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2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

admin April 1, 2014 0

The Monterey Jazz Festival organizers have delivered a real one-two punch to music lovers in the area: on the heels of the exhilarating Next Generation Festival this past weekend (28-30 March), showcasing the best

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Eric Harland Talks To KUSP

Eric Harland Talks To KUSP

jdaytonj March 30, 2014 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Super drummer Eric Harland will be the Artist in Residence at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival in September. In the meantime, Eric is present at the Next Generation

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Scenes of the Next Generation

Scenes of the Next Generation

jdaytonj March 29, 2014 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – The Next Generation Jazz Festival – happening now at the Monterey Conference Center through Sunday night – is the twin to the Monterey Jazz Festival that happens in

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Saturday at the Next Generation Jazz Festival

Saturday at the Next Generation Jazz Festival

jdaytonj March 29, 2014 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Saturday the Next Generation Jazz Festival has begun in earnest, with big bands, small combos and vocal ensembles going head to head before the discerning scrutiny of judges’

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Judges’ Concert: A Real Treat

Judges’ Concert: A Real Treat

admin March 28, 2014 0

At the end of the first night of the Next Generation Jazz Festival, Drummer Eric Harland (Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2014 Artist-In-Residence) was on stage with Ray Drummond, bass; Shelly Berg, piano & Chad Lefkowitz-Brown,

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Jazz Stars of the Future

Jazz Stars of the Future

admin March 28, 2014 0

Listen above to an archived interview w/ student musicians, after a 2012 performance in Monterey. See the: video schedule | full festival schedule. Show up at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (March 28-30, 2014 & all

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Here Comes: The Next Generation Jazz Festival

Here Comes: The Next Generation Jazz Festival

admin March 24, 2014 0

The Monterey Jazz Festival runs year-round jazz educational programs for students. For over half a century now, Monterey Jazz Festival has been changing lives through jazz education. We invite you to join us in

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Paul Contos on Next Generation 2014

Paul Contos on Next Generation 2014

admin March 24, 2014 0

Paul Contos is a musician, jazz educator and the Education Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival. He stopped by KUSP this week to speak with KUSP’s Jeff Dayton-Johnson about the workings of the Next

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Ambrose Akinmusire on the Next Generation Experience

Ambrose Akinmusire on the Next Generation Experience

admin March 24, 2014 0

  Ambrose Akinmusire was the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Artist-in-Residence in 2012. In this archived interview above, Ambrose (a Next Gen alum) spoke with KUSP’s Jeff Dayton-Johnson about the importance of MJF’s jazz-education work, as

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2013 Archive: INTERVIEW with Members of 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

2013 Archive: INTERVIEW with Members of 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

admin March 20, 2014 0

Listen above, to an 2013 archived interview with three members of the 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and Director Paul Contos

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Massive MJF Library of Artist Interviews

Massive MJF Library of Artist Interviews

admin March 15, 2014 0

Link to the SoundCloud library for MJF here

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2013 Archive: Carmen Lundy (with Patrice Rushen!) on the Radio

2013 Archive: Carmen Lundy (with Patrice Rushen!) on the Radio

admin September 26, 2013 0

  Vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy’s Friday night set (visible to those of you who watched the live webcast) was then broadcast on KUSP 88.9 FM at 2:30 pm Saturday. Carmen highlighted original songs

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2013 Archive: INTERVIEW: Prism: Jazz Supergroup in the Arena

2013 Archive: INTERVIEW: Prism: Jazz Supergroup in the Arena

jdaytonj September 25, 2013 0

Sean Rameswaram of the KUSP MJF crew tweeted the following during Prism’s set on the Main Stage: “Kevin Eubanks does for the guitar what Walter White did for meth.” That’s pretty much right: increased

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2013 Archive: Wayne Shorter: The KUSP Interview

2013 Archive: Wayne Shorter: The KUSP Interview

jdaytonj September 24, 2013 0

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter spoke with KUSP’s Jeff Dayton-Johnson following his performance on the Main Stage. Shorter had been meeting with young members of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, some of whom were still in

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INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano

INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano

admin September 24, 2013 0

In 2009 MJF Artist-in-Residence Joe Lovano brought his Us Five band to the festival it featured Esperanza Spalding on bass. Bassist Peter Slavov provides the bassline foundation when Esperanza has other pans in the

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INTERVIEW: Linda Oh

INTERVIEW: Linda Oh

admin September 24, 2013 0

  With a second release just out as a leader, the demand for Linda Oh’s basswork as a sideperson is also on the rise. At the Monterey Jazz Festival, she played with Dave Douglas’

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INTERVIEW: Dave Douglas

INTERVIEW: Dave Douglas

admin September 24, 2013 0

  Dave Douglas had the rare distinction for more than one year of receiving top honors in Downbeat’s annual critics awards in the categories of best trumpet player and trumpet TDWR [talent deserving wider

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2013 Archive: INTERVIEW with Members of 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

2013 Archive: INTERVIEW with Members of 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

admin September 23, 2013 0

Listen above, to an 2013 archived interview with three members of the 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and Director Paul Contos

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Wayne Shorter at 80

Wayne Shorter at 80

jdaytonj September 22, 2013 0

Wayne Shorter turned 80 years old on August 25 – recently enough for the Monterey Jazz Festival to dedicate this Sunday evening performance on the Jimmy Lyons Main Stage to the saxophonist’s birthday celebration.

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Brian Blade, Danilo Perez and John Patitucci: The KUSP Interview

Brian Blade, Danilo Perez and John Patitucci: The KUSP Interview

jdaytonj September 22, 2013 0

The three members of Wayne Shorter‘s quartet – drummer Brian Blade, pianist Danilo Pérez and bassist John Patitucci – spoke to KUSP’s Geo Warner and Brett Taylor following the group’s electric performance on the

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