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Remembering the Swiss concerts of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave

GENEVA – Nothing screams grunge as Seattle in the U.S., and nothing could be further away from it than the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Yet, the two have met many a times in the shores of Lake Geneva and produced some gut wrenching performances, including some by Chris Cornell, 52, … 574 more words


George Benson plays 'Take Five' at Montreux Festival in 1986

Sometimes it’s hard to find the song you are looking on YouTube channel.
It’s difficult mostly because some make no mention about the artist, others only mention the artist and not the song, and others report incorrect information, just like this video that today I want to invite you to watch and listen.  132 more words


Gary Moore's Last Performance at the Montreux Festival in 2010.

One of his best slow guitar solos…

Parisienne Walkways is written with Thin Lizzy’s leader Phil Lynott and was included on his Back On The Streets… 30 more words


Roy Buchanan's "The Messiah Will Come Again" covered by Gary Moore.

One of the most brilliant performances in the history of the electric guitar is definitely this one by Gary Moore at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1990 when he performed in a masterful way, the instrumental composition ‘The Messiah Will Come Again’ by the late guitarist Roy Buchanan, pioneer of the Telecaster sound. 247 more words


Al Jarreau retires from touring, cancels Montreux Jazz Academy participation in Switzerland

Story updated to reflect Jarreau’s passing. 

GENEVA — Jazz legend and Montreux Jazz Festival regular Al Jarreau, 76, has died only days after announcing his retirement from touring and resigning from a mentorship at the  280 more words