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Montreux Jazz Festival

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Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival’s historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm.

Having made its reputation with its ambitious programming choices, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers musicians an ideal platform and an intimate setting for the duration of its two weeks.

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La RTS rend hommage à Claude Nobs  on Mon, 21/01/2013 - 17:12  PDF version
Demain soir à 22h45, la RTS Deux diffuse un reportage Hommage à Claude Nobs A travers des images d'archives de la RTS issues de la vie de Claude Nobs et du Montreux Jazz Festival, le journaliste Michel Cerutti nous fait revivre les passions et le parcours exceptionnel de...
I will love you forever, my brother  on Mon, 21/01/2013 - 17:09  PDF version
There are no words to express the deep sorrow and hollowness in my heart that comes with news of Claude Nobs' passing. Claude was a valued and trusted friend and brother to me for close to forty years, but he was a valued and trusted friend to jazz and the artists who create it for his...