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2020 Virtual Monterey Jazz Festival Kick-off

2020 Virtual Monterey Jazz Festival (Sep.25-27)

Mark your calendars for the Virtual 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival September 25-27, 2020.

The Virtual Festival will be streamed online each day from 5-7 pm Pacific Time on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s YouTube Channel. Be sure you subscribe to us on our YouTube channel and enable notifications at https://www.youtube.com/user/MontereyJazzFestival?sub_confirmation=1


    • Herbie Hancock
    • Diana Krall
    • Tribute to Quincy Jones featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson
    • Dianne Reeves
    • Christian McBride & Inside Straight
    • Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project
    • Jamie Cullum
    • Kenny Barron Trio
    • Anat Cohen Tentet
    • The Gerald Clayton Quartet
    • 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour featuring Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Benny Green, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Lewis Nash
    • Christian Sands, the 2020 and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence
    • Tribute to Sonny Rollins featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman with Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley, Lewis Nash.
    • Dave Brubeck Quartet “Cannery Row Suite” with Kurt Elling and Roberta Gambarini
    • 2018 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melissa Aldana, Bria Skonberg, Yasushi Nakamura, Jamison Ross, Christian Sands
    • 2020 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Gerald Clayton
    • The 2020 Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo directed by Katie Thiroux
    • Berklee School of Music Jazz and Gender Justice Group
    • Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington
    • Clint Eastwood in conversation with Tim Jackson
    • Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell
    • More to be announced!

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Cost: FREE*
*Donation is appreciated
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Friday, September 25, 2020

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All Day   “Berkeley Restaurant Week” $15 Prix Fixe Meals (Thru 9/30)  $15*
*Prix Fixe Menus at $15, $20 or $25 per person. Use Snackpass code
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*Suggested donation for all-event virtual passport, $10–$50
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*RSVP required
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*Bring cash for food and drinks.
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*Free Donation is Required
7:00 pm   Comedy Oakland Online  FREE*
*Donation is encourage
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*Free but donations greatly apprecaited - Venmo @hellafunny
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*per vehicle
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