Thursday, September 15, 2005
12:30PM | NEXT GENERATION WINNERS All afternoon, winning high school bands from April’s Next Generation Festival will take the stage. At 4:15pm, the MJF Monterey County All-Star Band, directed by Paul Contos, performs.
1:00PM | VALERIE JOI FIDDMONT AND TRUJOI Valerie Joi Fiddmont, vocal; Tammy Hall, John Barnes, piano, organ, keyboards; Sani Sasmita, bass; Mari Ogura, drums; Lynne Fiddmont, percussion, vocal. Plus special guests Ashling Cole, Priya Friday, vocals; Destiny, harp, Inner Light Ministries Choir of Santa Cruz, Dominion A Cappella Ensemble of Oakland.
4:00PM | CLAIRDEE Clairdee, vocal; Charles McNeal, saxophones; Ken French, piano, keyboards; Ron Belcher, bass; Deszon X. Claiborne, drums.
2:00/3:30PM | NATASHA MILLER sings the Bobby Sharp Songbook.
5:00PM | CLIFFORD BROWN-STAN GETZ FELLOWS Simon Millerd, trumpet; Peter Readon-Anderson, Ben Van Gelder, alto saxophones; Colin Stranahan, drums.
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5:30PM | JON JANG SEVEN “A Song Cycle of Traditions in Transformation” with Jon Jang, piano, composer; Wayne Wallace, trombone, musical director; John Worley, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jim Norton, soprano saxophone; Francis Wong, tenor saxophone, flute; David Belove, electric bass; Deszon Claiborne, drums.
7:30PM | MADELEINE PEYROUX Ms. Peyroux, darling of the neo-jazz hipsters last year, won even more serious fans with this year’s more-jazzy release. Here she performs with the awesome trumpeter Ron Miles, Larry Goldings on the Hammond B3, Matt Penman on bass and the awesome drummer Scott Amendola.
7:30pm | Kyle Eastwood, bass; Graeme Flowers, trumpet; Dave O’Higgins, saxophones; Michael Stevens, guitar, keyboards; Andrew McCormack, piano.
9:30PM | DOUG WAMBLE QUARTET Doug Wamble, guitar, vocal; Roy Dunlap, piano; Jeff Hanley, bass; Peter Miles, drums.
7:00PM | CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE SITUATION This is super-cool: One of the best young bassists alive plays with Ron Blake, saxophones; Patrice Rushen, keyboards; and DJ Logic, turntables.
9:00PM | JOHN SCOFIELD TRIO A rare opportunity to see a legend at the height of his powers in an intimate setting. A nice way to finish off a musical weekend.
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