The 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wrap-Up!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 24, 2013 01:30pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba Music once again had the honor to be an official sponsor of the Monterey Jazz Festival this pastamoeba music monterey jazz festival weekend (September 20 - 22nd) and to be on-site at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with a mini-Amoeba store! It was our third year in attendance, offering signings with many of the festival's most exciting acts in our Amoeba tent.

The festival, in it's 56th year, was ablaze with eight stages and 500 acts ranging from emerging artists like Roberto Fonseca and Davina & The Vagabonds, to jazz vets such as David Sanborn and Bob James, to superstars such as Gregory Porter and Ravi Coltrane. From Friday to Suday evening, we held 12 signings in the Amoeba tent and -- thanks to Monterey Jazz Festival Talent Coordinator Bennett Jackson -- we even got to sit down for a few short interviews. For full coverage of each signing, check out all of our Monterey Jazz Fest blog posts HERE. Below are the highlights from our whirlwind weekend of way-out jazz signings.


Roberto Fonseca (latest album, Yo, out now on Concord)

roberto fonseca

Gregory Porter (latest album Liquid Spirit out now on Bluenote)

Snarky Puppy


The California Honeydrops

California Honey Drops

Claire Daly (with North Coast Brewing's Doug Moody)

claire daly

Big Sam's Funky Nation

big sam's funky nation

The Relatives (latest album, The Electric World, is out now on Yep Roc)

the relatives

Ravi Coltrane (latest album, Spirit Fiction, is out now on Blue Note)


Joe Lovano (latest album, Cross Culture, out now on Blue Note)

joe lovano

Along Came Betty

along came betty


David Sanborn & Bob James (latest album, Quartette Humaine, is out now on Masterworks on CD and LP)

David Sanborn bob james

With a surprise visit from Dr. Lonnie Smith!

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Tammy Hall

tammy hall

Davina and the Vagabonds

davina and the vagabonds

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