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Montreux Jazz Festival

"Playing with a big band is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, ever since I came across Buddy Rich's 'Swinging New Big Band' album". It finally took over thirty years for the dream to come real! With my manager insisting I should do it and Claude Nobs, Quincy Jones and Ahmet Ertegun encouraging me as well, I am now finally at the head of my own big band. We'll be playing several songs from my solo career or from Genesis' repertoire, slightly rearranged, and I look forward to taking advantage of such an exciting opportunity to make songs sound different. I'd also like to add that for me, having Quincy Jones as conductor and Tony Bennett as a guest singer, it is also a dream come true. Having been a fan of theirs for years, and now being their friends, it is a great honor for me to be able to play by their sides. We are all extremely excited to play together in front of you, and we hope you will enjoy this experience as much as we will."

- Phil Collins

The Band

Louis Conte - Percussions
Daryl Stuermer - Guitar
Nathan East - Bass
Brad Cole - Piano, keyboards
Daniel Fornero - Trumpet
Harry Kim - Trumpet
Arturo Velasco - Trombone
Andrew Woolfolk - Saxophone
WDR Big Band

Special guests

Tony Benett - Vocals
David Sanborn - Saxophone
Quincy Jones - Conductor

The Setlist

Part One

Two Hearts
That's All
In The Air Tonight
Invisible Touch
The West Side
Against All Odds
Hand In Hand

Part Two (Tony Bennett sings)

Watch What Happens
Over The Rainbow
People
Old Devil Moon
The Lady Is In Love With You
There'll Be Some Changes

Part Three

Milestone
Drum-percussion Duet/Los Endos
Always (Phil Collins sings)
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Sussudio

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