Arena Packages and Single Day Arena Tickets Still Available for
54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16 - 18, 2011
Three-Day Arena Packages Offer Prime Seating for 13 Performances in 5 Concerts,
and Access to 7 Additional Grounds Stages, Onsite Parking, Renewable and Upgradeable Annually
Exclusive Arena Performances by Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard; India.Arie & Idan Raichel; Huey Lewis & The News, Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Terence Blanchard; Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews; Geri Allen & Timeline; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band
Sunday, 9/18 is Family Day, Activities Include Percussion Playshop,
Instrument Petting Zoo, Jazzy Jumper, and the Country’s Best Student Bands
Premier Access Club Available as Ticket Upgrade
Money-Saving Ticketing Options for 2011 Include
Family Discount Package and Local’s Package
RV Parking Available on the Fairgrounds for First Time in 20 Years
August 29, 2011, Monterey, CA; Three-Day Arena Packages and Single Day Arena Seats for the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival are still available.
Exclusive Arena Artists for 2011 include Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard; India.Arie & Idan Raichel; Huey Lewis & The News, Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Terence Blanchard; Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews; Geri Allen & Timeline; the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band.
Tickets are on sale now by phone at 925.275.9255 and on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Web site, montereyjazzfestival.org. Arena Packages are available starting from $225, and include one reserved seat for each of 13 shows, presented in 5 concerts on the Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage, access to all performances and activities on seven additional Grounds Stages throughout the weekend, plus conversations, exhibitions, panel discussions, international shopping, food and beverages, and more. Arena Package seats are renewable and upgradeable annually. Single Day Arena Tickets are $66 (Friday) and $132 (Saturday or Sunday).
Friday, September 16 Single Day Arena Tickets include Cubano Be! Cubano Bop! A Tribute to Chano Pozo & Dizzy Gillespie by Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard; First Family of Cool with the John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guests Jessica Molaskey & Bucky Pizzarelli; and Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips (who will perform both in the Arena and on the Grounds on September 16). The John Pizzarelli Quartet additionally performs on the Grounds on Saturday.
Saturday, September 17 Single Day Arena Tickets include Huey Lewis & The News; Kermit Ruffins and Glen David Andrews (performing with the Soul Rebels Brass Band and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk in An Afternoon in Treme; Herbie Hancock; James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland; Geri Allen & Timeline, debuting “The Dazzler,” A Jazz Tap Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission, and Herbie Hancock. The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Dumpstaphunk and James Farm will also put in Grounds performances on Saturday.
Sunday, September 18 Single Day Arena Tickets include an exclusive Arena afternoon and night, with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and India.Arie and Idan Raichel. Sunday Night’s exclusive performances include Sonny Rollins and the Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine and Miles Evans, playing music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess and Sketches of Spain.
Sunday, September 18 marks the Festival’s 6th Annual Family Day on the Grounds. Families and children of all ages can participate in special activities and hear the top student jazz ensembles from around the United States our Next Generation Jazz Festival, along with Monterey’s own Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and the Monterey County High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Ensemble. Families can join in the fun with the return of the popular Percussion Playshop and the Festival’s innovative Instrument Petting Zoo with high-tech, professional musical instruments provided by Yamaha. The younger set can also bounce in the “Jazzy Jumper” on the West Lawn. Family Day Grounds artists include the Zun Zun, Mamadou and Vanessa, and the Chase Morrin Group.
Ticket holders can upgrade their weekend experience with a pass to the Premier Access Club, now located in the center of the Festival. VIPs will enjoy closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, visits by Festival artists, a no-host bar, private restrooms, special gate entry into the Fairgrounds, a gift bag, and more. Premier Access Passes are $65 for Friday, or $100 for Saturday or Sunday, or $265 for the whole weekend. Arena or Grounds Ticket Purchase is required.
As a money-saving option for 2011, MJF has reprised the Family Discount Package, which includes two Adult and two Youth (ages 2 - 18 years) Grounds Stage Tickets for only $90 for Friday and $110 for Saturday or Sunday. Families have access to 7 general admission Grounds stages and all Grounds activities. Grounds Stage Tickets include access to the Jazz Theater, featuring simulcasts of all five Arena concerts.
Residents of Monterey County the money-saving Local’s Package, which includes a discount coupon for MJF merchandise. The Local’s Package is available to Monterey County residents who purchase an Arena Package, Single Day Arena Ticket, or Grounds Stage Ticket (excluding Youth Tickets).
For the first time in 20 years, patrons will be able to park their RVs on the Fairgrounds during the Jazz Festival Weekend. Three or 4-night stays are available in a location behind the Arena. Spaces have electricity, water, and sewer available. RVs over 38’ must be self-contained. Disabled access is available but limited. Please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 925.275.9255 to request additional information or a reservation form.
For the full 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival lineup and ticket information, visit montereyjazzfestival.org.
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.
For more information, high-resolution pictures and interview opportunities please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate, Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122 • Monterey Office Phone: 831.373.3366
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The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival partners include Verizon, Yamaha Instruments, Remo, Gallien-Krueger, Inns of Monterey, Carmel Road Winery, North Coast Brewing Company, DownBeat Magazine, KGO Newstalk 810 AM, San Jose Mercury News, Amoeba Music, The Jazz Cruise, KUSP 88.9, StreamGuys, Alvarez Technology Group, and Meraki.
Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for the Festival and its Jazz Education Programs from the Hearst Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, Verizon, AT&T, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Quest Foundation, D’Addario Music Foundation, Joseph Drown Foundation, Harden Foundation, William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation, Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Inc., Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Rotary International, Robert & Audrey Talbott Foundation, Community Foundation of Monterey County, and generous individual contributors.