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A philanthropic foundation supporting emerging talent and music outreach

The Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation (MJAF) is a recognized non-profit organization and the pedagogic wing of the Festival. We support the next generation of artists and encourage exchanges through the universal language of music.

Part of its programmes takes place during the Montreux Jazz Festival in order to give international musicians the greatest visibility and audience. The other part takes place during the «Autumn of Music» festival which promotes creativity and discovery, as well as creating a stimulating environment for the artists and an intimate atmosphere for the public. During the rest of the year, the Foundation organizes various concerts in Switzerland and abroad to promote the artists that we support.