The Montreux Jazz Café was born of Claude Nobs’ passion for music and fine dining. The Festival founder, trained as a chef, designed them as a welcoming space where cuisine and music could combine in a way never seen before.
At the Festival, proximity between the biggest musicians and the public, comfort, and an eye for details result in historic concerts and encourage the appearance of memorable moments. It’s that fine touch and know-how that we wish to share with you in our restaurants, conceived to be ambassadors of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
We offer contemporary cuisine, and our menu includes dishes crafted with the very passion so characteristic of those inimitable Montreux moments: our famous B.B. Burger, Coquelet façon Quincy Jones, and the succulent Ella’s Cheesecake.
The Festival showed great vision in recording every single concert from the very beginning, and these archives have been recognized by UNESCO through inclusion in the “Memory of the World Register”. We invite you to relive this musical odyssey at our comfortable Café, which feature exclusive access to the archives.
In the area? On a trip around the world? Enjoy a relaxing and delicious interlude while listening to some of the most striking concerts from the Festival’s history.

Discover the program of the Montreux Jazz Festival 2018!

From 29 June to 14 July 2018, the 52nd Montreux Jazz Festival invites the public to chart a personal voyage through the offerings of a particularly rich lineup. Steeped in the history of rock, the program also features jazz heavyweights, delicate folk, and new R&B, hip-hop, and electronic sensations. 

Are You A Montreux Jazz Insider?

Meeting Quincy Jones, backstage tour, Chilly Gonzales’ live session at Claude Nobs’ Chalet, and more – a swarm of events allowed the Insiders to experience unique moments at the 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival. Be part of the family too!
Everyone who has subscribed to the app can buy tickets from 2pm on 17 April – a day before the general public.
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The asparagus season has arrived in Montreux!

Enjoy tasty asparagus at the Montreux Jazz Café of Montreux. With sauce, accompanied by dried ham or a fricassee of morels, there is something for everyone!

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26.04 in Geneva

The old band members of Juice wished for a new sound, a new style and a creative yet professional friendship amongst the musicians; and that is exactly what they have in their new group - Soul’d’Out. Their music is funky, smooth soul mixed in with tones of blues and groove. They have an extraordinary drummer/percussionist, Robin, who has composed and re-worked many of their covers. The bassist, Jean, has an ear for their special sound and his natural talent makes him a pivotal member who keeps them together and in the groove. Their keyboardist, Adrian, is the central energy blast and gives the music colour and beauty. Laurent, the guitarist, is a major element whose genius on the guitar has the crowds begging for more. And Anne, the singer, keeps the audience in the moment and makes you feel the music is played just for you.

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Julie Campiche Quartet
15.05 in Lausanne

After 8 years on the road with her band "Orioxy", Julie is now embarking on a new adventure with an instrumental formula. This new project composed of Swiss musicians of the new generation offers a cinematic music tinged with a strange melancholy. The electronic effects of each instrument interweave in delicate and powerful sound environments. An electro-acoustic and refined project that gives pride to improvisation! In particular, Julie's compositions draw their inspiration from the great questions of her generation. Through her music she offers a space for reverie or a perspective on current topics, as in the case of the song Onkalo that takes its name from the first site of permanent storage of radioactive waste, or Flash Info piece that evokes the incessant flow of the media.