Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour
April 7 @ 7:30 pm
STG Presents Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour at The Moore Theatre on April 7, 2019.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura & Jamison Ross
Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals
Bria Skonberg, trumpet
Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Christian Sands, piano, music director
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Jamison Ross, drums
THE MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL, the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, is pleased to present its fifth national tour from March 15 – April 14, 2019, featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
The MJF on Tour 60th Anniversary Celebration features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano, musical director; Jamison Ross, drums, vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.
One of the most acclaimed vocalists of her generation, CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT is the winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Other honors include selection for Jazz Album of the Year by the DownBeat International Critics Poll and NPR, as well as Up-and-Coming Jazz Artist of the Year and Top Female Vocalist from the Jazz Journalists Association. Cécile grew up in a bilingual household in Miami and traveled to Aix-en-Provence to pursue a degree in French law while training as a classical and baroque singer before switching to jazz. “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three—Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald—it is [her],” wrote the New York Times. Her last two Mack Avenue releases, For One to Love and Dreams and Daggers, each won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Cécile made her Monterey Jazz Festival debut in 2014 and appeared again in 2016.