(Black PR Wire) – Consider this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.
Unique and memorable jazz moments across three days.
The lineup includes exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the festival.
And, the celebration will be held virtually, via YouTube.
This year, MJF recognizes the need to shine a spotlight not only on what has been happening with the music, but even more importantly with the Black community which is so integral to jazz and the festival.
One hundred percent of online contributions from each day of the virtual festival will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and to jazz artists featured at the festival.
2020 MJF lineup
Friday, Sept. 25
Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Christian Sands, the 2020 and 2021
Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-inResidence
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, Sept. 26
Tribute to Dave Brubeck with Cannery
Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini
Diana Krall & Kenny Barron Trio
Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell
Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet
Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Sunday, Sept. 27
Tribute to Quincy Jones, “The A&M Years,” featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson
Sonny Rollins Tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman
Anat Cohen Tentet Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Angela Davis in conversation with Terri
Lyne Carrington 2018 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour with musical director Christian Sands and Cecil McLorin Salvant on vocals Lila Downs 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with musical director Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals Gerald Clayton Quartet Next Generation Jazz Orchestra More to be announced.