A celebrated 50 years Anniversary for Montreux
On the evening of 7th July 2016 at the Montreux Jazz Club during the festivals 50th anniversary, Montreux had the pleasure of having Quincy Jones introduce; Jacob Collier, Alfredo Rodriguez and Richard Bona on stage who blew audiences away with their music. The showmanship was out of this world.
Thanks to Quincy Jones Productions and Marc (representing Emel Michael) for putting this together and giving Emel the opportunity to perform at the jam session immediately after the main bill artists. Taking to the stage, she entertained the audience with 3 self-penned original songs. She graced the audience with her honey like vocals that transcended emotion and power. The audience was clearly blown away, resonating strongly with the songstress, the audience responded without prompting by clapping along!
Patti Austin had even said 'I feel like I know you, and I want to know more, you're a story teller', after she attended her workshop that very day (Click here to see what happened)
Band and members; Dom Anthony, Josh Burgson, and Michael Burrows.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Montreux Jazz Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively jazz artists. The highlights of this era were Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Soft Machine, Weather Report, The Fourth Way, Nina Simone,Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Claude Nobs, managed to bring an array of artists to Montreux, both established ones and newcomers. The organisation of the festival was handed over to longtime friend and collaborator Quincy Jones after Claude was no longer with us.