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Montreux Jazz Festival

Quite simply unmissable!

Montreux Jazz Festival

Every year in July, Montreux transforms itself once again into the mecca of music, More than 200'000 spectators come along to the evening events of the festival, in the magnificent Auditorium Stravinsky or in the Miles Davis Hall (formerly New Q’s) with its rich atmosphere… Jazz, Rock, Blues, Soul, Pop, World, Funk, Reggae, Rhythm’n’Blues or electro music are only some examples among a wide choice on offer annually at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Not to mention the hundreds of hours of music which take over the streets as well as the stage of the free FESTIVAL OFF.

Since 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been welcoming internationally-renowned groups and artists. Take a look at:

Montreux Jazz Festival 1967

Grand opening of the Jazz Festival: Charles Lloyd Quartet with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette. And so it begins...!!!


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Montreux Jazz Festival 1968

The Trio of Bill Evans, Nina Simone, John Surman et Jan Garbarek.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1969

Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell and Clark Terry.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1970

Santana, Sadao Watanabe, Gerry Mulligan and Bill Evans.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1971

Gato Barbieri, Gary Burton, King Curtis, Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1972

Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Ray Bryant, Stan Getz, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Les McCann.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1973

Fred King, Albert King, Carole King, Miles Davis, Teddy Wilson, Stéphane Grappelli, Canonball and Nat Adderley.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1974

Randy Weston, Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Earl Hines, Helen Humes, Jay McShann, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Sonny Rollins, Bill Wyman, Van Morrison, Larry Coryell, Art Ensemble of Chicago and Cecil Taylor.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1976

Numerous groups, including the Rolling Stones, who record their album "Black and Blue".
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1977

Don Ellis, Don Cherry, Etta James, Shakti, Don Pullen, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1979

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, Hermeto Pascoal, Sir Charles Thompson, B.B. King and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1980

Elvis Costello, Jimmy Cliff, Marvin Gaye, Santana, Didier Lockwood, Toots Thielemans, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Amano-Kai, Gerry Brown, Billy Higgins and Chico Hamilton.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1981

Albert Collins, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim, The Blues Band, Mike Oldfield, James Brown, The Staple Singers, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, McCoy Tyner, Chico Freeman, Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander and the Heath Brothers Band.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1982

From Charles Lloyd to the Steve Miller Band, from Mink De Ville to Dave Brubeck, from Jimmy Cliff to Jackson Browne, rather eclectic.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1983

George Benson, Art Blakey, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Freddie Hubbard, Gil Evans, James Blood Ulmer, Joanne Brackeen and Lew Tabackin.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1984

Stanley Jordan, Sade and...Miles Davis!
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1985

Leonard Cohen, Nina Hagen, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Keith Jarrett, Astor Piazzola, Miles Davis, Johnny Otis, Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1986

The Neville Brothers, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Sade, David Sanborn, Michel Petrucciani, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and George Duke.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1987

Los Lobos, Pretenders, Joe Cocker, Johnny Clegg, Modern Jazz Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Getz, Michael Brecker, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Monty Alexander, Paolo Conte, Tania Maria, Manhattan Transfer, B.B. King, Ben E. King, Hugh Masekela, Stanley Jordan and Dexter Gordon.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1988

From Courtney Pine, Charles Lloyd, Steve Gadd to Gerry Mulligan, Bobby McFerrin, Johnny Halliday, George Benson, Miles Davis, Tracy Chapman, James Taylor and Wayne Shorter.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1989

Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, The Ramsey Lewis Quartet, Etta James, B.B. King, Bireli Lagrene, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Carmen McRae, Spyro Gyra, Lou Rawls, Miles Davis and Elvis Costello.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1990

Miles Davis, Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, John Lee Hooker, The Neville Brothers, George Benson, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Etta James, B.B. King, Al Jarreau, Van Morrison and Dizzy Gillespie.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1991

Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra and the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, under the direction of Quincy Jones, Sting, Bootsy Collins, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Haden, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Milton Nascimento, Rachel Ferrel, The Atlanta Superchoir, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Champion Jack Dupree, Allen Toussaint and Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1992

Emmylou Harris, The Kronos Quartet, Tori Amos, Randy Crawford, Eric Clapton, Simply Red, Tracy Chapman, The Blues Brothers, Annie Lennox, Joe Cocker, Andrae and Sandra Crouch, Tramaine Hawkins.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1993

