Monterey Jazz Festival

MJF Grounds Tickets Still Available

For Immediate Release August 24, 2005 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373-3366, (c) 510/326-4353 Jason@montereyjazzfestival.org GROUNDS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 48TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MCI, SEPTEMBER 16-18 TICKETS SELLING QUICKLY – FANS ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW DAILY GROUNDS TICKETS AND WEEKEND PACKAGES OFFER INTERNATIONAL ARRAY OF MUSIC, SHOPPING, FOOD AND FESTIVITIES FOR […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Arena Packages Still Available

For Immediate Release June 28, 2005 Media Contact: Jason Arnold 831/373-3366, (c) 510/326-4353 Jason@montereyjazzfestival.org ARENA PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE FOR 48TH ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MCI, SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2005 TIME IS SHORT FOR THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY – ATTENDEES ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE ARENA PACKAGES NOW EXCLUSIVE ARENA PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: • TONY BENNETT • SONNY ROLLINS […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Auctions Front Box Seats for 2005 Festival

MEDIA ALERT! For Immediate Release Contact Jason Arnold 510/326.4353 Jason@themeproductions.com MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL AUCTIONS FRONT BOX SEATS FOR 2005 FESTIVAL ENTHUSIASTIC BIDDERS RAISE MONEY TO BENEFIT MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL’S JAZZ EDUCATION PROGRAMS AUCTION ENDS JUNE 1st AT 4PM – TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO MAKE A BID! May 20, 2005; Monterey, California; Bidding has commenced […]


The Saturday Edition

Remembering Percy Heath – This photo was taken of legendary bassist Percy Heath at the 45th Monterey Jazz Festival in 2002 after an interview that he and his brothers, Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath, did with Orrin Keepnews. Percy, who passed recently, was the last living member of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The new Lizz […]


MJF Announces Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA YOUNG MUSICIANS FROM ALL ACROSS USA AND CANADA TO PERFORM ON INTERNATIONAL TOUR AND AT MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MCI SEPTEMBER 16 – 18, 2005 IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA WINNER OF MJF’S COMPOSITON COMPETITON ALSO ANNOUNCED WITH WORLD PREMIERE BY NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA SLATED FOR 48TH […]


The 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

March 31, 2005; Monterey, California; With an appetizing array of over 500 artists appearing on 7 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of nonstop jazz, the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by MCI offers fans a taste to please every palette. From reunions reflecting its storied past to today’s “New Grooves”, from vocal […]


Monterey Jazz Festival “Jazz at Sunset” Spring 2005 Concert Series Announced

December 1, 2004; Monterey, California; An all-star cast of jazz greats will be featured in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Spring 2005 Jazz at Sunset concert season, with performances scheduled for March 17th, April 7th, and April 20th in Carmel’s historic and acoustically acclaimed Sunset Center. The season kicks off with the SFJAZZ Collective on March […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Partners with MSN Music & Blue Note Records for Festival Downloads

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH MSN MUSIC AND BLUE NOTE RECORDS TO RELEASE EIGHT EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADS FROM 2004 FESTIVAL Terence Blanchard, Don Byron & Bill Charlap Live Performances from The 47th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Now Available December 1, 2004; Monterey, California; The Monterey Jazz Festival, MSN Music and Blue Note Records have teamed up […]


Monterey Jazz Festival “Jazz at Sunset” Fall Concert Series

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL “JAZZ AT SUNSET” FALL 2004 CONCERT SERIES FEATURES MICHEL CAMILO TRIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28th AT 8:00 PM IN CARMEL’S HISTORIC SUNSET CENTER October 15, 2004; Monterey, California; The Monterey Jazz Festival continues its Fall 2004 “Jazz at Sunset” concert season with Michel Camilo Trio on Thursday, October 28th at 8:00 pm in […]


Monterey Jazz Festival News Updates

The 47th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival starts today! Here are a few last minute updates. See you there! *New Information! David “Fathead” Newman Stands In for Frank Wess Frank Wess, scheduled to be one of the Festival’s Artists-In-Residence has taken ill. He will be replaced in all performances (with the exception of “Flutology”) and in […]


47th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

47th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by MCI Features Bobby McFerrin with Jack DeJohnette, Savion Glover & TI DII, Terence Blanchard Sextet with Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton & James Moody; Marian McPartland Trio with Bill Charlap, Jason Moran & Lynne Arriale; Take 6, Chaka Khan, Regina Carter Quintet, Buddy Guy, Don Byron Trio with Jason […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Announces “Jazz at Sunset” Spring Concert Series

Monterey Jazz Festival announces “Jazz at Sunset” Spring Concert Series featuring Ahmad Jamal, Regina Carter, Wayne Shorter, Poncho Sanchez Pianist Ahmad Jamal launches New Series on March 23rd, Regina Carter Quintet performs on March 31st, Wayne Shorter Quartet appears on April 15th, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Stars on May 7th; Tickets On Sale February […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights – Part 3

The weather and the music were hot for the final day of the Monterey Jazz Festival. The day was bittersweet in a way because you have been moving at a frantic pace trying to see as many acts as possible but you know come tonight, it is all over until next year. I picked up […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights – Part 2

I woke up early filled with anticipation of another day of great music. I started my morning with a drive to Carmel Beach. The sun was out and it was getting warm early which meant another day of great weather. The waves were magnificent and I got a little wet during my walk along the […]


Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights – Part 1

It is just a few days after the 46th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival and I am ready to start looking for a hotel room for next year. This was my second year attending the festival and I will say once again, there is nothing else like it. The weather was great, the food was scrumptious, […]


Monterey Bound….

I was sitting here trying to put together a few reviews since I have not posted this week and my mind is just cloudy. Of course I know the reason why. I am Monterey bound. I am headed to the sounds of good jazz at the Monterey Jazz Festival for 3 days with my journal […]


46th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights

International stars of jazz Michel Camilo, John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Eddie Palmieri, Omar Sosa, John Stetch, Makoto Ozone, Iks, bring “Global Perspectives” to Monterey Clint Eastwood premieres new film, “Piano Blues”, featuring Jay McShann; McShann performs Sunday Neo Soul-Funk artists Soulive and Metalwood showcase “New Grooves” “New Orleans in Monterey” features Neville Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco […]


The Monterey Jazz Experience….

I experienced the 45th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival for my first time this year. I have wanted to go since I moved to the Bay Area a few years ago. The festival runs annually from Friday through Sunday on the 3rd weekend in September. This year I decided to go after some serious coaxing from […]


What’s the buzz on Lizz Wright

There have been some exciting musical times in my short life including seeing Rachelle Ferrell twice in one night because she did not hit the high note in “With Open Arms” during the first show, meeting Shirley Horn, and having the film jam twice in my camera when I met Patti Austin for the first […]