Monterey Jazz Festival

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Monterey Jazz Festival
MJAP07.jpg
50th Golden Celebration Poster (2007)
GenreJazz, blues, rock
Dates24–26 September 2021
Location(s)Monterey, California, US
CoordinatesCoordinates: 36°35′40″N 121°51′46″W / 36.59444°N 121.86278°W / 36.59444; -121.86278
Years active1958–2019, 2021–present
Websitemontereyjazzfestival.org

The Monterey Jazz Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Monterey, California, United States. It debuted on October 3, 1958, championed by Dave Brubeck[1] and co-founded by jazz and popular music critic Ralph J. Gleason[2] and jazz disc jockey Jimmy Lyons.[1]

History[edit]

The festival is held annually on the 20-acre (8 ha), oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, on the third full weekend in September, beginning on Friday. Five hundred top jazz artists perform on nine stages spread throughout the grounds, with 50 concert performances. In addition, the Monterey Jazz Festival features jazz conversations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, clinics, and an international array of food, shopping, and festivities spread throughout the fairgrounds.

From 1992 to 2010, Tim Jackson was general manager and artistic director, and in 2010, Chris Doss became the managing director, and Jackson became the artistic director. In 2014, Colleen Bailey became the managing director. Since 1992, Clint Eastwood has been on MJF's board of directors. Kent and Keith Zimmerman describe the festival as having expanded in recent years: "While jazz radio and major labels cut back on musical choice and commitment, the Monterey Jazz Festival has widened its scope by expanding the parameters of jazz, blues, and rock. . . . Happily, MJF is now as diverse and vibrant as Lyons imagined it ever could be."[3]

In 2006, the festival set an attendance record of 40,000, selling out all five major concerts on the main stage arena,[4] and in 2007, 40,000 attended the 50th Golden Celebration.[5]

Since there was no festival in 2020, the 63rd is deferred to 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic caused officials to cancel it.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization. It has donated its proceeds to musical education since its inception in 1958. The festival's scholarship program started with a $35,000 scholarship fund in 1970. As of 2012, the festival invests $600,000 annually for jazz education. Every spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the "Next Generation Festival".[6]

Dave Brubeck was instrumental in getting city approval for the first festival in 1958. The founder and general manager of MJF for 35 years, Jimmy Lyons, brought Brubeck to Monterey to perform for the city council to persuade them to allow the festival to occur. He performed at the Festival 14 times which included his appearance at the 2007 / 50th golden anniversary.[1]

The Monterey Pop Festival was held at the fairgrounds in 1967 for three days in mid-June, part of the Summer of Love.

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Building on the exciting and unprecedented legacy of fifty years of historic jazz presentation, the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band will tour on 54-date, 10-week tour of the United States from January 8, 2008 to March 16, 2008. The band features jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, with trumpeter Terence Blanchard, pianist Benny Green, saxophonist James Moody, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.[12]

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2016[13][14]

