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Tigran Hamasyan

If there is a downside to the new versions of Great American Songbook tunes released each year by jazz singers and instrumentalists, it is the shared feeling that the songs themselves are sacred. Untouchable. As if anyone covering “Laura” or “Body and Soul” is signing a non-aggression pact, swearing not to touch the essential elements of those songs.

What happens on StandArt, Tigran Hamasyan’s first collection of songs associated with the Great American Songbook, is quite different. The familiar, enduring melodies of “Laura” and the jam session stalwart “All the Things You Are” are there, rendered with great wit. But almost every other facet of the music is given a lively, sometimes surprising reimagining.

Thursday – 07 July
Stage
Le Cinéma
Tickets Category
Standing

CONCERT SCREENINGS

18:30

TIGRAN HAMASYAN QUINTET (2014) presented by Stéphanie-Aloysia Moretti (MJAF-MJF)

 

20:30

JON HOPKINS  (2018) presented by Marc Zendrini

DOCUMENTARIES

22:30

BALKAN MELODY by STEFAN SCHWIETERT in collaboration with Play Suisse

00:30

ACCORDION TRIBE by STEFAN SCHWIETERT in collaboration with Play Suisse

CONCERT SCREENINGS

02:30

THE LUMINEERS (2017) presented by Caroline Lüthi (MJF)

Friday – 08 July
Stage
The Memphis
Tickets Category
Standing

MJAF 15TH ANNIVERSARY

WORKSHOPS

18:00

AU-DELÀ DU STYLE: DU CLASSIQUE AUX MUSIQUES ACTUELLES presented by THE MONTREUX CONSERVATORY

20:00

SOWETO KINCH TRIO

 

21:30

TIGRAN HAMASYAN Standart

 

23:00

JAM SESSIONS with Clarendelle

launched by IN THE HOUSE BAND
supported by Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation

 

 

Friday – 08 July
Stage
La Loggia
Tickets Category
Standing

PODCAST RECORDING

19:00

JAZZ IS... with ZAC HARMON

20:00

JAZZ IS... with TIGRAN HAMASYAN