Montreux Jazz Festival 2016 Lineup & Tickets Info

(2016-6-6) Rapper Future is canceling part of his European tour, unfortunately including his Montreux date. For that reason, two brilliant representatives of today’s hip-hop, Ty Dolla $ign and Young Thug, will join A$AP Ferg for an evening 100% focused on the new generation of US artists.

(2016-4-26) HERBIE HANCOCK, faithful friend of Montreux Jazz Festival, is adding his name to the already golden lineup for 3 July at the Stravinski, just after the trio Scofield Mehldau Guiliana and the performance by John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension. At the Lab, SON LUX will kick off the evening of 10 July before Other Lives and Ásgeir. And before the return of Simply Red, the lineup for the heartfelt tribute to Claude Nobs offered by Quincy Jones in Montreux brings together major talents from yesterday and today: PATTI AUSTIN, AL JARREAU, JON BATISTE, GRACE, RASHIDA JONES, SUNNY LEVINE, ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ and JACOB COLLIER.

(2016-4-14) PROGRAMMING FOR THE JUBILEE EDITION OF THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL! On the marquee among others: Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, M83, Muse, Ernest Ranglin and Friends, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Christian Scott, Jean-Michel Jarre, Future, Woodkid and Friends, Beirut, Grimes...

(2016-2-24) Muse is returning to Montreux Jazz Festival on 2 July, 14 years after their epic concert in 2002.

(2015-12-18) The 50th Montreux Jazz Festival program will be released on 14 April 2016. Tickets will go on sale on 15 April.


Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, M83, Muse, Ernest Ranglin and Friends, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Christian Scott, Jean-Michel Jarre, Future, Woodkid and Friends, Beirut, Grimes, HERBIE HANCOCK, SON LUX, PATTI AUSTIN, AL JARREAU, JON BATISTE, GRACE, RASHIDA JONES, SUNNY LEVINE, ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ, JACOB COLLIER, John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug

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Prices : from CHF 135.

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Weibin Chen 说...

The Montreux Jazz Festival offers a wide array of special projects, and this year more than ever the programming shines a spotlight on unique collaborations and exceptional creations. On the programme:
Charles Lloyd New Quartet for an Opening Night at the Casino Barrière, where we return this year to host the first American jazz musician who came here in 1967. This will be followed by Monty Alexander, who will revisit his landmark 1977 album recorded in Montreux: Montreux Alexander.
Quincy Jones’ 50th Anniversary Celebration, featuring the Pepe Lienhard Big Band and Jon Batiste
Woodkid and Friends: a unique show with some of his highest-profile artist friends (mum’s the word for now…)
Brazilian Dream, a dizzying lineup in honor of Claude Nobs, featuring among others Maria Rita, Joao Bosco, Vanessa da Mata...
Angélique Kidjo’s carte blanche: African Women All-Stars
2 tribute Creations: “Bowie: The Swiss Years” and the album Swiss Movement revisited by the musical collective Stade
The Montreux Jazz Academy Project, with Yaron Herman and Ziv Ravitz

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The Stravinski, with its perfect acoustics, generates legends every year. The stage in this temple to musical close encounters has been worn smooth by the passage of monumental artists since 1967. This year, to walk in their footsteps, you will find:
PJ Harvey and Patti Smith
Neil Young, back after 15 years
Lana Del Rey and her protégé Max Jury
Air and Anohni (aka Antony Hegarty, ex-frontman of Antony and the Johnsons)
Jean-Michel Jarre for the first time at the Festival
Sigur Rós and the Atomic Project by Mogwai
An evening in jazz heaven with Scofield, Mehldau, and Guiliana, followed by John McLaughlin
Blues giants ZZ Top and Buddy Guy
Van Morrison and Charles Bradley
The triumphant return of Simply Red
Lisa Simone followed by Jamie Cullum
An explosive finale with Deep Purple and Zappa the younger

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Closer to the Festival’s origins than ever, the Club is what brings together the masters of jazz and the new guard of that musical genre that informs all the others. In this venue with its 350 classy, old-school seats and an authentic listening experience, music lovers and purists enjoy a truly singular musical moment.
The Club’s cozy shadows offer perfect hospitality for guests and instruments alike. And each night, when the jams kick off, there’s no closing down the Club… Under the spotlight:
Long-fingered pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Quintet
Major projects Steps Ahead and Volcan
Miles Davis’ bandmates reunited: Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Darryl Jones and Dennis Chambers
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland
Ernest Ranglin and Friends
Biréli Lagrène, Antonio Faraò, Gary Willis & Lenny White
The cream of new French jazz with Hugh Coltman, Anne Paceo and Thomas Enhco...
Geneva’s own Grégoire Maret
The trumpet of Avishai Cohen
The next generation of jazz: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christian Scott, The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio and GoGo Penguin
Blues, of course, with Robben Ford and rising star Selwyn Birchwood
The voice of Keren Ann and the Canadian sensation Basia Bulat

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Bearing witness to the effervescence of today’s music, the Lab is all about discovery. With an eye for consistency, the former Miles Davis Hall concocts musical mixtures to be tested on a curious public.
Newcomers, rising stars, and audacious artists rub elbows in this venue’s electrifying ambiance. This year is particularly hip hop and electronic, with names that will get your pulse pounding:
Big guns: M83, Grimes, Mac DeMarco and Beirut
US hip-hop with Future and A$AP Ferg
Rap “made in France”: PNL, Nekfeu, MHD, Vald
The French triad of Jeanne Added, Lou Doillon and Feu! Chatterton
Established voices: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Glen Hansard, and Kurt Vile (ex-member of The War on Drugs) & The Violators
Gods of thrash metal Slayer, with Meshuggah
The otherworldly Àsgeir, Other Lives, Ry X, Hælos, and Aurora
Laurent Garnier, DJ Shadow, Moderat and Four Tet introduce the new guard of electronic music, Gramatik, Flume, Kiasmos and Petit Biscuit
The psych-rock of the Allah-Las and England’s colossal Rag'n'Bone Man

Weibin Chen 说...

