Montreux Jazz Festival 2020

Montreux Jazz Festival

“54ᵗʰ Summer of Music”
16 days, 16 streamed concerts! From 3 to 18 July, every evening at 8.30 PM the Montreux Jazz Festival will broadcast an iconic concert from its archives on YouTube. Further surprises will also pop up on the Festival’s social media over the 16 days that should have hosted the 54th edition.
Silenced for the first time in its history, the Montreux Jazz Festival could not bring itself to spend its 54th summer without music. Labelled the “54th Summer of Music”, this digital event will offer a series of 16 iconic performances to watch on YouTube.
Discover the world premieres, such as: Angelique Kidjo & Friends in 2016, a festive ode to women and Africa at the 50th edition of the Festival, the first coming of the legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker in Montreux in 1983, the moving encounter between Charles Bradley and his audience in 2016, a year before his death, Rag’n’Bone Man and  Tom Misch’s landmark concert in 2019, punctuated by performances by Loyle Carner and FKJ.
The Montreux Jazz Festival takes place for two weeks every summer in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become over the years an essential event, generating fantastic stories and legendary performances.
Nearly 250,000 spectators come to the Festival every year, enjoying a breathtaking setting, concerts with renowned acoustics and many free stages.
With its ambitious programming choices, musical diversity and warm welcome, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers a privileged experience to musicians and the public.



03 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020


All Day

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Montreux, Switzerland


Fondation du Festival de Jazz de Montreux
+41 21 966 44 44
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