The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di
The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on display at Switzerland's 37th annual Montreux Jazz Festival. Set for July 4-19, the event will feature most artists performing in three venues: Auditorium Stravinski, Miles Davis Hall, and Casino Barriere.
For the majority of the performances, each venue will host a musical genre for the evening, such as a rock'n'roll night with the Pretenders and Van Morrison at Auditorium Stravinski on July 19. Other themes include hip-hop with Gang Starr, RJD2, El-P & Murs, and the Streets July 5 at Miles Davis Hall and "Bireli Lagrene: Tribute to Django Reinhardt" with Philip Catherine, Christian Escoude, Didier Lockwood, and Martin Weiss on July 12 at Casino Barriere.
Boat and train rides featuring music, jazz cafes and clubs, workshops, free outdoor concerts, and various competitions will also make up the two-week event. For more information and tickets, visit the festival Web site.
Here is the Auditorium Stravinski schedule:
Jethro Tull (July 4); Radiohead (July 5); George Benson, Natalie Cole, and Noa (July 6); Bonnie Raitt and Gary Moore (July 7), Herbert Gronemeyer (July 8); Morcheeba (July 9); Craig David (July 10); Chico Cesar, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania (July 11); tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with Falamansa, Jair Rodrigues, Luciano Mello, and Jair Oliveira, and Cidade Negra (July 12); Joao Gilberto, M2S (Morelenbaum 2 & Sakamoto) (July 13); Yes (July 14); Simply Red (July 15); Jamiroquai (July 16); Dapp Theory with Steve Connell, the Poncho Sanchez Band, Karrine Allyson, Patti Austin, Peter Cincotti, Nnenna Freelon, Monica Mancini, Diane Schuur and Curtis Stigers (July 17); Lisa Stansfield and the Crusaders with Randy Crawford (July 18); the Pretenders and Van Morrison (July 19); and ZZ Top and Krokus (July 20).
Here is the Miles Davis Hall schedule:
Bunny Wailer, Junior Kelly, Taxi Gang Connection: Sly & Robbie, Michael Rose (July 4); Gang Starr, RJD2, El-P & Murs, the Streets (July 5); Appliance, Echoboy, and Goldfrapp (July 6); Cypress Hill and Blackalicious (July 7); Beth Orton, Brendan Benson, and Flaming Lips (July 8); David Holmes Free Association, Jaga Jazzist, Jimi Tenor & Big Band, and Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft (July 9); Nada Surf, Stereophonics, and Turin Brakes (July 10); Mogwai, Tricky, and Yo La Tengo (July 11); Susheela Raman, Mercan Dede, and Orchestre National de Barbes (July 12); King Crimson (July 13); Laurie Anderson and Zorg (July 14); Joe Jackson Band (July 15); Dwele, Forss (Sonar Kollektiv), Roy Ayers, Two Banks of Four, and Alex (Sonar Kollektiv) (July 16); Jazzyfatnastees and the Roots (July 17); Cajmere, Ellen Allien, Richie Hawtin, and the Youngsters (July 18); and 2 Many DJ's; 7Hurtz; Headman, LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture, and Trevor Jackson (July 19).
Here is the Casino Barriere schedule:
Michel Jonasz and Marius Vernescu (July 11); Philip Catherine, Christian Escoude, Didier Lockwood, and Martin Weiss (July 12); Richard Galliano "Piazzolla Forever 7tet," Jacky Terrasson Trio, and Baptiste Trotignon Trio (July 13); Tony Bennett (July 14); John Abercrombie Quartet and Charles Lloyd Quartet (July 17); Pierre Audetat and Bovard Orchestra (July 18); and Cassandra Wilson and Soweto Kinch (July 19).