Christian McBride and Roy Hargrove
By timOTHY ORR
August 15, 2019 • ABOVE L-R: Christian McBride at MJF51 in 2008; Roy Hargrove at MJF60 in 2017. Photos ©Craig Lovell and Tomas Ovalle. In 2018, the jazz world suffered a great loss with the death of trumpeter Roy Hargrove at age 49. An eight-time performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Hargrove epitomized the evolution of the jazz tradition for 30 years and made...
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August 09, 2019 • Continuing with our third installment of a four-part blog about the MJF education alumni who are returning to MJF62 for performances, we are proud to feature some of the musicians that have gone on to make significant contributions to the world of jazz and beyond. We hope you enjoy these talented musicians as much as we do, and we are looking...
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August 01, 2019 • Each year at the Monterey Jazz Festival, we show feature-length films about the artform in the Jazz Theater between the simulcasts from the Arena. Located on the Midway, next to the Pacific Jazz Café, the Jazz Theater is a place where you can watch a movie if you need a break from the music. In 2019, we are pleased to have our own three-day film...
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July 25, 2019 • ABOVE L-R: Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Natalie Cressman with the 2008 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at a Berklee College of Music recording session. ©Monterey Jazz Festival Archives Continuing on from our previous blog, we explore some of the artists performing at MJF62 as leaders or sidemen who have a past history with the Monterey Jazz Festival's...
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July 15, 2019 • ABOVE L-R: Ambrose Akinmusire and Adam O'Farrill (Next Generation Jazz Orchestra member) at MJF55 in 2012. Both will be performing at MJF62 this year. Photo ©Tomas Ovalle Every year at the Monterey Jazz Festival, we see and hear our alumni from our jazz education programs returning to our stages as leaders, sidemen, or in special projects. In...