Headliners Include Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Common, Leslie Odom, Jr., Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angélique Kidjo, Kenny Barron Trio, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and Many Others
Single Day Arena Tickets begin at $82, Single Day Grounds Tickets Begin at $45
Monterey, Calif, May 12, 2017; Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499.
Single Day Arena Tickets are $82 for Friday, September 15, and $164 for Saturday or Sunday, September 16 or 17. Single Day Arena Tickets include a reserved seat to each of the 15 concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena, plus access to all activities on seven additional Grounds Stages. Single Day Grounds Tickets are $45 (Friday) and $60 (Saturday or Sunday).
The Festival features 115 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, 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.
The Artists-in-Residence for MJF60 will be John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, and Gerald Clayton, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra will debut the 2017 commission piece, “Stories of a Groove: Conception, Evolution, Celebration,” written by John Clayton. Regina Carter will be the Showcase Artist, playing with three projects over the weekend.
Monterey Jazz Festival is a six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, including being voted “Best Jazz Festival” for its 59th edition last year. Six NEA Jazz Masters will be featured at the Festival in 2017, including Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, and Branford Marsalis, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe winner rapper/poet Common, A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau; Tony Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom, Jr. from Hamilton, and multiple award-winning vocalist and activist Angélique Kidjo.
Friday night, September 15 Arena shows include Herbie Hancock, and tributes to the 100th anniversary of the births of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald with the Kenny Barron Trio with special guests Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, and Pedrito Martinez, and Regina Carter’s "Dear Ella."
Friday Grounds activities include 13 performances from GoGo Penguin, Miles Mosley, Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt, Alicia Olatuja, the Gerald Clayton Trio, Roberta Gambarini, and others.
The Saturday, September 16 Arena lineup includes Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Project, Mr. Sipp, Monsieur Periné, a tribute to Sonny Rollins featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman, with Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley and Lewis Nash; Tony Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom, Jr. from Hamilton, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with the Gerald Clayton Trio debuting the 2017 commission piece.
Saturday’s Grounds activities include 31 performances from the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Sean Jones Quartet, Kandace Springs, Regina Carter Quartet, Joanne Brackeen Trio, Pedrito Martinez Group, Kyle Eastwood Band, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the DownBeat Blindfold Test with Tia Fuller; a conversation with Herbie Hancock, top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival, the film I Called Him Morgan, and much more.
The Sunday September 17 Arena artists include Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Common, John Beasley's MONK'estra, celebrating the Thelonious Monk centennial, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, and Gerald Clayton; Herbie Hancock with Chick Corea; Angelique Kidjo's Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez; and A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau.
Thirty-six performances and activities will take place on Sunday Grounds stages from the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet; Tia Fuller Quintet featuring Ingrid Jensen; Regina Carter & Southern Comfort; Vijay Iyer Sextet, Linda May Han Oh, Amendola Vs. Blades; Chester Thompson Trio; James Carter Organ Trio, Conversations with Jimmy Heath and Chick Corea, Chano Dominguez Trio, Ranky Tanky, top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival, the film Chick Corea: The Musician, and much more.
Also on sale are Single Day District 7 Premier Club tickets, priced at $75 (Friday) and $125 (Saturday or Sunday). Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, wines by District 7 and gourmet cuisine, private restrooms, indoor and outdoor patio seating, no-host top-shelf bars, and more. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.
The 11th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, will honor Herbie Hancock on Thursday, September 14, 2016. Special performances at this beautiful location will feature the Gerald Clayton Trio, Regina Carter, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Cost is $290 per person. Proceeds from this event benefit Monterey Jazz Festival’s jazz education programs. Contact 831.233.3715 for more information.
Lineup for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17, 2017
(in order of appearance)
Friday, September 15
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Regina Carter "Dear Ella"; A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie: Kenny Barron Trio with special guests Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, Pedrito Martinez; Herbie Hancock
Garden Stage: Ray Obiedo & The Latin Jazz Project; Along Came Betty; Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
Dizzy’s Den: GoGo Penguin; Miles Mosley
Night Club: Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt, Alicia Olatuja, Gerald Clayton Trio
Coffee House Gallery: Latin Jazz Collective, Roberta Gambarini
Courtyard Stage: Matthew Whitaker on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Two sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena
Saturday, September 16
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Monsieur Periné, Mr. Sipp, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (MJF Commission); Leslie Odom, Jr., A Tribute to Sonny Rollins featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley & Lewis Nash
Garden Stage: Con Brio, The Suffers, Mr. Sipp, Monsieur Periné, Sammy Miller and the Congregation
Dizzy’s Den: Ali Ryerson Quartet, Sean Jones Quartet, Kyle Eastwood Band, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Pedrito Martinez Group, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Night Club: SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra, Buchanan High School Jazz Band A, Roger Fox Big Band, Kandace Springs, Regina Carter Quartet, Derrick Hodge & Mike Mitchell
Coffee House Gallery: DownBeat Blindfold Test with Tia Fuller; Conversation with Herbie Hancock, Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, Joanne Brackeen Trio (Three sets)
Education Pavilion: Student Performances (All afternoon)
Courtyard Stage: Matthew Whitaker on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: I Called Him Morgan
Sunday, September 17
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton; John Beasley's MONK'estra, Common, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau; Angélique Kidjo's Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez; Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea
Dizzy’s Den: Andy Weis & the Monterey Jazz All-Stars, O.F.N.I. Trio, Joe Lovano Classic Quartet, Tia Fuller Quintet featuring Ingrid Jensen, Regina Carter & Southern Comfort, Vijay Iyer Sextet
Garden Stage: University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble I, University of the Arts "Z" Big Band; Roger Fox Big Band with Chris Cain, Linda May Han Oh, Ranky Tanky, Sandy Cressman’s “Entre Amigos”
Night Club: MJF Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Ensemble, Valencia High School "Two N' Four", Folsom High School Jazz Choir I, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Ensemble, Folsom High School Jazz Band I, Northgate High School Jazz Band I, MJF Monterey County High School All-Star Big Band, Amendola Vs. Blades, Chester Thompson Trio, James Carter Organ Trio
Coffee House Gallery: Conversations with Jimmy Heath and Chick Corea, Crossroads School Jazz 'A' Band, USC Thornton Jazz Composers Collective, Chano Dominguez Trio (Two sets)
Jazz Education Pavilion: Student Bands (All afternoon)
Courtyard Stage: Matthew Whitaker on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Chick Corea: The Musician
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Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 831.646.8670
Monterey Phone: 831.373.3366
Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to receive support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NEA Art Works, Cal Humanities, Scheid Family Wines, North Coast Brewing, The Jazz Cruise, Blue Note at Sea, Taylor Farms, Inns of Monterey, Macy’s, Monterey Bay Aquarium, SmoothJazzGlobal.com, KAZU, KSBW/Estrella TV, JAZZIZ, DownBeat, and JazzTimes.