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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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Trombone Shorty: Monterey Jazz Rock Star <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Trombone Shorty: Monterey Jazz Rock Star
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Trombone Shorty maybe a singing trombonist with strong New Orleans ties, but that’s where the resemblance to Jack Teagarden ends. Trombone Shorty is not back in the horn

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band at Monterey Jazz Festival <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Robert Randolph and the Family Band at Monterey Jazz Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 22, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Robert Randolph opened the Saturday afternoon line-up on the main arena stage at MJF with a virtuosic high-volume set. Friday morning the space shuttle Endeavour flew over my

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Three Can’t Miss Saturday Shows at Monterey Jazz Festival <br /><em>(2012 MJF Archive)</em>

Three Can’t Miss Saturday Shows at Monterey Jazz Festival
(2012 MJF Archive)

tessa September 22, 2012 0

  1pm: Robert Randolph Family Band in the Arena. For high-energy funk and soul–and to see one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists shred first-hand–start the day off at the Jimmy Lyons Arena. 2pm & 3:30pm:

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Melody Gardot At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

Melody Gardot At Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 22, 2012 0

 Interview by: Brett Taylor & Geo Warner | KUSP Friday night on the Jimmy Lyons main stage, vocalist Melody Gardot mixed musical accents from Latin America, North Africa and beyond, drawing upon her acclaimed

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