Unarguably one of the finest and most prestigious jazz festivals on the planet, Montreux’s annual event celebrates the genre by hosting some of its greatest names. But then you already knew that, didn’t you?
Because everybody knows that Montreux Jazz Festival does jazz like no other – but did you also know that MJF showcases some of the very best from a whole world of other genres, from soul to disco to pop to rock to electronic sounds encompassing house, techno and beyond.
You see, MJF is all about pushing boundaries and keeping things fresh, which is why you’ll hear some of the most exciting artists from all kinds of genres playing across the event – and not just on stages or in clubs, either. Hop aboard one of the jazz trains or boat parties for a unique way of taking in a live set.
And there’s more, so much more... From public jam sessions to workshops to global food and drink offerings, MJF has all sorts going on that’ll keep you more than entertained, even if jazz just isn’t your bag.
Below, we’ve picked out ten of many awesome things taking place at the festival this year that you might not have expected to find. So if you like the look of what we’ve selected, start exploring what else is on offer at montreuxjazzfestival.com.