  • Friday, September 16, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Cécile McLorin Salvant; Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano, Tribute to Quincy Jones:, “The A&M Years” with Quincy Jones as honored guest (Christian McBride, Musical Director, John Clayton, Conductor, with special guests James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Gregoire Maret, Valerie Simpson & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra, GROUNDS:, Garden Stage: Mixcla +1 from Berklee College of Music; Alfredo Rodriguez Quartet; Bria Skonberg, Dizzy's Den: Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade; Cécile McLorin Salvant, Night Club: Jamison Ross; Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio; Troker, Coffee House Gallery: Sullivan Fortner Trio (Three sets), Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Two sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena
  • Saturday, September 17, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Davina & The Vagabonds; Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles; Maceo Parker: Tribute to Ray Charles featuring the Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes; The Bad Plus Joshua Redman; Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project featuring Lizz Wright and Valerie Simpson; Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling, GROUNDS:, Garden Stage: The Guitarsonists: Chris Cain, Daniel Castro & “Mighty” Mike Schermer; Davina & The Vagabonds; Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles; Joey Alexander Trio; Tony Lindsay, Dizzy's Den: Conversation with Quincy Jones; Larry Vuckovich's Vince Guaraldi Project; Ibrahim Maalouf; Somi; Christian McBride Trio, Night Club: Wellington Secondary Combo; American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra; 32nd Street Brass Band; Bop of the Bay; John Patitucci's Electric Guitar Quartet; Lew Tabackin Quartet featuring Randy Brecker; Billy Hart Quartet, Coffee House Gallery: Mixcla +1, from Berklee College of Music; Conversation with Toshiko Akiyoshi & Terri Lyne Carrington; James Francies Trio: JF3; Stanley Cowell Trio (Three sets), Education Pavilion: Student Performances (All afternoon), Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Brownie Speaks: The Life, Music & Legacy of Clifford Brown
  • Sunday, September 18, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Terri Lyne Carrington; Kamasi Washington; Gregory Porter; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Jacob Collier; Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock, GROUNDS:, Dizzy's Den: Claudia Villela with Vitor Gonçalves; DownBeat Blindfold Test with Christian McBride; Banda Magda; Donny McCaslin Quartet; Bill Frisell's Guitar in the Space Age; Joshua Redman Quartet, Garden Stage: California State University, Sacramento “C-Sus Voices”; University of Miami Frost Concert Band; Montclair Women's Big Band; Tommy Igoe's Groove Conspiracy; Elena Pinderhughes; KING, Night Club: MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Valencia High School “Two N’ Four”; LA County High School for the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Las Vegas Academy Big Band; Folsom High School Big Band; Northgate High school Big Band; MJF High School All-Star Big Band; Ronnie Foster Trio; Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Eric Alexander and Jared Gold on organ; Dr. Lonnie Smith, Coffee House Gallery: Conversation with Donny McCaslin; SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo; University of Miami Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble; Kris Davis Trio (Two sets), Jazz Education Pavilion: Student Bands (All afternoon), Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of a Jazz Great

2017[15][16]

  • Friday, Sept. 15, Jimmy Lyons Stage (arena): Regina Carter “Dear Ella”; A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie: Kenny Barron Trio with special guests Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, Pedrito Martinez; Herbie Hancock, Garden Stage: Ray Obiedo & The Latin Jazz Project; Along Came Betty; Danae Greenfield Quartet from Berklee College of Music, Dizzy's Den: GoGo Penguin, Miles Mosley Night Club: Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt; Alicia Olatuja; Gerald Clayton Trio, Coffee House Gallery: Latin Jazz Collective; Roberta Gambarini, Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand(Two sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the arena
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, Jimmy Lyons Stage (arena): Monsieur Periné; Mr. Sipp; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (MJF Commission); Leslie Odom, Jr.; A Tribute to Sonny Rollins featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley & Lewis Nash, Garden Stage: Con Brio; The Suffers; Mr. Sipp; Monsieur Periné; Sammy Miller Congregation Dizzy's Den: Ali Ryerson Quartet; Sean Jones Quartet; Kyle Eastwood Band; Roy Hargrove Quintet; Pedrito Martinez Group; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Night Club: Top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Roger Fox Big Band; Kandace Springs; Regina Carter Quartet; Derrick Hodge & Mike Mitchell Coffee House Gallery: DownBeat Blindfold Test; Conversation with Herbie Hancock; Danae Greenfield Quartet from Berklee College of Music; Joanne Brackeen Trio (Three sets), Education Pavilion: Student Performances (All afternoon), Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Jazz on Film
  • Sunday, Sept. 17, Jimmy Lyons Stage (arena): Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton; John Beasley's MONK’estra; Common; Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau; Angélique Kidjo's Celia Cruz Tribute with Pedrito Martinez; Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea, Dizzy's Den: Andy Weis & the Monterey Jazz All-Stars; O.F.N.I. Trio; Joe Lovano Classic Quartet; Tia Fuller Quintet featuring Ingrid Jensen; Regina Carter & Southern Comfort; Vijay Iyer Sextet, Garden Stage: Top Bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Roger Fox Big Band with Chris Cain; Ranky Tanky; Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira, Night Club: Top Bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival; MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble; MJF High School All-Star Big Band; Amendola Vs. Blades; Chester Thompson Trio; James Carter Organ Trio, Coffee House Gallery: Conversations with Jimmy Heath and Chick Corea; Top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Chano Dominguez Trio (Two sets, Jazz Education Pavilion: Student Bands (All afternoon), Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Jazz on Film

