Claude Nobs Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Passes Away
Having a passion for music and artistry Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, passed away Thursday. He was 76
A native of Montreux, died Thursday after sustaining injuries from a fall while cross-country skiing in nearby Caux-sur-Montreux on Christmas Eve. He was taken to the hospital and fell into a coma and never recovered.
Nobs worked with musical greats such as Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin, who would make her first European tour at his request. Also notable, sharing of festival-directing duties with the music producer Quincy Jones and bringing in Miles Davis as an honorary host.