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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary
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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE
BENNY GREEN
LEWIS NASH
CHRIS POTTER
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 7:30pm | Tryon Festival Theatre

In 1958, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sonny Rollins were among the headliners at the Monterey County Fairgrounds as San Francisco-based radioman Jimmy Lyons inaugurated what is now one of the longest consecutively running jazz celebrations in the world: the Monterey Jazz Festival. In its 55th year, the festival arrives on tour direct to the people of Champaign-Urbana with our own beloved Tony and Grammy Award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater at the mic making harmony with an all-star lineup including young trumpet phenom Ambrose Akinmusire, who dazzled Krannert Center audiences in The Miles Davis Experience during the 2011-12 season. Together they represent the lineage of American jazz and reflect the “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, and joyful fun that continue to be hallmarks of the festival to this day.

This performance will last approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Corporate Platinum Sponsor
Mervis Industries

Patron Co-sponsors
Mary & George Perlstein
Peggy Madden & Richard Phillips
LaVerne & Joseph Smith
Anonymous

Corporate Silver Sponsor
NewsTalk 1400-WDWS

Corporate Bronze Sponsor
Centrec Consulting Group, LLC