The MJF Spotlight Sessions will be held in the ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon during a winter residency between 11 February and 1 April 2023. Spread over six Saturdays, the concerts by emerging artists will be held at the Villars Palace Theatre. Each evening will begin and end with DJ sets at the Villars Lodge. Ticketing opens on 25 January at 11 am (concerts paying, DJ sets free of charge).
After having been to London, Hamburg and Zurich, MJF Spotlight settles in the Vaud Alps to showcase the stars of tomorrow. Selected by the bookers of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the six artists on the programme are among the most promising in pop, soul and R’n’B music.
The MJF Spotlight Sessions will feature the English singer Cherise, who has already opened for Michael Kiwanuka and Jamie Cullum; Debbie, who was featured on Stormzy’s latest album; the Belgian singer Mentissa, the up-and-coming indie pop artist Flowerovlove; the creative French alt-pop artist Aime Simone and the Scottish soul-pop singer Joesef.
Spread over six Saturdays between 11 February and 1 April 2023, the concerts will start at 8pm in the Villars Palace Theatre. The MJF Spotlight Sessions will open with DJ sets at the Villars Lodge at après-ski time, from 4.30pm, and will continue after the concerts until midnight.
Saturday 11 February
Saturday 18 February
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
AIME SIMONE (FR)
Saturday 1 April
@Villars Lodge (free entrance) 4.30pm – 8pm
@Théâtre du Villars Palace (CHF 29.-) 8pm – 9pm
@Villars Lodge (free entrance) 9pm – midnight