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.

Discover the new Montreux Jazz Café!

When it is time to fly and after the security control, discover our new Montreux Jazz Café at Geneva airport!

The Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates half a century of music!

The programme for this anniversary edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival has been constructed like an echo of the historic depth of this Swiss event. Dense and vibrant, this 50th offering merits being examined in detail. It is marked by an array of projects and lineups imagined especially for the occasion, combining great artistic friendships and the promise of fresh new musical talents.
On the marquee among others: Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, M83, Muse, Ernest Ranglin and Friends, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Christian Scott, Jean-Michel Jarre, Future, Woodkid and Friends, Beirut, Grimes…
For the full programme and the practical information, follow the link


The Montreux Jazz Festival is celebrating its 50th edition this year. A half-century of sublime, living music in an extraordinary little city. The 2016 poster by Giovanni Riva, like the projects and collaborations for this future-oriented jubilee, is steeped in the historic bonds that tie the Festival to its artists and public. 
More info regarding the 2016 poster, special projects, and collaborations for the 50th anniversary on


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Next concert

DJ Set with DJ LUDO
03.06 in Montreux café

The next DJ Set will take place on Friday, June 3rd with DJ Ludo from 9.30 pm at the Funky Claude's Bar in Montreux! For a Funk, Disco & More evening! We wait for you!

Next concert

Matt Mathews
15.06 in Montreux café

Matt, singer and multi-instrumentalist, proposes in his first solo album "Promised Land" a personal and stylish songwriting, from indie-rock to pop-folk, in a bewitching musical journey. In its contrasting moods, the music of "Promised Land" turns from light to dark and softness to energy, but remains constantly close to us, at our side. Between dream and reality, the musical journey of Matt takes us by the hand beyond the stars.