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Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

The Monterey Jazz Festival will celebrate its 48th anniversary from Sept. 16-18 with a lineup featuring artists including John Scofield, Tony Bennett, Branford Marsalis and Pat Metheny.

The festival will host over 500 artists throughout its three-day tenure, and will also feature exhibitions, clinics, films and discussions. While a full lineup is available online at, the highlighted concerts are as follows:

    Friday night

  • Sonny Rollins
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • John Handy “40th Anniversary” Quintet
    Saturday afternoon

  • Larry Carlton & Sapphire Blue with special guest Ledisi
  • Mavis Staples
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
    Saturday night

  • Tony Bennett
  • John Scofield’s “Tribute to Ray Charles” w/ special guest Mavis Staples
  • Carla Bley Big Band Premiering “The Black Orchid”
    Sunday Afternoon

  • Lee Ritenour & Friends with special guest Dave Grusin
  • Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with Artist-in-Residence Branford Marsalis
  • Winning Big Band from the Next Generation Festival
    Sunday Night

  • Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet
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