The weekend of September 16, 17, & 18 is the MJF this year, and KCSM will be warming up to it a week ahead. The Monterey Jazz Festival, in Monterey, California, is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals. It debuted on October 3, 1958 and was founded by San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons. By now, this festival is the big name for jazz here in northern California.
With 500 artists, the arena, and 7 more stages the show for you is sure to be there. Names include the veterans Wayne Shorter (artist and music) and Quincy Jones (artist and music) , as well as rising stars like Cecile McLorin Salvant (artist and music) and Bria Skonberg (artist and music) . Tune in to KCSM and get 6 days of music & info Sept 7 – 12, preparing for the big show.