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FRIDAY NIGHT, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!
Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Dizzy’s
Grammy-winner Hiromi, whose passionate
and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on
the jazz landscape in the last decade, features her new
trio with legendary bassist Anthony Jackson and
drummer Simon Phillips! “…a
jaw-dropping obstacle race of swing, classical adaptations
and thundering blues…” -- The Guardian
Friday Night, 9.16 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Saturday
Night, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den
Guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli leads his “First
Family of Cool” quartet augmented with his wife, Jessica
Molaskey, and his dad, Bucky! “It is not hyperbolic
to say theirs is a musical match made in heaven…” -- New
SATURDAY, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!
Lewis and The News: Soulsville*
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 /
Jimmy Lyons Stage
Go back in time!
Kicking off Saturday in the Arena
is the Monterey debut of Grammy-winning
Huey Lewis and the News, paying
tribute to the Legendary Stax
label and the sound of Memphis
in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans
Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Soul
Ruffins* & TERENCE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST EMCEE, WENDELL PIERCE FROM HBO'S TREME
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
This quadruple-bill of funk celebrates
the diversity of sound and heritage of the celebrated
Crescent City neighborhood, Treme. Featuring the most
raucous bands serving as ambassadors of the New Orleans
sound, Emcee Wendell Pierce (who plays trombonist Antoine
Batiste in the HBO series) will take you on an unforgettable
Redman (2011 Artist-In-Residence) and James Farm
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Jimmy Lyons Stage + Dizzy’s
Joshua Redman is no stranger
to the stages of Monterey – he’s
been performing on them since the mid-80s since
he was a student! In 2011, Joshua brings his
stellar new group, James
Farm, featuring pianist Aaron Parks, bassist
Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland, where “new
ground covered by Redman and his cohorts casts
a spell of its own.” (Los Angeles Times)
Saturday Night, 9.17 / Jimmy
Herbie Hancock is
a true icon of modern music. He’ll
be playing music from his latest recording,
Imagine, and other favorites. If you
are seeing him live for the first time
or your 50th, Herbie continues to amaze
* Exclusive Arena Performance!
SUNDAY, LIVE ON THE JIMMY LYONS STAGE
IN THE ARENA!
||INDIA.ARIE & IDAN
RAICHEL: OPEN DOOR
Sunday Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
OPEN DOOR, the ground-breaking,
multi-cultural project with Israeli
keyboardist Idan Raichel and multi-platinum
vocalist India.Arie, makes its
Monterey debut! India.Arie describes
this East-meets-West synthesis
as “the most authentic musical
expression of my life thus far.”
Generation Jazz Orchestra WITH Joshua
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS Benny
Green & Donny
Afternoon, 9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The 2011 edition of Monterey
Jazz Festival’s National High School
All-Star Band draws a straight-ahead
line from the past to the future -- this
time with alumni Joshua Redman, Benny
Green and Donny McCaslin!
Angeles County High School for the Arts BIG
9.18 / Jimmy Lyons Stage
The winning High School
Big Band from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
performs for the third consecutive year on the
Jimmy Lyons Stage!
Sunday Night, 9.18
/ Jimmy Lyons Stage
The Colossus. Sonny Rollins
is an American Master, and one of the
last “Giants of Jazz.” Come
see and hear why National Public Radio
says that “Sonny Rollins needs
to be experienced live to be believed.”
MORE THAN MUSIC TO MONTEREY!
Each year, the Monterey Jazz Festival presents insightful talks, conversations and films that capture the state of jazz at large. Come and join the conversation all weekend long!
Night, 9.16 / Jazz Theater 7pm
This 68-minute documentary, produced
by the DOC Film Institute at San Francisco State, is
a glimpse into one of the greatest Afro-Cuban
musicians of all time, Israel López -- ‘Cachao’.
The Monterey County Film Commission is
proud to provide the Cachao: Uno Mas film
for the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Blindfold Test FEATURING Donny
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den
Hosted by Dan Ouellette, the legendary
DownBeat “Blindfold Test” challenges
this year’s featured musician, Donny McCaslin,
to identify and share their knowledge about songs
without knowing them in advance!
on the Screen: A
Conversation with Clint Eastwood & Wendell Pierce (star
of HBO’s Treme),
hosted by Ashley
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Dizzy’s Den
Journalist Ashley Kahn moderates
a conversation with Treme star Wendell Pierce and
the legendary Clint Eastwood about the role
of Jazz in movies. Get to this one early – it
will be packed!
