Montreux Jazz Festival
Switzerland / June 30 - July 15, 2023
Montreux Music & Convention Center + City of Montreux
220,000 total / 85,000 in paying venues
Auditorium Stravinski: 4000 (standing), 3000 (parterre seated and standing)
Miles Davis Hall : 2,200 (standing), 800 (seated)
Montreux Jazz Café : 1,000
Parc Vernex : 1,500
Studio 41 : 500
Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a can’t miss event for music fans over the years, both in Switzerland and abroad. All the greats have performed on the festival’s various stages, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles, through to David Bowie and Prince. Jazz music may have constituted the Festival’s historic roots, but other musical styles quickly found their place within the festival, sharing a common bond of musical curiosity and mutual enthusiasm.
Distinguishing itself by its ambitious programming choices, for two weeks the Montreux Jazz Festival offers an ideal platform for musicians in an intimate setting. (Photo: © Daniel Balmat / Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation)
Genre & Program
From Jazz, Blues, Rock to HipHop and Electro.
Al Green, Al Jarreau, Albert King, Alicia Keys, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Beastie Boys, Ben E. King, Bill Evans, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, Burning Spear, Caetano Veloso, Canned Heat, Carlos Santana, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet, Chick Corea, Count Basie, David Bowie, David Sanborn, Deep Purple, Dennis Brown, Diana Krall, Dizzy Gillespie, Earth, Wind &, Fire, Elis Regina, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, George Benson, Gilberto Gil, Gill Evans, Henri Salvador, Herbert Grönemeyer, Herbie Hancock, James Blunt, James Brown, Jeff Beck, Joao Giberto, John Lee Hooker, John Legend, Johnny Hallyday, Johny Cash, Juliette Gréco, Keith Jarrett, Kronos Quartet, Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, Les Négresses Vertes, Maria Bethania, Marisa Monte, Michael Brecker, Michel Petrucciani, Miles Davis, Milton Nascimento, Motörhead, Muse, Neil Young, Neville Brothers, Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Oscar Peterson, Otis Rush, Paul Simon, Peter Tosh, Phil Collins, Pierre Henri, Prince, Quincy Jones, R.E.M, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Rita Mitsouko, Roberta Flack, Run DMC, Salif Keita, Sarah Vaughan, Sheryl Crow, Simply Red, Slayer, Stefan Grapelli, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sting, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Chemical Brothers, Tinariwen, Tori Amos, Weather Report, Wilson Picket, Wu-Tang Clan, Youssou n’Dour, Zucchero, ZZ Top.
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