Courtesy of Montreux Jazz Festival. © Adam Hart

Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation


The mission of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation is to promote young artists and encourage artistic creation and cultural exchange at the Montreux Jazz Festival and beyond.  

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GRoW @ Annenberg has partnered with the Quincy Jones Foundation to arrange for a UCLA Herb Albert School of Music student to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer. This year, Gregory went to Mr. Jones’s home to surprise senior Jade Elliot (pictured above with Regina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Quincy Jones), informing her that she will receive a paid trip to Switzerland to perform on the main stage. The festival runs June 29 -July 14, 2018.

Amplifying Musical Artistry for Decades

Since its creation in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a landmark cultural and musical event.  For two weeks each summer, the event draws in over 250,000 visitors to experience performances by top jazz and blues musicians on the shores of Switzerland’s Lake Geneva. In addition to historic performances by artists such as David Bowie and Stevie Wonder, the Festival site offers a variety of programming dedicated to creating spaces for emerging artists to flourish. Over the years, the Festival has expanded greatly from an intimate event hosted at the Montreux Casino to one spread across three famous venues within the Montreux Music and Convention Center. This expansion has provided opportunities for countless visitors to experience the power of jazz and blues music.

GRoW Support

2018 – General Operating Support

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Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Lionel Flusin © 2016 - FFJM

Jade Elliott, this year's UCLA Herb Albert School of Music student to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer. Photo by R. Lemieux

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Marc Ducrest© 2016 - FFJM

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Lionel Flusin© 2012 - FFJM

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Marc Ducrest© 2016 - FFJM

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Lionel Flusin © 2016 - FFJM

Jade Elliott, this year's UCLA Herb Albert School of Music student to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer. Photo by R. Lemieux

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Marc Ducrest© 2016 - FFJM

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Lionel Flusin© 2012 - FFJM

Montreux Jazz Festival, photo courtesy of MFJ and Marc Ducrest© 2016 - FFJM


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