Montreux Jazz Festival Japan

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Francesco Tristano & Derrick May
Francesco Tristano & Derrick May
Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso

Possibly the world's top jazz festival, the longstanding Montreux Jazz is way bigger than the Swiss town that's been hosting it every year since 1967. After a successful Tokyo debut last year, this groovy celebration now returns for a long October weekend, with three days of jazz, rock, blues, reggae, soul and world music gigs taking place in the Ebisu-Daikanyama area. The performers range from DJ extraordinaire Gilles Peterson and club jazz doyen Toshio Matsuura to chameleon-like pianist Francesco Tristano, Detroit techno icon Derrick May and Yukihiro Takahashi's Metafive outift – something for everyone, in other words. The full programme for the two main venues, Yebisu Garden Hall and Unit, is here.

Advance tickets can be purchased in English through Peatix.


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