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September 2, 2011

In This Issue:

SUNDAY IN THE ARENA!
ALL EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES!

INDIA.ARIE & IDAN RAICHEL: OPEN DOOR
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
OPEN DOOR, the ground-breaking, multi-cultural project with Israeli keyboardist Idan Raichel and multi-platinum vocalist India.Arie, makes its Monterey debut! India.Arie describes this East-meets-West synthesis as “the most authentic musical expression of my life thus far.”
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Joshua Redman
plus special guests
Benny Green & Donny McCaslin
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The 2011 edition of Monterey Jazz Festival’s National High School All-Star Band draws a straight-ahead line from the past to the future -- this time with alumni Joshua Redman, Benny Green and Donny McCaslin!
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The winning High School Big Band from the Next Generation Jazz Festival performs for the third consecutive year on the Jimmy Lyons Stage!
Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead
Music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain

Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Terence Blanchard,
Peter Erskine & Miles Evans

Sunday Night, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The classic recordings of Miles Davis and Gil Evans are revisited with an all-star cast! Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra appearances will be the first events in the year-long celebration of Gil Evans’s 100th birthday in 2012.
Sonny Rollins
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The Colossus. Sonny Rollins is an American Master, and one of the last “Giants of Jazz.” Come see and hear why National Public Radio says that “Sonny Rollins needs to be experienced live to be believed.”

SUNDAY GROUNDS TICKETS: THE SEVEN STAGES OF JAZZ!

Sunday’s Grounds Tickets include performances on 7 stages, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts! Grounds Shows include: Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Bilal; Benny Green Trio with special guest Donald Harrison: Monk’s Dream: Fifty Years Fresh; The Hammond B-3 Blowout with the Joey DeFrancesco Trio with special guest Bobby Hutcherson and the Wil Blades Trio; Steve Coleman and Five Elements; Tia Fuller Quartet; Eldar Djangirov; John Donaldson Quintet featuring Shay Salhov: The Music of Bheki Mseleku; Cow Bop; Mamadou & Vanessa; ZunZun; The Country’s Best High School & College Bands; A Life In Jazz: A Conversation with NEA Jazz Master Orrin KeepnewsThe Art of Impulse! Impulse Records: A 50-Year Retrospective, presented by Ashley Kahn; and a special screening of the film Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way!

THE HAMMOND B-3 BLOWOUT RETURNS!

Joey DeFrancesco Trio with special guest Bobby Hutcherson + the Wil Blades Trio
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Dizzy’s Den
Joey DeFrancesco is regarded by organ aficionados as the baddest B-3 burner in the business. He returns to Monterey for the first time since 2007, featuring the visionary NEA Jazz Master, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Wil Blades gaining critical acclaim as the Bay Area's first call organist and was named as a “Rising Star” in the 2007 and 2008 Downbeat Critics’ Poll.

MEET ROBERT GLASPER, 2011 SHOWCASE ARTIST!

Friday Night, 9.16 / Robert Glasper Trio / Garden Stage
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Robert Glasper Experiment with
Lionel Loueke / Dizzy’s Den
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Robert Glasper Experiment with Bilal / Night Club


Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper last performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006, and now he’s back as the 2011 Showcase Artist, performing three times on the Grounds! People Magazine said “Robert Glasper speaks hip-hop, bebop, classical and pop… accessible melodies, tumultuous beats and bright lyricism…” Catch him with his Trio, and twice with his “Experiment” featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and vocalist Bilal.

SUNDAY, 9.18 IS FAMILY DAY!

It’s the 6th annual Family Day at the Monterey Jazz Festival, so bring the whole family to enjoy Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids can play real instruments, the Percussion Playshop, where kids play percussion and lead a percussion parade, the Jazzy Jumper, (a bouncy castle for the younger set), and special performances by ZunZun and the Chase Morrin Group in the Coffee House, Mamadou & Vanessa on the West Lawn, plus the Country's Best Young Jazz Musicians selected at the 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 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival. Families have access to 7 general admission Grounds Stages and all Grounds activities. Kids under 2 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 Monterey Fairgrounds!

EXPERIENCE MONTEREY'S NIGHT CLUB ... LIVE ON THE WEB!

Can’t come to Monterey? In 2011, the Festival will be streaming nightly concerts from the Night Club’s Bill Berry Stage live on the Web! Check the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Website for a special link to hear Juan-Carlos Formell: Johnny’s Dream Club; Carmen Souza; John Santos Sextet with special guest Rico Pabón: Filosofia Caribeña; Scott Colley Trio with Chris Potter & Antonio Sanchez; Donny McCaslin Group; Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Bilal; and the Benny Green Trio with special guest Donald Harrison: Monk’s Dream: Fifty Years Fresh!

Thanks to StreamGuys for making live jazz on the web possible!

WEB ACCESS ON THE FAIRGROUNDS!

Thanks to our tech partners, Meraki and the Alvarez Technology Group, the Monterey County Fairgrounds is a WiFi hot zone so you can check your email, surf the Web, or watch the live Webcast!

NEW! THE 54TH MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL IPHONE AND ANDROID APP HAS ARRIVED!
IT'S FREE!

The Festival has launched the MJF/54 App for iPhone and Android so you can create a customized schedule, read bios about the artists, watch the simulcast, and more!

Download your Apps now at the iTunes store or App Marketplace by searching for “Monterey Jazz.” It's free!

RV PARKING STILL AVAILABLE ON THE FAIRGROUNDS!

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.

ADD A PREMIER ACCESS PASS TO YOUR WEEKEND!

The Premier Access Club, now 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, and more!  Only $65 for Friday, $100 for Saturday or Sunday! (Arena or Grounds Ticket Purchase required.)

TICKETS STILL LEFT FOR THE
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 still available for this event. R.S.V.P. has been extended to September 9!
To find out more information, e-mail development@montereyjazzfestival.org or call 831.373.3366.










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