• Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Spring 2019

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    Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

    Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, Jamison Ross

    March 15–April 14, 2019

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    The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Yasushi Nakamura, bass, and Jamison Ross, drums, vocals.

    In addition to having three unique and talented vocalists on the tour, and an equal balance of men and women, the show will feature renditions of classic jazz standards, along with originals penned by the members. Each musician is an outstanding representative of the next generation of jazz artists and educators, each with a close relationship with Monterey that represent both its musical excellence and jazz education activities—core components of Monterey Jazz Festival’s mission statement.

    To celebrate the Festival’s 60th Anniversary of its inception in 2018, Artistic Director Tim Jackson put together an all-star band that represented the future of jazz in a nationwide tour. Previous incarnations include a 50th anniversary tour in 2008, and additional national tours in 2010, 2013, and 2016, with a collective 163 performances to over 115,000 fans across the country.

    2019 TOUR DATES

    MARCH 2019
    March 15: New York, N.Y. / Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall (2 sets)
    March 16: New York, N.Y. / Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall (2 sets)
    March 17: Boston, Mass. / Berklee Performance Center
    March 19: Troy, N.Y. / Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
    March 21: Bethesda, Md. / Music Center at Strathmore
    March 22: University Park, Pa. / Penn State University, Eisenhower Auditorium
    March 23: Philadelphia, Pa. / Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall
    March 24: East Lansing, Mich. / Michigan State University, Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall
    March 26: Omaha, Neb. / Holland Performing Arts Center, Kiewit Concert Hall
    March 28: Baton Rouge, La. / Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts
    March 29: Meridian, Miss. / Mississippi State University, Riley Center
    March 30: Memphis, Tenn. / Germantown Performing Arts Center
    March 31: Fayetteville, Ark. / Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall

    APRIL 2019
    April 2: Portland, Ore. / Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    April 3: Berkeley, Calif. / University of California Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall
    April 4: Rohnert Park, Calif. / Sonoma State University, Weill Hall at Green Music Center
    April 5: Los Angeles, Calif. / Walt Disney Concert Hall
    April 7: Seattle, Wash. / Moore Theatre
    April 8: Santa Barbara, Calif. / University of California Santa Barbara, Campbell Hall
    April 9: Mesa, Ariz. / Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater
    April 11: Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Jack Singer Concert Hall
    April 12: Chicago, Ill. / Chicago Symphony Center
    April 13: Notre Dame, Ind. / University of Notre Dame, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
    April 14: Ann Arbor, Mich. / University of Michigan, Michigan Theater Show less
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