Montreux http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25291/all en Montreux Jazz Festival founder dies after ski accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/montreux-jazz-festival-founder-dies-after-ski-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Claude Nobs dies after several weeks in coma</p> <p>* Festival was founded in 1967</p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Claude Nobs, who founded the prestigious Montreux jazz festival, has died after several weeks in a coma following a skiing accident, according to the festival's website.</p> <p>Swiss-born Nobs, 76, launched the summer festival in 1967 while working at the Swiss resort's tourism office, attracting some of the world's greatest stars, including Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Prince, to perform there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/montreux-jazz-festival-founder-dies-after-ski-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Entertainment Montreux Swiss people Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733006 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Jazz world mourns Montreux founder "Funky Claude" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-jazz-world-mourns-montreux-founder-funky-claude <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Claude Nobs dies after several weeks in coma</p> <p>* Founded festival on shores of Lake Geneva in 1967</p> <p>* Hosted Miles Davis, Ray Charles and Nina Simone (Adds details, changes dateline, adds byline)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Claude Nobs, who founded the Montreux Jazz Festival nearly 50 years ago, has died after several weeks in a coma following a skiing accident, the festival said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-jazz-world-mourns-montreux-founder-funky-claude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cantons of Switzerland Claude Nobs Claude Nobs Entertainment Labor Law Montreux Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733120 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince to headline Montreux jazz with 3 pricey concerts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/prince-headline-montreux-jazz-3-pricey-concerts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Prince returns to the Montreux Jazz Festival in July to give three concerts at the 47th edition, the first after the death of founder Claude Nobs, organisers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The American singer and musician is booked to give three shows on July 13, 14 and 15, the Swiss festival said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/prince-headline-montreux-jazz-3-pricey-concerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Montreux Swiss people Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755539 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince to top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/prince-top-bill-at-montreux-jazz-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Music fans can expect a host of big names at this year's edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, with three concerts by Prince as well as shows by Leonard Cohen, Sting and Joe Cocker, organisers announced Thursday.</p> <p>"Prince wanted to come, he even asked himself. We don't know what he's going to do, but by definition it will be great," said the festival's new director Mathieu Jaton.</p> <p>The July 4-21 event on the shores of Lake Geneva is the 47th edition of the festival, which has retained its jazz label despite expanding its repertoire over the years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/prince-top-bill-at-montreux-jazz-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:34:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819264 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez opens Montreux Jazz Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/sugar-man-rodriguez-opens-montreux-jazz-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - American singer-songwriter Sixto "Sugar Man" Rodriguez, virtually unknown a few years ago, opened the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, which American producer and its former co-director Quincy Jones calls the "Rolls Royce of music festivals."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/sugar-man-rodriguez-opens-montreux-jazz-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Montreux Swiss people Thomson Reuters Fri, 05 Jul 2013 02:34:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5876106 at http://www.globalpost.com Booting Iran out of Syria talks 'mistake' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/booting-iran-out-syria-talks-mistake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia said on Tuesday that an unprecedented decision by the United Nations to bar Iran from taking part in this week's Syria peace conference was a "mistake" but would not lead to a "disaster".</p> <p>"Of course this is a mistake," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters. "But no disaster has happened," he said, downplaying the conference in the Swiss town of Montreux on Wednesday as a "one-day event."</p> <p>as/am/dh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Montreux AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:19:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6048621 at http://www.globalpost.com Jazz hub Montreux at centre of Syria peace drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/jazz-hub-montreux-at-centre-syria-peace-drive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Better known for its jazz festival and as the inspiration for rock anthem "Smoke on the Water", Swiss town Montreux is now the hub of efforts to end the war in Syria.</p> <p>As Syria's government, the country's divided opposition and the international community gathered for talks, the picturesque lakeside town was locked down.</p> <p>Metal security barriers blocked off a zone around the conference venue in the upscale Petit Palais hotel, more used to hosting the big names of show-business.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140121/jazz-hub-montreux-at-centre-syria-peace-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Montreux Smoke on the Water AFP Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:16:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6049199 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams head line-up at Montreux Jazz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/stevie-wonder-pharrell-williams-head-line-at-montreux-jazz <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Stevie Wonder will headline the Montreux Jazz Festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs, in its 48th edition which also brings red-hot Pharrell Williams to its famed stage.</p> <p>The line-up for the July 4-19 festival, unveiled on Thursday, includes former Blur front man Damon Albarn, hip-hop duo Outkast, the veteran Van Morrison, Massive Attack, and R&amp;B Californian newcomer Banks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/stevie-wonder-pharrell-williams-head-line-at-montreux-jazz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival Music Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:29:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6112516 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams head line-up at Montreux Jazz http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/stevie-wonder-pharrell-williams-head-line-at-montreux-jazz-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Stevie Wonder will headline the Montreux Jazz Festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs, in its 48th edition which also brings red-hot Pharrell Williams to its famed stage.</p> <p>The line-up for the July 4-19 festival, unveiled on Thursday, includes former Blur front man Damon Albarn, hip-hop duo Outkast, the veteran Van Morrison, Massive Attack, and R&amp;B Californian newcomer Banks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140403/stevie-wonder-pharrell-williams-head-line-at-montreux-jazz-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival Music Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:29:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6112515 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder to top bill at Montreux Jazz Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/stevie-wonder-top-bill-at-montreux-jazz-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stevie Wonder will top the bill at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, with other headliners including Pharrell Williams, Damon Albarn and Massive Attack, organisers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The festival team said that bringing soul icon Stevie Wonder to Montreux had been among the "most cherished dreams" of its founder "Funky" Claude Nobs, who died in a skiing accident in January 2013.</p> <p>The July 4-19 event on the shores of Lake Geneva is the 48th edition of the festival, which has retained its jazz label despite expanding its repertoire over the years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140403/stevie-wonder-top-bill-at-montreux-jazz-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival AFP Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:49:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6112581 at http://www.globalpost.com Pharrell leaves Montreux festival fans wanting more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140707/pharrell-leaves-montreux-festival-fans-wanting-more <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>MONTREUX Switzerland (Reuters) - Pharrell Williams gave a slick concert for a pumped-up crowd at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Monday night, but some fans were less than happy when he left the famed stage after just an hour.</p> <p>The American R&amp;B singer and producer, accompanied by his band, two vocalists and six female dancers, played tracks from his second album "GIRL", including "Marilyn Monroe" and "Come Get it Bae", before closing with his global viral hit "Happy."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140707/pharrell-leaves-montreux-festival-fans-wanting-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claude Nobs Montreux Music Pharrell Williams Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6198670 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140716/stevie-wonder-blends-hits-at-montreux-quincy-jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>MONTREUX Switzerland (Reuters) - Motown legend Stevie Wonder gave a soulful two-hour concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, blending his hits with covers of the Beatles and Michael Jackson for an audience that included producer Quincy Jones.</p> <p>The African-American singer and songwriter, wearing lime green sunglasses and braids down to his waist, headlined the 48th edition of the prestigious Swiss festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140716/stevie-wonder-blends-hits-at-montreux-quincy-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montreux Music MusiCares Person of the Year Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:50:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6206994 at http://www.globalpost.com