Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary
This exclusive presentation celebrates the Monterey Jazz Festival’s legacy by expanding the boundaries of live jazz performance. The dream of founder Jimmy Lyons became reality in 1958, when the first Monterey Jazz Festival featured artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Max Roach and Billie Holiday. This tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance and joyful fun that is the hallmark of the festival.… Show more
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Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has won two Grammy awards and a Tony for her work in jazz vocals and musical theater, respectively. ~ Rovi
An exciting and hard-swinging pianist in the Bud Powell mould, Benny Green ranks alongside Mulgrew Miller and Donald Brown, as one of a number of talented hard-bop keyboard stars to have graduated from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers during America’s hard-bop revival of the 80s....
One of the most in-demand jazz bassists of the 1990s and beyond, Christian McBride is renowned for both his work as a leader and sideman. ~ Rovi
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