This year marks the 54th annual Monterey Jazz Festival AND the very first to have Amoeba Music onsite with a Mini-Amoeba store and as a sponsor!
The Monterey Jazz Festival runs September 16 - 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds (2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California), which has been the site of the Festival since its inception in 1958!
This year's GRAMMY® Award-winning lineup includes headliners Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis & The News, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard, James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, India.Arie & Idan Raichel, John Pizzarelli Quartet, An Afternoon in Treme with Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews, Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza and featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine & Miles Evans celebrating music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, and Sketches of Spain...and more.
Plus, there will be performances throughout the weekend by 2011 Artist-In-Residence Joshua Redman, 2011 Showcase Artist Robert Glasper, and 2011 Commission Artist Geri Allen & Timeline premiering the 2011 Commission, The Dazzler.
Of course, you'll have to visit us at the Mini-Amoeba store, where we will have tons of rare, collectible, and out-of-print CDs and LPs for sale from our vaults. But that's not all! We will also feature signings with Poncho Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, John Pizzarelli, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins, Joshua Redman, Vince Mendoza, Donny McCaslin, Erik Telford, Mitch Woods, Tia Fuller, Wil Blades, and Robert Glasper at the Mini-Amoeba booth!
SEE THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF SIGNINGS HERE!