The first Montreux Jazz Festival took place on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1967. Since then it has grown to become one of the world’s most famous music festivals, acquiring a unique reputation on the music scene. Every year more than 200,000 festival-goers flood into Montreux to attend the many concerts and artists’ performances. The 49th festival takes place this summer from 03 until 18 July 2015.
As one of the six main sponsors of the world-famous music festival, SOCAR is delighted to be able to make a significant contribution to the Swiss and European music scene. The excellent global reputation of the Montreux Jazz Festival, its status as a Swiss tradition and the high quality of the music it showcases – these are characteristics that provide a perfect match with the values of SOCAR and the company’s emphasis on high-quality, modern and customer-focused services. Besides which Azerbaijan, SOCAR’s homeland, has its very own rich tradition of jazz culture in which both modern and more traditional forms of jazz are represented and which has produced its fair share of internationally known jazz musicians.
SOCAR intends to establish a premium brand with a high degree of consumer acceptance that stands for top quality, outstanding customer service and high environmental and management standards.