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Montreux Jazz Festival
The MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL (formerly FESTIVAL DE JAZZ MONTREUX and FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ MONTREUX) is a music festival in Switzerland
Switzerland
, held annually in early July in Montreux
Montreux
on the Lake Geneva shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada's Montreal International Jazz
Jazz
Festival . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Venue * 2.1 Venue history * 3 Expansion * 4 Competitions * 5 Performances * 6 Discography * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThe Montreux
Montreux
Jazz
Jazz
Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs , Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
. The festival was first held at Montreux
Montreux
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Frank Zappa
FRANK VINCENT ZAPPA (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock , pop , jazz , jazz fusion , orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Publications such as Ultimate Classic Rock and The Independent
The Independent
have described him as one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his generation. As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa's diverse musical influences led him to create music that was sometimes difficult to categorize
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Brazilian Music
The MUSIC OF BRAZIL encompasses various regional musical styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as sertanejo , samba , bossa nova , MPB , música nativista , pagode , tropicália , choro , maracatu , embolada (coco de repente), funk carioca , frevo , brega , modinha and Brazilian versions of foreign musical styles, such as rock , soul , hip-hop , disco music , country music , ambient , industrial and psychedelic music, rap , classical music , fado , gospel and valsa . Samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide, especially because of the country's carnival , although bossa nova , which had Antônio Carlos Jobim as one of its most acclaimed composers and performers, have received much attention abroad since the 1950s, when the song "Desafinado ", interpreted by João Gilberto , was first released
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Gary Moore
ROBERT WILLIAM GARY MOORE (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including Phil Lynott
Phil Lynott
and Brian Downey during his teenage years, leading him to memberships of the Irish bands Skid Row and Thin Lizzy , and British band Colosseum II . Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock musicians as B.B. King
B.B. King
, Albert King
Albert King
, John Mayall
John Mayall
, Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce
, Albert Collins
Albert Collins
, George Harrison
George Harrison
, and Greg Lake , as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high-profile musicians
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Pink Floyd
PINK FLOYD were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows , they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of popular music. Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
were founded in 1965
1965
by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals
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Led Zeppelin
LED ZEPPELIN were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page , singer Robert Plant
Robert Plant
, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones , and drummer John Bonham
John Bonham
. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal , though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues , psychedelia , and folk music . After changing their name from the New Yardbirds , Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
that afforded them considerable artistic freedom
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Ella Fitzgerald
ELLA JANE FITZGERALD (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song , Queen of Jazz
Jazz
and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation , and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing . After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb
Chick Webb
Orchestra, performing across the country, but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem
Harlem
. Fitzgerald's rendition of the nursery rhyme " A-Tisket, A-Tasket
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. Taking over the band after Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start a solo career that would last effectively the rest of her life
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Blues
BLUES is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans
Americans
in the Deep South
Deep South
of the United States
United States
around the end of the 19th century. The genre developed from roots in African musical traditions , African-American
African-American
work songs , spirituals , and the folk music of white Americans
Americans
of European heritage. Blues
Blues
incorporated spirituals , work songs , field hollers , shouts , chants , and rhymed simple narrative ballads . The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz , rhythm and blues and rock and roll , is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions , of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds or fifths flattened in pitch , are also an essential part of the sound
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Marianne Faithfull
MARIANNE EVELYN GABRIEL FAITHFULL (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By " and became one of the lead female artists during the " British Invasion " in the United States. Born in Hampstead , London , Faithfull began her career in 1964 after attending the Rolling Stones party where she was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham . After the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By", she became an international star. Her debut album Marianne Faithfull (1965) (released simultaneously with her album Come My Way ) was a commercial success followed by a number of albums on Decca Records . From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger
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Camarón De La Isla
JOSé MONGE CRUZ (5 December 1950 – 2 July 1992), better known by his stage name CAMARóN DE LA ISLA (Spanish : Shrimp of the Island), was a Spanish flamenco singer. Considered one of the all-time greatest flamenco singers, he was noted for his collaborations with Paco de Lucia and Tomatito , and the three of them were of major importance to the revival of flamenco in the second half of the 20th century. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Musical career * 3 Health Issues and Death * 4 Posthumous Awards and Recognitions * 5 Partial discography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEHe was born in San Fernando, Cádiz , Spain , into a gypsy family, the second of eight children. His mother was Juana Cruz Castro, a basket weaver ("La Canastera"), whose gift of singing was a strong early influence
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Chuck Berry
CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON BERRY (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as " Maybellene " (1955), " Roll Over Beethoven " (1956), " Rock and Roll Music " (1957) and " Johnny B. Goode " (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship , Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music. Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis , Missouri , Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School
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Airto Moreira
AIRTO MOREIRA (born August 5, 1941) is a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist. He is married to jazz singer Flora Purim , and their daughter Diana Moreira is also a singer. He currently resides in Los Angeles . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 3 Discography * 3.1 As leader * 3.2 As band member * 3.3 As sideman * 4 Filmography * 5 See also * 6 Sources * 7 References * 8 External links BIOGRAPHYAirto Moreira was born in Itaiópolis , Brazil, into a family of folk healers, and raised in Curitiba and São Paulo . Showing an extraordinary talent for music at a young age, he became a professional musician at age 13, noticed first as a member of the samba jazz pioneers Sambalanço Trio and for his landmark recording with Hermeto Pascoal in Quarteto Novo in 1967. Shortly after, he followed his wife Flora Purim to the United States
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Joe Henderson
JOE HENDERSON (April 24, 1937 – June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. In a career spanning more than 40 years Henderson played with many of the leading American players of his day and recorded for several prominent labels, including Blue Note . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Early career * 1.3 Blue Note * 1.4 Milestone * 1.5 Later career and death * 2 Discography * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFEFrom a family with five sisters and nine brothers, Henderson was born in Lima, Ohio , and was encouraged by his parents Dennis and Irene (née Farley) and older brother James T. to study music. He dedicated his first album to them "for being so understanding and tolerant" during his formative years. Early musical interests included drums, piano, saxophone and composition
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Dizzy Gillespie
JOHN BIRKS "DIZZY" GILLESPIE (/ɡᵻˈlɛspi/ ; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser , building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing , his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop . In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz
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Stan Getz
STAN GETZ (born STANLEY GAYETSKI; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophonist. Playing primarily the tenor saxophone, Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young . Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman 's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz performed in bebop and cool jazz groups. Influenced by João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim , he popularized bossa nova in America with the hit single "The Girl from Ipanema " (1964). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Discography * 5 Awards * 6 Bibliography * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFEGetz was born Stanley Gayetski on February 2, 1927, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Philadelphia
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Bo Diddley
ELLAS MCDANIEL (born ELLAS OTHA BATES, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as BO DIDDLEY, was an American R"> During the summers of 1943 and 1944, he played at the Maxwell Street market in a band with Earl Hooker . By 1951 he was playing on the street with backing from Roosevelt Jackson on washtub bass and Jody Williams , whom he had taught to play the guitar. Williams later played lead guitar on "Who Do You Love? " (1956). In 1951 he landed a regular spot at the 708 Club, on Chicago's South Side, with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan , John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters . In late 1954, he teamed up with the harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold , the drummer Clifton James and the bass player Roosevelt Jackson and recorded demos of "I\'m a Man " and "Bo Diddley "
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