passion for music

The Festival’s visionary founder Claude Nobs had the idea to systematically film every artist who ever performed on stage since the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967. This archival collection is at the heart of the Montreux Jazz Café concept. Guests enjoy fine dining along with the exclusive experience of legendary concerts on multiple screens all year long. This cultural heritage is so priceless that in 2013 UNESCO decided to include the entire audiovisual collection—which is still growing!—in the “Memory of the World” Register. 

Free programme

Artist City Date & time
Unit Jazz Trio Lausanne Thu 25.10.18 6:30 PM
Time Machine Geneva Thu 15.11.18 6:30 PM
Latinwood Geneva Thu 22.11.18 6:30 PM
JAZZ FRAMBOISE Geneva Thu 29.11.18 6:30 PM
HELL'S KITCHENETTE Geneva Thu 13.12.18 6:30 PM


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Unit Jazz Trio
25.10 in Lausanne

This novel trio, composed of a professor, an architect and a student, all based at EPFL, like to meet to play a jazz repertoire, ranging from the Dejohnette / Peacock / Jarrett trio to original compositions. It is not unusual to end the evening with some musical improvisations.

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Time Machine
15.11 in Geneva

No need to introduce them anymore! With more than 700 shows to date, Geneva based Time Machine is recognized today as one of the best and most entertaining live Swiss bands, especially after its numerous successes at the Montreux Jazz Festival!
Much more than a simple cover band, Time Machine puts on a dynamic and festive live show based on the best 70’s and 80’s disco-funk and soul hits. A must see!