Sunday, September 24, 2017

Common at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival

Common, the hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet, performed a well-received set on the Jimmy Lyons stage, at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

Performers included: Common (vocals); Anthony Khan (DJ); Johnnie Smith and Junius Bervine (keyboards); Clay Sears (guitar); Kevin Arthur (bass); Eric Greene (drums); Elena Pinderhughes (flute, background vocals); and Maimouna Youssef (background vocals).
















A Tribute to Sonny Rollins at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival

The 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival celebrated a legend with its Tribute to Sonny Rollins. A brilliant front line featuring four saxophones highlighted the set.

Performing were: Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman (tenor sax); Gerald Clayton (piano); Scott Colley (bass); and Lewis Nash (drums).











  








Saturday, September 23, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival

Leslie Odom, Jr., from the Broadway hit Hamilton, performed on the Jimmy Lyons stage, at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, on September 16, 2017.

Performers included: Leslie Odom, Jr., (vocals); Steven Walker (guitar); Michael Mitchell (piano); Orlando Le Fleming (bass); John Davis (drums); and Senfuab Stoney (percussion).





 







Roy Hargrove at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival

Roy Hargrove led his quintet onto the Dizzy's Den stage, at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, on September 16, 2017.

The quintet included: Roy Hargrove (trumpet, flugelhorn); Justin Robinson (alto sax); Tadataka Unno (piano); Ameen Saleem (bass); and Quincy Phillips (drums).