An awesome tradition of the Monterey Jazz Festival is the organ players closing out the festival on Sunday evening. In past years, I have enjoyed Chester Thompson, Joey DeFrancesco. Wil Blades and many others. Dr. Lonnie Smith was one of my favorites. He was always amazing and one of the kindest souls. This photo was […]
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The amazing Quincy Jones came up and directed “Killer Joe”, the last song of the night during his big band tribute at Monterey Jazz Festival 59. There was a stellar cast of musicians including Valerie Simpson, Hubert Laws, Christian McBride, James Carter, Dave Grusin, John Clayton, Paul Jackson, Jr. and many others. It was a […]
Cecile McLorin Salvant Monterey Jazz Festival 59 09.16.2016 Cecile McLorin Salvant at Monterey Jazz Festival 59 last year. She was spectacular. Monterey Jazz Festival 60 is just a few weeks away. I will post favorite images here from past festivals so stay tuned.