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Jazz 10/08/2018

61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale Now

61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 21-23 are on sale now, and can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.

The Festival will feature nearly 140 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, films, 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.
"I am so pleased that in a year when there is so much attention being paid to the inclusion of women, the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival will celebrate the talents of exceptional women jazz artists," said Colleen Bailey, MJF Executive Director.
"As we enter our seventh decade as the world's longest continuously-running jazz festival, I remain inspired and committed to producing and presenting the world's finest jazz artists, while making sure that we represent the music and the musicians in an inclusive, exciting and fun manner," said Tim Jackson, MJF Artistic Director.
The three-day event features an all-star lineup that is not to be missed. See below for highlights or go to for the full list of performances:

A six-time JazzTimes Readers Poll winner, 2018's GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup on Friday night, September 21 includes Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, presenting Spaces with "Lil Buck" and Jared Grimes; Dianne Reeves; and a Tribute to Geri Allen, presented by Tia Fuller and Ingrid Jensen featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Shamie Royston, Maurice Chestnut, DJ Val, and Robert Hurst.

The Saturday afternoon September 22 Arena lineup includes Oscar Hernández & the Spanish Harlem Orchestra debuting the 2018 commission piece Monterey Encounter (A Latin Jazz Suite for Flute) featuring Hubert Laws; José James singing the songs of Bill Withers; and Thornetta Davis.
Saturday night includes the 60th edition of Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, music director Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross; Remembering Ray Brown featuring Christian McBride, Benny Green, and Greg Hutchinson with special guests John Clayton, John Patitucci and Dianne Reeves; and Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings.

The Arena lineup on Sunday afternoon September 23 includes Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Bokanté; and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Tia Fuller and Ingrid Jensen.
Sunday night in the Arena will feature Norah Jones with Brian Blade & Chris Thomas; a special tribute celebrating Michael Brecker with Randy Brecker, Donny McCaslin, Gil Goldstein, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, and the Anat Cohen Tentet.

The full lineup, featuring nearly 140 performances, is available at
Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages offer a reserved seat to each of the five concerts on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena (renewable annually) plus, access to the seven additional Grounds Stages, and all Festival activities. Full Weekend Arena Ticket Packages begin at $340.
Full Weekend Grounds Packages offer access to seven Grounds stages and activities. Full Weekend Grounds Packages are $155.
More information can be found on The new, free MJF scheduling app for iPhone and Android, now available through the Monterey Jazz Festival's website, is another great resource for the full list of Festival activities.

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. The full lineup for the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on

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