Monday, September 24, 2007

45,000 people attended the Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival Presented By Verizon Shatters Attendance Records
45,000 Fans Attended The Event, September 21-23, 2007

3-Day Sellout Is A Festival First
Friday Rains Enhances Weekend’s Activities On Fairgrounds

Weekend Highlights:
Terence Blanchard’s “Requiem for Katrina” an emotional high point of the Festival
Los Lobos rock the Arena
Issac Delgado’s performance tames the wet weather
Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter and Eric Harland play two mesmerizing sets
Gerald Wilson’s “Monterey Moods” commission a success
James Hunter and Otis Taylor wow blues crowds
DJ Logic and Vinnie Esparza launch Lyons Lounge
Dumpstaphunk and Bonerama play to standing room only crowds
Dave Brubeck Quartet with Jim Hall plays a sublime performance
Joey DeFrancesco and Atsuko Hashimoto blow out the Night Club
Ornette Coleman plays exuberant set
Nnenna Freelon and the MJF 50th Anniversary All-Stars are huge hit
Sonny Rollins closes Festival with a rollicking set
Record number of visitors enjoy the Festival
“Family Day” draws new and younger audiences

Pictures from Festival now online at

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