Artistic Director Tim
Jackson selects his “Top
10” acts that you shouldn’t miss at the
54th Monterey Jazz Festival!
(in order of
Friday Night, 9.21 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Please welcome this exciting new vocalist to Monterey for her debut performance!
Friday Night, 9.21 / Dizzy’s Den
Our 2012 Artist-In-Residence and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra alumnus is not
to be missed.
Friday Night, 9.21 / Bill Berry Stage / Nightclub
Another Monterey Jazz Festival debut…Check out what all the fuss is about.
DEJOHNETTE SPECIAL TRIO WITH PAT
METHENY & CHRISTIAN
Saturday Night, 9.22 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Help this National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master celebrate his 70th birthday,
with guitar legend Pat Metheny!
JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR
Saturday Night, 9.22 / Dizzy’s Den + Sunday Night, 9.23 / Jimmy
Witness the live debut of our 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour ensemble as
they warm up for a 50-city tour starting in January.
Sunday Afternoon, 9.23 / Garden Stage
A great young vocalist who combines jazz, hip hop and neo-soul.
Sunday Night, 9.23 / Coffee House Gallery
This young Armenian pianist is really being noticed on the international jazz
Sunday Night, 9.23 / Dizzy’s Den
Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton and David Sánchez. Need I say more?
Parking Still Available on the Fairgrounds!
You can still park
your car on-site at the Monterey County Fairgrounds off
Garden Road, close to the Gate 3! One parking
ticket will be issued for each vehicle for each day purchased
and includes one space for the day with in/out parking
privileges. Limited availability. Single Day pricing is
$20 for Friday, and $35 for Saturday or Sunday. Call
888.248.6499 for more details!
Add a Premier Access Pass to Your Weekend!
The Premier Access Club, located
in the center of the Festival, offers a special place
for VIPs! Enjoy closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, visits
by Festival artists, a no-host bar, private
restrooms, a special gate entry into
the Fairgrounds, a gift bag, exclusive
performances, and more! Only $65 for Friday,
$100 for Saturday or Sunday! (Arena or Grounds Ticket
Monterey County High School Honor Bands Perform at Jazz on the Plazz, 8.22 and at the Sand City West End Celebration, 8.24!
see Monterey’s Jazz Education Programs in action! The Monterey
County High School All-Star Band will perform for
free at Jazz
on the Plazz on Wednesday, August 22
at 6:00pm in Los Gatos, and at the 11th
Annual Sand City West End Celebration on
Friday, August 24 at 7:00pm -- a fundraiser
for two very special Sand City residents, Susan
Collins and Matthew Pierce,
who are battling cancer.
$20 advance tickets for the West End Celebration
are available at Sweet Elena’s
Bakery and Post No Bills in Sand City; Do Re Mi Music in Carmel, at Sand City
Hall, and online at www.tix.com. Call
831.372.1955 for more information!
9.23 is Family Day!
Sunday, September 23 is the
7th annual Family
Day Presented by Jelly Belly at the 55th
Monterey Jazz Festival! Bring the whole family to
enjoy the Instrument Petting
Zoo, where kids can
play real instruments, the Percussion
where kids play percussion and lead a percussion
parade, the Jazzy Jumper, (a bouncy castle for the
younger set), and special performances by the Banana
Slug String Band in the Coffee House, Mo'Fone on
the West Lawn, plus the Country's
best young jazz musicians selected at
the our Next Generation Jazz Festival!
Families can also take advantage of the 4-ticket Family
Discount Package includes two Adult and
two Youth (Ages 2 - 18) Grounds Stage Tickets to
the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival. Families have access
to seven general admission Grounds Stages and all
Grounds activities. Kids under
two are free! Plus,
the family can roam, play, picnic, and enjoy an international
shopping bazaar and a tempting array of food and
beverages from all around the world on the 20-acre
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