Last year we organize a little contest of data-science visualizations on the Montreux Jazz archive in my lab. The results were kept in the closet for a long time and I thought it would be interesting to share them with a broader audience. Here we will focus on the evolution of musical genres throughout the years in the Montreux Jazz Festival.
This post is the first of a (long?) series on the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), a very famous music festival held every year in Montreux, Switzerland. I am one of the happy few who has privileged access to the archive, currently digitalized by the Metamedia here at EPFL.