Montreux Jazz Festival 2014!

What is common in the following?

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.

How about this one

We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .

Or my favourite

I dress to kill, but tastefully.

Well, all of the quotes are of the Freddie Mercury. I am not mentioning him as he was born a Gujrati J Well he was a British musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen.

In 1978, at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the singer recorded the album “Jazz” with Queen. He settled in  Montreux and Lake Geneva and decided to settle here. He said, among other things, “If you want peace of soul, come to Montreux”.
With this I open the 48thMontreux Jazz Festival to you. I went for the opening ceremony on 5thand 6th July! It was splendid to say the least. I tried to capture a few moments and sharing it with you all.

I stayed at the Lausanne Bussigny and drove down to Montreux which is just a 15 minute drive my car.

 MJF or the Montreux Jazz Festival is being celebrated since the last 48 years and was an enthralling experience.

 The Montreux Jazz Festival is held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva (Switzerland) shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Several bands big and small, famous and upcoming participated in the two week festival!

That was truly a one man show and my personal favourite! The smile was especially for my click!

This band played wonderful and had come from California!

The Spanish band got the crowd rolling!

The Bianca story was beautiful to hear.

By the night the mood has quite set in (I could breathe just weed everywhere!)

Amazing experience!!

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