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In its 62nd year, the Monterey Jazz Festival brought a vast range of music to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center this weekend, from classics to experimental music to non-jazz genres like that blues. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

There was no shortage of cool musical options on a frigid Friday night at the Fairgrounds. Allison Miller and Derrick Hodges’ tribute to the late pianist Mary Lou Williams was lovely, with especially plaintive vocals from Jean Baylor, Johnaye Kendrick and Michael Mayo on “It Ain’t Necessaril…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Only New Orleans could have produced a band like Cha Wa. They mix up that city’s more iconic music genres—jazz, second line, funk and brass—but add to the pot a big helping of Mardi Gras Indian culture and music. That is a century-old subculture of African-Americans who have inherited or ado…

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The Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra boasts about bringing up new talent in the genre. In the case of Seaside native Tanya Darby, there's been a nicely linear story to follow: She performed in the Next Gen orchestra as a student, then returned earlier this year as a judge. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Tyler Farr has had a circuitous route to becoming a celebrated country star. At 21, the classically-trained opera singer, left his native Missouri and took off for Nashville eager to be a country star. From there, he spent years as a physical laborer, short order cook, construction worker, l…

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The world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for their 61st year, which includes many returning acts like Wynton Marsalis, Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd. 

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    Guitarist and singer Jacob Ellzey wanted to play more high energy rock and roll after the now-disbanded garage rockers The Pipsqueaks stopped playing shows, so with the help of bassist Alex Vareljian and drummer Evan Hildebrand, Shoobies became another garage rock trio.

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