Montreux Jazz festival

6 Jul

The Montreux Jazz festival is happening right now. It started on June 29th and goes until July 14th. Montreux is a beautiful city around lake Geneva. If you are in Geneva, Montreux is about an hour by car. The Jazz Festival started in the 70’s and it was purely for Jazz artists, over the years these changed and the festival hosted big names in the rock world such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin,Prince and Pink Floyd. 2 curiosities, “Smoke in the water” by Deep Purple was written about the fire in 1971 during Frank Zappa’s performance, where the festival caught on fire and pieces of burning debris fell in the lake making the water smoke. The other curious fact is the adoration of Brazilian artists by the festival. Every year the most influential Brazilian artists, such as Jorge Ben Jor, Cidade Negra, Adriana Calcanhoto, perform in the festival. Check the concerts schedule online and if you are around, don’t miss it!

http://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/2012/en/program12/by_day/2012-07-06

Está acontecendo desde o 29 de Junho, o festival de Jazz de Montreux. Montreux é uma bela cidade em torno do lago Genebra. Se você está em Genebra, Montreux é cerca de uma hora de carro. O Festival de Jazz começou nos anos 70 e era puramente para artistas de Jazz, mas ao longo dos anos isto mudou eo festival acolheu grandes nomes no mundo do rock como Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Prince e Pink Floyd. 2 curiosidades, “Smoke in the water”, de Deep Purple foi escrito sobre o incêndio em 1971 durante o show de Frank Zappa, onde o festival pegou fogo e pedaços de entulho pegando fogo caia no lago fazendo fumaças sair de água. O outro fato curioso é a adoração dos artistas brasileiros pelo festival. Todos os anos os artistas mais influentes brasileiros, como Jorge Ben Jor, Cidade Negra, Adriana Calcanhoto,vem fazer shows no festival. Confira a programação concertos oline e se você está por perto não perca!

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