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2020 Monterey Jazz Festival Going Virtual – Sept. 25-27

This year’s celebration will be held virtually. This incredible lineup features exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival! Unique and memorable jazz moments will be across the three days.

This year, MJF recognizes the need to shine a spotlight not only on what has been happening with the music, but even more importantly with the Black community which is so integral to jazz and the Festival.

One hundred percent of online contributions from each day of the Virtual Festival will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and to jazz artists featured at the Virtual Festival.

Friday, September 25:

Herbie Hancock
Diane Reeves
Roy Hargrove
Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project
Jamie Cullum
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Christian Sands, the 2020 and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, September 26:

Tribute to Dave Brubeck with Cannery Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini
Eastwood at Monterey with Diana Krall & Kenny Barron Trio
Regina Carter
Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell
Clint Eastwood in conversation with Tim Jackson
Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet
Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

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Sunday, September 27:

Tribute to Quincy Jones, “The A&M Years”, featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson
Sonny Rollins Tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman
Anat Cohen Tentet Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington
2018 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour with musical director Christian Sands and Cecil McLorin Salvant on vocals
Lila Downs
2012 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with musical director Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals
Gerald Clayton Quartet
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
& More to be announced!

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