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September 16, 2011

In This Issue:

FRIDAY NIGHT, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!

Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Dizzy’s Den

Grammy-winner Hiromi
, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape in the last decade, features her new trio with legendary bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips! “…a jaw-dropping obstacle race of swing, classical adaptations and thundering blues…”  -- The Guardian and Observer
JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Saturday Night, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den
Guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli leads his “First Family of Cool” quartet augmented with his wife, Jessica Molaskey, and his dad, Bucky! “It is not hyperbolic to say theirs is a musical match made in heaven…” -- New York Times
Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band with Special Guest Terence Blanchard: Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!: A Tribute to Chano Pozo & Dizzy Gillespie
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Poncho Sanchez
and Terence Blanchard, with Poncho’s Latin Jazz Band, honors the legacy of the Original Conga King, Chano Pozo and his co-conspirator in Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie, paying tribute their 1947 Carnegie Hall concert that literally changed the face of musical history and the course of American jazz!

KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE GROUNDS ON FRIDAY!



Your Friday ticket also includes Grounds Stage performances on 7 Stages by Richard Bona & Raul Midón: The Duwala Malambo Project, Robert Glasper Trio,  Carmen Souza, John Santos Sextet with special guest Rico Pabón: Filosofia Caribeña, Helen Sung Trio, Erik Telford CollectiveJuan-Carlos Formell: Johnny’s Dream Club, Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips; Berklee Flamenco from the Berklee College of Music, and a screening of the film Cachao: Uno Mas!

SATURDAY, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!

Huey Lewis and The News: Soulsville*
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Go back in time! Kicking off Saturday in the Arena is the Monterey debut of Grammy-winning Huey Lewis and the News, paying tribute to the Legendary Stax label and the sound of Memphis with Soulsville!


An Afternoon in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans
WITH Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins* & TERENCE BLANCHARD* WITH SPECIAL GUEST EMCEE, WENDELL PIERCE FROM HBO'S TREME
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
This quadruple-bill of funk celebrates the diversity of sound and heritage of the celebrated Crescent City neighborhood, Treme. Featuring the most raucous bands serving as ambassadors of the New Orleans sound, Emcee Wendell Pierce (who plays trombonist Antoine Batiste in the HBO series) will take you on an unforgettable musical tour.
Geri Allen and Timeline / 2011 Commission Artist
Premiering "The Dazzler” A Jazz Tap Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.
*
Saturday Night, 9.17 /Jimmy Lyons Stage
The visionary pianist Geri Allen last performed at Monterey in 2006 with Charles Lloyd. Now she’s back, debuting Monterey’s 2011 Commission piece, “The Dazzler.” With tap dancer Maurice Chestnut in the band, Jazziz said that Timeline has an “intense rhythmic edge and speculative spirit.” Expect the unexpected in this Arena-only concert!
Joshua Redman (2011 Artist-In-Residence) and James Farm
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Dizzy’s Den

Joshua Redman is no stranger to the stages of Monterey – he’s been performing on them since the mid-80s since he was a student! In 2011, Joshua brings his stellar new group, James Farm, featuring pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, where “new ground covered by Redman and his cohorts casts a spell of its own.” (Los Angeles Times)
Herbie Hancock*
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. He’ll be playing music from his latest recording, Imagine, and other favorites. If you are seeing him live for the first time or your 50th, Herbie continues to amaze audiences.

* Exclusive Arena Performance!

SATURDAY, LIVE ON THE GROUNDS! SEVEN STAGES OF JAZZ!



Saturday’s Grounds Tickets include performances on 7 stages, plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts! Grounds shows include: James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman & Eric Harland; Richard Bona & Raul Midón: Duwala Malambo Project; Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Lionel Loueke ; John Pizzarelli Quartet; Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with special guest Greg Errico; Soul Rebels; Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s; USAF Band of the Golden West – The Commanders Jazz Ensemble; Chika Singer; Donny McCaslin Group; Pamela Rose: Wild Women of Song; Scott Colley Trio with Chris Potter & Antonio Sanchez; Berklee Flamenco; Bill Carrothers Trio; Sarah Wilson Quintet; Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopaters; John Brothers Piano Company; DownBeat’s Annual Blindfold Test featuring Donny McCaslin; Jazz on the Screen: A Conversation with Clint Eastwood & Wendell Pierce; and  a screening of More to Live For featuring Michael Brecker and a special panel discussion with Susan Brecker and guests!

SUNDAY, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!

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, LIVE ON THE GROUNDS! 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!

