Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Monterey Jazz Festival is just 3 weeks away. Do you have your tickets yet?

You still have time to get seats for the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world. The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival presented by Verizon has tickets available for Festival Grounds, Single Concerts on the Arena stage, and full subscription (all five arena concerts). 

Single day grounds tickets are just $40 for Friday, and $50 for Saturday and Sunday. With 7stages on the festival ground, you can see a tremendous amount of music in a single day.Full weekend tickets for the arena concerts start at $225. This provides access to the 5 concerts in the festival Arena that feature all the headliners. The arena subscription is as close to an all-access pass as you're going to be able to get. Not only do you have the 5 main stage concerts, you have access to all the grounds stages as well. With your subscription, your seats are reserved for you next year, and you have the option to upgrade them.

This is a full weekend immersion in this great art form. Over 500 artists will perform over the course of the weekend. Herbie Hancock, Terrance Blanchard, Joshua Redman, and Poncho Sanchez are just a few of the artists to be featured on the main stage. Lest you think the grounds stages feature a lesser level of talent, that list includes Hiromi, Robert Glasper, Richard Bona & Raul Midón, Benny Green, Tia Fuller, Joey DeFrancesco, and Bobby Hutcherson. Several of the artists headlining in the arena will also make appearances on the grounds stages.

If you've heard the stories of great performances from legendary artists at the major jazz festivals around the world, you have an outstanding opportunity to experience them first-hand. Start your own collection of "Monterey moments". Act quickly, while good seats are still available.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SFJAZZ Announces Line-up for San Francisco Jazz Festival

The nice thing about the major jazz festivals is, they give you plenty of time to plan ahead for tickets and travel. SFJAZZ, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere presenting organization recently announced the line-up for the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. This year's fall classic will extend all the way into the holiday season, starting September 15th, continuing through December 18, 2011.

As usual, the line-up is spectacular. Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline has once again assembled a program that stretches across a wide range of legends and new artists, contemporary jazz and world music, local, national, and international artists. Headliners include Wayne Shorter, SFJAZZ Collective, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Pat Metheny, Ahmad Jamal, Benny Green, and many more.

Tickets are on sale now for all events. Movenfast, because many of these will sell out. Go to for details, the full schedule, and to purchase tickets.