Monterey Jazz fest tickets on sale

By August 09, 2012

Tickets for the 55th Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 21 to 23, are now on sale.

Performing in the arena on Friday, Sept. 21, is Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Melody Gardot, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Friday’s single day arena tickets are $66 and include three arena performances and 13 additional grounds performances and activities on seven stages.

Performing in the arena on Saturday, Sept. 22 is Tony Bennett; the Jack DeJohnette Special Trio featuring Pat Metheny and Christian McBride; Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers Meets the 858 Quartet; Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue; and Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Performing in the arena on Sunday, Sept. 23 is Esperanza Spalding; Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, and Ben Williams; the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash; the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, directed by Paul Contos with Ambrose Akinmusire; and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Big Band.

Saturday or Sunday’s single day arena tickets are $132 and include five arena performances and more than 30 additional shows and activities on seven stages each day.

Single day arena tickets may be purchased by phone at 888-248-6499 and on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Website

Also on sale now are arena package tickets, offering a reserved seat to all 13 concerts on the arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage (renewable annually), and access to 78 different shows and activities on seven grounds stages.

Full weekend grounds tickets start at $125. Daily grounds tickets are priced as low as $40, and provide access to seven grounds stages. Grounds tickets do not provide arena access.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is dedicated to perpetuating the uniquely American form of music known as jazz by producing performances that celebrate the legacy and expand the boundaries of jazz; and by presenting year-round local, regional, national, and international jazz education programs.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization and has donated its proceeds to musical education since its inception in 1958.

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