Monday, September 26, 2016

Quincy Jones Tribute - 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival

The 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival featured an opening night Tribute to Quincy Jones “The A&M Years,” on the Jimmy Lyons stage. The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra, conducted by John Clayton, featured musical director Christian McBride on bass, with special guests Richard Bona, James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Grégoire Maret, Lewis Nash, Alfredoy Rodriguez and Valerie Simpson.

Cécile McLorin Salvant in Dizzy's Den at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival

After her Jimmy Lyons stage performance at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival, Cécile McLorin Salvant and her band had a show in Dizzy's Den.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Joshua Redman with Still Dreaming at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival

Still Dreaming performed in Dizzy's Den at the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival. Performers included:

Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone
Ron Miles, cornet
Scott Colley, bass
Brian Blade, drums

Still Dreaming references the legendary Old and New Dreams ensemble fronted by Dewey Redman, Joshua's father.

Cécile McLorin Salvant performs on Jimmy Lyons Stage at 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival

Cécile McLorin Salvant opened the Jimmy Lyons Stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Friday, September 16, 2016. Backing the vocalist were:

Aaron Diehl, piano
Paul Sikivie, bass
Lawrence Leathers, drums

Aaron Diehl