Founded in 2019, HONKY TONK SAIL is a French association for culture, arts and music located on a sailboat travelling around the world. We are looking for sustainability while proposing an ecological way of touring. We collaborate with artists, civic and cultural organizations from the North Atlantic ocean and Western Europe. Jazz New Orleans is the main music on board, but the program also includes visual arts, performances, workshops and cultural exchanges.

Créée en 2019, HONKY TONK SAIL est une association culturelle française spécialisée dans la musique jazz et les arts visuels. Nos activités se passent à bord d’un voilier qui voyage à travers le monde. Nous organisons nos tournées à la force du vent, source d’énergie infinie, incontrolable – et propre. L’association travaille en collaborant avec des artistes et des structures culturelles et sociales de l’océan Atlantique et de l’Europe de l’Ouest. Au programme ? Des concerts de jazz New Orleans, des performances dessinées, des stages, des ateliers des échanges culturels et artistiques.

Right now, we are touring in the Azores !  Back to the good old place ! It’s the 3rd time we come here, in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

We left the main land mid may, and we will spend all  this summer in the archipelago, between Pico, Faial, Sao Miguel, Sao Jorge, Terceira and Santa Maria.

Once again, we will perform for the Maravilha festival , in Horta – island of Faial. First part of the tour, we will perform with our duet Tuanake, and from july to august, we will do our concert-dessiné

In august, we will also take part of the oldest festival of Portugal : Maré de Agosto.

The crew for the our next tour – Azores 2024 – is our good old friends : Adrien Merer (contrebass), Félix Heymans (saxophone), Simone Carugati (guitar) and the of course Bots (trumpet) and Soizic (live painting).