THERE’S MORE THAN MUSIC TO MONTEREY!

Each year, the Monterey Jazz Festival presents insightful talks, conversations and films that capture the state of jazz at large. Come and join the conversation all weekend long!

Cachao: Uno Mas
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jazz Theater 7pm
This 68-minute documentary, produced by the DOC Film Institute at San Francisco State, is a glimpse into one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, Israel López  -- ‘Cachao’. The Monterey County Film Commission is proud to provide the Cachao: Uno Mas film for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

DownBeat’s Annual Blindfold Test FEATURING Donny McCaslin
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den 2pm
Hosted by Dan Ouellette, the legendary DownBeat “Blindfold Test” challenges this year’s featured musician, Donny McCaslin, to identify and share their knowledge about songs without knowing them in advance!

Jazz on the Screen: A Conversation with Clint Eastwood & Wendell Pierce (star of HBO’s Treme), hosted by Ashley Kahn
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den 4pm
Journalist Ashley Kahn moderates a conversation with Treme star Wendell Pierce and the legendary  Clint Eastwood about the role of Jazz in movies. Get to this one early – it will be packed!

More To Live For featuring Michael Brecker
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jazz Theater
More to Live For tells the story of three people, all shaken by cancer and dependent upon the one vital bone marrow match that could save their lives: Michael Brecker, 15-time Grammy winner, one of the greatest tenor saxophonists of all time; James Chippendale founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, and Seun Adebiyi, a young law student training to become the first Nigerian Winter Olympic athlete in any sport.

More to Live For: A Panel Discussion with Susan Brecker and guests, hosted by Dan Ouellette
Saturday  Night, 9.17 / Jazz Theater 6:30pm
Susan Brecker and Dan Ouellette will host a panel to discuss the film and the life of Michael Brecker.

The Art of Impulse! Impulse Records: A 50-Year Retrospective
PRESENTED BY
Ashley Kahn with special guests
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Dizzy’s Den 2pm
Moderated by Ashley Kahn, whose book The House That Trane Built chronicles the history of the label, with the musical and historical insights of legendary bassist Bob Cranshaw, who performs with Sonny Rollins Sunday night.

A Life In Jazz: A Conversation with NEA Jazz Master Orrin Keepnews, hosted by Yvonne Ervin
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Dizzy’s Den 4pm
Recognized as one of the outstanding record producers in the jazz world, 2011 NEA Jazz Master Award recipient Orrin Keepnews will talk with Western Jazz Presenters Network Executive Director, Yvonne Irvin.

Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
Sunday Afternoon, 9.16 / Jazz Theater 4:30pm
The late Bruce Ricker’s Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way tells Brubeck's personal story, featuring interviews with George Lucas, Sting, Bill Cosby, Jamie Cullum, David Benoit and Yo-Yo Ma, with unseen archival footage and photographs; vintage performances from the Newport Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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 the Festival? 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; Pamela Rose: Wild Women of Song; 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!

WIFI ON THE MONTEREY 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.”

GREENING THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!

In association with U.S. Pure Water, the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival will implement a self-service filtered water program to eliminate the need for and the waste of single-use plastic bottles. The Monterey Jazz Festival and U.S. Pure Water are committed to a sustainable practice for water use, acting locally while thinking globally. All attendees will be provided free access to multiple USPW filtered water stations (using compostable coconut shell carbon) throughout the three-day festival. Participants are asked to assist in the success of this new program by refilling and re-using drinking containers, leading to a huge reduction in plastic bottle waste from the event. Water bottles will also available for purchase, with the proceeds benefiting the Festival’s life-changing jazz education programs!

The Monterey Jazz Festival continues its free Bicycle Valet Parking for those patrons who are able to commute to the Festival from local hotels and residences! Provided in partnership between the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Monterey Fairgrounds, Green Pedal Couriers and Monterey Green Action, the Free Bicycle Valet Service is located at Fairgrounds Gate 3, on the corner of Fairground Road and Garden Road, at the southwest end of the Festival grounds.

Ecology Action of Santa Cruz,in partnership with The Offset Project
will implement a program to collect the food waste from the vendor areas, to help get closer to zero waste. The Monterey County Fairgrounds received hundreds of blue recycling barrels that are currently used during all venue events, and in 2010, the program transported 2,800 pounds of food waste!


Plan your trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival by using the Eat Well Everywhere mapping tool! You can search by location, keyword, category or product to find good food, and create and download customized guides to get fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food on your way to the Festival.

You can read more about our efforts to Green the Monterey Jazz Festival here.










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