The Swiss town of Montreux sits on the edge of Lake Geneva, surrounded by mountains and stunning picturesque views. Each year, this magical setting plays host to one of the best-known jazz festivals in the world featuring great artists. This year, for the second time, SYJO was also on the bill and performed two gigs at the Music In The Parc venue to large and enthusiastic audiences.
It is no secret that SYJO contains some of the best young jazz musicians in the country and they cemented this reputation with some blistering performances. In particular, the band’s arrangement of A Love Supreme by John Coltrane was extremely well received leading to offers of future concerts as far away as Japan!
The Montreux trip caps a hugely successful year for SYJO which has included performances with sax masters John Surman and Jean Toussaint, appearances on London Jazz Radio, an invite to the National Music for Youth festival and several of the band being offered prestigious places at leading Music Conservatoires to study jazz.