They’re here, the artists are arriving! Back at the unique reveal in April their names were flashing lights activated by a piano, by music itself. On this opening day, the Festival is preparing to draw connections between its heritage and the music of now, and to develop throughout the 48th edition its traditional thirst for the unpredictable.
New offer: Live the Lab!
Live it from your home, on your machines! From afar, the Festival is connecting web-users to the Lab by offering live streams on its official website montreuxjazzfestival.com. Even if the shows have already sold out, experience new acts, relatively unknown musical talents, and even groups that are mainstays of the new century: Olafur Arnalds, Kuroma, MGMT, London Grammar, Oh! Tiger Mountain, RY X, Mac Miller, Von Pariahs, Rocky, Morcheeba...
Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) signature event
The designer of this year’s amazing poster will be in the house for an up close and personal visit with his fans. Come see him in the main Hall of the Festival this Sunday 6 July at 6pm at the Montreux Jazz Shop–he will sign his artwork, emblem of a Festival in touch with today.
Bastian Baker will open for Everlast at the Club
As with the other concerts in the tour by House of Pain founder Everlast, Bastian Baker, discovered and promoted by Claude Nobs, will play on 5 July in the intimate surroundings of the Montreux Jazz Club.
Aftershow jams at the Club
Last year the jams after the concerts at the Club were a revelation to fans hungry for spontaneous music. In this hotbed of jazz, given the artists performing here this year, you will want to stay on top of the surprises coming to the Montreux Jazz Club around midnight…
The archives come to life at the Chalet d’en bas
On 7 July at 5pm, the grand opening of Swiss photographer Catherine Ceresole’s rock and roll photo show is the perfect occasion to discover the treasures on display in the Chalet d’en bas: decades of archival recordings listed by UNESCO as part of the Memory of the World. Accessing them is also an adventure: use a disklavier piano as an input device, and check out the EPFL’s Kursaal project, which reproduces the acoustics of the old Casino in 3D.
Japan Day: don’t miss this!
On 11 July, as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Tokyo, Montreux Sounds Entertainment, the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland, and the Japan Day partners are proud to showcase years of friendly relations between the Festival and jazz-loving Japan.