Monterey Jazz Festival

Gregory Porter Returns to the West Coast!!!

Jazzy, soulful crooner Gregory Porter returns to the west coast promoting his latest release, Be Good, next week with tour dates in Oakland, Sacramento, Monterey, and Los Angeles. He will playing Yoshi’s Oakland next Wednesday, 9/19 at 8pm. Upcoming Tour Dates: 09/19/2012 Yoshi’s Oakland Oakland, CA 08:00pm – One show only!!! 09/20/2012 Crocker Art Museum […]


Summer is not over yet…

Earlier this evening, I saw Latin Jazz singer Isaac Delgado with Freddy Cole at Yoshi’s Oakland. They were excellent. Delgado’s latest release, L-O-V-E, celebrates the music of Nat King Cole and features Freddy Cole on several songs. The great duo will be performing through Sunday. Yoshi’s Oakland and San Francisco have lots of great shows […]


Live from Monterey Jazz Festival 2009 – Part 1

My annual pilgrimage to the Monterey Jazz Festival started off a little different. I had stopped at a friend’s house to pickup my digital recorder. I got back in my car and it would not start…dead! I called AAA and they came out and pronounced my battery dead. Average car battery life is 3-5 years […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Records Release 2nd Collection Of Never-Before-Heard Live Recordings

In its second full slate of archival releases, Monterey Jazz Festival Records (Concord Music Group) has released a new series of never-before-heard concert performances by jazz icons: Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader and classic blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. The new series features the following 6 titles, available now on CD […]


Lizz Wright is coming to the Bay Area – 9/18-20

Vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright is bringing her sweet music to the Bay Area. 9/18 Dizzy’s Den stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival at 8:30pm 9/19-20 Yoshi’s Oakland – Shows at 8 and 10pm Photo Credit: James Knox


Arena Tickets Still Available For 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18 – 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2009 Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: (510) 652-1122 MJF Phone: (831) 373-3366 X252 timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org Arena Tickets Available For 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented By Verizon, September 18 – 20, 2009 Rare Opportunity For Heirloom Purchase Guaranteeing Seats For Years Three-Day Arena Package Includes Exclusive Access To 5 Shows […]


Festival season is in full swing!

One of the things I love about the Bay Area is that the music festivals and local events are jumping from now through end of September. If I have missed any, please let me know. 🙂 This is the final weekend of the Stanford Jazz Festival with the Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam on Friday […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Records and Terence Blanchard Win Grammy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monterey Jazz Festival Records Wins Grammy Terence Blanchard’s Win For “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” From Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival Is Historic First For Label February 10, 2009, Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that Terence Blanchard, the Festival’s 2007 Artist-In-Residence, has won his fourth Grammy, […]


Just a few days until Monterey

The 51st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival is this Friday through Sunday. There is a fantastic lineup this year. Here is the latest festival news. Golf ‘n’ Jazz Tournament Jazz with Steinbeck Important Information About Parking Free Bike Valet Service Available At MJF/51 Enjoy An MJF/51 Private Party Volunteer for MJF/51 Latest Performance Schedule


Monterey Jazz Festival Records Release 2nd Collection Of Never-Before-Heard Live Recordings

In its second full slate of archival releases, Monterey Jazz Festival Records (Concord Music Group) has released a new series of never-before-heard concert performances by jazz icons: Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader and classic blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon. The new series features the following 6 titles, available now on CD […]


51st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

51st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented By Verizon September 19 – 21, 2008 Features Groundbreaking And Legendary Artists On 9 Stages For 3 Days Of Nonstop Jazz Entertainment Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Cassandra Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Maceo Parker, Kurt Elling, Ledisi, And More Appear At MJF/51 Vocalists Jamie Cullum, Ryan Shaw, […]


MJF Media Alert: Grounds Tickets Selling Fast

MEDIA ALERT! Important Information from the 50th Monterey Jazz Festival Saturday Ground Tickets Gone–Earliest Date in 50 Years! Limited Number of Friday and Sunday Grounds Tickets Still Available. Fans Urged to Buy Friday and Sunday Grounds Tickets Now to Avoid Disappointment. More information at www.montereyjazzfestival.org / (925) 275-9255 ### Timothy Orr Marketing Associate Monterey Jazz […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Launches 50th Grounds Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2007 www.montereyjazzfestival.org Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: 510-652-1122 MJF Phone: 831-373-3366 X252 timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org Monterey Jazz Festival Launches 50th Grounds Entertainment With 500 Artists On 8 Stages For Nonstop Celebration Of Milestone Event Hip New DJ Dance Club ” Lyons Lounge” Debuts, New ” Lyons Lane ” Showcases MJF History, […]


