Montreux Jazz Festival announces 16-day virtual music festival ’54th Summer of Music’!

Montreux Jazz Festival, in partnership with Eagle Rock, have today announced ‘54th Summer of Music’, a 16-day virtual music festival bringing the magic of the festival alive to viewers at home with rare and never before seen performances, released daily, and streamed exclusively on YouTube.

Running from Friday 3 to Sunday 18 July 2020, when the Montreux Jazz Festival was due to take place, ‘Summer Of Music’ will showcase iconic Montreux Jazz Festival performances from some of the world’s most legendary artists, including Nina Simone, Etta James and Carlos Santana.

Through a partnership between Eagle Rock and the festival’s media subsidiary Montreux Media Ventures, Montreux Jazz Festival will stream one performance a day across the 16 days, including world premieres from legends including John Lee Hooker (1983) and Charles Bradley (2016), bringing together some of the festival’s biggest moments.

For many, it will be the first time seeing these rare performances from Montreux’s archive, allowing viewers to dive into the rich history of the festival and experience the magic at home.

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