Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs Passes
January 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM (PT)
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL Founder/GM CLAUDE NOBS died after sustaining injuries from a fall while cross-country skiing on Christmas Eve, THE WASHINGTON POST reports. He was 76.
Originally a chef, NOBS would eventually be hired to be director of MONTREUX’s tourism office, where he organized charity concerts, which led to him starting SWITZERLAND's legendary Jazz festival.
The festival's website reported that NOBS’ death came by "surprise as if to remind us once more, that in life as in music, each great performance could be the last one even if the show must go on."