Monterey Jazz announces terrific lineup for virtual festival


Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves among featured artists.

The lineup has been announced for this year’s “virtual” Monterey Jazz Festival.(mercurynews)

The three-day music event runs 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25-27 on the festival’s YouTube site,, and features a mix of archival footage and new performances from such acts as Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Lila Downs, Kenny Barron and Regina Carter.

The full daily lineup is listed below.


Friday, September 25, 2020
Herbie Hancock

Dianne Reeves

Roy Hargrove & RH Factor

Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project

Christian McBride & Inside Straight

Jamie Cullum

2020 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, Christian Sands

2020 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Gerald Clayton

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Diana Krall

Tribute to Dave Brubeck – Cannery Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini

Kenny Barron Trio

Regina Carter

Our Native Daughters-Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell

Clint Eastwood in Conversation, hosted by Tim Jackson

Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet -Founder & Director-Terri Lyne Carrington

2020 Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo Directed by Katie Thiroux

2020 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Directed by Gerald Clayton

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Tribute to Quincy Jones, “The A&M Years”, featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson

Sonny Rollins Tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman

Anat Cohen Tentet

2012 MJF on Tour with Musical Director Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals

2018 MJF On Tour with Musical Director Christian Sands and Cécile McLorin Salvant on vocals

Gerald Clayton Quartet

Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington

Lila Downs




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