Two monuments for a farewell. British star Elton John and american icon of folk Joan Baez will rendezvous at the Montreux Jazz Festival as part of their ultimate tour. “There’s a parade of great personalities, legends, artists who have lived and who have marked the history of music, each in their own field and their respective style,” enthuses Mathieu Jaton, director of the festival, created in 1967.

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in Addition to Elton John (on 29 June) and Joan Baez (3 July), Anita Baker, the translator of Sweet Love , the american singer of R&B, is embarking on its farewell tour. Will also occur on the stage, Stravinsky, Sting, ZZ Top, Slash, Quincy Jones, The Chemical Brothers, or even Lauryn Hill.

Homage to a Prince and a grid of stars

A double also displays in the great hall of the auditorium, will feature Lizzo, and Janelle Monae, as a tribute to their mentor: a Prince (who died in April 2016). In 2010, the american legend, who maintained a very close relationship with the festival, was indeed “crept incognito behind the scenes to witness the first show of Janelle Monae at Montreux”, tells the story with malice Mathieu Jaton.

The American of Philadelphia’s Melody Gardot will take a break from the big stage to excite jazz in the intimacy of the Club, just like the legendary pianist with 22 Grammy Awards, Chick Corea, with his “Spanish Heart Band” or the New York Bobby McFerrin, to the displays in Montreux, switzerland for the 12th time.

The British Joe Jackson, who celebrates her 40-year career, would revisit five of his albums are the most popular, which Night and Day and the hit Steppin Out . Mathieu Jaton “dreamed” to present the american band Bon Iver, who will play on July 7 and is “proud” to program the Stravinsky English Rag’Not Bone Man, the interpreter of “Human”, revealed in 2016 when the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz.

The French scene will be represented by the Marseillaise Clara Luciani, Victoire de la musique, 2019, by the author-composer and performer Yann Tiersen, but also by the group pop-soul Kimberose. Among the artists of hip-hop and R&B, Mathieu Jaton, to quote the american band Suicide Boys or even a night dedicated to the French hip-hop with Koba Lad, PLK, and SCH. After Japan since 2015, the Montreux Jazz Festival will also be held for the first time in Rio de Janeiro from 6 to 9 June 2019. A scene will take place on the Copacabana beach.

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