Monterey Jazz Festival

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Monterey Fairground
2000 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940


2017 marks the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
500 artists performing on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days at the Monterey Fairground, 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California.

The 7 Grounds Stages (3 outdoor and 4 indoor) of the Monterey Jazz Festival are scattered over the 20-acre Monterey County Fairgrounds. All Grounds Stage performances on Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday are general admission.

2017 Arena Artists
FRIDAY EVENING, 9.15.17
2017 MJF Jazz Legend Award Honoree
Herbie Hancock

Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at 100
Kenny Barron Trio with special guests
Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, Pedrito Martinez

2017 MJF Showcase Artist
Regina Carter
"Simply Ella"

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 9.16.17
The Memphis Project
Dee Dee Bridgewater

The Mississippi Blues Child
Mr. Sipp

Global Fusion—South American Style
Monsieur Periné

EVENING, 9.16.17
Celebrating a MJF Legend
A Tribute to Sonny Rollins
Featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis,
Joshua Redman and Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley & Lewis Nash

From the Broadway hit "Hamilton"
Leslie Odom, Jr.

2017 MJF Commission
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
with special guests
Gerald Clayton Trio
Premiering John Clayton’s Stories of a Groove: Conception, Evolution, Celebration

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 9.17.17
Black America Again
Common

Celebrating the Thelonious Monk Centennial
John Beasley Presents
MONK’estra

Jazz Futures
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With Artists-in-Residence
John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Jeff Hamilton

SUNDAY EVENING, 9.17.17
Two Masters/Two Pianos
Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea

Africa Meets Cuba
Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Salsa
with Pedrito Martinez

Progressive Bluegrass Pacesetter Meets Influential Jazz Master
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau


Hundreds more performances on 7 stages.

For more information visit:
Monterey Jazz Festival Web Site

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