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Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton's  Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2021

The whodunnit for all ages will tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre (16-18 Sept),Theatr Clwyd (21-25 Sept), Exeter Northcott Theatre (28 Sept-2 Oct), Malvern Theatres (5-9 Oct), York Theatre Royal (19-23 Oct), Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne (26-30 Oct), Richmond Theatre (2-6 November), The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (9-13 Nov), Salisbury Playhouse (15-20 Nov), Theatre Royal Bath (24-28 Jan), The Lowry (31 Jan ‚Äď 5 Feb) and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (8-12 February).

2021/22 Tour Announced For THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Photo 2021/22 Tour Announced For THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2021

The award-winning¬†Original Theatre Company¬†and¬†Octagon Theatre Bolton¬†present the 2021/22 tour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‚Äôs most celebrated adventure,¬†The Hound of the Baskervilles. Adapted for the stage by¬†Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus, in a production which was first performed at the Octagon Theatre this summer, the classic detective ta‚Äčle gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in¬†Lotte Wakeham‚Äôs acclaimed production.

64th Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Tickets are Sold Out for 2021 Photo 64th Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Tickets are Sold Out for 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

The Monterey Jazz Festival have announced that tickets for its 64th edition have sold out for the weekend of September 24-26. Tickets went on sale to the general public on July 14 and officially sold out on July 20.

64th Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave Of Artists Photo 64th Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Second Wave Of Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

The 64th Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the second wave of performers and an additional Grounds stage at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, September 24-26, 2021.

Monterey Jazz Festival Returns¬†September 24 ‚Ä" 26 Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Returns¬†September 24 ‚Ä" 26
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2021

After over 18-months of quiet, there will be live jazz music once again at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. ‚ÄúAfter such a challenging year, we can't wait to reunite the jazz community in Monterey and to celebrate our resilience,‚ÄĚ says Colleen Bailey, Executive Director.

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2021 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Members
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the 2021 members of its Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the Festival's internationally-renowned high school all-star big band, featuring the best high school jazz musicians in the country.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances Photo The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2021

The Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the release of Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions a brand-new series of never before shared commissioned performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival archives. 

Jacqueline Jossa, Matt Jay-Willis and More Join Brian Conley In A CHRISTMAS CAROL At  Photo Jacqueline Jossa, Matt Jay-Willis and More Join Brian Conley In A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2020

A star cast will join Brian Conley in the new, musical staged concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol, which is set to play a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre in London. Performances run from Monday 7 December 2020 to Saturday 2 January 2021.

63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Virtual Lineup Plus Socially Distanced W Photo 63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Virtual Lineup Plus Socially Distanced Watching Parties
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2020

To usher in their 63rd year, The Monterey Jazz Festival is going virtual, live on their YouTube channel. Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th from 5-7pm PST each day. Festival participants will be treated to never-before-seen archival footage plus exciting new performances and personal messages from the MJF family of artists, volunteers, patrons and board members.

2020 Monterey Jazz Festival Postponed Until September 24-26 Photo 2020 Monterey Jazz Festival Postponed Until September 24-26
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2020

The Monterey Jazz Festival announced today the postponement of the 2020 festival until September 24-26, 2021. The postponement, the first in the Monterey Jazz Festival's 62-year history, comes after careful consideration of the realities of COVID-19's impact on the health and safety of the festival's audience, artists, volunteers, and students.

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2020 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2020

Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the results of the 2020 Virtual Next Generation Jazz Festival which took place April 3-9. A full list of top groups can be found on the education tab on montereyjazzfestival.org.

GRAMMY-Nominated Pianist Christian Sands Announced As Monterey Jazz Festival's 2020 A Photo GRAMMY-Nominated Pianist Christian Sands Announced As Monterey Jazz Festival's 2020 Artist-in-Residence
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2020

The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that GRAMMY Award-nominated pianist, composer and educator Christian Sands has been announced as the Artist-in-Residence for the 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival in 2020.

Gerald Clayton Appointed Director/Conductor Of MJF's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Photo Gerald Clayton Appointed Director/Conductor Of MJF's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that the Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and educator Gerald Clayton has been appointed as Artistic Director and conductor of MJF's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (NGJO) for 2020-2022.

BWW Review: THE SEASON, Royal & Derngate, Northampton Photo BWW Review: THE SEASON, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
by Jenny Ell - Nov 21, 2019

Once in a while, a musical comes along that truly reminds you why so many of us adore the art form. The show on this occasion is The Season, which officially opened at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton last night.

62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend Of Wide-Ranging And Groundbreakin Photo 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps Up Weekend Of Wide-Ranging And Groundbreaking Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2019

The 62nd annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, September 29, with fans from across California and the country descending on the Monterey County Fairgrounds for a weekend which featured nearly 130 performances and events. The Festival was filled with many performances that stretched across a wide range of the jazz world and beyond, while maintaining a holistic approach and commitment to showcasing jazz legends and household name musicians alongside newer and emerging artists.

Casting Announced For THE SEASON Photo Casting Announced For THE SEASON
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2019

Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, have announced Tori Allen-Martin and Alex Cardall as the cast for their co-production of the new musical, The Season, by 2018 MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award winners, Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, playing in Northampton and Ipswich in November. The production will be directed by Tim Jackson and designed by Amy Jane Cook.

62nd Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL Opens, September 27 Photo 62nd Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL Opens, September 27
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2019

A six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29, will feature another a?oejaw-dropping line-upa?? of nearly 130 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, and exhibits on eight stages. MJF62 tickets are available at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Three-Day Tickets On Sale Wednesday, May 1 Photo 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Three-Day Tickets On Sale Wednesday, May 1
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2019

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29 go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. PST and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. Single-day tickets go on sale May 10.

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour To Head Out This Spring Photo Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour To Head Out This Spring
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2018

It's millennials only for the Monterey Jazz Festival's fifth national tour, March 15-April 14, 2019. Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour will truly showcase the next generation of jazz legends, including Cecile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Yasushi Nakamura, bass, and Jamison Ross, drums, vocals.

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in- Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in-Residence
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that drummer and composer Allison Miller and bassist, composer and producer Derrick Hodge have been selected as the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists-in-Residence and will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp Intensive, with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2019.

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