Villars vanguard

28/06/18 - 01/07/18 / VILLARS BIG FESTIVAL

We're proud to host the late night jam sessions of the annual the Villars Big festival!

Founded in 2015, Villars Big is one of the only events dedicated to Big Bands in Europe. It presents four festival days each year, bringing together great jazz orchestras and exceptional soloists from all over the world. Organized for the end of June, this event marks the opening of the summer tourist season at the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon.

- Free entrance -








The Space

We present outstanding work created by a community of local and international artists working in all media, including music, visual art exhibitions, film, video, and performance.

Les Mazots du Clos, 85 Avenue Centrale, Villars-sur-Ollon, VD, 1884, Switzerland


Villars Big

The 4th edition of Villars Big, from June 28 to July 1, 2018, will welcome no fewer than five big bands, including two professional orchestras and three big bands of the region, as well as fifteen internationally renowned soloists from all over Europe.

They will perform at eleven concerts at indoor and outdoor venues of the Vaud resort. Every night after the main events, artists and audiences will meet at the Villars Vanguard Jazz Club for jam sessions that will continue through the night!

28 & 29/06/18 / PAULO CARDOSO & JAM SESSION / Thu & FRI 22:30

The Villars' Finest brings together jazz soloists from around the world, all of them regulars of festivals: saxophonists Perico Sambeat (Spain) and Robert Bonisolo (Italy), trumpeters Jean-François Baud (France) and Stephen Lands (USA) , pianist Simon Seidl (Germany), vibraphonist Jean-Lou Treboux (Switzerland), bassist Paulo Cardoso (Germany) and drummer Mario Gonzi (Austria). They perform under the direction of Paulo Cardoso.

After the concert of the first set, the stage will be open to all for a jam session that will continue until the end of the night!

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30/06/18 / ROB LUFT 5TET & JAM SESSION / Sat 22:30

Rob Luft is an award-winning 24-year-old musician from London, and has been described as one of the UK’s most prominent and talented young contemporary jazz guitarists. Praised by The Times ‘to achieve great things in the future’, Rob was the recipient of the 2016 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize in association with Edition Records, and he also received the 2nd Prize in The 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. We are thrilled to be welcoming him in Villars thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Royal Academy London.

Rob Luft - Guitar
Joe Wright - Tenor Sax
Joe Webb - Piano / Keyboard
Tom McCredie - Bass Guitar
Corrie Dick - Drums & Percussion

After the concert of the first set, the stage will be open to all for a late night jam session.


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