Robert Plant, Gilberto Gil, Santana, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Al Green, Chaka Khan, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Etta James, James Brown, Joe Henderson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Zap Mama, Michel Petrucciani, John Scofield, Incognito, Digable Planets and the Gangstarr Quartet.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1994

Bob Dylan, Natalie Cole, Stephan Eicher, the trio Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Al Di Meola, Johnny Cash, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, Betty Carter, Michel Petrucciani, John Scofield & Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Marcus Miller, Van Morrison, Keziah Jones, Miguel Bosé, Angélique Kidjo, Daniela Mercury and the Big Geraniums.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1995

Baba Maal, Salifa, Cheb Mami, Youssou N'Dour, Malcolm Braff & Farafina, George Clinton, Olodum, James Taylor Quartet, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Marianne Faithfull, Ice T, Morphine, Jamiroquai, James Brown, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Lucky Peterson, Randy Weston, Dr John, Wild Magnolias, Jacky Terrasson, All 4 One, Manhattan Transfer, James Carter and Joan Armatrading.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1996

Deep Purple,Stephan Eicher, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones with the WDR Big Band, Maria Bethânia, Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter , ZZ Top, Simply Red, Zucchero, Al Jarreau and Cassandra Wilson.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1998

Bob Dylan, Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Antulio Madureira, Banda Eva, Buddy Guy and B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters, Carlos Santana, Björk, Joaquín Cortés, Phil Collins ,Cassandra Wilson and Al Jarreau, George Benson, Michel Petrucciani, Bootsy Collins, Earth, Wind & Fire, Candy Dulfer and Jorge Ben Jor, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Pierre Henry, Jaron Lanier, McCann, Billy Cobham, George Duke and The Corrs.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 1999

Charles Lloyd, Rachelle Ferrell, R.E.M., B.B. King, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, James Taylor, Noa, Alanis Morissette and Léo Tardin.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2000

Macy Gray, Angie Stone, B.B. King, Suzanne Vega, D'Angelo, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, George Benson, Diana Krall, Lionel Richie, Brad Mehldau, Deep Purple, St Germain, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Courtney Pine, Mos Def, Everything But The Girl, Keziah Jones, Nils Petter Molvær, Laurence Revey, Les Négresses Vertes and Gilles Peterson.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2001

Basement Jaxx, Fontella Bass, Beck, Calexico, George Clinton, David Gray, Pj Harvey, Alanis Morissette, Tricky, Jimmy Scott, Randy Weston, Joshua Redman Quartet, Saul Williams, B.B.King, Jorge Ben Jor, Bobby McFerrin and Patti Smith.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2003

Morcheeba, George Benson, Bonnie Raitt, Tom McRae, Craig David, Chico César, Herbert Grönemeyer, Joao Gilberto, Lisa Stansfield, ZZ Top, Krokus, Jethro Tull, Yes, Gilberto Gil & Maria Bethânia, Natalie Cole, Noa, The Crusaders, Van Morrisson, The Pretenders, Simply Red, Jamiroquai, Radiohead, Cypress Hill, The Rapture, The Streets, Appliance, Echoboy, Goldfrapp, Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft, David Holmes, Jaga Jazzist, Jimi Tenor, Nada Surf, Stereophonics, Tricky, Flaming Lips, Susheela Raman, Mercan Dede, King Crimson, Joe Jackson Band, Roy Ayers, Dwele, The Roots, Elle Allien, Richie Hawtin, Michel Jonasz, Tony Benett, Charles Lloyd, John Abercrombie, Pierre Audétat, Jean-François Bovard, Soweto Kinch, Cassandra Wilson, Richard Galliano, Biréli Lagrène, Keziah Jones, Inga Swearingen, Jamie Oehlers and Tigran Hamasyan.
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Montreux Jazz Festival 2005

Les Corrs, James Blunt, Robert Cray Band, Solomon Burke, B.B. King, Alice Cooper, Emiliana Torrini, Robert Botos, Oscar Peterson Quartet, Craig David, Incognito, Randy Crawford, David Sandborn, George Benson, Ibrahim Ferrer, Barrington Levy, Cibelle, Seul Jorge, Tom Zé, Jack Splash, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Marianne Faithfull, Tori Amos, Juliette Gréco, Lisa Stansfield, Michel Jonasz, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Fazil Say, Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner, Steps Ahead, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, Georges Duke, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Whomadewho and Trevor Jackson.
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