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Monterey Jazz Festival featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter, and Ambrose Akinmusire.
With a veritable who’s who of jazz artists performing today, Michigan native, vocal wonder and Grammy-winner, Dee Dee Bridgewater performs with well-known bass player and Grammy-winner Christian McBride; Benny Green on piano; saxophonist Chris Potter, whom The Detroit Free Press called “…easily the most compelling saxophonist of his generation;” and drummer Lewis Nash, who has one of the longest discographies in jazz today with performances on over 400 albums. With a grouping like this, they will most assuredly reflect the Festival’s jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance, attitude, and joyful fun that continue to be a hallmark of Monterey Jazz to this day. Special notes: Opening Act: Elk Rapids Zero Hour Jazz Lab – 6:30 PM ONLY. The Elk Rapids High School Zero Hour Jazz Lab has met one hour prior to the start of each school day since 1991. Motivated by a love of the creative process and this uniquely American art form, under the direction of Dave McKeon these dedicated students have committed themselves to the exploration of jazz styles including Swing, Latin, Rock and Blues. Two shows, 6:30pm and 9:00pm.