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*** English below *** A MUSICAL EPOPE, SINCE 1967 In the space of 50 years, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a singular rendezvous in the world of music. The perspective of this edition is first of all an opportunity for the Festival to tell its history, to affirm its values and its specificities, in order to better project itself into the future. Since its creation in 1967 by Claude Nobs, who would have celebrated his 80th birthday on February 4, 2016, the Festival has quickly become a reservoir of fantastic concerts, crazy artistic convergences, rare moments, improbable anecdotes, Of ambitious bets, of decisive impulses. The Festival has welcomed in its idyllic setting artists of legendary scale. Some, like Prince or Deep Purple, have contributed to writing the legend of the places in their songs when others like David Bowie, Nina Simone or Freddie Mercury came to live in the region or record albums. The Festival has mixed all musical genres, discovered and carried young talents, permanently installing the city on the map of the world and in the hearts of the public. He continues today to pursue the unreasonable dreams of his late founder. Claude Nobs has inspired his teams of yesterday, today and tomorrow with his passion and fundamental values: a sense of welcome, proximity and friendliness with artists, obsession with sound quality , And this ability to cause randomness so that magic operates. In order to make all the music live to the greatest number in optimal conditions, Montreux has always wanted to renew itself on its main stages as well as on all of its free stages. Since its beginnings as a visionary, the Festival has carefully recorded all of its concerts using the best technologies of the moment. This unique collection of audiovisual archives brings together over 5,000 hours of live music. It is now registered in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. *** English *** A MUSICAL ODYSSEY SINCE 1967 Over 50 years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a singular rendezvous in the world of music. For this edition, the Festival intends to tell its story and affirm its values and specificities in order to better project itself into the future. From its creation in 1967 by Claude Nobs, who would have turned 80 this February 4th, the Festival unprecedented reputation for fantastic concerts, unbelievable artistic collaborations, rare moments, improbable anecdotes, audacity, ambitious projects, and impulsive decisions. The Festival has welcomed legendary artists into its idyllic embrace. Some, like Prince and Deep Purple, contributed to penning the legend of Montreux through their songs, while David Bowie, Nina Simone and Freddie Mercury came and lived in the region. The Festival has mixed musical genres and discovered and nurtured talented young artists, carving out a permanent mark on the world map and in the hearts of the public. The Festival continues to unreasonable dreams of its founder. Claude Nobs is a writer and writer of contemporary French literature on the subject. . To breathe life into all kinds of music for the greatest possible number in optimal conditions, Montreux has always been committed to progress, both on the main festival and at the free venues. From its inception the Festival has come to view the latest technologies of the moment. This absolutely unique collection of audiovisual archives contains more than 5000 hours of live music, and has been recognized by UNESCO through the Memory of the World Register.