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

For this new edition, Audemars Piguet and the Montreux Jazz Festival are proud to announce Parallel, a new series of music experiences conceived as a parenthesis in the effervescence of the festival – a moment out of time. These one-of-a-kind APxMusic events give selected music artists the occasion to perform in unique and intimate concert set-ups in unexpected venues in the Montreux Riviera region, home to the festival. 

This series of exclusive concerts speaks of Audemars Piguet’s and the Montreux Jazz Festival’s shared commitment to fostering talents by giving music artists unique opportunities to push their own limits and share their passion with the world.

The first programme will kick off in 2022 with two live performances, the first one taking place on Tuesday, July 12th starring the French DJ duo The Blaze and the second one on Friday, July 15th with the British artist Arlo Parks.

For added surprise, the venue of these offbeat experiences will be kept secret until the last minute.

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