Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour, Featuring Terence Blanchard, James Moody, More
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The last date listed for Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour was Saturday January 12, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
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Praised by the Los Angeles Times as an "open, communicative, imaginative artist -- among the most… More
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Featured review from R. Lee B.
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5 (6 counting Neena Frelong) gifted and diverse jazz musicians spanning 3 generations gave their all for this receptive Zellerbach Auditorium audience. James Moody alone was worth the price of admission (maybe even double the price of admission).
Bassist Derrick Hodges stunned me with his virtuosity. Hope to see much more of this young man.
All in all, an evening that I wouldn't have wanted to miss.
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I was surprised at how disappointing it was. Okay, "work in progress," but five musicians who are so talented played music that was the sort of thing that turned people off fifty years ago!! I can't believe that they are going to do this concert...continued
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Hear performances by the musicians who will be performing at this concert" here":http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/jazz/mjf.php.
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour
Terence Blanchard, trumpet
James Moody, saxophone
Benny Green, piano & musical director
Derrick Hodge, bass
Kendrick Scott, drums
with special guest vocalist Nnenna Freelon
A musical first in the West, the Monterey Jazz Festival has proved to be both artistically ambitious and great fun, regularly showcasing the brightest stars in the jazz universe. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Festival hits the road with a roster of musical heavyweights representing the very best in modern jazz. Terence Blanchard (“His writing is superb and heartfelt, his playing perfect,” says the Wall Street Journal_) rose to prominence through his association with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and is one of today’s top trumpet players. Saxophonist James Moody has dominated the scene for over 60 years and continues to delight audiences with his vitality and innovative playing. Nnenna Freelon is in “the very top echelon” (Los Angeles Times_) of jazz vocalists, and pianist Benny Green “plays funky and hard, and breathes not only be-bop but Oscar Peterson’s virtuosic effusions as well” (The New York Times).