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Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin


Interview by Montreux Jazz TV


For this year’s Festival, the music-savvy pair have shown boundless imagination. On July 1 for the opening night of the Festival, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin will perform for the first time ever their 1973 album Love, Devotion and Surrender on the Auditorium Stravinski stage. Their jazz fusion played with a breath of spirituality will revive, for just one evening, the spirit of the 1970s with the evocative title: “Invitation to Illumination”. (FFJM © 2011)

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Live Music at its best, Since 1967

Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.

Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival’s historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm.

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