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INTERVIEW: Jesús Ramos of Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

INTERVIEW: Jesús Ramos of Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

September 20, 2013, No Comments

  It was a capstone to the opening night that’ll be hard to forget. While Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club played their set with Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, a few people began dancing. First it was small group, just to the right of MJF’s marquee performance space, the Jimmy Lyons stage. But by »

Omara, Eliades, Papi and the Gang Rock the House

Omara, Eliades, Papi and the Gang Rock the House

September 20, 2013, No Comments

The latest iteration of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club – first brought to the wider world’s attention by the Ry Cooder-produced album and documentary film in 1997, when they were already pretty old – brought the capacity crowd in the Main Arena to its feet almost immediately and for the duration of its »

Friday night @ MJF

Friday night @ MJF

September 20, 2013, No Comments

It’s the customary embarrassment of riches for the MJF festival-goer this evening – and there are almost as many options for those tuned into KUSP 88.9 FM or kusp.org. A big band that swings and can stop on a dime; Cuban nonagenarians on the Main Stage and a Cuban thirty-something piano marvel on the »

Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

September 20, 2013, No Comments

Though the throngs of festival-goers have yet to arrive, KUSP’s MJF presence is now operational under the eaves outside the mighty Monterey County Fairgrounds Arena, inside which Festival staff has erected the Jimmy Lyons Main Stage. Two fully-loaded media trucks – including the mythic “Sturgeon,” about which more later – are revving up their »

2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

September 10, 2013, No Comments

Pictured above: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa. Photo: Alejandro Perez Radio broadcast only  (no webstream) Schedule subject to change. Friday Night, Sept. 20 8:00 p.m. Gregory Porter 9:20 p.m. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra 10:50 p.m. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa Saturday Afternoon, Sept. 21 1:00 p.m. »

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

April 1, 2013, No Comments

Lineup Announced for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013 Headliners Include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Bob James & David Sanborn, George Benson, Dave Holland’s PRISM, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gregory Porter, and sooo. many more. More:  Monterey Jazz »

Radio Broadcast Schedule

September 17, 2012, No Comments

2013 Broadcast Schedule from MJF: Radio broadcast only  (no webstream of radio show) To see webstream only schedule: click here. Schedule subject to change. Friday Night, Sept. 20 8:00 p.m. Gregory Porter 9:20 p.m. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra 10:50 p.m. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa Saturday Afternoon, Sept. 21 1:00 »