Headliners Include a Tribute to Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project, Kamasi Washington, Maceo Parker, Cory Henry, Richard Bona, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Many Others
Monterey, Calif, May 4, 2016; Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16–18 go on sale Monday, May 9. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499.
The Festival features 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, and exhibits on eight stages, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of 75 vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.
2016’s GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on Friday, September 16 includes a Tribute to Quincy Jones: “The A&M Years” with Quincy Jones as an honored guest, with musical director Christian McBride, and conductor John Clayton, with James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Gregoire Maret, Valerie Simpson, and the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra. Also performing is Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano, and Cécile McLorin Salvant.
The Saturday afternoon, September 17 Arena lineup includes Maceo Parker featuring the Ray Charles Orchestra and The Raelettes; Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, and Davina and the Vagabonds. Saturday night features the Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring special guest Kurt Elling; Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project featuring Valerie Simpson and Lizz Wright; and The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.
The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon, September 18 includes Gregory Porter, Kamasi Washington; and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Terri Lyne Carrington. Sunday night’s Arena lineup includes Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock; Jacob Collier, and the Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade, with the Monterey Jazz Festival Wind Ensemble conducted by Nicole Paiement, premiering The Unfolding.
Terri Lyne Carrington will act as the 2016 Artist-In-Residence. Joshua Redman will be the 2016 Showcase Artist, performing with Still Dreaming, The Bad Plus, and with his Quartet. Wayne Shorter will act as the 2016 Commission Artist, and will debut his new piece The Unfolding in the Arena.
Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually) plus, access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $315.
Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $137.
Grounds activities include over 80 events, conversations, films, and musical performances, with weekend highlights from Donny McCaslin Quartet, Christian McBride Trio, Bill Frisell; Banda Magda; Joey Alexander Trio; Toshiko Akiyoshi; Lew Tabackin featuring Randy Brecker; Troker; Billy Hart Quartet; Ibrahim Maalouf; Bria Skonberg; Dr. Lonnie Smith; Stanley Cowell Trio; Kris Davis Trio; KING; John Patitucci’s Electric Guitar Quartet; Elena Pinderhughes; top bands from the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival, and many others.
Also on sale are Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes, priced at $300. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, a hosted bar, complimentary food service and music, artist interviews, door-to-door service to and from the Hyatt, a merchandise shore, and private restrooms. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.
The 10th Annual Jazz Legends Gala, held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, will honor Quincy Jones on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Hosted by Clint Eastwood, special performances at this beautiful location will feature Joey Alexander and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Cost is $290 per person. Proceeds from this event benefit Monterey Jazz Festival’s jazz education programs. Contact 831.233.3715 for more information.
Single Day Arena and Daily Grounds Tickets go on sale May 23.
Lineup for the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16-18, 2016
(in order of appearance)
Friday, September 16
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Cécile McLorin Salvant; Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano, Tribute to Quincy Jones:
“The A&M Years” with Quincy Jones as honored guest (Christian McBride, Musical Director, John Clayton, Conductor, with special guests James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Gregoire Maret, Valerie Simpson & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra
Garden Stage: Mixcla +1 from Berklee College of Music; Alfredo Rodriguez Quartet; Bria Skonberg
Dizzy’s Den: Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade; Cécile McLorin Salvant
Night Club: Jamison Ross; Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio; Troker
Coffee House Gallery: Sullivan Fortner Trio (Three sets)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Two sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena
Saturday, September 17
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Davina & The Vagabonds; Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles; Maceo Parker: Tribute to Ray Charles featuring the Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes; The Bad Plus Joshua Redman; Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project featuring Lizz Wright and Valerie Simpson; Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling
Garden Stage: The Guitarsonists: Chris Cain, Daniel Castro & “Mighty” Mike Schermer; Davina & The Vagabonds; Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles; Joey Alexander Trio; Tony Lindsay
Dizzy’s Den: Conversation with Quincy Jones; Larry Vuckovich’s Vince Guaraldi Project; Ibrahim Maalouf; Somi; Christian McBride Trio
Night Club: Wellington Secondary Combo; American Music Program Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra; 32nd Street Brass Band; Bop of the Bay; John Patitucci’s Electric Guitar Quartet; Lew Tabackin Quartet featuring Randy Brecker; Billy Hart Quartet
Coffee House Gallery: Mixcla +1, from Berklee College of Music; Conversation with Toshiko Akiyoshi & Terri Lyne Carrington; James Francies Trio: JF3; Stanley Cowell Trio (Three sets)
Education Pavilion: Student Performances (All afternoon)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Three sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Brownie Speaks: The Life, Music & Legacy of Clifford Brown
Sunday, September 18
Jimmy Lyons Stage: Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Terri Lyne Carrington; Kamasi Washington; Gregory Porter; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Jacob Collier; Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Dizzy’s Den: Claudia Villela with Vitor Gonçalves; DownBeat Blindfold Test with Christian McBride; Banda Magda; Donny McCaslin Quartet; Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age; Joshua Redman Quartet
Garden Stage: California State University, Sacramento “C-Sus Voices”; University of Miami Frost Concert Band; Montclair Women’s Big Band; Tommy Igoe’s Groove Conspiracy; Elena Pinderhughes; KING
Night Club: MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Valencia High School “Two N’ Four”; LA County High School for the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Las Vegas Academy Big Band; Folsom High School Big Band; Northgate High school Big Band; MJF High School All-Star Big Band; Ronnie Foster Trio; Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Eric Alexander and Jared Gold on organ; Dr. Lonnie Smith
Coffee House Gallery: Conversation with Donny McCaslin; SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo; University of Miami Dafnis Prieto Artist Ensemble; Kris Davis Trio (Two sets)
Jazz Education Pavilion: Student Bands (All afternoon)
Courtyard Stage: James Francies on the Yamaha AvantGrand (Four sets)
Jazz Theater: Simulcasts from the Arena; Film: Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of a Jazz Great
Monterey Jazz Festival Partners include: Alaska Airlines, AT&T, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; DownBeat, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Inns of Monterey, The Jazz Cruise, Jazziz, JazzTimes, Mission Linen, National Endowment for the Arts, North Coast Brewing Company, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Scheid Family Wines, SmoothJazz Global.com, Yamaha Drums, and Yamaha Pianos.
Monterey Jazz Festival Education programs are sponsored by: Arts Council for Monterey County, the Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey Rotary Clubs, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Harden Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Monterey County Gives, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Quest Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, William H. Donner Foundation, Bill Graham Supporting Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services, Yellow Brick Road Foundation, and the Upjohn California Fund.