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Quincy Jones - Sountrack Of The 80's
Saturday 13 July 2019
Auditorium Stravinski
53rd Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

This was one of those shows that will go down in history as EPIC! The biggest act with unbelievable performers with an incredible orchestra conducted by the best conductors in the best auditorium with the best sound at the best festival in the world! WOW!

I was invited by Sheléa to photograph the show & take photos backstage afterwards. She can really SING!

Oh, interestingly, no other photographer did what I did - shoot the show PLUS shoot the action backstage.

Quincy Jones was joined by these special guests for an exceptional closing night…
Sheléa, -M- (Matthieu Chedid), Ibrahim Maalouf, Jon Batiste, Lauren Jauregui, Jonah Nilsson, Daley + dancing superstar Salif Gueye, all accompanied by the Sinfonietta de Lausanne conducted by John Clayton and Jules Buckley along with Quincy's own backing band which features musicians such as Larnell Lewis on drums... and you start to get the picture!

They played the most popular hits produced, composed and arranged by Quincy Jones in the eighties (plus a few older ones), all in the incredible Auditorium Stravinski, officially closing the 53rd Montreux Jazz Festival!

If you've been living under a soundproof rock and are not sure who Quincy Jones is, he has a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, won 28 Grammys, produced Michael Jackson's albums Off The Wall, Thriller (bestselling album ever) & Bad, produced & conducted charity song We Are The World, worked with Frank Sinatra, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th Century, produced movies such as The Color Purple and TV shows such as The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. And there's more - much more!

Needless to say I took some nice shots - so let's get scrolling!

 

Sheléa

Sheléa, the crowd, the band & Sinfonietta de Lausanne... What an evening!

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Jon Batiste

You never want to miss Jon Batiste!

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Sheléa

Sheléa's voice is so divine. You wish to hear it all the time.

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Sheléa

Sheléa is so sweet. Oh, did I mention she can SING?

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Happy Quincy

Show creator, composer & inspiration Quincy Jones enjoys the show from the side of the stage.

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Trumpet From Heaven

Ibrahim Maalouf's trumpet playing was incredible! Truly incredible! I don't know where he buys his trumpets but I want one of those!

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Quincy Can't Help But Smile

Quincy loved Ibrahim Maalouf's performance of Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature'. So did EVERYBODY!

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A Kiss Farewell

Ibrahim Maalouf blows a kiss goodbye, although no one wanted him to leave.

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Daley / Art Version

Photo & art by me.

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Daley

Although Daly isn't singing in either of the above pics I can assure you he did!

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Sheléa

Queen of the Jungle... Hear her roar!!!!!

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Sheléa

Queen of the night!

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Rapturous Applause

Gotta say these folk know class when they see/hear it. Would you believe it if I said they were clapping just for me? Nah, didn't think so. I can't stop thinking that the blonde guy on the right is wearing overalls.

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Lauren Jauregui

Ready or not...

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Lauren Jauregui

Magic happens.

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Lauren Jauregui

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Sinfonietta de Lausanne

Such an incredible orchestra & backing vocalists.

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Sheléa

Sheléa may look small in this photo - it's the wiiiiiiide lens I used - but I can assure you her voice filled the room. Actually I'm pretty sure it lifted the roof!

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-M- (Matthieu Chedid)

What -M- can't play smiling on a guitar isn't worth playing! Rocking with joy. He definitely has golden fingers.

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-M- (Matthieu Chedid)

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-M- (Matthieu Chedid)

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-M- (Matthieu Chedid)

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Jules Buckley & -M- (Matthieu Chedid)

Jules & -M- shake hands. Great caption.

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Salif Gueye

If there was one spot I thought beforehand might be a bit flat it was gonna be the dancer. Can I hear an "Amen'? No way! Salif was incredible, thrilling the audience with his boundless grooves and moves. I can't say I remember precisely what Salif was up to here but I can assure you it filled me with awe and wonder at the time.

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Salif Gueye

Salif still filling me with awe and wonder.

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It's Crowded In Here

A view from somewhere up the back. It shows how great it looked from pretty much everywhere, not that I went pretty much everywhere, but I could have if I wanted to. Pretty much.

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Hand On Heart

Quincy Jones expresses how he feels about Sheléa's performance. Or he's got a bit of heartburn from dinner. But probably coz Sheléa is so INCREDIBLE!

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Jonah Nilsson

Quincy watches on as Jonah delivers, backed by that awesome live soundtrack.

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Jonah Nilsson

Scream for me Montreux!

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Jonah Nilsson

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Sheléa

Black & white feels.

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Sheléa

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Jules Buckley & Sinfonietta de Lausanne

It looked incredible but sounded even better. Honestly! Honestly honestly!

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Jules Buckley

Conductor Jules Buckley, the band & Sinfonietta de Lausanne applaud Quincy.

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Sheléa

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Sheléa & Daley

Beautiful duet!

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Sheléa & Daley

Crazy good!

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Vula Malinga

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Thriller!

Salif Gueye & Jonah Nilsson in a thrilling moment of the concert.

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Rising To The Occasion

Sinfonietta de Lausanne & Quincy's band stand for a standing ovation at the end of the concert, coz doing it at the start of the concert would have been silly.

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Quincy Applauds

Quincy applauds an incredible job well done.

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Quincy Addresses The Audience

Such a cool guy, full of wisdom and great advice.

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HEART!

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Right Back At Ya!

The feeling is mutual! Everyone is on their feet.

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Thank You & Good Night

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Backstage: Shania & Sheléa

Backstage embrace!

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Backstage: Daley, Shania & Sheléa

3 Amigos :)

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Backstage: Larnell Lewis & Sheléa

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Backstage: Sheléa & Jonah Nilsson

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Backstage: -M- (Matthieu Chedid) & Sheléa

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Backstage: Sheléa & Jules Buckley

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Backstage: Quincy & Bastian

Quincy Jones & Bastian Baker share a quiet moment after the bombastic show.

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Backstage: Quincy, Moyses & Bastian

Quincy Jones, Moyses Dos Santos & Bastian Baker hanging out after the show.

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Backstage: Bastian Baker (left), Moyses Dos Santos (middle), Eja Lange (right)

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Backstage: Sheléa & Moyses

Sheléa & Moyses Dos Santos hanging out after the show.

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Backstage: Larnell Lewis, Sheléa & Jonah Nilsson

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Backstage: Sheléa

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Backstage: Adam Fell & Sheléa

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Backstage: Sheléa

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Backstage: Ibrahim Maalouf, Cyril Mauguin & Quincy Jones

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Backstage: Arianna Rossi

Sinfonietta de Lausanne harpist Arianna Rossi with her harp.

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Backstage: Quincy Jones & Sheléa

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Backstage: Quincy Jones & Sheléa

Sheléa's cousin Katrina & mother Sheila with Quincy & Sheléa.

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