53rd Montreux Jazz Festival
The Montreux Jazz Festival is celebrating its 53rd edition this year. A half-century of sublime, living music in an extraordinary little city.
Over 50 years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a singular rendez-vous in the world of music. For this edition, the Festival intends once again to tell its story and affirm its values and specificities in order to better
project itself into the future. From its creation in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Festival rapidly earned a reputation for fantastic concerts, unbelievable artistic collaborations, rare moments, improbable anecdotes, audacity, ambitious projects, and impulsive decisions.
The Festival has welcomed legendary artists into its idyllic embrace. Some, like Prince and Deep Purple, contributed to penning the legend of Montreux through their songs, while others, like David Bowie, Nina Simone, and Freddie Mercury came and lived in the region, or recorded albums here. The Festival has mixed all musical genres and discovered and nurtured talent.
More information: www.montreuxjazzfestival.com