Lineup Announced for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2014

Headliners Include Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Christian McBride, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper Experiment, Lisa Fischer, Marcus Miller, Booker T. Jones, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Davina & The Vagabonds, Billy Childs, and Many More

Arena and Grounds Packages On Sale May 12,
Single Day Tickets On Sale June 26

April 2, 2014; Monterey, CA; Today Monterey Jazz Festival announces the star-studded line up for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival to be held September 19–21 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Arena and Grounds Package Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 12. Single Day tickets will go on sale June 26.

2014’s GRAMMY Award-winning lineup includes Arena headliners Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Booker T. Jones, Robert Glasper Experiment, Marcus Miller, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Billy Childs with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer and Becca Stevens, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

98 shows and events will take place over 30 hours from Friday night, September 19 through Sunday night, September 21.

Tickets are available on the Festival's Web site or by calling 888.248.6499.

Drummer Eric Harland serves as the 2014 Artist-In-Residence, performing with the Charles Lloyd Quartet, his own group, Voyager; Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd; and as a soloist with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

Legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd returns to Monterey for the first time since 2006 as the 2014 Showcase Artist, performing with his own Quartet (with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers and Eric Harland); Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland, and in a duo with pianist Gerald Clayton.

The 2014 Commission Artist will be pianist Aaron Diehl, who will premiere his tribute to the pianist and MJF Artistic Director for 24 years, John Lewis, Three Streams of Expression.

The Festival features 500 artists, nearly 100 performances and events 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 & Event Center.

2014 TICKET INFORMATION AND MORE

New sales for Full Weekend Arena and Grounds Packages begin May 12. Arena Packages start at $290 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.

Single Day Arena Tickets include a reserved seat (non-renewable) for the Arena shows on the day selected, and are $71 for Friday and $142 for Saturday or Sunday. Daily Grounds Tickets start as low as $45, and include access to seven Grounds stages and activities, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts in the Jazz Theater. Single Day Arena and Grounds Tickets go on sale June 26.

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, buffet meal and non-alcoholic beverages, live music, and private restrooms. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

Sunday, September 21 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 2014 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 3-18 are just $20 on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVALS PARTNERS IN JAZZ

The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival partners include North Coast Brewing, Scheid Vineyards, Alaska Airlines, Yamaha, The Jazz Cruise, Inns of Monterey, Macy’s, Hyatt Regency, Amoeba Music, KUSP 88.9FM, Downbeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, KSBW/Central Coast ABC, Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian, 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, Community Foundation of Monterey County, D’Addario Music Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, 1st Capital Bank, 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.

2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights and Artist Listing

  • Return of jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, Marcus Miller
  • MJF debut of crossover artists The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Booker T. Jones, The Philadelphia Experiment
  • World Premiere of 2014 Commission by the Aaron Diehl Quartet, Three Streams of Expression and special performance of Billy Childs’ new project, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer, and Becca Stevens
  • Musical tribute to Mulgrew Miller & James Williams with Harold Mabern, Donald Brown, and Geoff Keezer trios
  • Coffee House Gallery Exhibits: Blue Note Records:  75 Years of Excellence and Earl Newman: 50 Years of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters

57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 19 - 21, 2014

Artist-In-Residence: Eric Harland
Showcase Artist: Charles Lloyd
Commission Artist: Aaron Diehl

ARENA ARTISTS ● Friday, September 19
Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant

ARENA ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 20
The Roots, Billy Childs with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer and Becca Stevens; Aaron Diehl Quartet; Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones; Davina & The Vagabonds

ARENA ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 21
Michael Feinstein with special guests Russell Malone & Harry Allen and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Charles Lloyd Quartet with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers, & Eric Harland; Marcus Miller; Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Friday, September 19
Dizzy’s Den: Sangam with Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland; Red Baraat
Night Club: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride Trio; Claudia Villela & Harvey Wainapel
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Sarah McKenzie Quartet, Melissa Aldana Crash Trio, SambaDa
Coffee House: Harold Mabern Trio (3 sets)

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 20
Dizzy’s Den: Billy Childs Quartet; Charles Lloyd-Gerald Clayton Duo, The Philadelphia Experiment with Christian McBride, ?uestlove, Uri Caine and special guest Booker T. Jones; Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Band with Ambrose Akinmusire, Kendrick Scott, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge & Lionel Loueke; Becca Stevens, John Hanrahan Quartet, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Night Club: Aaron Diehl Quartet, Eric Harland Voyager, Habaneros, USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Pete Escovedo Orchestra with Peter Michael & Juan Escovedo; Jason Moran, Ana Popovic, Davina & The Vagabonds, Red Baraat
Coffee House: Donald Brown Trio (3 sets); Sarah McKenzie Quartet; Conversation about Mulgrew Miller & James Williams; Conversation about Blue Note Records
West Lawn: Sourmash Hug Band (2 sets)

GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 21
Dizzy’s Den: Eric Harland Voyager, Tony Monaco, Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz; Daniel Rosenboom Quintet; Conversation with Michael Feinstein, DownBeat Blindfold Test
Night Club: Delfeayo & Ellis Marsalis; Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ben Flocks & Battle Mountain; Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band; Youn Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius; Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Coffee House: Geoffrey Keezer Trio (2 sets); Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival; Bari Koral
West Lawn: Minor Thirds Trio (2 sets)

ALL WEEKEND
Jazz on Film: Legends of the Tenor Saxophone: Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity; Jeremy Siskind & Friends on the Yamaha AvantGrand; Arena Simulcasts in The Jazz Theater; Coffee House Gallery Exhibits: Blue Note Records:  75 Years of Excellence; Earl Newman: 50 Years of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters

High resolution photos available at www.montereyjazzfestival.org/media/press-photos

Artists and schedule subject to change.

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For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office: 831.373.3366
timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org
www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Monterey Jazz Festival Partners:
North Coast Brewing, Scheid Vineyards, Alaska Airlines, Yamaha
The Jazz Cruise
, Inns of Monterey, Macy’s, Hyatt Regency, Amoeba Music
KUSP 88
.9FM, Downbeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, KSBW/Central Coast ABC
Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian, Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey-Salinas Transit
Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for its Jazz Education Programs from Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T Foundation, Community Foundation of Monterey County, DAddario Music Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, 1st Capital Bank, 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.

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