Monterey Jazz Festival
The 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, September 16-28, 2016. Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz. Voted World's Best Jazz Festival by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, and 2014, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds. The Monterey Jazz Festival's Digital Music Education Project (DMEP) interviews musicians performing at the Festival asking each artist the same three questions: 1) Who are your primary influences? 2) Which recordings would you recommend to students of jazz? 3) What advice would you share with student musicians?