Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Bay Aquarium Announce Weekly “Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series

Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Bay Aquarium
Announce Weekly “Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series, Saturday and Sunday Evenings,
June 30 - September 2, 2012

Performances at Aquarium Feature Live Jazz
by Professional Musicians, Students in Festival’s
Jazz Education Programs

June 11, 2012; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the fifth year of the “Evenings by the Bay” concert series, produced in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Taking place Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Gallery from June 30 September 2, the 20-performance concert series features some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most talented professional musicians, as well as student musicians in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs. The “Evenings by the Bay” series provides a much-needed outlet for live music, and enhanced value and entertainment for Aquarium visitors, already an internationally renowned destination for all ages. The concerts are included with regular admission to the Aquarium.

“Live jazz performed by these great bands creates a whole different experience for Evenings by the Bay,” said Mimi Hahn, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the aquarium. “It transforms the aquarium for our visitors and is a perfect fit for summer weekends.”

“The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Aquarium once again, and the Aquarium deserves much merit for continuing this live jazz tradition and uplifting the arts on the Monterey Peninsula,” said Paul Contos, Education Director for the Festival.

Since its inauguration in 2008, Evenings by the Bay has brought live music to the Monterey Bay Aquarium each summer, transforming an already exciting visit into something special for both visitors and performers. The 2012 concert series will feature saxophonists Paul Contos, Roger Eddy, Gary Meek, and Stu Reynolds; pianist Bill Spencer; bassists Pete Lips and Dan Robbins; vocalists Lauri Hofer, Julie Capili, and Scotty Wright; flutist Kenny Stahl; as well as the bands Along Came Betty, Aporia, Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra; and Bayside Jazz from Monterey Peninsula College. In addition, hand-selected students from the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs will also perform.

All concerts will take place on the first floor in the Marine Mammal Galleries section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Evenings by the Bay schedule / All performances from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

June 30: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS
July 1: BILL SPENCER & FRIENDS

July 7: GARY MEEK & FRIENDS
July 8: STU REYNOLDS LATIN JAZZ PROJECT

July 14: ALONG CAME BETTY
July 15: ROGER EDDY & FRIENDS

July 21: PETE LIPS with LAURI HOFER
July 22: MPC COMBO: BAYSIDE JAZZ

July 28: GARY MEEK & FRIENDS
July 29: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS

August 4: TWO BASS HIT: PETE LIPS, DAN ROBBINS & FRIENDS
August 5: ROGER EDDY & FRIENDS

August 11: A TRIBUTE TO THE BRECKER BROTHERS
August 12: APORIA FEATURING JULIE CAPILI & SCOTTY WRIGHT

August 18: ALONG CAME BETTY
August 19: PAUL CONTOS & FRIENDS

August 25: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS
August 26: BILL SPENCER & FRIENDS

September 1: MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL STUDENTS
September 2: MONTEREY BAY JAZZ ORCHESTRA

About the Monterey Jazz Festival
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. www.montereyjazzfestival.org

About the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Since its opening in 1984 on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission  has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience, and with more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. www.montereybayaquarium.org

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For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office Phone: 831.373.3366
timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org
www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Or:

Angela Hains
Senior Associate Manager Public Relations
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 647-6804
Fax: (831) 644-7560
AHains@mbayaq.org
www.mbayaq.org

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