Monterey Jazz Festival 2013 Artist Lineup and Ticket Info

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published April 1, 2013


The 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival will take place from September 20th-22nd. The artist lineup has been announced and will include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, John Patitucci, Bobby McFerrin, Bob James with David Sanborn, George Benson, Dave Holland’s PRISM, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, and more. What a great lineup!

Ticket sales will be on sale to the public May 21, starting at $125. Single-day tickets will be on sale starting on July 8. Click here for more information at the Monterey Jazz Festival official website.

The full schedule is below:

2013 Arena Artists

Friday Night / 9.20

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
New music commissioned in tribute to Dave Brubeck

Gregory Porter
The New Voice in Jazz

Saturday Afternoon / 9.21

George Benson*

The Gospel-Funk of
The Relatives

Saturday Night / 9.21

Bobby McFerrin: Spirityouall

Prism: Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, & Eric Harland

Joe Lovano-Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints
Music inspired by and commissioned from Wayne Shorter

Sunday Afternoon / 9.22

Bob James & David Sanborn
Featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With Joe Lovano / 2013 Artist-In-Residence

Top High School Big Band
from the 2013 Next Generation Jazz Festival

Sunday Night / 9.22

Diana Krall
Glad Rag Doll World Tour

Wayne Shorter Quartet*
Featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
80th Birthday celebration

2013 Grounds Artists

Friday Night / 9.20

Joe Lovano Us Five

Gregory Porter

Snarky Puppy

Dave Douglas Quintet

Uri Caine Trio

Roberto Fonseca

Carmen Lundy

Joe Lovano with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

7 Come 11

Saturday / 9.21

Joe Lovano-Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints

Orrin Evans Trio

The Relatives

California Honeydrops

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Kentyah presents: M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band
A contemporary revisioning of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Marc Cary Focus Trio

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo

Claire Daly: Baritone Monk

Craig Taborn

Mary Stallings

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

Prez Kids

North Pacific String Band

Annual DownBeat Blindfold Test Hosted by Dan Ouellette

Sunday / 9.22

Lou Donaldson Quartet*

Cedar Walton Trio*

Hammond B3 Blowout!
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Anthony Wilson Trio with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner


Tammy Hall Quartet

Davina & The Vagabonds

Along Came Betty

Paul Contos Quartet

John Brothers Piano Company Quintet

Family Day with Peter Alsop

Top student groups from the 2013 Next Generation Jazz Festival

Partial List / Artists Subject to Change

Jazz on Film: Legends of the Tenor Saxophone
Round Midnight (Saturday)
Starring Dexter Gordon and Celebrating “[email protected]
Hosted by Maxine Gordon

Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes (Sunday)

Judy Roberts on the Yamaha AvantGrand
with Greg Fishman on saxophone

Arena Simulcasts in The Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines

Coffee House Gallery Exhibit:
Brubeck at Monterey: Six Decades of Excellence

Access to 7 general admission Grounds Stages with non-stop music
Simulcasts in The Jazz Theater Presented by Alaska Airlines of all Arena concerts
20 acres of exhibitions, films, food, shopping, and fun for the whole family!
Grounds Stage Tickets go on sale May 21

Festival Hours:
FRIDAY, 9.20 / 6:00 pm - Midnight
SATURDAY, 9.21 / 11:30 am - Midnight
SUNDAY, 9.22 / 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

*National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master
This event is supported by NEA Jazz Masters Live, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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