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Live Review: 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival

Much like Ernest Hemingway’s famous description of how bankruptcy happens (“Gradually and then suddenly,” he wrote in The Sun Also Rises), the pervasive presence of women instrumentalists at the Monterey Jazz Festival seemed to materialize in an instant, but actually resulted from a long, often underground buildup. Last year’s breakthrough, with more than 15 ensembles … Read More “Live Review: 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival”

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Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: Story of Some Grooves

When everything’s clicking at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the weekend feels like far more than a densely packed series of performances. By both serendipity and design, Monterey creates a free-flowing dialogue between musicians and eras, so that a tune played in one venue can reverberate across the fairgrounds. The 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival celebrated its … Read More “Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: Story of Some Grooves”

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