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Claude Nobs
Jan 17, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013

Claude Nobs, the 76 year old founder of the Montreux jazz festival has died after a skiing accident in the Swiss village of Caux.

Nobs founded the event in 1967 and has continued as the festival's director ever since, sharing this position with legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones in recent years.

Read more about Claude Nobs career here.

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Claude Nobs (February 8, 1936 - January 10, 2013) was the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Biography: Nobs was born in Montreux, Switzerland. After apprenticing as a cook, Nobs worked in the Tourism Office of Montreux. He later went to New York, where he met Nesuhi Erteg√ľn, the then-president of Atlantic Records. He also met Roberta Flack and invited her to the Rose...

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On Dec 4, 2013. 5:55pm
chanming said

I have the fondest of memories from the annual Montreux jazz festival. Claude Nobs was one of the highlights of the concert bringing the classic jazzy feel to the stage. Always loved his work and always will. Despite the unfortunate skiing accident, his legacy will continue to live on. Regards, Tu.

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