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Buddy Guy At Montreux Festival

Buddy Guy – Fever

 

Buddy Guy at the Montreux Festival makes a special appearance on July 22, 2004.  This video is a performance of the song “Fever”.  Furthermore, he shows just how smooth he can get singing it. Between his soft vocals and Jay Moynihan’s sax playing, it’s mind-blowing!  So, after this performance, it gets even better for the blues fans in the audience. Because the musical director is none other than Carlos Santana.  Besides, Buddy Guy also included on the bill that night was Bobby Parker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown.  Guest Appearances by Santana and Nile Rodgers.  

Montreux Jazz Festival

Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. Furthermore, It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival.

Part of the festival’s expansion was due to coproduction by Quincy Jones who brought many international artists in the early 1990s. Today’s festival lasts about two weeks and attracts an audience of more than 200,000 people. Over 1300 artists have performed at the Festival from 1967 to 2016, with the most appearances by Herbie Hancock (27 times) and B.B. King (21 times).

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