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By timOTHY ORR
May 15, 2020 • The Monterey Jazz Festival is deeply saddened to announce the postponement of the 2020 festival until September 24-26, 2021. The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Like all of you, we have watched the news and the spread of COVID-19, hoping that the virus would have run its course by September. However, we...
2010-2019 MJF Moments
By timOTHY ORR
January 12, 2020 • Now that the decade has moved on into the "roaring twenties," there have a been a lot of “best of the 2010s” lists coming out. Looking back at MJF over the decade, we experienced a real change as the audiences and artists began to shift. Here are some of the key moments that show the evolution of jazz, the festival and the attitudes that surround...
Christian McBride Big Band at MJF62 with Kanoa Mendenhall
By timOTHY ORR
October 11, 2019 • ABOVE: Christian McBride conducting his big band for the premiere of "Roy Anthony: The Fearless One."  The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival came to a close on September 29, and was an inspiration to many people, especially for those who know our jazz education alumni. In the center of it all was Kanoa Mendenhall, who played six sets on the Yamaha...
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra_Concert For Kids 2014
By timOTHY ORR
September 17, 2019 • ABOVE: The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra performing at the Concert on the Lawn in 2014. ©Edie Ellis  You know that the Monterey Jazz Festival is close when the Concert on the Lawn takes place on the Thursday before the gates open. Inaugurated in 1990 and called the “Brown Bag Lunch Concert,” it's now called the “Concert on the Lawn.” Created for...
Conversations at MJF62
By timOTHY ORR
September 05, 2019 • ABOVE: Top to bottom, L-R columns: Allison Miller, Don Was, Antonio Sánchez, Angela Davis, Maxine Gordon, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Derrick Hodge, Chris Botti  Each year at the Monterey Jazz Festival, we are proud to include conversations and interviews with artists and to shed light on topics relevant to the jazz world. In 2019, we are...