Friday, 3 July 2015

The Montreuz Jazz Festival 2015

The Montreuz Jazz Festival kicks off in the Swiss city  today, an international festival with a massive

Since 1967 the event has attracted some of the world's top talent from the fields of jazz, blues and rock.

Always an international event, and with the widest possible definition of what constitutes 'jazz'.  Lilly Wood and the Prick, Emelie Sandi and John Legend are among the acts playing today.

Between now and the 18th of July sees Lady Gaga performing with Tony Bennett, as well as shows by Mary J Blige, Sinead O'Connor, Paolo Nutini, Portishead and the Chemical Brothers.

More obviously jazz acts include  Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Gilberto Gil and Santana.

Dozens of other shows take place, from international stars to school bands performing free in the park.

La Famille Chedid and Zaz are among the big name French acts,  Thylacine and Fakear supplying the sounds from a new generation.

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