Eagle Vision Presents
Montreux Jazz Festival
Eagle Vision is proud to announce a deal to represent the Montreux Sounds catalogue. Montreux Sounds is the label which controls the archive of the celebrated Montreux Jazz Festival, which is now preparing for its 38th edition from July 3-18, 2004.
Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, who continues as its CEO today, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world.
The list of artists who have performed at the festival over the years is extraordinary. A random sampling includes David Bowie, Paul Simon, Jamiroquai, Isaac Hayes, Basement Jaxx, David Gray, George Benson, Diana Krall, Deep Purple, R.E.M., Pat Metheny, Bob Dylan, Santana, Bjork, Eric Clapton, The Corrs, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, ZZ Top, George Clinton, Simply Red, James Taylor Quartet, Ice T, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Miles Davis, Phil Collins, Courtney Pine, Elvis Costello, Dizzy Gillespie, Hugh Masekela, Garbage, Buddy Guy, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lee Hooker, Count Basie and Stevie Ray Vaughan – and that still leaves out a host of stars from across the musical spectrum.
Eagle Vision is delighted to be representing this entire catalogue, including the 2004 Festival, for TV sales on a worldwide basis. In addition we will be making selected titles available on DVD.
Geoff Kempin, Chief Operating Officer for Eagle Vision worldwide, said “Montreux is one of the world’s truly superb music television catalogues, particularly notable for Claude’s early vision in producing so many shows in Hi Definition since 1991. Terry Shand, Executive Chairman of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd, and myself are delighted to be working with Claude and his partners on a catalogue that, on both artistic and technical levels, is of such uniformly high quality and depth that it will enrich all media.”
Claude Nobs said “Eagle has the qualities that Montreux Sounds needs in a worldwide distributor and we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship.”