Big Names Take the Stage at This Year’s Monterey Jazz Festival

Headliners Include Diana Krall, Chris Botti and more.

The 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will feature another “jaw-dropping line-up” of more than 130 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films and exhibits on eight stages. A six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, this vibrant and fun festival experience offers 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights. This unique musical experience is accompanied by an array of international cuisine and one-of-a-kind merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

“The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival will be a great addition to the legacy of the world’s longest continuously running jazz festival. You will see a few of your long-time favorites, yet also experience a wide range of what’s new in jazz and beyond,” said Tim Jackson, MJF Artistic Director.

2019 Lineup Highlights:

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Arena lineup on the Jimmy Lyons Stage on Friday night, September 27 includes Diana Krall, the Kenny Barron Trio with Dave Holland and a Tribute to Mary Lou Williams presented by Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

The Saturday afternoon, September 28 Arena lineup includes the dynamic and high-energy Tank and the Bangas, Cha Wa and Larkin Poe.

Saturday night’s Arena shows include Chris Botti, Eliane Elias and the Christian McBride Big Band, debuting the 2019 commission piece, dedicated to the late Roy Hargrove.

The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon, September 29 includes Candy Dulfer, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge.

Sunday night in the Arena will feature Snarky Puppy, Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller, and Jazzmeia Horn.

All weekend long, the Pacific Jazz Café Gallery will host the exhibit Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives and the Jazz Theater will show the film Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes on Saturday.

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