The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be held September 19–21 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Arena and Grounds. 2014’s GRAMMY Award-winning lineup includes Arena headliners Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Booker T. Jones, Robert Glasper Experiment, Marcus Miller, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Billy Childs with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer and Becca Stevens, Aaron Diehl Quartet, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
98 shows and events will take place over 30 hours from Friday night, September 19 through Sunday night, September 21.
Drummer Eric Harland serves as the 2014 Artist-In-Residence, performing with the Charles Lloyd Quartet, his own group, Voyager; Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd; and as a soloist with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd returns to Monterey for the first time since 2006 as the 2014 Showcase Artist, performing with his own Quartet (with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers and Eric Harland); Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland, and in a duo with pianist Gerald Clayton.
The 2014 Commission Artist will be pianist Aaron Diehl, who will premiere his tribute to the pianist and MJF Artistic Director for 24 years, John Lewis, Three Streams of Expression.
The Festival features 500 artists, nearly 100 performances and events on 8 stages and more, for 30 hours of live music over two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of international cuisine, shopping, art exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with iconic and emerging jazz artists on the oak-studded 20-acres of the Monterey County Fairgrounds & Event Center.
|Booker T. Jones|
2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Highlights and Artist Listing
•Return of jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, Marcus Miller
•MJF debut of crossover artists The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Booker T. Jones, The Philadelphia Experiment
•World Premiere of 2014 Commission by the Aaron Diehl Quartet, Three Streams of Expression and special performance of Billy Childs’ new project, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro, with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer, and Becca Stevens
•Musical tribute to Mulgrew Miller & James Williams with Harold Mabern, Donald Brown, and Geoff Keezer trios
•Coffee House Gallery Exhibits: Blue Note Records: 75 Years of Excellence and Earl Newman: 50 Years of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters
57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 19 - 21, 2014
Artist-In-Residence: Eric Harland
Showcase Artist: Charles Lloyd
Commission Artist: Aaron Diehl
ARENA ARTISTS ● Friday, September 19
Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant
ARENA ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 20
The Roots, Billy Childs with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer and Becca Stevens; Aaron Diehl Quartet; Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones; Davina & The Vagabonds
ARENA ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 21
Michael Feinstein with special guests Russell Malone & Harry Allen and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Charles Lloyd Quartet with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers, & Eric Harland; Marcus Miller; Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Friday, September 19
Dizzy’s Den: Sangam with Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland; Red Baraat
Night Club: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride Trio; Claudia Villela & Harvey Wainapel
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Sarah McKenzie Quartet, Melissa Aldana Crash Trio, SambaDa
Coffee House: Harold Mabern Trio (3 sets)
GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Saturday, September 20
Dizzy’s Den: Billy Childs Quartet; Charles Lloyd-Gerald Clayton Duo, The Philadelphia Experiment with Christian McBride, ?uestlove, Uri Caine and special guest Booker T. Jones; Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Band with Ambrose Akinmusire, Kendrick Scott, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge & Lionel Loueke; Becca Stevens, John Hanrahan Quartet, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Night Club: Aaron Diehl Quartet, Eric Harland Voyager, Habaneros, USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Pete Escovedo Orchestra with Peter Michael & Juan Escovedo; Jason Moran, Ana Popovic, Davina & The Vagabonds, Red Baraat
Coffee House: Donald Brown Trio (3 sets); Sarah McKenzie Quartet; Conversation about Mulgrew Miller & James Williams; Conversation about Blue Note Records
West Lawn: Sourmash Hug Band (2 sets)
|Jon Batiste & Stay Human|
GROUNDS ARTISTS ● Sunday, September 21
Dizzy’s Den: Eric Harland Voyager, Tony Monaco, Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz; Daniel Rosenboom Quintet; Conversation with Michael Feinstein, DownBeat Blindfold Test
Night Club: Delfeayo & Ellis Marsalis; Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Garden Stage Presented by Alaska Airlines: Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ben Flocks & Battle Mountain; Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band; Youn Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius; Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival
Coffee House: Geoffrey Keezer Trio (2 sets); Top bands from the Next Generation Jazz Festival; Bari Koral
West Lawn: Minor Thirds Trio (2 sets)
Jazz on Film: Legends of the Tenor Saxophone: Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity; Jeremy Siskind & Friends on the Yamaha AvantGrand; Arena Simulcasts in The Jazz Theater; Coffee House Gallery Exhibits: Blue Note Records: 75 Years of Excellence; Earl Newman: 50 Years of Monterey Jazz Festival Posters