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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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson 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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Tony Bennett At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Tony Bennett At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview
(2012 MJF Archive)

admin September 23, 2012 0

After topping the Saturday night line-up on the arena stage with a blockbuster show, Tony Bennett stopped to talk with KUSP’s Brett Taylor about the mutual love he shares with the Monterey Jazz Festival

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Monterey Jazz: Second Round Saturday Night <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Monterey Jazz: Second Round Saturday Night
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Bill Frisell took two thirds of his Big Sur Quintet from earlier in the evening – himself, viola player Eyvin Kang and drummer Rudy Royston – to the Night

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Robert Randolph at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

Robert Randolph at Monterey Jazz: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 22, 2012 0

Robert Randolph interview. Photo by Stephen Laufer /

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Monterey Jazz: First Round Saturday Night<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Monterey Jazz: First Round Saturday Night
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

Catherine Russell from the Garden Stage. Photo: Michael Lambert | KUSP By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Bringing the highlights of the Monterey Jazz Festival to you, the loyal blog reader, requires that we

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And Now, A Message From Robert Randolph<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

And Now, A Message From Robert Randolph
(2012 MJF Archive)

tessa September 22, 2012 0

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Christian Scott Wails: A Monterey Jazz Festival GIF<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Christian Scott Wails: A Monterey Jazz Festival GIF
(2012 MJF Archive)

tessa September 22, 2012 0

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Bill Frisell: Premiere of Composition for the Monterey Jazz Festival<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Bill Frisell: Premiere of Composition for the Monterey Jazz Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

admin September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Bill Frisell led the “Big Sur Quintet” in a premiere performance of The Music of Glen Deven Ranch, an original composition commissioned by the Festival. The Quintet includes

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

Saturday Night Monterey Jazz
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

Photo: Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Tonight’s line-up is another dense menu of options for festival-goers. For listeners to 88.9 FM KUSP, and visitors to kusp.org, the star of

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Trombone Shorty’s Got Hops: A Monterey Jazz Festival GIF<br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Trombone Shorty’s Got Hops: A Monterey Jazz Festival GIF
(2012 MJF Archive)

tessa September 22, 2012 0

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Aram Shelton Quartet at Monterey Jazz Festival <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Aram Shelton Quartet at Monterey Jazz Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Oakland-based Aram Shelton brought his quartet to the MJF for the first time, with a pair of Saturday afternoon sets at the intimate Coffee House Gallery. Aram is

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