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Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets

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Monterey Jazz Festival Schedule

World-renowned for its artistic excellence, refined informality and enduring mission to create and support year-round jazz education and performance programs in local, regional, national and international venues, the Monterey Jazz Festival continues its dedication this year with its annual event, featuring Grammy-winning jazz artists. The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival promises to be one of the best ever, hosting more than 500 talents, playing nonstop on nearly 10 stages for three nights and two days. Don't miss out on this year's fantastic celebration, and head for the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, on September 19-21, 2014! Reserve your tickets in advance right here through StubHub!

Monterey Jazz Festival Background

As the longest-running jazz festival on the planet, the Monterey Jazz Festival has featured top talents like vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater; bassist and musical director Christian McBride; pianist Benny Green; drummer Lewis Nash; saxophonist Chris Potter; and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. The festival made its debut in 1958 and has been hosted annually on the 20-acre Monterey County Fairgrounds ever since.

The Monterey Jazz Festival's roots date back to the time when Jimmy Lyons, a beloved jazz DJ from San Francisco, witnessed firsthand the success of the inaugural Newport Jazz Festival of 1954. He returned to Monterey with the hopes of developing something similar on the West Coast. He collaborated with Ralph J. Gleason, a jazz critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and worked on persuading city officials to take the festival on. The following year, the Monterey Jazz Festival made its premiere with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie sharing the stage. From the start, the very first festival set the pace for greatness.

Over the years, the Monterey Jazz Festival has served as the platform for some of the most unforgettable moments in jazz history and has evolved to include gospel, blues and world music.

Monterey Jazz Festival The Artists

If you are a fan of the soothing and infectious rhythms and tunes of smooth jazz, then you can certainly understand the appeal that this particular festival would hold!

For the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, fans can expect headlining acts like The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Lisa Fischer, Michael Feinstein, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Charles Lloyd, Marcus Miller, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Billy Childs, Davina & The Vagabonds, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper Experiment and more!

The legendary Booker T. Jones will also be there. Jones was one of the original pioneers of the Memphis soul sound established in the 1960s.Herbie Hancock will also be making an appearance. Hancock is a living music legend who has remastered the jazz genre over the decades. Celebrated for his works of genius both as a soloist and as a collaborator with music hero, Miles Davis, Hancock's masterpieces have stood the test of time. And, don't forget that you'll have your opportunity to experience the music of Gary Clark Jr.Clark's music showcases how the blues have carved virtually every music genre over the past century, from country to hip-hop. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the artists who will be present for this notable, star-studded event.

Most fans of the genre have probably already run out and purchased their concert ticketsso all whohaven't would do well to get their friends together and go do the same! And it's so easy through StubHub. Grab some Monterey Jazz Festival tickets today through StubHub before they sell out!The Monterey Jazz Festival features jazz conversations, workshops, panel discussions, clinics and festivities like no other on the planet!

Monterey Jazz Festival Trivia

JazzTimes Magazine readers voted the Monterey Jazz Festival the "Word's Best Jazz Festival" in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013.

Monterey Jazz Festival Concert Experience

With 500 artists, almost 100 shows and events on eight stages, what could be better? Every year the Monterey Jazz Festival draws in hundreds of talented artists from all over the world to share in the passion and appreciation for jazz, blues, gospel and world music. The event offers you the chance to see luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, The Roots and more! Fans are also privy to enjoy chats with the festival's numerous stars, exhibits, films, an international shopping bazaar and plenty of outstanding food and beverages. Now is your chance to partake in the festivities by reserving your Monterey Jazz Festival tickets in advance.

Stop by StubHub to reserve tickets for the Monterey Festival or for other great music festivals across the nation. You can also find tickets for a variety of genres of music, including your favorite upcoming jazz productions,dance music tickets andcountry music shows. With just a click of the mouse, you and your friends can start planning your journey for an experience of a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your tickets today! And don't forget that StubHub carries baseball tickets, NASCAR tickets, soccer tickets, theater tickets, opera tickets, music festival tickets, ballet tickets and so much more! Bookmark StubHub today as your go-to website to satisfy all of your guilty pleasures!

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