Monterey Jazz Festival Tour

The “We Always Swing” Jazz Series recently brought the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Celebration to the Missouri Theater on Thursday, April 18.

Artistic director Tim Jackson introduced the musicians, as they would be performing in a wide arrangement from a solo to a sextet. The tour featured vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, pianist Benny Green, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Lewis Nash, saxophonist Chris Potter and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

The show kicked off with a duo shared between Bridgewater and McBride, and followed with the rest of the band joining the stage to perform as a sextet. The festival will take place in Monterey, California for its 56th year during the third week of November, making it America’s longest running jazz festival.

-Sarah Leituala


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