SATURDAY IN THE ARENA AND ON THE GROUNDS!
RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND
Saturday Afternoon, 9.22 / Jimmy Lyons
The “Sacred Steel” of Robert Randolph
will make you believe! Funk, soul, blues and Gospel
are only the beginning of the ride in this auspicious
debut of a major new artist!
SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE*
Saturday Afternoon, 9.22 / Jimmy
In 2010, Trombone Shorty made a
once-in-a-lifetime legendary debut at Monterey.
Prepare to be blown away when the Tremé-born
jazz ambassador to the world brings New Orleans’s
6th Ward to Monterey once again!
FRISELL'S BIG SUR QUINTET: The
Music of Glen Deven Ranch*
Saturday Night, 9.22 /
Jimmy Lyons Stage
Guitarist and 2012 Commission Artist Bill Frisell’s
new piece is inspired by the grandeur of Glen Deven
Ranch in Big Sur! Combining Bill’s 858 Quartet
and Beautiful Dreamers Trio, the quintet features
Eyvind Kang, Jenny Scheinman, Hank Roberts and Rudy
DEJOHNETTE SPECIAL TRIO*
METHENY & CHRISTIAN
Saturday Night, 9.22 / Jimmy Lyons
Three generations of incredible musicians ignite
the stage! Pat is one of the most influential guitarists
in jazz; Jack is hands-down one of the greatest drummers—period—and
Christian is a legendary presence in multiple genres
of music. All three of them together? Wow.
Saturday Night, 9.22 / Jimmy Lyons
The legendary NEA Jazz Master left
his heart in Monterey in 2005. Now he’s
back, at the top of his game, and at the top
of the Billboard Charts–again! Please welcome
17-time Grammy Winner Tony Bennett back to the
Jimmy Lyons Stage for a powerful performance.
* Exclusive Arena Performance!
Grounds Tickets include performances on 7 stages,
plus simulcasts of all Arena concerts! Grounds
Shows include: Monterey
Jazz Festival on Tour: 55th
Anniversary Celebration with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian
Akinmusire, Chris Potter,
Benny Green, Lewis Nash; Bill
Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers; Tierney
Sutton Band; Robert
Randolph & the Family Band; Tribute
to Cal Tjader / Directed by Michael Wolff with
Warren Wolf, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, Michael
Wolff, Robb Fisher, Vince Lateano; Gerald
Clayton Trio; Antonio
Sanchez & Migration; Ben
Williams & Sound Effect; Christian
Blues Broads with Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson,
Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson with special
guest Deanna Bogart; Catherine
Shelton Quartet; Ali
Ryerson & Mimi Fox Duo; Encounter; Bleu; Berklee-Monterey
Sextet 2012; Annual
DownBeat Blindfold Test with Gerald Clayton; Trane
at 86: The Enduring Sound and Timeless Spirit:
A Conversation with A.B. Spellman and Chris Potter; Conversation:
Reflections on The Real Ambassadors;
Jazz on Film: Jazz
on a Summer’s Day; Judy
Roberts on the Yamaha AvantGrand with Greg Fishman
on saxophone; Coffee House
Gallery Exhibit: Remembering
The Real Ambassadors: Brubeck and Armstrong Speak
Out on Civil Rights at Monterey. Grounds
tickets also include the Simulcast from the Jimmy Lyons
stage in the Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines!
THE 55TH MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL IPHONE AND ANDROID
APP HAS ARRIVED!
The Festival has launched the 55th
Monterey Jazz Festival 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 Google
Play by searching for “Monterey
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 in
the conversation all weekend long!
||Annual DownBeat Blindfold
Test featuring Gerald
Afternoon, 9.22 / Dizzy’s
Hosted by Dan Ouellette, the legendary DownBeat “Blindfold
Test” challenges this year’s featured
musician, pianist Gerald Glayton, to identify and
share their knowledge about songs without knowing
them in advance!
on Film: Jazz
on a Summer’s Day
Saturday Afternoon, 9.22 / Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines
The Monterey County Film Commission is proud
to provide the legendary film Jazz on a Summer's Day for the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz
Reflections on The Real Ambassadors
by Bill Minor
Saturday Afternoon, 9.22 / Dizzy’s
A conversation on Dave and Iola Brubeck’s legendary 1962 jazz opera
starring Louis Armstrong. Featuring actress and vocalist, Yolande
Bavan (Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan), Ricky Riccardi (Louis
Armstrong House Museum), Keith Hatschek (Brubeck Institute),
moderated by jazz historian and author, Bill Minor.
with 2012 NEA Jazz Master
DeJohnette Hosted by Ashley Kahn
Sunday Afternoon, 9.23
Author and Journalist Ashley Kahn talks with 2012 NEA Jazz Master Award recipient
Jack DeJohnette for an insightful and conversation about various topics.
on Film: The
Girls in the Band
Sunday Afternoon, 9.23 / Jazz Theater Presented by
Presented by filmmaker Judy Chaikin, The
Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold
stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists
and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys
from the late 1930s to the present day.
House Gallery Exhibit:
The Real Ambassadors:
and Armstrong Speak Out on Civil Rights at Monterey
All Weekend in the Coffee House Gallery
will examine the legendary performance of The
Real Ambassadors at the 1962 Monterey
Jazz Festival. Dave and Iola Brubeck wrote this
musical as a social commentary on racial issues
in America with Louis Armstrong as the lead character.
The exhibit will feature reproductions of photographs,
handwritten musical scores, lyric sheets, critics’ reviews,
and other archival items from the University of
the Pacific’s Brubeck Collection.
9.23 IS FAMILY DAY PRESENTED BY JELLY BELLY!
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 Playshop,
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!
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.
Grounds Stage Tickets include access to the Jazz
Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines, featuring
simulcasts of all five Arena concerts. Children under
the age of two are free!
EXPERIENCE MONTEREY'S NIGHT CLUB ... LIVE ON THE WEB!
WIFI ON THE MONTEREY FAIRGROUNDS!
Thanks to our tech partners, Meraki
and the Alvarez Technology Group, the Monterey County
Fairgrounds is a FREE WiFi hot zone so you can check
your email, surf the Web, or watch the live Webcast!
GREENING THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!
In association with U.S.
Pure Water, the 55th Monterey
Jazz Festival will once again 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
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.
Action of Santa Cruz, in partnership
Offset Project will
continue to implement their 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 2011, the program transported almost 3,000 pounds
of food waste!
can read more about our efforts to Green the
Monterey Jazz Festival here.