Announcing Weekly “Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series

Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Bay Aquarium
Announce Weekly “Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series, Saturday and Sunday Evenings,
June 29 - September 1, 2013

Performances at Aquarium Feature Live Jazz
by Professional Musicians

June 10, 2013; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the sixth year of the “Evenings by the Bay” concert series, produced in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Taking place from June 29 September 1 on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterey in the Marine Mammal Gallery, the 20-performance concert series features some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most talented professional jazz musicians. The “Evenings by the Bay” series provides a much needed outlet for live music, and enhanced value and entertainment for Aquarium visitors, already an internationally renowned destination for all ages. The concerts are included with regular admission to the Aquarium.

“Live jazz performed by these great bands creates a whole different experience for Evenings by the Bay,” said Mimi Hahn, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the aquarium. “It transforms the aquarium for our visitors and is a perfect fit for summer weekends.”

"Monterey Jazz Festival is excited and honored to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium once again to present its Summer Concert Series,” said Paul Contos, Education Director for the Festival. “These professional-level jazz performances showcase the superb musical artistry that resides here throughout the Monterey Bay."

Since 2008, Evenings by the Bay has brought live music to the Monterey Bay Aquarium each summer, transforming an already exciting visit into something special for both visitors and performers. The 2013 concert series will feature saxophonists Paul Contos, Roger Eddy, Gary Meek, and Stu Reynolds; pianist Bill Spencer; bassist Pete Lips; vocalists Nicolas Bearde and Omega Rae; flutist Kenny Stahl; as well as the bands Que Caliente Latin Jazz, Along Came Betty, and the Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra.

All concerts will take place on the first floor in the Marine Mammal Galleries section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, located at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California, 93940.

Evenings by the Bay schedule / All performances from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 29       Kenny Stahl and Friends
Sunday, June 30         Pete Lips and Friends

Saturday, July 6           Stu Reynolds and Que Caliente Latin Jazz
Sunday, July 7              Bill Spencer with Nicolas Bearde

Saturday, July 13         Along Came Betty
Sunday, July 14           Roger Eddy and Friends

Saturday, July 20         Gary Meek and Friends
Sunday, July 21           Real Time

Saturday, July 27         Pete Lips and Friends
Sunday, July 28           Kenny Stahl and Friends

Saturday, August 3     Gary Meek and Friends
Sunday, August 4       Roger Eddy and Friends

Saturday, August 10  Stu Reynolds and Que Caliente Latin Jazz
Sunday, August 11     Real Time

Saturday, August 17  Gary Meek and Friends
Sunday, August 18    Kenny Stahl and Friends

Saturday, August 24  Along Came Betty
Sunday, August 25    Bill Spencer with Omega Rae

Saturday, August 31  Paul Contos and Friends
Sunday, Sept. 1          Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra

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

About the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Since its opening in 1984 on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience, and with more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions.


For more information please contact:

Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office Phone: 831.373.3366


Mika Yoshida
Public Relations Coordinator
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831.644.7522
Fax: 831.644.7560