From July 1st to 16th 2016, the Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates half a century of music: a fascinating journey that started in 1967 and has since taken place every summer at the scenic Lake Geneva.
This year Yamaha is once again amongst the renowned production partners of the Montreux Jazz Festival. With a range of grand pianos from the model C5 to the impressive concert grand CFX, musicians and audiences alike can look forward to a breath-taking experience.
The program of the anniversary event perfectly reflects the historical importance of the Swiss festival. Tightly organised and with vivid performances, this year’s Festival has quite a few surprises in store. It is packed with numerous projects and evening events that have been created specifically for this occasion, combining friendships between artists and fresh new musical ideas in a unique way.
Amongst others, the line-up includes: Jamie Cullum, Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, M83, Muse, Ernest Ranglin, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Christian Scott, Jean-Michel Jarre, Woodkid and friends, Beirut, Grimes…