Merriam Theater Welcomes Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tour Tonight

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world,The Monterey Jazz Festival takes its show on the road and arrives in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater tonight, February 2, 2013at 8 p.m. A power house line up of talent- Dee Dee Bridgewater, Philly native Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, and Chris Potter, and Ambrose Akinmusire-the program reflects a perfect mixture of old and new, vocal and instrumental, bee bop, fusion, free and soul jazz.

Tickets are available for Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Tourrange in price from $28 to $60 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

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