Carla Bley has been forced to cancel her summer tour and is being replaced by Manu Katché. The French drummer and composer will perform on 9 July at the Montreux Jazz Club, after trumpeter Avishai Cohen and pianist Addison Frei, winner of the piano competition in 2017.
The concert by the Carla Bley Trio planned for 9 July 2018 has been canceled. On doctors’ orders, the American pianist cannot currently travel by airplane due to a health problem. The Festival wishes her a speedy recovery.
The Festival has invited French drummer and composer Manu Katché to present his project “The Scope”, which will give rise to an album this autumn. With his new quartet, Manu Katché explores soul and pop sounds, reminding us that he has played with the biggest stars of pop music, from Peter Gabriel to Alain Souchon, including Matthieu Chedid, Dire Straits, Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N’Dour.
Manu Katché will appear for the sixth time at the Montreux Jazz Festival, after noteworthy performances alongside Sting, Richard Bona, and Stephan Eicher.