Montreux Jazz Festival: Something for Everyone

Montreux Jazz Festival: Something for Everyone
By Euronews
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The annual music showcase features acts from Tom Jones to Beth Ditto and hip hop legends 'The Roots'


The 51st edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival has been playing host to an eclectic mix of music.

Among the highlights was Beth Ditto, formerly of indie rock band ‘Gossip’ and now flying solo.

She performed at the festival on Monday July 3 as did British pop veterans the ‘Pet Shop Boys’.

The stars even bumped into each other backstage.

We both loved meeting Beth Ditto after our show in Montreux tonight! Neil x

— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) 4 juillet 2017

Arkansas-born Beth Ditto struts back to her Southern roots with songs about identity and family on her solo debut.

— nprmusic (@nprmusic) 20 juin 2017

Legendary band ‘The Roots’ gave some hip hop groove to the summer showcase in Switzerland.

And singer songwriter Kevin Morby from Kansas City, Missouri has been promoting his new album City Music at Montreux, where the Jazz Festival continues until July 15.

Stream @kevinmorby's new album, 'City Music,' with a track-by-track explainer by Morby himself.

— nprmusic (@nprmusic) 18 juin 2017

Among the performers yet to grace the festival’s stages are Macy Gray, Tom Jones, Bryan Ferry and Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys.

with Reuters

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