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Monterey Jazz Festival fills the bill

Performers

Friday Evening, Arena Stage: Richard Bona; Dianne Reeves; Ruben Blades, featuring Editus.

Saturday Afternoon, Arena Sstage: Charles Ford Band Reunion, featuring Robben Ford; Keb Mo; Michael McDonald.

Saturday Evening, Arena Stage: Roy Hargrove Quintet with the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas Payton; Tom Harrell Big Band, featuring Greg Osby.

Sunday Afternoon, Arena Stage: Monterey High School Big Band; Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Big Band; Lou Rawls-Les McCann Reunion.

Sunday Evening, Arena Stage: Wayne Shorter Group with the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra; Pat Metheny Trio with Michael Brecker.

Other featured shows: Mimi Fox Trio, Sherman Irby Trio, Scott Amendola Band, John "Broadway" Tucker, Johnny Bassett & His Detroit Blues, Bill Frisell Seven, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Jackie Coon & Friends, Greater Victory Temple Gospel Choir, Prime, Larry Vuckovich Group, Claudia Villela-Richard Peixoto Group, Claudia Acuña, St. Cuthbert's College Jazz Big Band, Navy Band Southwest, Rodger Fox Big Band, Smith Dobson, NLS Trio, Ed Kelly Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson Quartet, Larry Goldings Trio, and Dr. Lonnie Smith Quartet.

Tickets and Venues

All performances happen at venues on the Monterey County Fairgrounds: the Jimmy Lyons Stage (arena), the Garden Stage, the Courtyard Stage, the Night Club, Dizzy's Den, the Jazz Theater and the Coffee House Gallery. Grounds tickets permit entry to all venues except the arena, which requires separate admission. Arena events are simulcast for grounds-admission festival-goers at the Jazz Theater. Grounds tickets in advance are $25 Friday, $35 Saturday or Sunday, or $80 for a full-weekend pass; ticket prices at the fairgrounds are $5 additional ($15 additional for the full-weekend pass). Arena tickets are sold out. Call 925.275.9255 for ticket information or visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org for general festival information.

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From the September 13-20, 2000 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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