2016 Arena Artists

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FRIDAY EVENING, 9.16

Tribute to Quincy Jones: “The A&M Years”
With Quincy Jones as Honored Guest

Christian McBride, Musical Director
John Clayton, Conductor
With special guests James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones,
Hubert Laws, Grégoire Maret, Valerie Simpson, Lewis Nash & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra
Special appearances by Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodriguez

Musical Alchemist
Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano

2016 Grammy Award Winner
Cécile McLorin Salvant


SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 9.17

The Ultimate Tribute to Ray Charles
Maceo Parker
featuring the Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes

Snarky Puppy Keyboardist
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Boisterous Blues & Boogie
Davina & The Vagabonds


SATURDAY EVENING, 9.17

Two Giants Come Together
Branford Marsalis Quartet
With special guest Kurt Elling

MJF 2016 Artist-In-Residence
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project
Featuring Valerie Simpson & Lizz Wright

MJF 2016 Showcase Artist
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 9.18

Critically-Acclaimed Grammy Winner
Gregory Porter

The Epic
Kamasi Washington

Jazz Futures
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With Artist-In-Residence Terri Lyne Carrington


SUNDAY EVENING, 9.18

Pat Metheny
w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock

One Artist, Many Voices
Jacob Collier

MJF 2016 Commission Artist
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
& the Monterey Jazz Festival Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Nicole Paiement
Premiering The Unfolding