58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale Friday, May 15

Headliners Include the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Béla Fleck, Snarky Puppy, Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project, Jaco’s World Conducted by Vince Mendoza, and Many Others

Monterey, Calif., May 12, 2015; Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18–20 go on sale Friday, May 15. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499.

The Festival features 500 artists, and nearly 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, and exhibits on eight stages, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of 75 vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

2015’s GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on Friday, September 18 includes Jaco’s World: A Celebration of the Music of Jaco Pastorius (conducted by Vince Mendoza, and featuring Will Lee, Christian McBride, Felix Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Tierney Sutton, Sonny Knight, Bob Mintzer, Alex Acuña, and others); the Chick Corea Trilogy Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade; Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project: Concert by the Sea, featuring Jason Moran, Christian Sands, Russell Malone, Darek Oles, and Victor Lewis.

The Saturday, September 19 Arena lineup includes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lucky Peterson, Nikki Hill, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Raul Midón, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Ravi Coltrane, Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Justin Brown; and the Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet, debuting the 2015 MJF Commission, The Forgotten Places.

The Arena lineup on Sunday, September 20 includes the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Sheila E.; Snarky Puppy; the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; Chris Botti; Dianne Reeves, and Chick Corea & Béla Fleck.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will act as the 2015 Artist-In-Residence, with smaller JALC ensembles also performing three sets on the Grounds. Chick Corea will be the 2015 Showcase Artist, performing with Trilogy; and in duo with Béla Fleck. 2015 Commission Artist Ambrose Akinmusire will debut The Forgotten Places in the Arena and will also perform with his quintet on the Grounds.

Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually) plus, access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $315.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $135.

Grounds activities include 78 events, conversations, films, and musical performances, with weekend highlights from the Monty Alexander Trio; Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective; Kurt Rosenwinkel; Cyrille Aimée; Allan Harris; Theo Croker and DVRKFUNK; Lizz Wright, John Santos, Etienne Charles, top bands from the 2015 Next Generation Jazz Festival, and many others.

Also on sale are Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes, priced at $300. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, a no-host bar, complimentary food service and non-alcoholic beverages, and private restrooms. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

The 9th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, held at the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey on Cannery Row, will honor pianist Chick Corea on Thursday, September 17. Hosted by Terence Blanchard, special performances at this beautiful location will feature vocalist Cyrille Aimée, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Proceeds from this event will benefit Monterey Jazz Festival’s jazz education programs. Contact 831.373.3366 for more information.

Single Day Arena and Daily Grounds Tickets go on sale June 5.

The full lineup for the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

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

Lineup for the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival
September 18-20, 2015
(in order of appearance)

Friday, September 18

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Geri Allen presents the Erroll Garner Project: Concert by the Sea featuring Geri Allen, Jason Moran, Christian Sands, Russell Malone, Darek Oles, and Victor Lewis; Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade; Jaco's World: A Tribute to Jaco Pastorius, conducted by Vince Mendoza, featuring Will Lee, Christian McBride, Felix Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Tierney Sutton, Sonny Knight, Bob Mintzer, Alex Acuña, and others)

GROUNDS:
Garden Stage: Berklee Global Jazz Institute; Musette Explosion; The Brothers Comatose
Dizzy’s Den: Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet; Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
Night Club: Dennis Murphy Band; Cyrille Aimée; Theo Croker and DVRKFUNK
Coffee House Gallery: Monty Alexander Trio with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton (Two sets)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Two sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena

Saturday, September 19

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Nikki Hill; Lucky Peterson; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet; Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Raul Midón, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Ravi Coltrane, Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Justin Brown; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

GROUNDS:
Garden Stage: Sonny Knight & The Lakers; Nikki Hill; Lucky Peterson; Etienne Charles; Kneebody
Dizzy’s Den: DownBeat Blindfold Test hosted by Dan Ouellette; Crossing Borders featuring Jennifer Scott & Kristen Strom; Wasabi; Lizz Wright; Ernesto Oviedo with the John Santos Sextet
Night Club: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra; United States Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band; Dann Zinn with Peter Erskine and Chris Robinson; Allan Harris; David Gilmore & Energies of Change; Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Coffee House Gallery: Percussion Discussion with Peter Erskine and Jeff Hamilton; Berklee Global Jazz Institute; Monty Alexander Trio with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton (Two sets)
Jazz Education Pavilion: Student Performances (all afternoon)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Jaco; Post-film discussion

Sunday, September 20

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; Snarky Puppy; Pete Escovedo Orchestra with Sheila E.; Chick Corea & Béla Fleck; Dianne Reeves; Chris Botti

GROUNDS:
Dizzy’s Den: Dizzy’s Den: Conversation: A Love Supreme with Ravi Coltrane and Rudresh Mahanthappa hosted by Ashley Kahn; Michael O'Neill and Kenny Washington; Walter Blanding Sextet; Carlos Henriquez: The Deal Maker; Jazz at Lincoln Center Jam Session
Garden Stage: University of Miami Frost School of Music "Extensions"; Central Washington University Big Band; Jones Family Singers; Kyle Eastwood; Duchess; Justin Kauflin Quartet
Night Club: Berkeley High School Combo A; Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Folsom High School Jazz Choir; Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Choir; Folsom High School Big Band; Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Band; Northgate High School Jazz Band; Monterey County High School All-Star Band; Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet; Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Raul Midón, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Ravi Coltrane, Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Justin Brown
Coffee House Gallery: Remembering Clark Terry with Justin Kauflin; American Music Program Pacific Crest Combo; University of the Pacific Combo; Monty Alexander Trio with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton (Two sets)
Jazz Education Pavilion: Jazz for Kids with Amy Cervini (Two sets)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Keep on Keepin’ On

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

 

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For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
831.646.8670

www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Monterey Jazz Festival Partners:
Scheid Family Wines, North Coast Brewing, Macy’s, The Jazz Cruise, Hertz, Yamaha, Amoeba, DownBeat, JazzTimes, KUSP 88.9FM, Pandora, SmoothJazz.com Global, Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian, Inns of Monterey, Hyatt Regency, Monterey-Salinas Transit, Monterey Peninsula College,
Big Sur Land Trust, First Night Monterey
Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for its Jazz Education Programs from:
ACTION Council of Monterey County, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.; Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T Foundation, California Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.; D’Addario Music Foundation, 1st Capital Bank, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Harden Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Integrated Wealth Counsel, LLC; Jamieson Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Macy’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Quest Foundation, Rotary International, Stevenson School, Upjohn California Fund, Scheid Family Wines, Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop, York School, and generous individual contributors.