The Monterey Jazz Festival

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Monterey Jazz Festival

Event Details

The Monterey Jazz Festival, September 23-25, 2022, celebrates its 65th presentation with over 300 artists in 75 performances on four stages! Iconic music, jazz superstars, art, food and community vendors on the oak-studded Monterey Fairgrounds, plus wine tastings and deliciously-curated meals by celebrity chefs Jason Fullilove and Michael Reed, with cooking demonstrations and recipe competitions in the Premier Club. It’s a bucket list event! Tickets are on sale at

Friday, September 23

Gates open 3pm

Arena: Chucho Valdés presents “La Creacíon” with the Yoruband Orchestra directed by Hilario Durán & John Beasley plus MONK’estra; Incognito with special guest Maysa, Let It Happen
Grounds: Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble, John Hanrahan Quartet, Akira Tana & Otonowa, Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, Samara Joy, Mo’Fone, Emmaline, Let It Happen, Julian Lage, Reunion Trio w/Bruce Forman, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton; The Bad Plus, Nicholas Payton and New World Order

Saturday, September 24
Gates open 11:30 am

Arena: Artemis, Butcher Brown, Las Cafeteras, Veronica Swift, Moodswing Reunion with Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade; MJF on Tour with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling; Let It Happen

Grounds: Sal’s Greenhouse, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Combo, Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble, MJF Women in Jazz Combo, Moy Eng – The Blue Hour Project, Fleurine, Terrie Odabi, Butcher Brown, Dan Wilson Quartet, Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Warren Wolf; Emmet Cohen, The Cookers, Artemis, Let It Happen Matthew Whitaker, Joel Ross “Good Vibes”

Sunday, September 25
Gates open 10:30 am

Arena: Super Blue – Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Ranky Tanky with Lisa Fischer; Ravi Coltrane: Cosmic Music; Kris Bowers Presents ÁSYLO; Gregory Porter

Grounds: Michael Zilber, Sunday Morning Gospel with We’ve Come This Far with Tammy L. Hall, featuring Brown, Sturgis & Brown, Valerie Joi Fiddmont and Leberta Lorál and the Texas Southern University and Morgan State University Jazz Choirs; Emil Afrasiyab Trio, Brandee Younger Trio, MJF Women in Jazz Combo, Flor de Toloache, Gerald Clayton Trio, Molly Miller Trio, Brubeck Brothers, Keyon Harrold, Kyle Eastwood Group, Emma-Jean Thackray Let It Happen, Kim Nalley Band with Houston Person and special guest Maria Muldaur, Nate Smith + Kinfolk

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september 23 (Friday) - 25 (Sunday)