To Live For featuring
Saturday Afternoon, 9.17 / Jazz Theater
More to Live For tells the story
of three people, all shaken by cancer and dependent upon
the one vital bone marrow match that could save their lives:
Michael Brecker, 15-time Grammy winner, one of the greatest
tenor saxophonists of all time; James Chippendale founder
of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, and Seun Adebiyi,
a young law student training to become the first Nigerian
Winter Olympic athlete in any sport.
Art of Impulse! Impulse Records: A
PRESENTED BY Ashley
Kahn with special guests
Afternoon, 9.18 / Dizzy’s
Moderated by Ashley Kahn, whose book The
House That Trane Built chronicles the history
of the label, with the musical and historical insights
of legendary bassist Bob Cranshaw,
who performs with Sonny Rollins Sunday night.
A Life In Jazz: A
Conversation with NEA
Jazz Master Orrin Keepnews, hosted by Yvonne Ervin
Afternoon, 9.18 / Dizzy’s
Recognized as one of the outstanding record
producers in the jazz world, 2011 NEA Jazz Master Award
recipient Orrin Keepnews will talk with
Western Jazz Presenters Network Executive Director, Yvonne
Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
Sunday Afternoon, 9.16 / Jazz Theater
The late Bruce Ricker’s
Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way tells Brubeck's personal story,
featuring interviews with George Lucas, Sting, Bill
Cosby, Jamie Cullum, David Benoit and Yo-Yo Ma, with
unseen archival footage and photographs; vintage
performances from the Newport Jazz Festival and the
Monterey Jazz Festival.
9.18 IS FAMILY DAY!
the 6th annual Family
Day at the Monterey Jazz Festival, so
bring the whole family to enjoy Instrument Petting
Zoo, where kids can play real instruments, the Percussion
Playshop, where kids play percussion and lead a
percussion parade, the Jazzy Jumper, (a bouncy castle for
the younger set), and special performances by ZunZun and
the Chase Morrin Group in the Coffee House, Mamadou & Vanessa on
the West Lawn, plus the Country's
Best Young Jazz Musicians selected at
the Next Generation Jazz Festival!
Families can also take
advantage of the 4-ticket Family
Discount Package includes two Adult
and two Youth (Ages 2 - 18) Grounds Stage Tickets to
the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival. Families have access
to 7 general admission Grounds Stages and all Grounds
activities. Kids under 2 are free! Plus, the Family can
roam, play, picnic, and enjoy an international shopping
bazaar and a tempting array of food and beverages from
all around the world on the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds!
WIFI ON THE MONTEREY FAIRGROUNDS!
to our tech partners, Meraki and the Alvarez Technology Group,
the Monterey County Fairgrounds is a WiFi hot zone so you can
check your email, surf the Web, or watch the live Webcast!
NEW! THE 54TH MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL IPHONE AND ANDROID APP HAS ARRIVED!
The Festival has launched the MJF/54 App for iPhone and Android so
you can create a customized schedule, read bios about the artists,
watch the simulcast, and more!
Download your Apps now at the
store or App
Marketplace by searching for “Monterey
THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!
In association with U.S.
Pure Water, the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival
will implement a self-service filtered water program to
eliminate the need for and the waste of single-use plastic
bottles. The Monterey Jazz Festival and U.S. Pure Water
are committed to a sustainable practice for water use,
acting locally while thinking globally. All attendees will
be provided free access to multiple USPW filtered water
stations (using compostable coconut shell carbon) throughout
the three-day festival. Participants are asked to
assist in the success of this new program by refilling
and re-using drinking containers, leading to a huge reduction
in plastic bottle waste from the event. Water bottles
will also available for purchase, with the proceeds
benefiting the Festival’s life-changing jazz education
The Monterey Jazz Festival continues its free Bicycle
Valet Parking for those patrons who are able to
commute to the Festival from local hotels and residences!
Provided in partnership between the Monterey Jazz Festival,
the Monterey Fairgrounds, Green
Pedal Couriers and Monterey
Green Action, the Free Bicycle Valet
Service is located at Fairgrounds Gate 3, on the corner of
Fairground Road and Garden Road, at the southwest end of
the Festival grounds.
Action of Santa Cruz,in partnership with The
will implement a program to
collect the food waste from the vendor areas, to help get
closer to zero waste. The Monterey County Fairgrounds received
hundreds of blue recycling barrels that are currently used
during all venue events, and in 2010, the program transported
2,800 pounds of food waste!
Plan your trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival by using the Eat
Well Everywhere mapping tool! You
can search by location, keyword, category or product
to find good food, and create and download customized
guides to get fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced
food on your way to the Festival.
can read more about our efforts to Green the Monterey Jazz
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