29-06-2017

Jacob Krzywak

As the idyllic Montreux Jazz Festival reconvenes on the shores of Lake Geneva for its 51st edition, Meyer Sound returns for its 31st consecutive year as a strategic partner and official sound system provider. This year marks the Montreux debut of the LINA very compact line array, the newest member of the LEO Family, with LINA arrays deployed at the Montreux Jazz Lab and at the new Lisztomania venue.

The reinforcement system at Auditorium Stravinski, the festival’s largest venue, comprises Meyer Sound LYON-M and LYON-W line array loudspeakers with bass augmented by 1100-LFC and 900-LFC low-frequency control elements. Two artists recently touring with Meyer Sound LEO Family systems, The Lumineers and Passenger, perform here on July 14. A sampling of other headliners at the venue includes Herbie Hancock, Pet Shop Boys, Usher & The Roots, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry and Brian Wilson.

At the Montreux Jazz Lab, the music is powered by a LEOPARD line array system with a LINA center cluster and low end bolstered by 1100-LFC and 900-LFC elements. Another artist recently touring with Meyer Sound systems, Lukas Graham, is on stage at the Lab on July 1. Other notables scheduled for the Montreux Jazz Lab include Fleet Foxes, Yello, Alt-J and La Femme.

At the intimate Montreux Jazz Club – this year hosting Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ and Mavis Staples among others – the music will be carried via UPJ-1P and UPJunior VariO loudspeakers coupled with 750-LFC low-frequency control elements.

Lisztomania, a replacement for the prior Rock Cave, is a new free venue offering a diverse mix of independent and experimental artists such as Warhaus, a solo project of Maarten Devoldere. The system here is anchored by a dozen LINA line array loudspeakers with bass support from eight 750-LFC elements.

Launched by the late Claude Nobs and two associates in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates an eclectic musical mix spanning a wide spectrum of contemporary genres, including – but not limited to – jazz, pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock and electronica.