It was destiny. He was born in paradise. Claude Nobs called Montreux, Switzerland his home from the start. He worked for the Tourism Office of Montreux. He understood the allure of this gorgeous, storybook village on the slopes of the Alps right at the point they begin their 1000 foot decent into Lake Geneva. If […]


Thirty-five years ago this July 10, I walked onto the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. I like to think that I was too young to truly appreciate where I was and to know what a rare opportunity it represented. In 1978, Montreux sat at the pinnacle of annual jazz festivals. I first […]