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In a little more than a month, Leman lake in Switzerland will vibrate in a different way thanks to the new edition of Cully Jazz Festival.

Cully Jazz

This year the program is again as special as “connoisseur“.

Little flashback

It was in 1983 that Daniel Thentz and Émmanuel Gétaz had the idea to create this festival. And this dynamic duo had everything to succeed. Daniel Thentz, who passed away in 2011, was a guy from Cully with a huge passion and even bigger talent for Jazz. He was definitely one of the key musicians, trompetist, and composer in Switzerland. Émmanuel Gétaz learned everything from master Claude Nobs for more than 10 years. That’s why Cully Jazz festival became one of the important references in the world of music festivals.
Until 1995, all concerts took place at Salle Davel in Cully but a fire ruined the place and then the festival organizators decided to build a huge “chapiteau” by the Leman lake.

Cully Jazz festival Room

Cully Jazz visitors
The spirit of the festival was set. Since the beginning, inhabitants of Cully opened their basements to welcome concerts and visitors. This supported the existence of the “Festival Off” in which amateur an young artists can play under the official program.

Cully Switzerland
Cully is a small village by the Lake between Lausanne and Montreux. Usually they have 1766 inhabitants and each year the festival gathers more than 50’000 visitors.
Despite the fact it is a Jazz festival, Cully Jazz also welcome different artists from other horizons. One year, they even welcomed Prince (Love Symbol) in a private concert held in one of the Cully basements!
The festival pays itself by 85% thanks to the tickets sale, the drinks and the food.

2014 will be a cool year for Cully

This year, the festival program is very savvy. A perfect blend between confirmed artists and young talents. Some great names will be present this year, which will spice up the experience for the visitors. It will be the 32nd edition of the festival from April 4th to April 12th 2014.

Cully Jazz 2014
On the Jazz side we would need to highlight the following:
Randy Weston
Avishai Cohen
Ceramic Dog with Marc Ribot
Robert Glasper

And when you open your arms and your heart beyond the Jazz horizon, there are also amazing artists like:
Emilie Loizeau
Valerie June
Thomas Dutronc
Salif Keita
Bassékou Kouyaté

If you wish to check the complete program, visit the Festival official website:

Cully Jazz Festival
April 4 – 12 2014

Jazz is cool, being by the Leman Lake is cool… So Cully is cool.

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