Claude Nobs – founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, dies at 76

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Photo above taken on the Jazz Boat – a regular event at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The boat cruises around Lac Léman with live bands that play on board for music lovers. Late last night, the sad news came through here in Switzerland that Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival had passed away […]

Conservatoire holds summer school, Montreux Jazz starts today, Nyon police launch mobile van

Summer school

The Conservatoire of Nyon (the prestigious music school situated by the lake side) is holding a summer school this year for both children and adults on the 11th-16th August from 14:00 to 18:00. Several of the teachers at this school speak English.  See site for full details or contact  Marie-Hélène Piotet: Tel: 079 579 73 45  Montreux Jazz festival starts […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

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Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

A wrist full of festival armbands, a bike and a love of music – “Ride to Live” Greg Parmley revs up to Nyon on Tuesday.

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A wrist full of festival armbands on the  “Ride to Live”  tour – Greg  Parmley at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Greg Parmley is a man on a mission.  A mission to visit as many music festivals as he can across Europe in one month. He began his trip on June 24th at Glastonbury in the UK, went straight on to “Hard Rock Calling” and […]

Montreux Jazz festival begins today, Usine a Gaz reveals Autumn programme

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The Montreux Jazz festival kicks off today and continues until the 16th July. The festival name is bit of misnomer as there is much more than jazz available on the programe. From the blues of B.B King (a festival regular), to hip hop, soul, rock, pop, techno, etc, there is a huge variety of music on offer.  Although tickets for […]

Discovering the local arts scene with artist Stephanie Fonteyn – A new feature for Living in Nyon

Stephanie at work

Living in Nyon is delighted to announce that from July onwards, this site will feature interviews with artists, and will report on art events in galleries and venues across the region. These articles will be written by Stephanie Fonteyn, a professional artist who is based in Duillier (a village just a few kilometres above Nyon).  Stephanie says her objective is “to make […]

Montreux Jazz in full flow and free Jazz in Nyon


The Montreux Jazz festival opened at the weekend with its big line up of bands and stars. However if you haven’t got tickets or don’t want to trek down to the other end of the lake for music, don’t forget there are free music concerts in Nyon every weekend in July and the first week […]