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 Cafés, 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.


The Montreux Jazz Festival gave carte blanche to French illustrator Malika Favre to create the poster for the 51st edition.
Malika Favre’s “free, strong, and sensual” women certainly convey a captivating beat. Painstakingly traced out, the rhythmic, elegant lines reveal a twofold reading. Six instruments subtly emerge in the negative spaces, matching the curves of the wavy dancers. “I have always loved hiding things in my drawings, the artist explains. With the dancers, I went with that slightly crazy energy that was going every which way! But I also wanted to bring a more traditional jazz touch with the instruments.”

The Montreux Jazz Academy comes to Lausanne !

For its third edition, from 3 to 10 March 2017, the Montreux Jazz Academy will host ten talented young musicians in the vibrant Flon area of Lausanne. The public will be able to enjoy the event free of charge through concerts, jam sessions, and workshops featuring the Academy's prestigious mentors: Yaron Herman (musical director), Trilok Gurtu, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Ziv Ravitz, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. 
Full program and tickets on

Discover the offers of the Montreux Jazz Shop!

Go to to discover all the products of Montreux Jazz universe!
Between the vinyls, the book published for the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the textiles and many other products, you will have to many choices.

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Alemay Fernandez
28.02 in Singapore

Hailed by TimeOut magazine as one of Singapore's "best-loved entertainers", Alemay Fernandez is a rising star on the Asian jazz scene who is is known for her sultry tone, powerhouse vocals and an onstage presence that keeps the audience eating out of the palm of her hand.
She has performed with the likes of The Count Basie Orchestra, David Foster and The Platters' Bobby Soul and opened for Laura Fygi & Incognito. In 2013, Alemay shared the lineup with Natalie Cole, Jamie Cullum & India Arie in the region's premiere jazz festival, Java Jazz, and has sung for A-listers like Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Joss Stone, Kurt Elling, Lea Salonga, Paloma Picasso, Serena Williams as well as Presidents & Prime Ministers.

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01.03 in Singapore

Coming directly from Motown bloodline, LEANDRA is an African-American-Dutch Eurasian singer-songwriter from Singapore based in Singapore and Los Angeles. She has performed in private audience for Michael Jackson, the Supremes, the Shirelles, the Braxtons, Pharell and was opening act for Ziggy Marley and Rick Price.More recently,  LEANDRA was one of the seven lead cast members alongside Lim Kay Siu, Sebastian Tan and Rani Singam for “La vie en rose” the musical at the Victoria Concert Hall in 2015 and even hosted the Spongebob Squarepants Asian tour "The Sponge who could fly!’. To date, Leandra has performed for dignitaries at events such as the Unicef, Mexican Independence Day, Singapore Ministry of Transport, People Excellence awards, President’s Star Charity, Singapore International Jazz Festival, the Musicians Guild, Stephanel Fashion, Beerfest Asia, The Football league at the Singapore Indoor stadium and more. She is a unique and talented artiste to look out for.