2018[17][18]

  • Friday, September 21, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Tribute to Geri Allen with Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Shamie Royston, Maurice Chestnut, DJ Val, and Robert Hurst; Dianne Reeves; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis present Spaces with “Lil Buck” and Jared Grimes, GROUNDS:, Garden Stage: Hristo Vitchev; Tammy L. Hall Peace-tet; Berklee College of Music, Dizzy's Den: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque; Christian McBride Trio, Night Club: Adam Rogers & Dice; Knower; Cameron Graves, Pacific Jazz Café: Lisa Mezzacappa AvantNOIR; Jane Ira Bloom; Thumbscrew, Courtyard Stage: Addison Frei on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Two sets), North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: student performances (All evening), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the arena, Pacific Jazz Café Exhibit: The Color of Jazz: Album cover photographs by Pete Turner (all weekend)
  • Saturday, September 22, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Thornetta Davis; Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers; Oscar Hernández & the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (MJF Commission); Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, Jamison Ross; Remembering Ray Brown featuring Christian McBride, Benny Green, Greg Hutchinson with special guests John Clayton, John Patitucci and Dianne Reeves; Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings, GROUNDS:, Garden Stage: No BS! Brass Band; Thornetta Davis; José James Celebrates Bill Withers; No BS! Brass Band; Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, Dizzy's Den: Kristen Strom; Akili & Ayana Bradley Quintet; Jamie Baum Septet+; Dave Grusin; Tia Fuller Quartet; Donny McCaslin Group, Night Club: Top bands from the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival; 32nd Street Brass Band; John Santos Unusual Standards; Ingrid & Christine Jensen Infinitude; The Baylor Project; Mwenso & the Shakes, Pacific Jazz Café: Conversations with Dave Grusin and Dianne Reeves; Top bands from the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Fred Hersch (solo); Fred Hersch and Jane Ira Bloom; Fred Hersch Trio, Courtyard Stage: Addison Frei on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets), North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: Student Performances (All afternoon), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Jazz on Film: Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time
  • Sunday, September 23, ARENA:, Jimmy Lyons Stage: Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Tia Fuller & Ingrid Jensen; Bokanté; Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams; Anat Cohen Tentet; Celebrating Michael Brecker with Randy Brecker, Donny McCaslin, Gil Goldstein, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, and Antonio Sanchez; Norah Jones with Brian Blade & Chris Thomas, GROUNDS:, Garden Stage: Top bands from the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Gabriel Royal; Katie Thiroux Trio; Ladama, Dizzy's Den: Aya Takazawa Quintet; Gary Meek Quartet; Veronica Swift; Wadada Leo Smith; Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo; Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, Jamison Ross, Night Club: Top bands from the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival; MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble; MJF High School All-Star Big Band; Bobby Floyd Trio; Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; Joey DeFrancesco & the People, Pacific Jazz Café: DownBeat Blindfold Test with John Clayton; Conversation about Michael Brecker; Top bands from the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival; Julian Lage Trio; Bill Frisell Trio, North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: Student Bands (all afternoon), Courtyard Stage: Addison Frei on the Yamaha AvantGrand (four sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Jazz on Film: Two Trains Runnin’

2019[19][20]

