Montreux Jazz Festival | ’15 | 49th | July, 3 – 18th

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Montreux Jazz Festival | #montreuxjazz |
[1967-…], 49th Edition – Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland |
16 Days | July, 3-6th, 7-9th, 10-12th, 13-15th, 16-18th
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History
The Montreux Jazz Festival, formerly named Festival de Jazz Montreux and Festival International de Jazz Montreux, is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline.

The Montreux Jazz Festival is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively jazz artists. The highlights of this era were Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Soft Machine, Weather Report, The Fourth Way, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival. Today’s festival lasts about two weeks and attracts an audience of more than 200,000 people.

In the 1970s, the festival began broadening its scope, including blues, soul, and rock artists, for instance Marianne Faithfull, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Deep Purple, Prince and many others. Towards the end of the decade, the festival expanded even more, including music from all continents (with an emphasis on Brazilian music) and lasting a full three weeks. Santana came to Montreux for the first time in 1970; Van Morrison played in 1974 and 1980. Other artists included B.B. King, Gary Moore, Weather Report, Don Ellis, Crossfire, Buddy Guy, Camarón de la Isla, Soft Machine, Chuck Berry, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, Bo Diddley, Stan Getz, Airto Moreira, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Etta James, Sonny Rollins, Son House, Count Basie, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Gilberto Gil, Ray Charles, James Booker, Hermeto Pascoal, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elis Regina, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, New Order, Jaco Pastorius, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Toto, André Geraissati, Korni Grupa, Jan Akkerman, Joe Satriani, Status Quo, and many more.

The initiator and, until his tragic death in 2013, the head organizer, Claude Nobs, managed to bring an array of artists to Montreux, both established ones and newcomers.Following Claude’s death the organisation of the festival was handed over to long time friend and collaborator Quincy Jones.
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Line-Up
July, 3-6th – #1 /5

► Jul., 3 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Emeli Sandé | John Legend | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Soak | The Staves | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Ibeyi | Oscar and The Wolf | Lilly Wood & The Prick |

► Jul., 4 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Sinéad O’Connor | Jackson Browne | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Montreux Jazz Academy Project feat. Bugge Wesseltoft, Erik Truffaz, Yaron Herman, Mathis Picard, Paula Grande, Yoav Eshed | Bugge Wesseltoft and Friends feat. Erik Truffaz, Ilhan Erşahin, Joe Claussell | ► LAB ► (21:30) | Thylacine | David August | Fritz Kalkbrenner | Maya Jane Coles | Âme |

► Jul., 5 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | The Chemical Brothers | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Tommy Castro and The Painkillers | Fred Wesley & The New Jb’s | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Foxygen | dEUS | The War on Drugs |

► Jul., 6 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Christian McBride | Lizz Wright | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Buraka Som Sistema | Die Antwoord |

July, 7-9th – #2 /5

► Jul., 7 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Mariam the Believer | Nils Frahm | Damien Rice | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Hugh Coltman (Shadows – Songs from Nat King Cole) | Dianne Reeves | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Nick Mulvey | Sam Smith |

► Jul., 8 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Mary J. Blige | D’Angelo and the Vanguard | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Alex Goodman | David Sanborn | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Monica Heldal | George Ezra |

► Jul., 9 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Alabama Shakes | Paolo Nutini | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Lorenz Kellhuber | Avishai Cohen (“New York Division”) | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Jamie XX | SBTRKT | Hudson Mohawke |

July, 10-12th – #3 /5

► Jul., 10 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Thought Forms | Portishead | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Justin Kauflin Trio | Jason Moran | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Sebastien Schuller | Jack Garratt | Sophie Hunger |

► Jul., 11 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Liv Warfield & the NPG Hornz | Lionel Richie | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Protoje & the Indiggnation Groundation | Dub Inc |

► Jul., 12 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Los Lobos | Toto | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Leon Bridges | Ruthie Foster | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Kid Wise | Foals |

July, 13-15th – #4 /5

► Jul., 13 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Benjamin Booker | Lenny Kravitz | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | The Two | Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer | ► LAB ► (20:30) | James Blake | Hot Chip |

► Jul., 14 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Songhoy Blues | Santana | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Jerry Léonide Quintet | The Bad Plus Joshua Redman | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Kwabs | The Kooks |

► Jul., 15 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Maria Gadú | Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil (Two Friends, A Century of Music) | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Rae Morris | Anna Calvi | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Fakear | ∆ (Alt-J) |

July, 16-18th – #5 /5

► Jul., 16 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Jacob Collier | Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock | Melody Gardot | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Alita Moses | Al Jarreau | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Joke | Asap Rocky |

► Jul., 17 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Louis, Matthieu, Joseph & Anna Chedid | Zaz | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Somi | James Vincent McMorrow | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Isaac Delusion | Asaf Avidan | AaRON |

► Jul., 18 ► STRAVINSKI ► (20:00) | Caro Emerald | “Beyond the Memory Tour”, in memory of the great Paco de Lucía | George Benson | ► CLUB ► (20:00) | Hiatus Kaiyote | Khafer Youssef | ► LAB ► (20:30) | Baxter Dury | Aloe Blacc |

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