09/22/11

2011 Monterey Jazz Festival: Rollins, Hiromi, Ruffins & More

Photographer Stuart Brinin shares images from renowned festival in California

Despite troubling economic times, and multiple climatic disasters around the country, the Monterey Jazz Festival continues to be a beacon of light for jazz fans. The 54th version showcased a rising star in Japanese pianist Hiromi, “ An Afternoon in Treme,” a musical gumbo from the Crescent City, world music talents India.Arie and Richard Bona, and a stirring set from octogenarian icon Sonny Rollins. The weather was picture perfect for the weekend. Add this festival to your bucket list.

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Benny Green in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Carmen Souza in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Donny McCaslin in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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india.arie in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Lionel Loueke\ in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Matt Penman and Joshua Redman in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Richard Bona in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Sarah Wilson in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Scott Colley in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Sonny Rollins with Bob Cranshaw in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Uri Caine in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
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Go to Monterey for JazzTimes' review of the festival.

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