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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)

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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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Eddie Palmieri at Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

Eddie Palmieri at Monterey Jazz Festival: the KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 22, 2012 0

Eddie Palmieri sat down with KUSP’s Brett Taylor on Friday night. Photo: Stephen Laufer / KUSP. Eddie Palmieri brought the full weight of five decades of Latin jazz mastery to bear upon the Jimmy

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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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Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Rocks the Big Beat  (2012 archive)

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Rocks the Big Beat (2012 archive)

Jeff Dayton-Johnson September 21, 2012 0

By Jeff Dayton-Johnson | KUSP – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band took the main stage at 8:30 with tight large-ensemble arrangements warmly appreciated by the audience. Goodwin seeks the same mix of precision and

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MJF’s Artistic Director Tim Jackson – KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

MJF’s Artistic Director Tim Jackson – KUSP Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 19, 2012 0

Tim Jackson has been with the Monterey Jazz Festival for the past 22 years. He was General Manager from 1992-2010, and continues in the capacity of Artistic Director. He spoke about notable shows and

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Ali Ryerson – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Ali Ryerson – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 18, 2012 0

The Ali Ryerson (flute)  Mimi Fox (guitar) Duo are performing at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival in the Night Club Saturday Afternoon at 2:30 PM. Interview by Jim Sintetos

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Jack DeJohnette – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Jack DeJohnette – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 18, 2012 0

2012 NEA Jazz Master and Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artist Jack DeJohnette appears 4 times at this years Monterey Jazz Festival and will be feted Sept. 20th at the Hyatt / Monterey Jazz Festival’s

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Gordon Goodwin – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Gordon Goodwin – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 18, 2012 0

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band performs at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, Friday night at 8:30 PM on the Jimmy Lyon’s Stage. Interview by Jim Sintetos

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Angela Strehli Of The Blues Broads – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Angela Strehli Of The Blues Broads – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 18, 2012 0

The Blues Broads perform at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival Saturday Afternoon on the Garden Stage at 1:30 p.m. Interview by Jim Sintetos

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KUSP Mobile at MJF – for 32 Years. <br /><em>2012 MJF Archive</em>

KUSP Mobile at MJF – for 32 Years.
2012 MJF Archive

admin September 18, 2012 0

KUSP is celebrating its 32nd year of broadcasting live performance from MJF to the Monterey Bay area. For 2012, our two parking spots are reserved! We have one especially equipped van for mobile radio

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Antonio Sanchez – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Antonio Sanchez – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 18, 2012 0

Antonio Sanchez and Migration performs at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, Saturday night at 9:45 PM on the Garden Stage. He is also performing at a member of Pat Methany’s Unity Band Sunday Night

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Gregory Porter – Pre-Festival Interview <em>(2012 archive)</em>

Gregory Porter – Pre-Festival Interview (2012 archive)

admin September 17, 2012 0

Gregory Porter performs at the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival, Friday night at 11:00 PM in the Night Club. Interview by KUSP’s Jim Sintetos

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