53rd annual Monterey Jazz Festival
presented by Verizon
September 17-19, 2010
500 Artists on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days on 20 acres at the Monterey County Fairgrounds… the Grounds Passes are an affordable way to see a lot of jazz in an action packed weekend… MJF even makes it convenient for you to see the Areana shows on big screen TVs in various venues including the Bubble Lounge where you can enjoy a lovely glass of whatever tickles your fancy.
Headliners and highlights this year included HARRY CONNICK JR, AHMAD JAMAL, ROY HARGROVE, TROMBONE SHORTY, DIANNE REEVES, CHICK COREA, KENNY GARRETT, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, ROY HAYNES, BILLY CHILDS, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, CHRIS POTTER, JAKE SHIMABUKURO, KYLE EASTWOOD, GERALD CLAYTON, DR. LONNIE SMITH and SOMI OBSERVATION.
There are more women in Jazz than Smooth Jazz… while there are still more men featured in the musical style, we find this fact fascinating given the many feelings and opinions on the differences between the two.