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Monterey Jazz Festival

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 10:00a

The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California, from September 20 - 22, 2013.

Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz.

Voted “World's Best Jazz Festival” by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations
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George Benson
George Benson Remove performer from this event
The definitive modern jazz guitarist, whose bluesy, soulful grit and gospel-tinged singing made him a commercial and critical success. ~ Rovi
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock Remove performer from this event
Influential jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has scored a number of feature films beginning with the music for Blow Up (1966). Hancock's best-known score was that for the jazz lover's delight 'Round Midnight, which won him an Oscar for Best Original Score....
Bob James
Bob James Remove performer from this event
Bob James' recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr....
Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano Remove performer from this event
Drawing on the past, always in the present, looking toward the future, Joe Lovano is the tenor titan for our times. ~ Rovi
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin Remove performer from this event
Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is a jazz and a cappella vocal performer, vocal improviser and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy"....
Dave Douglas
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One of the most important jazzmen on the downtown New York scene in the 1990s and 2000s, trumpeter Dave Douglas played in a number of important groups (the Tiny Bell Trio, John Zorn's Masada) in addition to releasing a wealth of visionary-yet-accessible albums under his own name....
Diana Krall
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Contemporary jazz singer and pianist who took the pop world by storm in the 1990s, often echoing early swinging simplicity in her work. ~ Rovi
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops Remove performer from this event
Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Second Line New Orleans Jazz, and early R&B. With stellar performances of traditional material as well as their own innovative music, The California Honeydrops get people out of their seats and onto the floor, dancing and singing along....
Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter Remove performer from this event
A big man with a big sound, Gregory Porter has quickly become one of jazz’s most important male vocalists, a soul-drenched singer often at his best delivering his emotionally charged original songs....
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