2016 Grounds Artists

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FRIDAY, 9.16

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio

Alfredo Rodriguez Quartet

Jamison Ross

Bria Skonberg

Sullivan Fortner Trio


From Berklee College of Music: Mixcla +1



Christian McBride Trio

Lew Tabackin Quartet Featuring Randy Brecker

Joey Alexander Trio

Billy Hart Quartet: 75th Birthday Celebration
With Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Ben Street

John Patitucci’s Electric Guitar Quartet


Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Davina & The Vagabonds

Stanley Cowell Trio

Ibrahim Maalouf Presents Kalthoum

Tony Lindsay Presents The Soul Soldiers, Performing the Music of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke & Donny Hathaway

Larry Vuckovich’s Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet

The Guitarsonists: Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, “Mighty” Mike Schermer

Quincy Jones and Clint Eastwood: From Seattle to Hollywood: Mutual Journeys and Musical Passions
Conversation Hosted by Ashley Kahn

Toshiko Akioshi and Terri Lyne Carrington: Musical Memories and Career Inspirations
Conversation Hosted by Ashley Kahn

From Berklee College of Music: Mixcla +1

James Francies: JF3

32nd St. Brass Band

Bop of the Bay

Top Bands from the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival

Wellington Secondary School: Dick/Olynyk Duo

American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra

Student Bands on the North Coast Brewing Jazz Education Stage on the West Lawn


SUNDAY, 9.18

Joshua Redman Quartet

Hammond B3 Explosion
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Dave Stryker Organ Quartet Featuring Eric Alexander and Jared Gold on organ
Ronnie Foster Trio

Featuring Greg Leisz, Kenny Wollesen & Tony Scherr

Donny McCaslin Quartet

DownBeat Blindfold Test with Christian McBride


Banda Magda

Claudia Villela with Vitor Gonçalves

Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy:
The Music of Steely Dan Featuring Randy Brecker and Drew Zingg

Montclair Women’s Big Band

Elena Pinderhughes

Kris Davis Trio

Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

A Conversation with Our Own Donny McCaslin: Musical Explorer and David Bowie Collaborator
Hosted by Ashley Kahn

Conversation with Legendary Bay Area Sportswriter and Author, Bruce Jenkins
Exploring the Link Between Music and Sports
Hosted by Jesse Hamlin

Family Day – Visit the Jazz Education Stage!

Top Bands from the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival

California State University, Sacramento C-Sus Voices

Northgate High School Big Band I

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Jazz Band

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo

Folsom High School Jazz Band I

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Ensemble

Valencia High School “Two N’ Four”

University of Miami Frost School of Music Concert Jazz Band

University of Miami Frost School of Music Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble

Partial List / Artists Subject to Change



Jazz on Film in the Jazz Theater including:
Brownie Speaks: The Life, Music & Legacy of Clifford Brown
Produced & Directed by Don Glanden

Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of a Jazz Great
A film by Emmy Award-Winner Stephanie J. Castillo

James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand at the Courtyard Stage

Arena Simulcasts in the Jazz Theater

Coffee House Gallery Exhibit: Miles, Quincy & Trane at Monterey 1960-1972: A Photo Retrospective

Entertainment on the North Coast Brewing Co. Jazz Education Stage