"You can’t describe it, words don’t do it justice.
You just have to come and experience it."
Quincy Jones, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ambassador
Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival takes place over 2 weeks each summer in Switzerland. With ambitious programming choices and a savoir-faire forged in the hospitality industry, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a haven of peace to both artists and public, where time seems to stop, as the most improbable encounters become reality. The Festival draws more than 250,000 visitors each year to the shores of Lake Geneva for concerts of renowned acoustics and numerous free-access events. In Montreux, the intimacy that encourages improvisation remains a top priority. The festival will celebrate its 53rd edition from June 28 to July 13, 2019.