62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Three-Day Package Tickets on Sale Wednesday, May 1

Headliners Include Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Snarky PuppyKenny Barron & Dave Holland, Christian McBride,Tank and the BangasBob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller; Eliane Elias, and Many Other Jazz Greats 

Monterey, Calif.; April 29, 2019; Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29 go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. PST and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. Single-day tickets go on sale May 10.

The Festival will feature another “jaw-dropping line-up” of over 130 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, and exhibits on eight stages. A six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, this vibrant and fun festival experience offers 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights. This unique musical experience is accompanied by an array of international cuisine and one-of-a-kind merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

“The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival will be a great addition to the legacy of the world’s longest continuously-running jazz festival. You will see a few of your long-time favorites, yet also experience a wide range of what’s new in jazz and beyond,” said Tim Jackson, MJF Artistic Director.

2019 Lineup Highlights:

  • The Artists-in-Residence for MJF62 will be Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge
  • Christian McBride will act as the 2019 Commission Artist and Showcase Artist
  • NEA Jazz Master recipients Kenny Barron and Dave Holland will be featured three times over the weekend

The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on the Jimmy Lyons Stage on Friday night, September 27 includes Diana Krall, the Kenny Barron Trio with Dave Holland, and a Tribute to Mary Lou Williams presented by Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

The Saturday afternoon September 28 Arena lineup includes the dynamic and high-energy Tank and the Bangas, Cha Wa, and Larkin Poe.

Saturday night’s Arena shows includes Chris Botti, Eliane Elias, and the Christian McBride Big Band, debuting the 2019 commission piece, dedicated to the late Roy Hargrove.

The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon September 29 includes Candy Dulfer, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

Sunday night in the Arena will feature Snarky Puppy, Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller; and Jazzmeia Horn.

Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually), plus access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $340.

Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $155.

Grounds activities include over 100 events, conversations, films, and musical performances, with weekend highlights from the Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland; Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game; Antonio Sánchez & Migration; Ambrose Akinmusire; Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Bria Skonberg; Donna Grantis; Luciana Souza; Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom; Michael Mayo; Yellowjackets with special guest Luciana Souza; Amina Claudine Myers; Roberta Gambarini, and many others, including the top student bands from the 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival.

All weekend long, the Pacific Jazz Café Gallery will host the exhibit Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives and the Jazz Theater will show the film Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes on Saturday.

Also on sale May 1 are Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes, with a lower price of $150. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, menu options and top-shelf bar available for separate purchase, private restrooms, indoor and outdoor patio seating, and more. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

The full lineup for the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on montereyjazzfestival.org.
High-resolution photos available at https://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/media/MJF

Lineup for the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 27-29, 2019
(In order of appearance / Partial list, more to be announced)
Weekend Package Tickets on sale May 1
, Single-Day Tickets on sale May 10

Friday, September 27

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge Present Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams; Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio; Diana Krall

GROUNDS:
Garden Stage: Allison Au Quartet; SambaDá; Gerald Clayton Quartet; Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Dizzys Den: Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland; Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen
Night Club: Connie Han Trio; Bria Skonberg; Donna Grantis
Pacific Jazz Café: MJF 101 with Andrew Gilbert & Pamela Espeland; DJ Brother Mister; Taylor McFerrin
Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets)
North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: California Jazz Conservatory Blue Ensemble; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo; California Jazz Conservatory Faculty Ensemble; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA
Jazz Theater: Film: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; Simulcast from the Arena
Pacific Jazz Café Exhibit: Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives (All weekend)

Saturday, September 28

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Tank and the Bangas; Christian McBride Big Band; Eliane Elias; Chris Botti

GROUNDS:
Garden Stage: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram; Larkin Poe; Cha Wa; Huntertones; Steve Bernstein's MTO West
Dizzys Den: Natalie Cressman & Ian Farquini; Pamela Rose & Terrence Brewer; Derrick Hodge presents Color of Noize; Derrick Hodge Band; Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Duo; Christian McBride Big Band
Night Club: Hamilton High School Jazz Ensemble A; Tucson Jazz Institute Concord Combo; SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra; the Commanders Jazz Ensemble; Luciana Souza; Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom; Michael Mayo; Yellowjackets with special guest Luciana Souza
Pacific Jazz Café: Zion Dyson; Columbia University Jazz Combo; Conversation with Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, hosted by Willard Jenkins; Berklee Global Jazz Institute; Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse; Sasha Berliner; Roberta Gambarini
Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets)
North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: San Jose Jazz U19 Combo; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo; Zion Dyson; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Alumni Jam; Columbia University Jazz Combo; Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano Jazz Orchestra
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Sunday, September 29

ARENA:
Jimmy Lyons Stage Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge; Pacific Mambo Orchestra; Candy Dulfer; Jazzmeia Horn; Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs; Snarky Puppy

GROUNDS:
Garden Stage: California State University, Long Beach Pacific Standard Time; Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano Jazz Orchestra; Electric Squeezebox Orchestra; Barrio Barouche; Leyla McCalla; Ambrose Akinmusire
Dizzys Den: Kenny Stahl Group; Abe Rábane Trio; Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game; Antonio Sánchez & Migration; Jazzmeia Horn
Night Club: MJF High School Honor Vocal Ensemble; Folsom High School Jazz Choir I; Valencia High School Two N’ Four; Northgate High School Jazz Band I; Rio Americano High School AM Jazz Ensemble; Downey High School Jazz Band I; MJF Monterey County High School All-Star Band; Amina Claudine Myers; Doug Carn West Coast Organ Group; Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet
Pacific Jazz Café: DownBeat Blindfold Test with Antonio Sánchez, hosted by Dan Ouellette; The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon with Maxine Gordon, hosted by Angela Davis; Marcus Shelby Quintet; Tammy L. Hall & Ruth Davies
North Coast Brewing Co. Education Stage: YOSAL Bucket Band; Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band; Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo; Pacific Jazz Ambassadors
Blue Note at Sea Tent: Events TBA
Courtyard Stage: Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena, Film: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

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For more information, high-resolution photographs and interviews, please contact:
Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 831.646.8670
Monterey Phone: 831.373.3366

www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to receive support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NEA Art Works, North Coast Brewing Company, Blue Note at Sea; Scheid Family Wines, Inns of Monterey, Yamaha, Taylor Farms, Macy’s, Blue Microphones, Montage Health, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Kind Bars, Vibes Earplugs, City of Monterey, Naturipe, MogoARTS Marketing, Remo, KSBW/ABC/EstrellaTV, DownBeat, JazzTimes, KAZU, SmoothJazz.com Global, and KSQD.