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58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 14, 2015

MJF-Logo_vert_cmykThree-day arena and grounds ticket packages for the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18–20 go on sale Friday, May 15. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.

The festival features 500 artists, and nearly 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.

2015’s GRAMMY award-winning arena lineup on Friday, September 18 includes Jaco’s World: A Celebration of the Music of Jaco Pastorius (conducted by Vince Mendoza, and featuring Victor Bailey, Christian McBride, Felix Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Tierney Sutton, Sonny Knight, Bob Mintzer, Alex Acuña, and others); the Chick Corea Trilogy Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade; Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project: Concert by the Sea, featuring Jason Moran, Christian Sands, Russell Malone, Darek Oles, and Jimmy Cobb.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will act as the 2015 Artist-In-Residence, with smaller JALC ensembles also performing three sets on the grounds. Chick Corea will be the 2015 Showcase Artist, performing with Trilogy, and in duo with Béla Fleck. 2015 Commission Artist Ambrose Akinmusire will debut The Forgotten Places in the arena and will also perform with his quintet on the grounds.

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 $135. Also on sale are full weekend premier club hospitality passes, priced at $300. Benefits include a furnished setting offering closed-circuit Arena simulcasts, a no-host bar, complimentary food service and non-alcoholic beverages, and private restrooms. Arena or grounds ticket purchase is required. Single day arena and daily grounds tickets go on sale June 5.

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