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59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale Monday, May 9

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 19, 2016

MontereyJazzFestivalThree-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.orgor 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, andCécile McLorin Salvant.

The Saturday afternoon, September 17 Arena lineup includes Maceo Parker featuring the Ray Charles Orchestraand 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 featuringValerie 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 withAntonio 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 Dreamin’, 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.

Single Day Arena and Daily Grounds Tickets go on sale May 23.

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