For the first year of the festival in 2012, musicians from the village music school agreed to participate in a New Orleans style parade. The enthusiastic band, lead by Bernard Anthérieu (well known musician from The Hot Antic Jazz Band & now the Léo Swing) decided to continue the project. Under the name of the Blauzac Big Band the group has grown in size & experience.
Despite there sadly being no festival this year the BBB will still play at midday on the first Saturday & Sunday of July in front of the bars of the village: le Central and le Progrès. The band will still be supported by more experienced musicians, who have the pleasure of encouraging these enthusisatic amateurs. This year it is group from Lyon, Sweet Mary Cat that will support the BBB. They are 6: piano, double bass, trumpet, trombone, and sax, led by Mary on drums. Sweet Mary Cat is a leading swing orchestra of the Lyon region and often accompanied Sammy Remmington when he was on tour in France. Rendez-vous in front of the bars at midday on Saturday the 1st and Sunday 2nd July for the free concerts!