Created in 1967 by Claude Nobs, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become the undeniable rallying point for music lovers from around the world.
From Miles Davis to Ray Charles, and including David Bowie or Prince, all the greats have appeared on its various stages. If jazz constitutes the historical source of the festival, other musical styles quickly found their place and share the same mutual curiosity and enthusiasm.
The Festival offers something for every taste: from concerts at the Montreux Music & Convention Center to open air free concerts at the Music in the Park and from the Montreux Jazz boat to the Montreux Jazz Trains, the whole town vibrates to the sound of music for two weeks. Cultivating its own character through its ambitious programming, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers an ideal platform for musicians in an intimate setting.
Experience this world class event by staying at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace right in the center of it all. This Jewel of Belle-Époque architecture sits on the shores of Lake Geneva with breathtaking views of the Alps, offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere with personalized and attentive service in true Swiss style. Host to most of the music legends, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is the place to be to experience the festival the way the stars do!
Learn more about the Montreux Jazz Festival and this year's program.