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.

All Montreux Jazz Café in pictures!

A poster by JR for the 54th edition

Contemporary artist JR has created the poster for the 54th Montreux Jazz Festival, a striking black and white invitation to dive into the next edition, which will be held from 3 to 18 July, 2020. 
On sale right now on our webshop!


Two true icons of American music: Lionel Richie and Lenny Kravitz will perform at the 54th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Unparalleled showmen and authors of timeless hits, Lionel Richie and Lenny Kravitz will perform, respectively, on 8 and 13 July 2020 at the Auditorium Stravinski.
The concerts in the first part of the evening will be announced later.
Tickets are on sale on​.

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!

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Carte montrant les différent lieux de localisation des cafés Montreux Jazz


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30.01 in Montreux

Nikosolo is a musician from Lausanne, who has been playing guitar and singing for more than ten years as an amateur before starting out on stage professionally.
We are quickly seduced by the interpreter qualities of this self-taught man who manages to appropriate himself with inspiration, and in the same time, Paolo Conte, Nancy Sinatra or Dr Dre.
He offers a selection of solo pop covers ranging from the above to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead and Bon Iver. Focusing his concerts on interpretation and emotion, he will take you for a walk with his raspy voice and his acoustic guitar, between inspired covers and catchy rhythms.

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30.01 in Geneva

As part of the “Stevie Wonder and Friends” evening, the group “Yak and Zetoys” will offer you the opportunity to rediscover some of the work of this great Motown artist as well as many other standards from the 70s and 80s soul-funk repertoire (Earth Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, the Trammps, etc.). An evening full of groove, brass and vocals. Unforgettable tracks by Stevie, a gifted artist who brings together any music lover on the planet!
Created in 2014, the Geneva-based group “Yak & Zetoys” is composed of 9 musicians, all driven by the desire to make you dance, move and tap your feet. The groove of the Yak will certainly not leave you indifferent.