More than reaching the age of reason, the Montreux Jazz Festival will have celebrated a maturity comfortably ensconced between its history and the pursuit of its craziest dreams. This 50th edition focused on the future drew approximately 240,000 festivalgoers was carefully programmed and drenched with sun, peppered with nods to the Festival’s roots, and above all featured sound and quality that were quite simply, remarkable.


With its fine programming and a slate of special projects, this jubilee communicated not just its modernity but also its musical, technological, and sociological story, that of a little place called Montreux and the obsession of its founding dream: to bring artists from all over the world to a gem of a music box on the shore of Lake Geneva. Today, the Festival has a powerful heritage and continues to evolve. Throughout this anniversary rite of passage, the Montreux Jazz Festival showed that it is well-equipped to continue into the future with its always-original setup: a unique format, a rollicking destiny, artistic ambitions that give it a solid footing in the music festival business, standout acoustics, the capacity for renewal, and attentive hospitality for the artists and the public.
This year, summer weather dominated during three-quarters of the Festival, with an estimated 240,000 guests despite five days of sometimes drenching rain. In the busy concert venues, 95,000 tickets were sold over 16 days + the opening evening at the Casino.


The creative spirit of jazz permeated all of the artistic propositions at Montreux this year, even when that genre was not specifically in the spotlight. It all kicked off with the sumptuous starting tone set by Charles Lloyd and Monty Alexander at the Casino Barrière Montreux. Backstage and on, from the first day we found Festival habitués displaying their verve and generosity: Buddy Guy, ZZ Top, Van Morrison, Simply Red and Santana. Two completely different universal icons both came for the first time: Neil Young struck the heart of his audience with a cavalier concert that lasted three hours, bringing together emotional music-lovers of all ages in a packed hall. Muse served up numerous titles they had not played for ten years, wrapping with a carnival cavalcade that was perfect for the anniversary celebration. Others depicted a world in decay, proposing at the same time ephemeral catharsis: Anohni, as surprising as she was demanding, a consoling Patti Smith whose presence dominated a huge audience and moved them with tributes to all the unknown disappeared. PJ Harvey gave a striking concert-narration that was perfectly controlled from start to finish. Sigur Rósbrought out atmospheric layers with talent, and Angélique Kidjo and her guests celebrated a continent and the entire female gender with a creation conceived especially for the occasion. For the first time ever, Lana Del Rey whispered a few notes from her song “Salvatore”, a cappella, at the request of her fans.
At the Montreux Jazz Club, effervescent young jazz musicians were on display with Alfredo Rodriguez, Christian Scott, and Cécile McLorin Salvant, but they didn’t steal the spotlight from Miles Davis’ old friends, who were simply staggering: Darryl Jones, Bill Evans, Dennis Chambers, and Dean Brown. Mind-blowing affinities were offered by the duo Barron-Holland and the friendships expressed around Ernest Ranglin.
At the Montreux Jazz Lab, with a sound quality that was just as impeccable, Flume, Moderat, Beirut, Feu! Chatterton, M83, and an unbelievably playful Mac De Marco set the audience on fire. As did the discoveries of Max Cooper, Jeanne Added, Mura Masa, Ry X, Vald, Son Lux and Rag’n’Bone Man.

Weibin Chen 说...


The return to the Casino Barrière was one of the landmark ideas for this 50th edition. The Pool Parties brought the eponymous pool back to life, and it was packed each Saturday with people dancing to DJ sets in swimwear, like back in the day…
The Strobe Klub, the new HQ for electronic nights, saw unprecedented success with particularly convincing DJ sets by Nina Kraviz, Rødhåd, and The Black Madonna, as well as live performances by Several Definitions and Maceo Plex.
The architectural changes at Music in the Park were a success, even if the new infrastructure still requires a better arrangement for shade, which in the past was provided by the ancient trees which, sick and posing a danger to the public, had to be cut down a few days prior to the Festival. The Silent Disco was so popular that a second will be improvised tonight, Friday 15 July.
The aftershows at the enlarged Rock Cave found their public over the course of the Festival. This site now offers an aftershow ambiance in an alternative to electronic music. The Festival will go further in 2017 to design a new space that will fully satisfy the desires of other audiences. In total on these two stages, 109 artists performed in 75 concerts at Music in the Park and 46 at the Rock Cave (including DJs).
As for educational projects, the workshops, creations, and competitions garnered record attendance: the winners of the competitions were American Esteban Castro, only 14 years old, for the Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition, Finland’s Olli Hirvonen for the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition, and Lithuanian Arta Jekabsone for the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition. The UBS Prix de Public was won by Zurich’s Philipp Saner, aka Silent Neighbor. All of these victors will participate in the 3rd Montreux Jazz Academy from 18 to 26 November 2016.