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SUNDAY IN THE ARENA!
ALL EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES!
||INDIA.ARIE & IDAN
RAICHEL: OPEN DOOR
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy
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.”
Generation Jazz Orchestra with Joshua
plus special guests Benny
Green & Donny
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!
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!
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.”
THE HAMMOND B-3 BLOWOUT RETURNS!
DeFrancesco Trio with special
+ the Wil
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.
ROBERT GLASPER, 2011 SHOWCASE ARTIST!
Friday Night, 9.16 / Robert Glasper
Trio / Garden Stage
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Robert Glasper Experiment
Loueke / Dizzy’s Den
Sunday Night, 9.18 / Robert Glasper Experiment
with Bilal / Night Club
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.
9.18 IS FAMILY DAY!
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!
ACCESS ON THE FAIRGROUNDS!
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!
THE 54TH MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL IPHONE AND ANDROID APP HAS ARRIVED!
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!
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
Office by phone at 925.275.9255 to request additional
information and/or a reservation form.
ADD A PREMIER ACCESS PASS TO YOUR WEEKEND!
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
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!
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