The Monterey Jazz Festival, celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2013, will sponsor its third North American tour, featuring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist and musical director Christian McBride, pianist Benny Green, drummer Lewis Nash, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. The tour will play 45 shows in 40 North American cities in 23 states beginning on January 10 in Santa Cruz, Calif. The tour runs from Jan. 10-Feb. 3 and then from March 20-April 28.
Highlights of the nine-week tour will include a six-night run at the Blue Note in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; the Epcor Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the Chicago Symphony Center in Chicago; and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
Information about tour dates and times are available on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s website.