Montreux, my home, my paradise.

Montreux, my home, my paradise.
Montreux at dusk

12 January 2013

We are sad

This Great Man left us two days ago.

Claude Nobs was the founder of the "Montreux Jazz Festival". Since close to 50 years the festival made my hometown the capital of the world during 2 weeks every July.

He was a giant in the world musis scene. All the great names that came to Montreux where the doing of him and his team: Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman, Manhatten Transfer, Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis and so many, many more.

Claude went on a ski tour on 24th of December 2012. He fell and was brought to hospital for surgery. He did not wake up and fell into a coma. He passed away on 10th January 2013.

The world music seen is an orphan. The city of Montreux is in deep sorrow. But Claude's team is there and it will see to it that the festival continues to live. And in the coming years, at every concert, we will remember Claude and never forget him.

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