Michel Jonasz


Live at Casino Barrière Montreux


Michel Jonasz, whose name rhymes so well with jazz, has got  rhythm n'blues, swing, in his veins. Whether he interprets the world of pop, hard realism, or if he cruises over the waves of the blues, he always skillfully combines poetry and melody. And each year, as can be seen by his 2002 album, the ultimate in purist jazz entitled Où vont les rêves, he goes from strength to strength. Its talented backup included Steve Gadd (drums), Etienne Mbappé (bass) and Lionel Fortin (piano). With a 14th opus already out this March, he'll be appearing at the Casino with a quartet. We're already looking forward to it... (FFJM © 2005)

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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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