Posts Tagged ‘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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]