Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, hip-hop crew The Roots and blues-rock powerhouse Gary Clark Jr. highlight the diverse lineup set for the 57th annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet, Booker T. Jones, the Robert Glasper Experiment, Marcus Miller and Michael Feinstein are among the other top names on the bill, which was announced Thursday.
Ticket packages for the 2014 festival, which takes place Sept. 19-21 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and Event Center, go on sale to the general public May 12. Single-day ducats can be had beginning June 26. For ticket package pricing and other information, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org.
Acclaimed drummer Eric Harland is this year's Artist-In-Residence. He'll perform in several settings over the weekend — with the Charles Lloyd Quartet; his own group, Voyager; Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Lloyd; and as a soloist with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Lloyd, who is returning to the festival for the first time since 2006, will be the 2014 Showcase Artist. He'll perform with his own quartet (with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers and Harland); Sangam; and in a duo with pianist Gerald Clayton.
Pianist Aaron Diehl will be the 2014 Commission Artist and premiere the work "Three Streams of Expression," a tribute to pianist and longtime festival artistic director John Lewis,
In all, the festival is scheduled to host approximately 100 sets of music and some 500 musicians on eight stages during the three-day weekend.
Here is the main stage (arena) lineup:
Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Jason Moran, Cecile McLorin Salvant
The Roots, Billy Childs with special guests Shawn Colvin, Lisa Fischer and Becca Stevens; Aaron Diehl Quartet; Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones; Davina and The Vagabonds
Michael Feinstein with special guests Russell Malone, Harry Allen and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra; Charles Lloyd Quartet with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers and Eric Harland; Marcus Miller; Jon Batiste and Stay Human; Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
For the complete lineup, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org.
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