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Niranjan  Jhaveri

Niranjan Jhaveri

29.01.2011

Festival Review

Published in Concert Reviews
Vienne is a small town on the river Rhone, population around 30,000 some 30 minutes south of Lyon, which was the second largest city of France till Marseilles took over just a few months ago. The venue of the festival is an ancient Roman open air semi-circular theater where the bulk of the audience has to sit on blocks of stones and the last row is high up - rising 200 feet from the stage! Yet, the "Jazz A Vienne" festival attracts nearly 100,000 (average of 6300 per night) over two weeks - that