65th Monterey Jazz Festival Set for Sept. 23–25


Gregory Porter is set to take the stage at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.

(Photo: Erik Umphery)

The 65th Monterey Jazz Festival is scheduled for Sept. 23–25. Tickets are available but are going fast. At present, there are Friday and Sunday arena tickets still available, as well as plenty of fairgrounds seats.

Artists scheduled to perform at this year’s edition of the fest include Chucho Valdés, Samara Joy, Nicholas Payton & New World Order, The Bad Plus, Butcher Brown, Artemis, the Cookers, Gregory Porter, Moodswing Reunion, Veronica Swift, Las Cafeterias, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling and others.

Tickets and a full schedule can be found here. DB

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