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Herbie Hancock: Best Soundcheck of MJF (So Far)

Herbie Hancock: Best Soundcheck of MJF (So Far)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 19, 2014 Comments Off

The KUSP digital media crew rolled into the Monterey Fair Grounds mid-afternoon to the sound of a remarkable band on the Jimmy Lyons Arena. I rushed to get my credential and sprinted into the

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MJF Friday Night

MJF Friday Night

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 19, 2014 Comments Off

Friday night the festival kicks off in epic fashion on the Jimmy Lyons stage of the Main Arena. Franco-Haitian-American phenom Cécile McLorin Salvant‘s US début album Womanchild (2013) blew listeners away with her command

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Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 20, 2013 0

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

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Christian Scott and Ambrose Akinmusire at Monterey Jazz Festival<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Christian Scott and Ambrose Akinmusire at Monterey Jazz Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Two bold young trumpeters stand out in the crowded roster of musicians appearing at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival. Oakland born Ambrose Akinmusire (aged 30) is the Artist-in-Residence

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Scrambling Blissfully From One Stage To The Next <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Scrambling Blissfully From One Stage To The Next
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 21, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – A festival as densely packed with stages and simultaneous performances as Monterey inevitably forces attendees to make difficult trade-offs. See Gregory Porter and miss Jack DeJohnette? Catch Ambrose

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