1st décember 2024 – Jazz sur le Grill
Maxi-HaÏku - Rituels

In 2024, La Forge will be partnering the Drôme festival Jazz sur le Grill for its tenth edition.

For the last three years, we’ve been producing works for the festival and developing large-scale cultural initiatives, so it was only natural to make our link official as an associate collective.

After Pharaonique Moondog in 2022, which brought together 6 wind bands (250 musicians) to celebrate the music of the composer Moondog, and Rituels in 2023, which gave pride of place to the voice with a creation for 3 amateur choirs and the La Forge quartet, this year we are proposing a work based on the music of Duke Ellington, and more specifically his album inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Such Sweet Thunder‘.

It’s a perfect fit with the theme of the 2024 edition, Jazz and Literature.

An amateur big band (big Montplaisir Music) will be responsible for the musical side of the project, while the Via Nova company will be responsible for the theatrical and literary aspects. The project will be run in partnership with the Cordonnerie de Romans.


Coproduction : Jazz sur le Grill / La Forge

Partnership : La Cordonnerie de Romans sur Isère


  • 23 & 24 november 2024
  • 30 november 2024 : La générale


  • 1st décember 2024 as part of the Jazz sur le Grill festival at the Cordonnerie in Romans sur Isère