This year’s Montreux Jazz Festival will feature Jon Batiste, -M- (Matthieu Chedid), Jonah Nilsson, Lauren Jauregui and Sheléa performing alongside Quincy Jones during the event’s closing concert on July 13.
The festival is set for Friday, June 28 to Saturday, July 13 in the lakeside Swiss resort of the same name. Quincy Jones has served as co-director of the Montreaux Jazz Festival since the 1990s. The featured performers and Jones are set to take the stage at the Auditorium Stravinski, accompanied by Sinfonietta de Lausanne. They will play some of the most popular 1980s hits composed and arranged by the legendary producer behind Thriller.
New Orleans pianist Jon Batiste, the bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, last performed at Montreux in 2013. Lauren Jaureguiis a former member of Miami-based girl group Fifth Harmony. -M- (Matthieu Chedid) returns to Montreux two years after presenting his African project Lamomali. Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf will join Quincy Jones for the second time on stage in Montreux, after performing at his birthday party last summer.
Jonah Nilsson is the, lead singer of the Swedish band Dirty Loops, known in particular for their jazz covers of pop songs. Sheléa, an American soul singer, has collaborated with Stevie Wonder, among others.
Others performing during the two-week Montreux Jazz Festival include all-stars such as: Elton John, Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, Terence Blanchard, Bon Iver, James Blake, Sting, Janelle Monáe and many more.
For additional information on the Montreux Jazz Festival, visit www.montreuxjazzfestival.com.