Sharing the Montreux Jazz Experience
From that moment, the Montreux Jazz Café has become the ambassy of the Festival; a place where living the Montreux Jazz Experience is possible. In June 2008 the Montreux Jazz Café Geneva was opened in Geneva’s Airport, followed by Montreux Jazz Café in Zurich in December 2011. On July 2012, we were delighted to open in an iconic location: Harrods, in London. Faithful to the original concept, the Montreux Jazz Café is surrounded by the Montreux Jazz Shop and the Claude’s Collection.
The future is bright for the brand. A Montreux Jazz Café will open in Autumn 2013 at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, and 2014 will see the EPFL in Lausanne welcome us in a magnificent space built around the Festival’s archives.
These archives are one of the key elements of this adventure. The Montreux Jazz Café is based on their exclusive use—you can enjoy simple fine dining while watching mostly never before seen concert footage. The cultural heritage value of these archives is so important that UNESCO is considering including them in its program “Memory of the World.”