Lineup Announced for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013

Lineup Announced for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013

Headliners Include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Bob James & David Sanborn, George Benson, Dave Holland’s PRISM, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gregory Porter,
and Many More

Arena and Grounds Packages on Sale May 21,
Single Day Tickets on Sale July 8

April 1, 2013; Monterey, CA; Today Monterey Jazz Festival announces the star-studded line up for its 56th annual Monterey Jazz Festival to be held September 20–22 at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Arena and Grounds Package Tickets go on sale on to the general public on May 21. Single Day tickets will go on sale July 8.

2013’s GRAMMY Award-winning lineup includes Arena headliners Diana Krall; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Bobby McFerrin; Bob James & David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus; Dave Holland’s PRISM featuring Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland; Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints; George Benson; The Relatives; Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; and Gregory Porter.

The GRAMMY-winning saxophonist, Joe Lovano, will serve as the Festival’s 2013 Artist-In-Residence, and will perform with Us Five; with Dave Douglas in Sound Prints, playing music inspired and commissioned from Wayne Shorter; and as a soloist with the Festival’s all-star student band, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

Award-winning trumpeter Dave Douglas returns to the Festival as the 2013 Showcase Artist, and will perform three times throughout the weekend: on the Grounds with his own Quintet; and with Sound Prints in the Arena and on the Grounds. Sound Prints acts as one of the dual 2013 Commission Artists along with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, which will debut newly commissioned music in tribute to the late Dave Brubeck in the Arena.

The Festival features 500 artists, 90 performances on 8 stages and more, for 30 hours of live music over two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of international cuisine, shopping, art exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with iconic and emerging jazz artists on the oak-studded 20-acres of the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

2013 TICKET INFORMATION AND MORE

New sales for Full Weekend Arena and Grounds Packages begin May 21. Arena Packages start at $225 and offer a reserved seat to each of the concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually); access to seven Grounds Stages and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages start at $125, and offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts in the Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines.

Single Day Arena Tickets include a reserved seat (non-renewable) for the Arena shows on the day selected, and are $66 for Friday and $132 for Saturday or Sunday. Daily Grounds Tickets start as low as $40, and include access to seven Grounds stages and activities, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts in the Jazz Theater presented by Alaska Airlines. Single Day Arena and Grounds Tickets go on sale July 8.

The Premier Club is the ultimate in hospitality at the Monterey Jazz Festival and is a perfect addition to the patron’s festival experience, starting at $65. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, visits by Festival artists, a no-host bar, complimentary light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, live music, private restrooms, and a Festival Souvenir Magazine. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

Sunday, September 22, is the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Annual Family Day, featuring artists and activities especially for the family. Tickets on Sunday include access to the hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo Presented by Yamaha, the popular Percussion Playshop, a bounce house, special family-friendly musical artists, and performances from the world’s greatest young jazz musicians and vocalists from the Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival. Children two and under are free for Grounds admission daily at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Children ages 2-18 are just $20 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVALS PARTNERS IN JAZZ
The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival partners include Alaska Airlines, North Coast Brewing, Yamaha, Inns of Monterey, The Jazz Cruise/The Smooth Jazz Cruise, Macys, Motema Music, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Amoeba Music, KUSP 88.9FM, Downbeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula College, and Monterey-Salinas Transit.

Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for its Jazz Education Programs from Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Community Foundation of Monterey County, DAddario Music Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Harden Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Quest Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Rotary International, Upjohn California Fund, Union Bank Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and generous individual contributors.

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights and Artist Listing

  • Return of jazz legends Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Holland
  • 2013 Artist-In-Residence, Joe Lovano, makes four appearances over the weekend in the Arena and Grounds
  • World Premiere of 2013 Commissions: Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra’s tribute to Dave Brubeck; Sound Prints performs music inspired by and commissioned from Wayne Shorter
  • 2013 Showcase Artist Dave Douglas appears three times over the weekend in the Arena and on the Grounds
  • Festival debuts of Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, The Relatives; and more
  • NEA Jazz Masters include Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Bobby Hutcherson, Lou Donaldson
  • 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists have won 43 GRAMMY Awards
  • Coffee House Gallery Exhibit: Brubeck at Monterey: Six decades of Excellence
  • Film screenings of Round Midnight and Sonny Rollins: Between the Notes
  • Return of Sunday's Family Day with fun and music for all ages

56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival ● September 20 - 22, 2013

Artist-In-Residence: Joe Lovano
Showcase Artist: Dave Douglas
Commission Artist: Wayne Shorter, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

ARENA ARTISTS ● Friday, September 20
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; Gregory Porter

ARENA ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 21
Bobby McFerrin; Dave Holland’s PRISM featuring Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland; Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints; George Benson; The Relatives

ARENA ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 22
Diana Krall; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Bob James & David Sanborn Featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Joe Lovano; Folsom High School Jazz Band I

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Friday, September 20
Dizzy’s Den: Gregory Porter; Snarky Puppy
Night Club: Joe Lovano Us Five; Carmen Lundy; Dave Douglas Quintet
Garden Stage: 7 Come 11; Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors with Joe Lovano; Roberto Fonseca
Coffee House: Uri Caine Trio (3 sets)

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 21
Dizzy’s Den: Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints; Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola; Ravi Coltrane Quartet; DownBeat Blindfold Test hosted by Dan Ouellette; Panel discussion on Dave Brubeck
Night Club: Brubeck Brothers Quartet; Mary Stallings; Craig Taborn; Claire Daly; Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet; Mt. San Antonio College "Singcopation"; SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra
Garden Stage: The Relatives; Big Sam's Funky Nation; California Honeydrops; Marc Cary Focus Trio, Kentyah presents: M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band
Coffee House Gallery: Orrin Evans Trio (3 sets); Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors; Prez Kids
West Lawn: North Pacific String Band (2 sets)

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 22
Dizzy’s Den: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio; Anthony Wilson Trio with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner; Conversation with Jim Keltner; NEA Jazz Master Panel; Conversation with Jim Keltner
Night Club: Bobby Hutcherson Quartet; Lou Donaldson Quartet; Berkeley High School Combo A; Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Lab Singers; Folsom High School Jazz Choir I; Rio Americano High School "AM"; Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble; Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble and High School All-Star Band
Garden Stage: Paul Contos Quartet; Davina & the Vagabonds; Tammy Hall Quartet; Along Came Betty; USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra
Coffee House Gallery: Phronesis (2 sets); Fantastic Planet; Family Day with Peter Alsop (2 sets)
West Lawn: John Brothers Piano Company Quintet (2 sets)

ALL WEEKEND
Jazz on Film: Round Midnight (Saturday) and Sonny Rollins: Between the Notes (Sunday); Judy Roberts on the Yamaha AvantGrand with Greg Fishman on saxophone; Arena Simulcasts in the Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines; Coffee House Gallery Exhibit: Brubeck at Monterey: Six Decades of Excellence

Artists and schedule subject to change.

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