE . It offers an exciting programme mixing young talents and creative collaborations with some of the best musicians in European jazz, while the first session is devoted to local amateurs. BNP Paribas has been one of the main private employers in this French department for nearly twenty years, and the Foundation has been involved from the outset with this heart-warming initiative which epitomises social and cultural cohesion. Saint-Denis represents the town of the future, a melting pot of different cultures and events. That is exactly what jazz is about, so sharing this with the Saint-Denis community was an instinctive decision, says Emmanuel Bex. It s a universal form of music. The idea behind this space was to create somewhere to feel good, where there is a kind of community, that s how I see jazz. We share this passion for adventure with the BNP Paribas Foundation, for inclusive, grassroots events, and we would like to thank them for their valuable support.
Artists from all walks of life supporting jazz music
11CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY 2019 ACTIVITY REPORT