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Monterey Jazz Fest Celebrates 56th Year

The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up last month after an outstanding weekend of exceptional performances by debut artists, returning masters and new favorites. Despite rain on Saturday, September 21, 35,000 fans came through the gates of the Monterey County Fairgrounds during the weekend of September 20-22, which featured music from around the globe, and from all styles of classic and modern jazz, Latin, gospel, New Orleans, and funk, with historic conversations, three different films, and comprehensive exhibits.

Highlights included performances from Artist-In-Residence Joe Lovano, Us Five, Gregory Porter, George Benson, the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, The Brubeck Brothers, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Diana Krall, and many, many more.

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