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Monterey Jazz Festival

Sep 20, 2012 — The long-running jazz festival is set to go on this weekend for the 55th year. As always, new talent will be there — including these emerging vocalists. Artistic director Tim Jackson breaks down some of the performers he picked.
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Sep 22, 2011 — Hear concert recordings, see photos and read more coverage at npr.org/montereyjazz.
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Sep 21, 2011 — The bassist has been coming to the festival since he was a 12-year-old student musician. Now that he's a world-class bassist, he relished the opportunity to perform his own scorching tunes, with saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Antonio Sanchez.
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Sep 21, 2011 — A chat about Sonny Rollins, festival traditions and the other highlights of MJF 54.
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Sep 21, 2011 — The Cuban singer-songwriter possesses a vivid imagination, a poetic sensibility and a band of Latin jazz musicians. At Monterey, he led the fantasy house band of a romantic haunt in a long-lost New Orleans — the northernmost Caribbean city.
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Sep 21, 2011 — He's a world-class saxophonist in New York. But at Monterey, he's also the lanky kid who grew up in nearby Santa Cruz and played in the festival's high school all-star band. The local boy done good comes home with his funky, electric band in tow.
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Sep 21, 2011 — She writes intricate jazz tunes and plays trumpet. She writes rootsy songs and sings them. And the Bay Area musician had a band of iconoclasts to execute her unusual, but agreeable vision at Monterey.
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Sep 21, 2011 — He may not wear shoes, or sit on a bench, or live anywhere close to any other jazz musicians. But he's developed a unique vision for piano trio, and with some old friends, his soft touch and luminous chord voicings were especially ripe.
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Sep 21, 2011 — There's an political edge to the Latin jazz percussionist's latest recording, Filosofía Caribeña, Vol. 1: It's designed as a commentary on Afro-Latino history. He played that material with a tight band, featuring the aggressive rapper Rico Pabón.
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Sep 19, 2011 — The jazzman, history buff and reputed recluse opens up about rural Michigan and being "overlooked."
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