Miles Davis Tribute Set For Montreux Jazz Festival

The 45th annual Montreux Jazz Festival will feature a tribute to Miles Davis.

Quincy Jones, legendary producer and former co-director of the Montreux festival, will oversee the July 13th tribute to Miles Davis, along with Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller and Wayne Shorter.

Seal, Santana and Sting have also been lined up for the event.

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin open on Friday, July 1 in the Stravinski Auditorium and return to the stage two nights later along with Susan Tedeschi and others in a tribute to blues king B.B. King, who plays his own gig on July 2.

Show details were announced Tuesday, two days earlier than planned, after leaks of the lineup appeared online, Reuters reported.

Other artists include: Esperanza Spalding, Afrika Bambaataa, Arcade Fire, Raphael Saadiq, Jimmy Cliff, Femi Kuti and Liza Minnelli. Rock legends Deep Purple closes the festival, which is expected to draw 250,000, on July 16.


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