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Tickets to 59th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/9

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16-18 go on sale Monday, May 9. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.

The Festival features 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, and exhibits on eight stages, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of 75 vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

2016's GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on Friday, September 16 includes a Tribute to Quincy Jones: "The A&M Years" with Quincy Jones as an honored guest, with musical director Christian McBride, and conductor John Clayton, with James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Gregoire Maret, Valerie Simpson, and the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra. Also performing is Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

The Saturday afternoon, September 17 Arena lineup includes Maceo Parker featuring the Ray Charles Orchestra and The Raelettes; Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Saturday night features the Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring special guest Kurt Elling; Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project featuring Valerie Simpson and Lizz Wright; and The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.

The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon, September 18 includes Gregory Porter, Kamasi Washington; and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Terri Lyne Carrington. Sunday night's Arena lineup includes Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock; Jacob Collier, and the Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, with the Monterey Jazz Festival Wind Ensemble conducted by Nicole Paiement, premiering The Unfolding.

Terri Lyne Carrington will act as the 2016 Artist-In-Residence. Joshua Redman will be the 2016 Showcase Artist, performing with Still Dreamin', The Bad Plus, and with his Quartet. Wayne Shorter will act as the 2016 Commission Artist, and will debut his new piece The Unfolding in the Arena.

Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually) plus, access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $315.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $137.

Grounds activities include over 80 events, conversations, films, and musical performances, with weekend highlights from Donny McCaslin Quartet, Christian McBride Trio, Bill Frisell; Banda Magda; Joey Alexander Trio; Toshiko Akiyoshi; Lew Tabackin featuring Randy Brecker; Troker; Billy Hart Quartet; Ibrahim Maalouf; Bria Skonberg; Dr. Lonnie Smith; Stanley Cowell Trio; Kris Davis Trio; John Patitucci's Electric Guitar Quartet; Elena Pinderhughes; top bands from the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival, and many others.

Also on sale are Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes, priced at $300. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, a hosted bar, complimentary food service and music, artist interviews, door-to-door service for the Hyatt, a merchandise shore, and private restrooms. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

The 10th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, will honor Quincy Jones on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Hosted by Clint Eastwood, special performances at this beautiful location will feature Joey Alexander and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Cost is $290 per person. Proceeds from this event benefit Monterey Jazz Festival's jazz education programs. Contact 831.233.3715 for more information.

Single Day Arena and Daily Grounds Tickets go on sale May 23.

The full lineup for the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on

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