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Jazz enthusiasts may wish to begin booking spaces in Paris hotels in order to catch some of the fantastic performances taking place as part of the Saint-Germain-des Pres Jazz Festival.

The organisers describe the event - which is now in its tenth year as "two weeks of fun, entertainment and unforgettable, great live music".

Starting from May 16th and going on until the 30th of the same month, residents and tourists can indulge their love of jazz and many other related genres.

Richard Galliano has been announced as the 'godfather' of this year's event, with the artist calling the festival a "symbol of artistic richness".

"Playing everything from boogie woogie to blues, free concerts are held in Saint-Germain square with ticketed concerts taking place in local libraries, cafes and hotels," revealed listings website What's on When.

Some of he acts that people can attend include Doctor Donuts on May 21st, the Portico Quartet on May 23rd and Deborah Banasouli on May 28th.

There may be a charge at some of the events taking place, but many are free including the Discovery Scene - New Female Talents in Jazz, which takes place on Sunday May 16th.

Tickets can be bought online, with prices varying depending on the show in question.

Check the festival's website for the full itinerary of performances.

"The Saint-Germain-des-Pres Jazz Festival is likely to be popular," said Jess Reading, head of marketing at LateRooms. "LateRooms strongly recommends people considering attending to book hotel Paris as soon as possible."

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