For 34 years, the Montreux Jazz Festival has showcased the world’s premier jazz performers. This year, the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival was no different. For two weeks in July, Switzerland’s Lake Geneva was swarmed by international jazz and soul musicians–everyone from legends like B.B. King to sexy soul singers like D'Angelo– and more than 200,000 music enthusiasts, making this the most attended festival yet. As one of the most popular music festivals in the world, Montreux attracts an eclectic mix of more than 150 singers and bands, such as Cheap Trick, Patti LaBelle, P.M.T, and Joss Stone, who grace more than five stages throughout the 15-day event.
The 3,500-seat Stravinski auditorium, the largest of the festival three main venues, played host to famous acts, including Alicia Keys, Seal, and legendary blues artists like BB King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, and Buddy Guy. Lighting designer Laurent Zumhofen, of Senetec, specified four vertically rigged sections of G-LEC ClassicFrame, each comprised of four individual frames, to help set the scene.
The stage used G-LEC ClassicFrame
The transparent, lightweight ClassicFrame ensures a dynamic texture with fast moving and smooth, bright graphics, which is one reason the Irish Celtic fusion family, the Corrs (also at the Montreux Festival), now also uses the G-LEC ClassicFrame on their pan American and European tour, Borrowed Heaven.
The Corrs ©Montreux Jazz Festival
Seal ©Montreux Jazz Festival