The association Florilèges de Quercy Gascogne Guyenne was created in 2004 by Gilles Ménage, who remained its President for ten years with the following objectives:

  • Welcome artists from all disciplines: music, literature, painting...
  • Organize concerts, exhibitions, and conferences.
  • Support events for encounters and exchanges between the public and artists.

From 2004 to 2007, the association organized numerous classical music concerts during the summer in the municipalities of Penne d'Agenais, Madaillan, and Prayssas, as well as jazz concerts in Puymirol.

Since 2008, the association has exclusively organized jazz concerts in Puymirol under the name "Puym'Jazz" with three consecutive evenings during the third week of July.

In 2014, Gilles Ménage stepped down as President, but this emblematic and passionate man remained with the association as Honorary President until his death in 2017.

In 2017, Florilèges de Quercy Gascogne Guyenne innovated by creating "Puym'Jazz Dance", offering jazz enthusiasts and dance lovers the opportunity to combine these two arts for even more pleasure.

In 2020, the April Jazz Dance evening and the summer festival were canceled for health reasons (COVID19), and the majority (18 years) of the association was postponed by one year. The 18th edition was rescheduled for 2021 to the delight of artists, the public, the Puym'Jazz team, and the bastide, which swung once again.

Starting in 2022, the festival offers free OFF concerts in the first part of the evening to liven up the catering site.

In 2023, let's celebrate the 20th anniversary of Puym'Jazz together.

The Puym'Jazz festival team

The volunteers form a dynamic and smiling team that actively participates in organizing concerts and associated services.

The Board of Directors is composed of 8 members:

  • Catherine MAZEL (President)
  • Catherine TOURTOIS (Treasurer)
  • Sonia POIROT (Assistant Treasurer)
  • Michèle BONADEO SALMON (Secretary)
  • Catherine MOURA (Assistant Secretary)
  • Richard CHANUC
  • Cathy GONZALEZ

For many years, Florilèges de Quercy Gascogne Guyenne has been able to count on the financial support of public institutions and the financial or material assistance of local businesses.