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Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary
Phone (352) 392-1900
Price $10 - $35
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Jazz

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 7:30p

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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Dee Dee Bridgewater
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One of the best jazz singers of her generation, Dee Dee Bridgewater (who was married to trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater in the early '70s) had to move to France to find herself. She performed in Michigan during the '60s and toured the Soviet Union in 1969 with the University of Illinois Big Band....
Benny Green
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Although not yet an innovator himself, Benny Green has managed to combine the styles of Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Gene Harris, and especially Oscar Peterson in his playing; his fast octave runs are often wondrous....
Christian McBride
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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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