The shores of the Lake Geneva are home to a large number of magical places. Amongst them, the lights of Montreux shine like pearlescent glitters. It is in one of those places that takes place, every Summer since 50 years, one of the most renowned music festivals.
The notes of the first Montreux Jazz Festival rang in 1967. Nowadays, over 250’000 music lovers wander next to the lake, following the rhythm of the live shows. Montreusian chords have transcended geographic borders; great names such as Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald or Miles Davis have enriched the scores of the Montreux Jazz, year after year.
The Montreux Jazz Festival managed to stay true to its original identity, based on musical diversity and discovery, despite benefitting from an international success over the last fifty years.