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Montreux Jazz Festival

Switzerland / July 5 - 20, 2024








Festival Type

Open-air, Indoor




Montreux Music & Convention Center + City of Montreux


250,000 total / 96,000 in paying venues


2 paying venues, 9 free venues


The Montreux Jazz Festival takes place for two weeks every summer in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs and directed by Mathieu Jaton since 2013, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become over the years an essential event, generating fantastic stories and legendary performances. Nearly 250,000 spectators come to the Festival every year, enjoying a breathtaking setting, concerts with renowned acoustics and many free stages. Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates the industry’s emerging and contemporary acts, whilst paying homage to music’s legendary acts. Originally a pure jazz festival since inception in 1967, Montreux began showcasing other styles of music throughout the decades and today presents artists from across every genre imaginable. In addition to its iconic annual event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has exported its unique expertise and ambiance to cities worldwide for over fifty years. From São Paulo to Detroit, Atlanta to Singapore, Monaco to Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro to Suzhou, and now Miami, these global editions continue to embody the spirit of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Genre & Program

From Jazz, Blues, Rock to HipHop, Pop, RnB and Electro.

Program References

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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