Blue Note at Sea Tent

Blue Note at Sea


Monterey Jazz Festival and Blue Note at Sea are pleased to present the Blue Note at Sea Tent at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival!

One of the most iconic names in jazz, along with the Monterey Jazz Festival, is Blue Note. Today, three organizations boast that title: Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Blue Note at Sea Cruise. All three will be combining their resources to program and present the second Blue Note Tent at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Located on the Midway on the Grounds, the Tent will be a hub of activity, with:

  • Listening events that feature the latest Blue Note releases

  • Artist interviews hosted by Don Was, president of Blue Note Records

  • CD signings

  • Displays of Blue Note historic memorabilia

  • Presentations about future Blue Note Records projects

  • Blue Note at Sea Cruise will be the host for all of the activities in the tent and will conduct a festival-long “Win A Free Cabin” contest for the upcoming Blue Note at Sea Cruise (January 25 - February 1, 2020) as well as presenting videos from the first sailing of the cruise  

  • Guests will be able to reserve staterooms for the cruise at the lowest prices offered at any time

  • Click here for details on special benefits for patrons of Monterey Jazz Festival.

FRIDAY, 9.27

Piano Conversation with Kenny Barron, Gerald Clayton and James Francies
Hosted by Don Was

Remembering Mary Lou Williams with Allison Miller, Shamie Royston, Carmen Staaf, and Jean Baylor
Hosted by TBD


Don Was and Joe Harley in Conversation

Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was

Jazz Cruise Programs: Blue Note at Sea & The Jazz Cruise

Chris Botti and Don Was in Conversation

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes Discussion and Q&A with Don Was and Derrick Hodge

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes Signing with Don Was and Derrick Hodge

SUNDAY, 9.29

Blue Note Listening Session with Don Was

More Than A Bass Player: A Masterclass with Derrick Hodge

Don Was and Ambrose Akinmusire in Conversation

Ambrose Akinmusire CD Signing

Double Vision Revisited: A Conversation with Marcus Miller, David Sanborn and Bob James
Hosted by Don Was

Win a Free Cabin on Blue Note at Sea Drawing

The lucky winner of a cruise for two on Blue Note at Sea will be selected by random drawing from all entries!