2014 Arena Artists

The following artists played at the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014. Artists for the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18-20, 2015, will be announced soon.


Friday Night / 9.19.14

2013 Kennedy Center Honoree
Herbie Hancock

Black Radio 2
Robert Glasper Experiment
With special guest Jason Moran

New Voice in Jazz
Cecile McLorin Salvant

Saturday Afternoon / 9.20.14

2014 Grammy Award Winner
Gary Clark Jr.

Stax Legend
Booker T. Jones

Sassy, Salty & Sweet
Davina & The Vagabonds

Saturday Night / 9.20.14

Direct from The Tonight Show
The Roots

Billy Childs: Map to the Treasure
Reimagining Laura Nyro

With special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer, Becca Stevens,
And Quartet San Francisco

Tribute to John Lewis
Aaron Diehl Quartet
Premiering the 2014 MJF commission Three Streams of Expression

Sunday Afternoon / 9.21.14

Miller Time
Marcus Miller

Social Music
Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With 2014 Artist-In-Residence, Eric Harland

Sunday Night / 9.21.14

The Sinatra Project
Michael Feinstein
With special guests Russell Malone & Harry Allen
and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Showcase Artist
Charles Lloyd Quartet
Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers, Eric Harland


  • Priority reserved seating in the Arena for all 5 Jimmy Lyons Stage concerts, renewable and upgradeable annually
  • Access to 7 general admission Grounds Stages and all Grounds activities at no extra cost
  • Exclusive option to purchase on-site Fairgrounds Parking
  • Arena Packages on sale May 15, 2015


  • Reserved seating (non-renewable) in the Arena for Jimmy Lyons Stage concerts on the day you select
  • Access to 7 general admission Grounds Stages
    and all Grounds activities at no extra cost
  • Single Day Arena Tickets on sale June 5, 2015

Festival Hours:
FRIDAY, 6:00 pm - Midnight
SATURDAY, 11:30 am - Midnight
SUNDAY, 11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Looking for Grounds Artists?
Go to the Grounds.