  • Friday, September 27, ARENA: Jimmy Lyons Stage: Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge Present Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams; Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio; Diana Krall, GROUNDS: Garden Stage: Allison Au Quartet; SambaDá; Gerald Clayton Quartet; Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Dizzy's Den: Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland; Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen, Night Club: Connie Han Trio; Bria Skonberg; Donna Grantis, Pacific Jazz Café: MJF 101 with Andrew Gilbert & Pamela Espeland; DJ Brother Mister; Taylor McFerrin, Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets), North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: Student performances (All evening), Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA, Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena, Pacific Jazz Café Exhibit: Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives (All weekend)
  • Saturday, September 28, ARENA: Jimmy Lyons Stage: Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Tank and the Bangas; Christian McBride Big Band; Eliane Elias; Chris Botti, GROUNDS: Garden Stage: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram; Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Huntertones; Steve Bernstein's MTO West, Dizzy's Den: Natalie Cressman & Ian Farquini; Pamela Rose & Terrence Brewer; Derrick Hodge presents Color of Noize; Derrick Hodge Band; Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Duo; Christian McBride Big Band, Night Club: Hamilton High School Jazz Ensemble A; Tucson Jazz Institute Concord Combo; SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra; the Commanders Jazz Ensemble; Luciana Souza; Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom; Michael Mayo; Yellowjackets with special guest Luciana Souza, Pacific Jazz Café: Zion Dyson; Columbia University Jazz Combo; Conversation with Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, hosted by Willard Jenkins; Berklee Global Jazz Institute; Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse; Sasha Berliner; Roberta Gambarini, Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets), North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: Student performances (All day), Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA, Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Jazz on Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
  • Sunday, September 29, ARENA: Jimmy Lyons Stage Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge; Pacific Mambo Orchestra; Candy Dulfer; Jazzmeia Horn; Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs; Snarky Puppy, GROUNDS: Garden Stage: California State University, Long Beach Pacific Standard Time; Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano Jazz Orchestra; Electric Squeezebox Orchestra; Barrio Barouche; Leyla McCalla; Ambrose Akinmusire, Dizzy's Den: Kenny Stahl Group; Abe Rábane Trio; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game; Antonio Sánchez & Migration; Jazzmeia Horn, Night Club: MJF High School Honor Vocal Ensemble; Folsom High School Jazz Choir I; Valencia High School Two N’ Four; Northgate High School Jazz Band I; Rio Americano High School AM Jazz Ensemble; Downey High School Jazz Band I; MJF Monterey County High School All-Star Band; Amina Claudine Myers; Doug Carn West Coast Organ Group; Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet, Pacific Jazz Café: DownBeat Blindfold Test with Antonio Sánchez, hosted by Dan Ouellette; The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon with Maxine Gordon, hosted by Angela Davis; Marcus Shelby Quintet; Tammy L. Hall & Ruth Davies, North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: Student performances (All day), Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA, Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets), Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena

2020 None.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Monterey Jazz at 50". 21 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Don't Let the Tweed Jackets, Trench Coat and Pipe Fool You – Ralph J. Gleason Was an Apostle of Jazz and Rock with Few Peers". San Francisco Chronicle, December 23, 2004.
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Keith and Kent. The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years (July 2007), p. 119
  4. ^ "CNN.com - Big names, experience set Monterey apart - Sep 8, 2006". Cnn.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  5. ^ Hamlin, Jesse (24 September 2007). "More than 40,000 party at Monterey Jazz Festival's 50th birthday". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Next Generation Jazz Festival Hosts America's Top Young Jazz Musicians, March 30 – April 1, 2012 in Downtown Monterey | 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival - September 20 - 22, 2013". Montereyjazzfestival.org. 2012-04-01. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  7. ^ Michael Spörke. "Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music". Mcfarlandbooks.com. Retrieved 2015-10-07.
  8. ^ a b "Matrix Itinerary [Tour-date list]". Matrixjazz.com. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  9. ^ Nathan, Dave. "Proud Flesh: A Matrix Reunion - Matrix : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  10. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Matrix - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Matrix: Wisconsin Jazz Legends, Event Information - Thrasher Opera House Green Lake Wisconsin". Thrasher Opera House. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Band Tour". Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival announces lineup: Quincy Jones to be feted". Mercurynews.com. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  14. ^ "59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale Monday, May 9". Montereyjazzfestival.org. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival announces star-studded lineup for 2017". Mercurynews.com. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  16. ^ "60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale May 1". Montereyjazzfestival.org. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival announces blockbuster 2018 lineup". Mercurynews.com. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  18. ^ "61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale Tuesday, May 1". Montereyjazzfestival.org. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival announces stellar lineup for 2019". Mercurynews.com. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  20. ^ "62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Three-Day Package Tickets on Sale Wednesday, May 1". Montereyjazzfestival.org. Retrieved 29 September 2021.

References[edit]

  • Minor, William. Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years (October 1997), Angel City Press - ISBN 1-883318-40-8
  • Zimmerman, Keith and Kent. The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/50 Years (July 2007), Angel City Press - ISBN 0-9794037-0-7

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