The Academy, a veritable career launchpad, sees itself as a hothouse for musical encounters and the sharing of knowledge.
In addition to the workshops, lectures on the music business, and jam sessions in which they participate, the young musicians prepare, alongside their mentors, a final concert presented at the Montreux Jazz Club.
Since the 52nd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Academy takes place during the Festival in the House of Jazz. During this intensive week in residence, young participants benefit from the know-how of established musicians such as Bugge Wesseltoft, Carl Craig, and Hauschka. The Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation wishes to introduce to its talents electronic music and possibilities that offers in order to accompany them outside of their comfort zone.