Monterey Jazz Festival

Fri Sep 27 (full schedule below)
Monterey County Fairgrounds
all day


This year, the Monterey Jazz Festival will take place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California, from September 27th - 29th.

Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best jazz.


The Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds.

2019 Lineup:

FRIDAY 9.27.19


* MJF Favorite Returns
Diana Krall

* National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters & Jazz Legends Gala Honorees
Kenny Barron - Dave Holland Trio

* 2019 Artists-in-Residence
Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge Present Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams


* Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen
* Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland
* Gerald Clayton Quartet
* Bria Skonberg
* DJ Brother Mister
* Taylor McFerrin
* Connie Han Trio
* Donna Grantis
* Allison Au Quartet
* SambaDá
* Berklee Global Jazz Institute

SATURDAY 9.28.19


* New Sound From the Crescent City
Tank and The Bangas

* Mardi Gras Indian Funk
Cha Wa

* “A Sister Act With Staying Power” -NPR
Larkin Poe

* Largest Selling American Instrumental Artist
Chris Botti

* Brazilian Elegance
Eliane Elias

* 2019 MJF Commission & Showcase Artist
Christian McBride Big Band


* Kenny Barron - Dave Holland Duo
* Christian McBride Big Band
* Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
* Derrick Hodge Band
* Derrick Hodge presents Color of Noize
* Luciana Souza — The Book of Longing
* Larkin Poe
* Michael Mayo
* Steven Bernstein’s MTO West
* Cha Wa
* Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
* Roberta Gambarini
* Huntertones
* Sasha Berliner
* Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse
* Pamela Rose & Terrence Brewer — Remembering Ella & Joe
* The Commanders Jazz Ensemble
* Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini
* Berklee Global Jazz Institute
* MJF Conversation Series: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, hosted by Willard Jenkins
* Jazz on Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

SUNDAY 9.29.19


* MJF Debut!
Candy Dulfer

* Bay Area Favorites
Pacific Mambo Orchestra

* Jazz Futures
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
Featuring Artists-in-Residence Allison Miller & Derrick Hodge

* Multi-Faceted Grammy Award Winners
Snarky Puppy

* Superstar Trio
Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller
With guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs

* Award-Winning New Vocalist
Jazzmeia Horn


* Ambrose Akinmusire — Origami Harvest
* Jazzmeia Horn
* Antonio Sánchez & Migration
* Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game
* Hammond B3 Organ Blowout:
Amina Claudine Myers
Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet
Doug Carn West Coast Organ Band
* Leyla McCalla
* Tammy L. Hall - Ruth Davies Duo
Spirituals, Hymns & Folk Songs
Re-imagining music from Charlie Haden & Hank Jones classic recordings Steal Away & Going Home
* Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
* Barrio Manouche
* Kenny Stahl Group
* Abe Rabade Trio
* MJF Conversation Series:
Sophisticated Giant: The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon
With Maxine Gordon, hosted by Angela Davis
* DownBeat Blindfold Test with Antonio Sánchez, hosted by Dan Ouellette
* Marcus Shelby Quintet: Tribute to Dexter Gordon
* Monterey County High School All-Star Band
* Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble


The San Jose Mercury News has described the Monterey Jazz Festival "a cultural colossus" and "a mecca for true jazz fans" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Featuring hundreds of artists performing on 8 different stages - more than 30 hours of live music over 2 days and 3 nights, accompanied by an array of international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with iconic and emerging jazz artists.



Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Rd
Monterey, CA
Fri Sep 27 (all day)
Sat Sep 28 (all day)
Sun Sep 29 (all day)


  1. Monterey County Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, CA