Sunday, June 26, 2005

Montreux Palace & Jazz Festival

Montreux Palace
Originally uploaded by thnkfst.
The Montreux Jazz Festival will begin on July 1st of this year on the shores of the Swiss Rivera in Montreux. The main location which takes place just steps away from the Montreux Palace fills up every year during this time.

The Montreux Jazz Festival will celebrate its 39th year with it's founder Claude Nobs, who was born in Territet, is still at the helm.

Claude founded the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. Other types of music have since supplemented the jazz concerts, including: pop, rock, blues, Brazilian, reggae, rap and techno.

The 39th Montreux Jazz Festival runs from July 1-16, with a number of festival venues, including the Congress Centre and the Casino Barrière.

In addition to concerts, there will be competitions for various instruments and workshops, all which take place closer to the Montreux main shopping center.

When I was living in Montreux, we could hear the music from the house and would walk down the hill to participate in the festivities.

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