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Five years ago Montreux Jazz Festival founder died on this day

Man playing harmonica

Claude Nobs plays harmonica on stage with Solomon Burke at the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2005


It is five years ago today that Claude Nobs, founder of Switzerland’s famous Montreux Jazz Festival, died suddenly at age 76. 

In this 2013 article, reported on his death, his life and the legacy of the man who, in the words of the current Swiss President Alain Berset "helped Switzerland discover jazz".


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