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August 12, 2011

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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL
IS THE BEGINNING OF 30 HOURS OF MUSIC
ALL WEEKEND LONG, SEPTEMBER 16-18!

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival is just FIVE weeks away with an exciting and diverse lineup of world-class artists on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena and on 7 Grounds Stages!

With Single Day Arena Tickets, you can enjoy a reserved seat in the Arena for the day you select with 7 additional Grounds Stages of nonstop jazz entertainment!

Only $66 for Friday, which features all Arena concerts plus all Grounds Stages -- including Arena performances by Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard, the John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guests Jessica Molaskey & Bucky Pizzarelli and Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips

Your Friday ticket also includes Grounds Stage performances by Richard Bona & Raul Midón: The Duwala Malambo Project, Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, Robert Glasper Trio,  Juan-Carlos Formell: Johnny’s Dream Club, Helen Sung Trio, Carmen Souza, John Santos Sextet with special guest Rico Pabón: Filosofia Caribeña, Erik Telford CollectiveBerklee Flamenco from the Berklee College of Music, and a screening of the film Cachao: Uno Mas!

Only $132 for Saturday or Sunday, which features all Arena concerts each day plus all 7 Grounds Stages.

Friday night at the Monterey Jazz Festival is just the first 6 hours of 30 total hours of music all weekend-long!

TIM’S TOP TEN!
Artistic Director Tim Jackson selects his “Top 10” acts that you shouldn’t miss at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival!

HELEN SUNG TRIO
Friday Night, 9.16 / Coffee House Gallery
Check out this great young New York-based pianist who is quietly making a name for herself
RICHARD BONA & RAUL MIDÓN: THE DUWALA MALAMBO PROJECT
Friday Night, 9.16 / Dizzy’s Den + Saturday Night, 9.17 / Garden Stage
A fantastic duo of strings (guitar & bass) and vocals with global overtones 
JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Saturday Night, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den
John leads his “First Family of Cool” quartet augmented with his wife, Jessica Molaskey, and his dad, Bucky
AN AFTERNOON IN TREME: THE MUSICAL MAJESTY OF NEW ORLEANS
With Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, Soul Rebels Brass Band & Glen David Andrews
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Garden Stage
Check out these high priests of New Orleans funk, doin’ it gumbo style!
Film: MORE TO LIVE FOR featuring MICHAEL BRECKER hosted by SUSAN BRECKER
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jazz Theater
Please attend this moving tribute to our friend and saxophone legend Michael Brecker
GERI ALLEN & TIMELINE
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
This year’s commission combines music and dance in a tap tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
DONNY McCASLIN GROUP
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Night Club/Bill Berry Stage
Santa Cruz native and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra alum brings it all back home!
INDIA.ARIE & IDAN RAICHEL
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
This multi-cultural collaboration spreads the gospel of peace and love home!
MILES DAVIS/GIL EVANS: STILL AHEAD
Music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The music of Miles and Gil brought back to life under the inspired direction of Vince Mendoza, with Terence Blanchard on trumpet
STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Garden Stage
This pioneering alto saxophonist and composer makes his Monterey Jazz Festival debut!

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL'S
JAZZ LEGENDS GALA, SEPTEMBER 15TH!

Come celebrate with the Monterey Jazz Festival as we honor four-time Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard at the 2011 Jazz Legends Gala! This exclusive event takes place on Thursday, September 15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment featuring the Grammy-winning pianist, Hiromi, and special guests, Clint and Dina Eastwood. Seating is limited for this event. To find out more information, e-mail development@montereyjazzfestival.org or call 831.373.3366 to R.S.V.P. by September 2, 2011.

RV PARKING STILL AVAILABLE ON THE FAIRGROUNDS FOR THE FESTIVAL!

Create an unforgettable Monterey experience by staying on the Fairgrounds in your own RV for the Jazz Festival Weekend, a substantial savings from staying at a hotel! Three or 4-night stays are available in a location behind the Arena – close to all the music, all the food, all the excitement! Spaces have electricity, water, and sewer available. RVs over 38’ must be self-contained. Disabled access is available but limited. Please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 925.275.9255 to request additional information and/or a reservation form.

MONTEREY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BANDS PERFORM AT THE SAN JOSE JAZZ FESTIVAL AND JAZZ ON THE PLAZZ!

Come see Monterey’s Jazz Education Programs in action! The Monterey County High School All-Star Band will perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 13 at 6:00pm on the Next Gen Stage at the Tech Museum, and the Monterey County All-Star Band and the Monterey County High School Vocal Honor Ensemble will also perform at Jazz on the Plazz in Los Gatos on Wednesday, August 17, from 6:30 to 8:30pm! Don’t miss these Bay Area concerts!

WELCOME TO THE JAZZ CRUISE!

The Monterey Jazz Festival welcomes The Jazz Cruise as a new sponsor! The Jazz Cruise showcases the world’s finest jazz musicians while providing guests with the best live music experience possible.  For more than a decade, the week-long experiential vacation offers passengers a wealth of opportunities to meet and interact with their favorite jazz artists while sailing in luxury to picturesque ports of call in the Caribbean. thejazzcruise.com










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