Watch Live at Montreux

  • 2008
  • 1 Season

Live at Montreux is a riveting concert series that captures some of the most memorable performances by legendary musicians and bands over the years at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. This Amazon Addon showcases a diverse catalog of concerts, from jazz to rock to pop, that have taken place at the festival since its inception in 1967. The series is a celebration of live music, capturing the energy and soulful connection between the artists and the audience, as they come together to create a magical experience that transcends time and space.

Live at Montreux brings together some of the biggest names in music, including Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, James Brown, David Bowie, and Prince, among others. Each concert is a unique experience, featuring the artists' distinctive style and personality, as well as their timeless hits and lesser-known gems. Some concerts showcase the artists at the peak of their career, while others capture their raw, unfiltered talent, making each performance a one-of-a-kind experience that will stay with you forever.

The series is a treasure trove of musical history, showcasing the evolution of jazz, rock, and pop music over the decades. From the soulful blues of B.B. King to the funk-filled grooves of The Meters, Live at Montreux captures the essence of each genre and its iconic artists. It's a journey through time, as we see how music has evolved and transformed over the years, while staying true to its roots and traditions.

One of the standout performances in the series is that of Carlos Santana, who brought his signature Latin rock sound to the festival in 2004. Backed by his talented band, Santana delivered a mesmerizing concert that showcased his virtuosity on the guitar and his ability to fuse different genres and cultures into his music. The concert features some of Santana's biggest hits, including "Oye Como Va", "Black Magic Woman", and "Smooth", which became an instant crowd-pleaser and a radio hit.

Another memorable concert is that of Nina Simone, who performed at the festival in 1976. Simone was a trailblazer in the world of jazz and became known for her vocal prowess and her socially conscious lyrics. In her concert at Montreux, Simone delivered an emotional performance that showcased her range as an artist, from the soulful "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" to the haunting "Four Women". The concert is a testament to Simone's enduring legacy and her unwavering commitment to using her music as a platform for activism and social justice.

Live at Montreux is also a platform for up-and-coming artists who are making a name for themselves in the music world. One such artist is Joss Stone, who performed at the festival in 2007. Stone, who was only 20 years old at the time, wowed the audience with her soulful voice and her maturity as a performer. Her concert features a mix of covers and original songs, including "Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now" and "Alfie", showcasing her versatility and her ability to connect with the audience.

Overall, Live at Montreux is a must-watch series for music lovers and those who appreciate the power of live music. The series is a celebration of the rich and diverse history of music, showcasing some of the best performances by iconic artists and up-and-coming talent. The concerts are a reminder of the magic of live performance, where anything is possible, and the connection between the artists and the audience is palpable. Live at Montreux is a series that will take you on a journey through time, through different genres and cultures, and leave you with a sense of awe and wonder at the power of music to transcend time and space.

Live at Montreux is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2008.

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Yes - Live at Montreux 2003
7. Yes - Live at Montreux 2003
September 3, 2007
This Yes concert from Montreux in 2003 is regarded by the band and fans alike as one of the band's finest hours. The film captures the only time Yes performed at the festival, yet the group has a long association with the town and even recorded its album "Going for the One" there in the late 1970s.
John Lee Hooker - Live at Montreux 1990
5. John Lee Hooker - Live at Montreux 1990
July 7, 2020
Fresh from releasing his Grammy-winning "The Healer" album, bluesman John Lee Hooker delivers a vibrant concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1990. Joined by the Coast to Coast Blues Band, he covers an impressive set of hits from across his career, including "Boom Boom," "Crawlin' King Snake" and his very first single, "Boogie Chillen'."
Run DMC - Live at Montreux 2001
4. Run DMC - Live at Montreux 2001
April 3, 2007
Run DMC is one of the true pioneers of rap music. This concert from Montreux in 2001, the group's only appearance at the festival, captures the trio at its very best. DMC, Run and Jam Master Jay perform all their classic hits, including "It's Like That," "It's Tricky," "King of Rock" and their classic "Walk This Way."
Van Morrison - Live at Montreux 1974
3. Van Morrison - Live at Montreux 1974
October 16, 2006
Van Morrison has performed many times at the Montreux Festival, dating from the early 1970s to the present day. This film highlights his performance at the 1974 festival, featuring classic tracks and others. The carefully restored footage shows Van Morrison at his very best.
Curtis Mayfield - Live at Montreux 1987
2. Curtis Mayfield - Live at Montreux 1987
November 15, 2004
Filmed at the 1987 Montreux Jazz Festival, this soulful concert reaffirms Curtis Mayfield's five-tool ability as a singer, lyricist, guitarist, performer and arranger. Graced with a flawless falsetto, the vocalist turns in a career-spanning set that stretches from his early days in the Impressions to sociopolitical solo work.
Wu Tang Clan - Live at Montreux 2007
1. Wu Tang Clan - Live at Montreux 2007
October 6, 2008
It isn't easy to get the entire Wu-Tang Clan together in one city let alone on a single stage. With the exception of dearly departed member Ol' Dirty Bastard, this July 2007 Montreux concert showcases all the group's members (RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah) and demonstrates the power of a collective. Appearances by Cappadonna, Streetlife and DJ Mathematics add to the hip-hop festivities.
Where to Watch Live at Montreux
Live at Montreux is available for streaming on the Amazon Addon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Live at Montreux on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 2008