In January, Montreux Jazz Festival announced the launch of the 2020 Fairmont World Tour, in partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. From 29 January to 7 March, two artists beloved of the Festival, Jalen N’Gonda and Bobby Bazini, are performing at 13 exceptional destination hotels around the world.
RIO DE JANEIRO
The 2020 Fairmont World Tour has arrived at its first destination: beautiful Rio de Janeiro ??. Watch as touring musician Jalen N’Gonda explores the birthplace of bossa nova and the iconic song ‘Girl from Ipanema’.
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Our 2020 touring musician Jalen N’Gonda returned to his American roots! Catch a glimpse of his captivating performance in the iconic Oval Room of the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, featuring a tribute to John Lennon, another former visitor of the hotel.
Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston
Jalen N’Gonda headed to Chicago! A leading force in one of the most influential genres in music, R&B, Jalen explored its history and iconic landmarks.
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Watch as Jalen N’Gonda feasts his eyes and appetite on Austin’s local food scene, to fuel his showstopper of an evening performance.
In the latest episode of the 2020 Tour, discover a true taste of San Francisco. From landmark architecture to iconic names in music and everything in between, join Jalen N’Gonda on his exploration of the Golden City.
On his last stop on the #FairmontWorldTour, Jalen N’Gonda explores the perfect place to reflect on two unforgettable weeks of Fairmont destinations and soulful sounds, surrounded by the beauty and nature.
Grand Bazaar to an impromptu fortune-reading, musician Bobby Bazini headed to Istanbul as part of the 2020 Fairmont World Tour, drawing inspiration from the sights and sounds of the Turkish destination. ??
Next up on the 2020 Fairmont World Tour? A stop to the impressive Abu Dhabi, where touring musician Bobby Bazini admired the city’s blend of tradition and modernity, ending with an outdoor performance at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. ??
For the 2020 Fairmont World Tour, Bobby Bazini takes to the expanse of Dubai’s sand dunes for the ultimate city experience ahead of his exclusive performance of ‘Move Away’ at Fairmont The Palm. ??
Alive with sounds and fragrances, a feast for the senses – Bobby Bazini falls instantly in love with Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech and the city that surrounds it. ??
Performing under the same roof as old-time regular Frank Sinatra, Bobby Bazini moves the crowd at London’s legendary The Savoy London during the 2020 Fairmont World Tour. ??
The striking architecture of The Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel in Barcelona makes the perfect backdrop for another knock out performance by Bobby Bazini – just in time for #WorldMusicDay!
When two artists meet is when the magic happens – take a look back to when our two Fairmont World Tour musicians, Bobby Bazini and Jalen N’Gonda, met at the legendary Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in March, to perform where it all started – at the home of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Watch as the two celebrate the end of a magical world tour!