California Festivals

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 27-29, 2019

500 artists + 100+ shows, multiple stages

Monterey County Fairgrounds
Fairground Road and Casa Verde Way
Monterey, CA
$50-up, montereyjazzfestival.org

There's no other jazz festival in the world like Monterey Jazz Festival, which is 59 years strong -- but who's counting? While clothing styles and beverage preferences have changed there are many aspects of jazz music that remain and are categorized as Classics! If you're into both cutting edge and Classics, the Monterey Jazz Festival is the one event you should miss.

2019 Entertainment

Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge Present Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams | Kenny Barron and Dave Holland | Diana Krall | Larkin Poe | Cha Wa | Tank and The Bangas | Christian McBride Big Band | Eliane Elias | Chris Botti | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra | Pacific Mambo Orchestra | Candy Dulfer | Jazzmeia Horn | Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller | Snarky Puppy | Allison Au Quartet | SambaDá | Gerald Clayton Quartet | Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors | Christone "Kingfish" Ingram | Huntertones | Steven Bernstein's MTO West | California State University, Long Beach Pacific Standard Time |
CCCN Jazz Orchestra | Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

  Barrio Manouche | Leyla McCalla | Ambrose Akinmusire DIZZY'S DEN
| Chris Potter Circuits Trio | Christian McBride Situation | Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini | Pamela Rose & Terrence Brewer | Derrick Hodge | Casey Benjamin | Derrick Hodge | Kenny Barron and Dave Holland | Christian McBride Big Band 1 | Kenny Stahl Group | Abe Rabade Trío | Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game | Antonio Sanchez & Migration | Jazzmeia Horn NIGHT CLUB
| Connie Han Trio | Bria Skonberg | Donna Grantis | Hamilton High School Academy of Music Jazz Ensemble A | Tucson Jazz Institute Concord Combo | SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band | The Commanders Jazz Ensemble | Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing | Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom | Michael Mayo | Yellowjackets with special guest Luciana Souza 1 | Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 | 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 Ensemble | Monterey County High School All-Star Band | Amina Claudine Myers | Doug Carn West Coast Organ Band | Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet PACIFIC JAZZ CAFÉ
| MJF 101 | DJ Brother Mister | Taylor McFerrin | Columbia University Jazz Combo | MJF Conversation Series: Kenny Barron and Dave Holland | Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors | Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse | Sasha Berliner | Roberta Gambarini & Jeb Patton | DownBeat Blindfold Test with Antonio Sanchez | MJF Conversation Series: Sophisticated Giant: The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon | Marcus Shelby Quintet | Tammy L. Hall & Ruth Davies | Tammy L. Hall & Ruth Davies NORTH COAST BREWING CO. JAZZ EDUCATION STAGE
| California Jazz Conservatory Blue Ensemble | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo | California Jazz Conservatory Faculty Ensemble | Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo 1 | San Jose Jazz U19 Combo | Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo | Zion Dyson | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Alumni J |
| Columbia University Jazz Combo | CCCN Jazz Orchestra 1 | YOSAL Bucket Band | Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band | Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo | Pacific Jazz Ambassadors | Keshav Batish and EKTA 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 | Don Was and Joe Harley in Conversation | Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was | Jazz Cruise Programs: Blue Note at Sea & The Jazz Cruise | Chris Botti and Don Was in Conversation | Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes Discussion, Q&A and Signing with Don Was and Derrick Hodge | Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was | More Than A Bass Player: A Masterclass with Derrick Hodge | Double Vision Revisited: Conversation with Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Bob James | Jazz Cruise Programs: Blue Note at Sea & The Jazz Cruise YAMAHA COURTYARD STAGE
| Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall | Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo | Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo | Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall | Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall | Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo | Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo | Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall | Eddie & Kanoa Mendenhall JAZZ THEATER
| Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool | Arena Simulcast | Arena Simulcast | Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes | Arena Simulcast 1 | Arena Simulcast | Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band | Arena Simulcast PACIFIC JAZZ CAFÉ GALLERY
| Jazz Impressions by r.r. jones 1 | Jazz Impressions by r.r. jones 1 | Jazz Impressions by r.r. jones  

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