Thursday, 17 January 2013

Jaton takes over at Montreux

Mathieu Jaton has been named the new head of the Montreaux Jazz Festival, taking over from founder Claude Nobs, who last week following a skiing accident over the Christmas period. Jaton, who has been with the festival since in 1999, took over management responsibilities for the festival after Nobs' accident and will head up the festival for its July 5th - 20th outing in 2013.

A tribute concert for Nobs will take place at the Stravinsky Auditorium in Montreaux on the 8th February, following by another event in New York this spring. In addition an event at the Royal Opera House in London, which Nobs was working on prior to is death, is scheduled to go ahead on 26-27 July.

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