62nd Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL Opens, September 27

62nd Annual MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL Opens, September 27

A six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29, will feature another "jaw-dropping line-up" 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.

With a new earlier gate opening time of 4pm on Friday September 27, this vibrant, fun and unique festival experience offers 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of international cuisine and one-of-a-kind merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

"The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival will be a great addition to the legacy of the world's longest-running jazz festival. You will see a few of your long-time favorites, yet also experience a wide range of what's new in jazz and beyond," said Tim Jackson, MJF Artistic Director.

2019 Lineup Highlights:

The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on the Jimmy Lyons Stage on Friday night, September 27 includes Diana Krall, the Kenny Barron - Dave Holland Trio and a Tribute to Mary Lou Williams presented by Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

The Saturday afternoon September 28 Arena lineup includes the dynamic and high-energy Tank and the Bangas, Cha Wa, and Larkin Poe.

Saturday night's Arena shows includes Chris Botti; Eliane Elias; and the Christian McBride Big Band, debuting the 2019 commission piece, Roy Anthony: The Fearless One dedicated to the late Roy Hargrove.

The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon September 29 includes Candy Dulfer; the Pacific Mambo Orchestra; and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

Sunday night in the Arena will feature Snarky Puppy; Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller: Double Vision Revisited; and Jazzmeia Horn.

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. Single Day Arena Tickets start at $87.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Single Day Grounds Tickets start at $45. Ticket prices will increase on Monday, September 23.

Grounds activities include over 110 events, conversations, films, and musical performances, with weekend highlights from the Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland; Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game; Antonio Sánchez & Migration; Ambrose Akinmusire; Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Bria Skonberg; Donna Grantis; Luciana Souza; Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom; Michael Mayo; Yellowjackets with special guest Luciana Souza; Amina Claudine Myers; Roberta Gambarini and Jeb Patton, and many others, including the top student bands from the 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival.

All weekend long, the Pacific Jazz Café Gallery will host the photo exhibit Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives and the Jazz Theater will show a film each day of the Festival, including Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Friday); Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (Saturday); and Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (Sunday).

New for 2019, Monterey Jazz Festival is partnering with FestDrive to provide a daily shuttle service to the Monterey County Fairgrounds from multiple cities in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. In addition, the free MJF62 Schedule App is now available for iPhones and Android devices. Shuttle and App download information can be found on the MJF website.


The full lineup for the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on montereyjazzfestival.org.
High-resolution photos available at https://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/media/MJF

Lineup for the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29, 2019
(In order of appearance / Artists subject to change)

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 Ambassadors with special guest George Garzone
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 Mister; Taylor McFerrin
North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: California Jazz Conservatory Blue Ensemble; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo; California Jazz Conservatory Faculty Ensemble; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo
Yamaha Courtyard Stage: Eddie and Kanoa Mendenhall (two sets); Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo (two sets)
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Piano Conversation with Kenny Barron, Gerald Clayton and James Francies, hosted by Don Was; Remembering Mary Lou Williams with Allison Miller, Shamie Royston, Carmen Staaf and Jean Baylor
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
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 (MJF Commission debut); 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 Faquini; 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: Columbia University Jazz Combo; Conversation with Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, hosted by Willard Jenkins; Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors with special guest George Garzone; Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse; Sasha Berliner; Roberta Gambarini and Jeb Patton
North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: San Jose Jazz U19 Combo; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo; Zion Dyson; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Alumni Jam; Columbia University Jazz Combo; CCCN Jazz Orchestra
Yamaha Courtyard Stage: Eddie and Kanoa Mendenhall (two sets); Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo (two sets)
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Don Was & Joe Harley in Conversation; Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was; Jazz Cruise Programs: Blue Note at Sea & The Jazz Cruise; Conversation with Chris Botti and Don Was; Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes Discussion and Q&A with Don Was and Derrick Hodge; signings with Don Was and Derrick Hodge
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; 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; CCCN Jazz Orchestra; Electric Squeezebox Orchestra; Barrio Barouche; Leyla McCalla; Ambrose Akinmusire
Dizzy's Den: Kenny Stahl Group; Abe Rábade 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: YOSAL Bucket Band; Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo; Pacific Jazz Ambassadors; Keshav Batish & EKTA
Yamaha Courtyard Stage: Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo; Eddie and Kanoa Mendenhall (two sets)
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was; Masterclass with Derrick Hodge; Conversation with Don Was and Ambrose Akinmusire; CD Signing with Ambrose Akinmusire; Double Vision Revisited: A Conversation with Marcus Miller, David Sanborn and Bob James, hosted by Don Was; Jazz Cruise Programs: Blue Note at Sea & The Jazz Cruise/Blue Note at Sea Cabin Drawing
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band



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