Usher, Lauryn Hill to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival

Usher, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu are booked to perform at the one of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals, Montreux Jazz Festival during its 51st edition.

The eclectic lineup for the June 30-July 15 event includes Ibrahim Maalouf, Beth Ditto of indie rock band Gossip, Phoenix, as well the “Two Brians” double billing of Brian Ferry of Roxy Music and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

“The big night with Usher, you know him, he’s coming with The Roots, very funky. We really wanted to see Trombone Shorty again who dazzled us in 2012. It shows the spectrum of R & B and soul. The night might end with big jam, you never know,” Mathieu Jaton, festival director, told a news conference held in the Theatre de Jorat in the village of Mezieres above Lausanne.

Lauryn Hill is returning to Montreux for the first time since 2005.

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