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Monterey Jazz Festival on tour 55th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 W. San Francisco
Santa Fe, NM 87501
US

Phone: (505) 988-1234
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$25-$55

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Featuring an all star line-up of Grammy-winning jazz artists.

Artists include bassist/musical director Christian McBride, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Benny Green and drummer Lewis Nash performing an assortment of classic jazz repertoire and orignal compositions by band members. 

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world, has presented nearly every major jazz starfrom Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong to Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shortysince it was founded in 1958. World-renowned for its artistic excellence, sophisticated informality, and longstanding mission to create and support year-round jazz education and performance programs in local, regional, national, and international venues, the MJF on Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration continues this commitment in 2013 with its third North American Tour.

See also: Show Up!

Jazz hands

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Held in sunny California since 1958, the Monterey Jazz Festival has played host to almost every jazz legend in modern history. Even hitting the highlights would take more dead tree space than we have, but here’s a feeble attempt: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Ornette Coleman, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Cal Tjader and Anita O’Day. Traveling to the Golden State for a festival isn’t feasible for many New Mexicans, but local jazz fans can ride the Rail Runner to Santa Fe for the touring version, featuring bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Nash, pianist Benny Green, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire performing standards and original compositions. Sweet, soulful sounds manifest at The Lensic (211 W. San Francisco) on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., and tickets range from $25 to $55. For more deets, visit lensic.org.

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    Phone: 505-268-0044
    Website: Click to Visit