Latest Claude Nobs Stories

2006-07-04 06:24:39

By Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - B.B. King and his guitar Lucille, on a final tour in Europe, has bid an emotional farewell to fans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where the "King of Blues" has performed for more than 20 years. Now 80 and suffering from diabetes, he was joined on stage by a host of performers at the end of Monday night's concert in the resort town along Lake Geneva. Singers Gladys Knight, Barbara Hendricks, Randy Crawford and Leela James, jazz...

2006-05-29 00:04:21

By Emmanuel Legrand LONDON (Billboard) - The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from throughout, and beyond, the world of traditional jazz. But for the scores of performers, music executives and jazz fans who have gathered on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Leman through the decades, Montreux is personified by one man -- festival founder Claude Nobs. Nobs, who turned 70 earlier this...

2006-04-27 09:47:58

GENEVA (Reuters) - Deep Purple, whose 1970s hit "Smoke on the Water" describes a concert fire raging in Montreux, is returning to the Swiss lakeside resort to close the 40th annual jazz festival, organizers announced on Thursday. Some 100 groups are performing at the June 30-July 15 event, whose line-up includes Santana, Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Diana Krall and BB King on his last European tour. The two-week festival, which draws about 250,000 people each summer to the shores of Lake...

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