Montreux Jazz Festival expands its brand to Singapore, BrazilThe Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the largest and longest-running in the industry, is keeping its 50-year-old brand fresh by spreading it beyond Lake Geneva without comprising its famed values of intimacy and creativity.
The iconic Swiss brand is expanding its global franchise of jazz clubs and increasingly looking at international licensing of its annual festival, which celebrated its golden jubilee this July.
Friday marks the official launch of the Montreux Jazz Cafe in Singapore following successful openings across Switzerland, Paris and Abu Dhabi. The venue is aimed at showcasing emerging musicians in addition to top-notch international talent, such as English soul legend Omar Lyefook who will be performing on Friday. INFO
Jazz festival to offer panels, workshops besides good music
The Akbank Jazz Festival, one of the longest-running festivals in Turkey, celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. The festival, which brings to Turkey the most prestigious musicians in the jazz world, will bathe Istanbul in different colors of jazz between Oct. 12-23 INFO