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Rio de Janeiro holds the first edition of Rio Montreux Jazz Festival

Rio de Janeiro holds the first edition of Rio Montreux Jazz Festival

From June 6 through 9 the city of Rio de Janeiro will hold the Rio Montreux Jazz Festival, the first national edition of the famous Swiss event. During four days, 40 Brazilian and foreign musicians will play on the stages of the festival, including Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Rita, Zeca Baleiro, Pitty, Frejat, Andreas Kisser, Stanley Clarke, Steve Vai and Al Di Meola. Dream Factory and Gael – purchased this year by Grupo Artplan, as well as MZA Music, are in charge of the overall production.

Created in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival will happen for the first time in Latin America following the structure of the Swiss event. The program includes free events and paid shows. Pier Mauá will be the place for the construction of three stages named after famous Brazilian musicians: Ary Barroso, Tom Jobim and Villa-Lobos. Together, such areas will be able to receive up to 6,000 people/day. The audience will also have at its disposal a lounge with bars and food trucks. Parque Madureira is the place where Pixinguinha Stage will be built, with an area able to receive up to 5,000 people. Stages called Montreux Urbano will be spread to other four places in the city.

According to such festival’s tradition, a poster for each edition is especially created by an artist. The poster for the Rio edition of the festival is signed by adman Marcello Serpa. “Holding the Rio Montreux Jazz Festival is a huge recognition of the importance of Brazil in the world circuit of music events. We will have here major representatives of the Brazilian and foreign music, plus new and great promising artists, in historic performances in this unique place that is the city of Rio de Janeiro”, says Gaetano Lops, a partner of Gael.

Click here for further information of the festival.