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Jazz Singer Tammi Brown and Afro-Cuban Beat Bandleader Pedrito Martinez Visit Amoeba Tent at the Monterey Jazz Fest

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 21, 2012 11:49pm | Post a Comment
The first night of the historic three-day Monterey Jazz Festival is coming to a close as the late night air
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Tammi Brown and fan.
chills the Monterey Fair Grounds, but the sounds of Eddie Palmieri's Salsa Orchestra are still blazing from the Jimmy Lyons Arena and jazz fans are still scooping up the deals on CDs, LPs, DVDs, and books at the Mini-Amoeba tent. Today's big seller was Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Melody Gardot, who performed on the Jimmy Lyons stage this evening.

It was a full first night for us at the 55th Monterey Jazz Fest as we
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Pedrito Martinez and Araicne Trujillo
had two dynamic special guests by for signings. At 8pm, we hosted the sultry jazz singer Tammi Brown before she was whisked away for a VIP meet and greet, and at 9:30pm we had Afro-Cuban beat bandleader Pedrito Martinez and his keyboard player/vocalist Araicne Trujillo, fresh from an exhilarating set on the Night Club stage. 

Once again, Amoeba Music teamed up with Bennett Jackson -- musician, jazz expert, and talent wrangler extraordinaire --  to secure these signings. Here's his short interview with Tammi Brown inside the Amoeba tent!

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