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.

Go to Monterey for JazzTimes’ review of the festival.

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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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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