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Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Lineup and Artists-in-Residence

Star-studded roster include Hancock, Iyer, Corea, Common, Bridgewater, Mehldau, Lovano and many more

Dee Dee Bridgewater (photo by Mark Higashino)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (photo by Mark Higashino)
Kenny Barron Trio (photo by Philippe Levy-Stab)
Kenny Barron Trio (photo by Philippe Levy-Stab)
Vijay Iyer (photo: Jimmy Katz)
Vijay Iyer (photo: Jimmy Katz)
Jimmy Heath
Jimmy Heath (photo courtesy of Monterey Jazz Festival)
Brad Mehldau (left) and Chris Thile (photo by Michael Wilson)
Regina Carter (photo by David Katzenstein)

The 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, taking place Sept 15-17, has announced its artist lineup and artists-in-residence for 2017. This year’s festival celebrates the centennials of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, and will include additional tributes to Celia Cruz and Sonny Rollins. Over 110 performances have been scheduled—30 hours of live music across eight stages, plus educational events, film, exhibits and a variety of international food and merchandise vendors.

Headline artists appearing on the arena stage include Kenny Barron Trio, Regina Carter, Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leslie Odom, Jr., Joe Lovano, Lewis Nash and others.

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