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Tales of The Sturgeon

Tales of The Sturgeon

jdaytonj September 20, 2013 0

Esperanza Spalding greets KUSP’s Brett Taylor outside the Sturgeon in 2012. Photo: Steve Laufer | KUSP KUSP’s live broadcasts from the Monterey Jazz Festival have been directed from the idiosyncratic Sturgeon for the last

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Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

jdaytonj 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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Artistic Director Tim Jackson Shares Pre-Festival Insights

Artistic Director Tim Jackson Shares Pre-Festival Insights

admin September 16, 2013 0

Talking to MJF Artistic Director Tim Jackson yields a feast of knowledge and deep love for many forms of jazz music. KUSP’s Jeff Dayton-Johnson got together with Jackson to report on the weekend’s upcoming

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KUSP at MJF: It Began Many Years Ago…

KUSP at MJF: It Began Many Years Ago…

admin September 13, 2013 0

By: Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – The 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, beginning Friday September 20, marks the 33rd consecutive year that KUSP will bring music from this fabled conglomeration of jazz titans to our

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The Return of Jazz Singer-Songwriter Gregory Porter

The Return of Jazz Singer-Songwriter Gregory Porter

admin September 12, 2013 0

Photo: Vincent Soyez Originally broadcast on The 7th Avenue Project, June 23, 2013. Soul Man Pt II: The Return of Jazz Singer-Songwriter Gregory Porter. Gregory Porter says his goal is to make art that’s

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2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

admin September 10, 2013 0

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

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New Album From MJF Opener Gregory Porter

New Album From MJF Opener Gregory Porter

admin September 9, 2013 0

Click for free First LISTEN! Special Note: Gregory Porter opens KUSP’s 33rd year of  Live Broadcasts (see broadcast schedule) from the Monterey Jazz Festival – Friday Night, September 20, 2013! By Patrick Jarenwattananon |

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2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

admin April 1, 2013 0

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

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Here Comes: The Next Generation Jazz Festival

Here Comes: The Next Generation Jazz Festival

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Regrets? I’ve Had A Few. <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Regrets? I’ve Had A Few.
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 25, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – The festival is over, I’ve had a couple of decent nights’ sleep. I can’t quite shake the MJF blogging jones, so I am compelled to blog one final

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: End of the Festival <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: End of the Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bennie Green, Lewis Nash, Christian McBride (partial), Sunday night. Photo: Stephen Laufer / KUSP. By JeffDayton-Johnson | KUSP – Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour- a somewhat cumbersome name for a group,

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Bill Frisell and Jack DeJohnette: Monterey Jazz <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Bill Frisell and Jack DeJohnette: Monterey Jazz
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

Guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Jack DeJohnette were all over the festival this year, in various musical configurations. It is only fitting, then, that one of the last performances of the evening should be

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Monterey Jazz: Sunday Night Shows  <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Monterey Jazz: Sunday Night Shows
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

Tigran Hamasyan Takes Flight. Photo: Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Amidst a line-up featuring multiple performances by guitar jazz icons Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, festival-goers might not have

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Gregory Porter at Monterey Jazz Festival: The 7th Avenue Project Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Gregory Porter at Monterey Jazz Festival: The 7th Avenue Project Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

tessa September 23, 2012 0

Gregory Porter’s Friday night performance was one of our highlights of the weekend. If you missed it, you’re in luck! We’ll be broadcasting his set tonight, starting at 7:40pm on 88.9 FM. Listen to

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Sunday Night At Monterey Jazz <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Sunday Night At Monterey Jazz
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – The last night of the festival is possibly more densely packed with difficult trade-offs than any time slot of the entire three days… In the Night Club (visible

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Esperanza Spalding at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Esperanza Spalding at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

Interview by Brett Taylor and Geo Warner | KUSP – Esperanza Spalding spoke with KUSP’s Brett Taylor and Geo Warner following her performance on the arena stage about a wide range of topics, including

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Esperanza! Monterey Jazz! RADIO!!<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Esperanza! Monterey Jazz! RADIO!!
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – One of the most eagerly awaited shows of this year’s festival was Esperanza Spalding’s. She took to the arena stage – and the KUSP airwaves – shortly before

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Tierney Sutton at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Tierney Sutton at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

 Interview by Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Tierney Sutton wowed the audience at the Night Club stage last night (a concert our kusp.org webcast viewers also saw).  This morning, she dropped by to talk

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Ambrose Akinmusire Talks to KUSP <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Ambrose Akinmusire Talks to KUSP
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

  Ambrose Akinmusire is this year’s MJF Artist-in-Residence. His Friday night Dizzy’s Den set with his quintet is a strong contender for the best performance of this year’s festival. Minutes before going on stage

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Sunday Afternoon At Monterey Jazz: The Future Is Now!<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Sunday Afternoon At Monterey Jazz: The Future Is Now!
(2012 MJF Archive)

jdaytonj September 23, 2012 0

Sunday afternoon at the MJF is traditionally the domain of a dizzying wealth of young jazz ensembles – really young jazz ensembles. The winners of the MJF-sponsored high-school jazz competition (held every year in

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