Since 2010, the Manufacture has supported the development of the Montreux Jazz Digital Project together with the Claude Nobs Foundation and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). This complex project has enabled the digitalisation, restoration and preservation of the Festival’s entire sound archives, which are acknowledged by the UNESCO as part of its “Memory of the World.”

Musician playing the electric guitar
A concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival

In 2019, Audemars Piguet went one step further by joining one of the most respected music festivals, where legends are born, as Global Partner. Situated at the junction between heritage and innovation, Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival revere traditions, while anticipating the world of tomorrow. This partnership is the perfect interplay of two forward-thinking organisations driven by a common desire to nurture human talent and create exceptional moments.

Craftsmanship, character and connection are at the heart of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s philosophy. These three Cs unite us to Audemars Piguet, whose craftsmanship and unique character bring about exceptional encounters and connections.

Mathieu Jaton

Chief Executive Officer, Montreux Jazz Festival

The 2023 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival marks the second year of the Audemars Piguet Parallel experience. Initiated in 2022, this series of exclusive free concerts on the fringe of the Festival offers a moment lost in time by giving select artists the opportunity to perform in unexpected locations on the Montreux Riviera. Last year, The Blaze and Arlo Parks performed in the idyllic setting of the Palace de Caux, which was kept secret until the very last minute.

This series of exclusive concerts echoes the shared commitment of Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival to encourage talent by giving artists the opportunities to push their limits and share their passion with the public.

For this new edition, three artists with electronic and festive sounds will perform on stage on July 12: Turkish DJ Carlita, British band Metronomy and Berlin collective Keinemusik.

The unusual location will be revealed at the last minute to ticket holders for an unforgettable immersive experience. Like last year, tickets will be up for grabs at the Audemars Piguet Parallel space within the Festival and via the Festival’s Instagram.

Experience the one-of-a-kind live performance of Montreal group THe LYONZ, organised in collaboration with the Montreux Jazz Festival. Recorded in the mountain scenery of Montreux’s heights, the complex scenography puts this live concert in the footstep of the creative challenges the brand set to emerging music artists as part of its miniseries 180, in which the Canadian duo took part.

The music group THe LYONZ