Death of Claude Nobs

February 4, 1936 - January 10, 2013
Montreux, Switzerland | Age 76

Montreux Jazz Festival founder dies
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JOHN HEILPRIN, The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — Claude Nobs, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, has died. He was 76.

The Jazz Festival said Nobs, a native of Montreux, died Thursday after sustaining injuries from a fall while cross-country skiing in nearby Caux-sur-Montreux on Christmas Eve. He was taken to the...

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