MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
People from all over the world with different taste of music and different generes gets united at the Montreaux Jazz Festival arranged at lake Geneva. A mix of legends, newcomers and jazz classics make for a truly unique experience – on and off stage.
The Montreux Jazz Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino,but now the Montreux Jazz Festival brings the banks of Lake Geneva in switzerland alive with sound for the first two weeks of July.
From 28 June to 13 July 2019, the Montreux Jazz Festival will explore current sounds and celebrate timeless music. The 53rd edition features new trends, striking individuals, and absolute legends from African-American and British music.
Jazz virtuosos, pop stars and legendary rock groups form the impressive line-up of the festival. Immortalised on film, their concerts comprise a unique musical archive protected by UNESCO. An eclectic festival, the aim of Montreux Jazz is to remain accessible to all and this is evidenced by the many free concerts available in addition to the list of prestigious performances in the perfect acoustics of the Auditorium Stravinski. A festival on the move, Montreux Jazz also takes to the boats of the CGN fleet and the trains of the GoldenPass Line, but also export its magic all over the world through the Montreux Jazz Cafés in Montreux, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, London and Abu Dhabi.
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