50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2007 www.montereyjazzfestival.org Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: 510-652-1122 MJF Phone: 831-373-3366 X252 timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Seeks Volunteers Volunteers Act as MJF Ambassadors, Participate in MJF Events, Gain Valuable Experience in Festival Production August 29, 2007; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is looking for volunteers to […]


50th Monterey Jazz Festival Lineup Announced, September 21-23, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2007 www.montereyjazzfestival.org Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: 510-652-1122 MJF Phone: 831-373-3366 X252 Email: timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org MJF Launches Golden Celebration of 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by Verizon September 21-23, 2007 Legendary Artists Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck, Gerald Wilson, Jim Hall, Ernestine Anderson, Dave Holland, John […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Presents Terence Blanchard Quintet Live in Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2007 www.montereyjazzfestival.org Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: 510-652-1122 MJF Phone: 831-373-3366 X252 Email: timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org Monterey Jazz Festival Presents Terence Blanchard Quintet Live in Concert at Monterey ‘s Historic Golden State Theatre, Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 8:00 PM Internationally Renowned Trumpeter/Composer Kicks Off MJF’s Next Generation Festival Weekend, March […]


Live from Monterey 2006

I rarely get a chance to write when I am out on the road but I thought I would take a moment to check in since I have not posted here in a few weeks. I am at the 49th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California. This is the granddaddy of jazz festivals and […]


Monterey Jazz Festival: 3-Day Jazz Party with 500 Top Artists

Patrice "Baby Fingers" Rushen, originally uploaded by in2jazz. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2006 Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: 510-652-1122 MJF Phones: 831-373-3366 X252 Email: timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org Monterey Jazz Festival Grounds Entertainment Features Exciting Array of Traditional, Blues, Gospel, Vocal, Future, World, Contemporary Jazz and More for 3-Day Jazz Party, September 15-17, 2006 New Grooves […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Lauches Summer Youth Jazz Camp June 19 – 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2006 Media Contact: Jason Arnold Phones: 831/373.3366, cell 510/326.4353 Jason@montereyjazzfestival.org www.montereyjazzfestival.org MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL LAUNCHES SUMMER YOUTH JAZZ CAMP JUNE 19 – 30 AT MONTEREY PENNINSULA COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS INCLUDING MJF ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE KURT ELLING TO TEACH MONTEREY COUNTY MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ STUDENTS $125,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY OFFERED TO 250 […]


MJF Planning for Spectacular 2nd Annual Next Generation Festival, 4/21-23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2006 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373.3366, cell 510/326.4353 jason@montereyjazzfestival.org For hi-res photos or more information, please visit http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PLANNING FOR SPECTACULAR 2ND ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION FESTIVAL, APRIL 21-23 KURT ELLING “MEET THE PRESS” RECEPTION PLANNED FOR 12:15PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22 MONTEREY MAYOR DAN ALBERT TO PROCLAIM JAZZ […]


49th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Clifford Brown-Stan Getz Fellows, originally uploaded by in2jazz. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2006 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373.3366, cell 510/326.4353 jason@montereyjazzfestival.org For more information and hi-res photos, please visit http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 49TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VERIZON, SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2006, AT MONTEREY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA/LYONS STAGE TO FEATURE OSCAR PETERSON, […]


MJF Announces Vocalist Kurt Elling as 2006 Artist-in-Residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2006 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373.3366, cell 510/326.4353 Jason@montereyjazzfestival.org For hi-res photos, please visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VOCALIST KURT ELLING AS 2006 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED VOCALIST SLATED TO TEACH AT 2ND ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION FESTIVAL, APRIL 21-23 IN DOWNTOWN MONTEREY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ALSO SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AT “MONTEREY LIVE” […]


MJF “Jazz at Sunset” Series features Blind Boys of Alabama 12/6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2005 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373.3366, cell 510/326.4353 Jason@montereyjazzfestival.org For high-resolution photos, please visit http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/presskit/photos.htm MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL “JAZZ AT SUNSET” FALL 2005 CONCERT SERIES TO FEATURE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN” CHRISTMAS SHOW TO TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT SUNSET […]


Flickr-ing brightly

The photo above was take at Jazz at Pearl’s when trumpeter Jeremy Pelt performed there last month. I have using flickr since earlier this year and here are a few of my photo sets. Andy Bey in Concert – Yoshi’s & The Jazz Bakery – April 2005 Healdsburg Jazz Festival – July 2005 Berkeley Jazz […]