Claude Nobs was a visionary. He was the man responsible for one of the most important and historic festivals in jazz music. Accomplishing what he did will go unmatched in this industry especially today. Aside from his professional successes, he was an incredibly kind and warm human being. I had the honour of spending a little bit of time with him when I was younger and all I can remember was laughing, listening to music, and having fun.
Mr. Nobs was one of those people my Dad spoke of with nothing but respect and I know that is the case for anyone who knew him whether it was for years or just a brief moment in passing. My heart is heavy and my love goes out to his family, friends and colleagues. We will miss you. Thank you for everything.