And the winner is…

Arta Jekabsone! Here’s a chat with Sabine and Arta right after the award ceremony, as well as some more impressions from the finals. Enjoy!

The Voice Competition Finals

Fabio Giacalone performing ORANGE BLOSSOMS IN SUMMERTIME by Kurt Elling, FOUR by Miles Davis and TIGHT by Betty Carter.

Fabio won the 3rd prize of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2016. Congratulations!

Arta Jekabsone performing FOUR by Miles Davis, LET THE FEELING JUST FLOW: I FEEL YOU and her own composition SUN.

Arta Jekabsone has been elected as the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2016. Congratulations!

Erik Leuthäuser performing IN MY SOLITUDE by Duke Ellington, FOUR by Miles Davis and his own composition CONCLUSION IN A TRAIN.

Erik won the 2nd prize of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2016 and was additionally awarded with the audience prize. Congratulations!

A review of the Semi-Finals. Again, enjoy!

And here they are: the performances of the Semi-Finals 2016. Enjoy!










Welcome to the Competition 2016

Behind the Scenes: The 2016 Montreux Jazz Festival

Names can be deceptive. Yes, the Montreux Jazz Festival is… well, a music festival that takes place every year in Montreux, Switzerland, on the banks of Lake Geneva. Continue reading

Shure presents: Chris Read Quartet – Live at Montreux

The free program for the 50th annual Montreux Jazz Festival was released publicly today — so we can now reveal that a long-time Shure user, UK singer/songwriter Chris Read, is amongst the performers appearing during the festival. Together with his backing band (the aptly named Chris Read Quartet), Chris will be playing tracks from his recently released debut album, If I Knew, as well as “jazz standards with some modern twists” as he puts it, during two separate performances on the Music In The Park stage on July 13th and 14th. “I can’t wait,” he explains over the phone from a noisy London venue whilst preparing for a gig. “Montreux is one of those places you always hear about as a musician… the thought that I’m getting to perform there this year is just unbelievable to me.” Continue reading

Interviewing the winner of 2015: Alina Engibaryan

Congratulations to Alina Engibaryan, who has been elected as the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2015.

Let’s have a chat with the three finalists of 2015!

Congratulations to Yumi Ito, Vuyo Satashe and Alina Engibaryan, who have been elected as the three finalist of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2015.

Interviewing the winner of 2014: Alita Moses