We’re back from the 54th annual Monterey Jazz Festival
where we were onsite at the Monterey Fair Grounds with a Mini-Amoeba store selling CDs, vinyl, posters, and special edition jazz t-shirts. We were
also live blogging
all about the amazing signings with jazz luminaries
we hosted at our tent and making hundreds of new friends! Now it’s time to share the photos and great experiences we had withthe many heroes and their fans we met while out in Monterey.
There were several artists that made a huge splash at the festival and their albums flew off our Mini-Amoeba shelves directly after their performances. Friday night, pianist Hiromi
gave two performances that blew the audiences’ socks off and created a weekend-long craze for her newest release, Voice
. Another was Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie
who performed with Israeli artist Idan Raichel
on Sunday. Their collaboration, Open Door
, hasn’t been released yet, but you should check out their separate works, which were very popular at our tent. Bassist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader Richard Bona
performed with guitarist, singer, and songwriter Raul Midon
as the Duwala Malambo Project
on Friday and Saturday, creating quite a stir for their back catalogue.