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In this jubilee year, the second edition of Montreux Jazz Festival Japan in Tokyo and the opening of a spacious Montreux Jazz Café in the heart of Singapore strengthen a relationship with Asia that goes back a long time. For its second edition in the Japanese capital, from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, Montreux Jazz Festival Japan is taking over two of Tokyo’s night spots: Yebisu The Garden Hall for the first part of the evening and Daikanyama UNIT for the later, more dance-focused part of the night.The artistic programming for these three evenings of concerts was conceived with an obvious attention to detail, and showcases ties between electronic, Brazilian, and jazz music, as well as between continents and generations of musicians. The musical offering and the color of the event will resonate with the spirit and the programming of the Festival in Switzerland last summer.Exceptional event on Sunday 9 October: the return to Japan after 11 years of Caetano Veloso, who incarnates Brazilian music across the planet. His arrival has obviously caused enormous excitement, as the concert is already sold out.
The activities of the Montreux Jazz Academy will for the first time be centralized in the facilities of the University of Music Lausanne (HEMU) and of the Ecole de Jazz et de Musique Actuelle (EJMA), in a location that is both steeped in learning and bubbling with music, a perfect fit with the philosophy of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.The young participants, aged from 14 to 29, are all finalists from the piano, guitar, and voice competitions at the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival. They will have the honor to be mentored by Trilok Gurtu, Yaron Herman, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Ziv Ravitz and Kurt Rosenwinkel.