2017 Grounds Artists

Below is the lineup for the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival. MJF61 Artists will be announced in spring, 2018.


FRIDAY, 9.15.17

GoGo Penguin

Miles Mosley

Gerald Clayton Trio

Joel Frahm Quartet: 90th Birthday Tribute to Stan Getz
Re-imagining the music from Captain Marvel, with Billy Childs, Scott Colley, and Peter Erskine

Roberta Gambarini

Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt

Alicia Olatuja

Ray Obiedo Latin Jazz Project

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

Along Came Betty

Latin Jazz Collective

SATURDAY, 9.16.17

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Regina Carter Quartet

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Joanne Brackeen Trio

Pedrito Martinez Group

Kyle Eastwood Band

Sean Jones Quartet

Kandace Springs

Derrick Hodge with Mike Mitchell & Mike Aaberg

Monsieur Periné

Con Brio

The Suffers

Mr. Sipp

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Ali Ryerson Quartet

Rodger Fox Big Band

5-Man Trio from America's First Corps Band​

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

DownBeat Blindfold Test with Tia Fuller

Conversation with Herbie Hancock

Top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band
Buchanan High School Jazz Band A
Rio Americano High School "AM" Jazz Ensemble
Joshua Tazman
Sacramento State University Vox Now

SUNDAY, 9.17.17

Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

Vijay Iyer Sextet

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet

Tia Fuller Quintet featuring Ingrid Jensen

Linda May Han Oh Quintet

James Carter Organ Trio

Chester Thompson Group

Amendola vs. Blades

Chano Domínguez Trio

Ranky Tanky

Rodger Fox Big Band with special guest Chris Cain

O.F.N.I. Trio

Sandy Cressman's "Entre Amigos"

Andy Weis & the Monterey All-Stars

Conversation with Jimmy Heath

Conversation with Chick Corea

MJF Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Ensemble

MJF Monterey County High School All-Star Big Band

Top bands from the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jazz Ensemble I
University of the Arts "Z" Big Band
USC Thornton Jazz Composers Collective
Northgate High School Jazz Band I
Folsom High School Jazz Band I
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Ensemble 
Folsom High School Jazz Choir I 
Valencia Vikings High School Two N’ Four Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Crossroads School Jazz 'A' Band

Family Day at the North Coast Brewing Co. Jazz Education Stage


Matthew Whitaker on the Yamaha AvantGrand on the Courtyard Stage

Jazz on Film in the Jazz Theater
A Tribute to Lee Morgan: I Called Him Morgan, a film by Kasper Collin
Chick Corea: The Musician, a film by Arne B. Rostad

Arena Simulcasts in the Jazz Theater

Activities and events in the Blue Note at Sea Tent

Pacific Jazz Café Exhibit: MONTEREY AT 60: A VISUAL FEAST
A look back at the art of the Monterey Jazz Festival through 60 years of posters and program covers

Student Performances, Tai Chi and more on the North Coast Brewing Co. Jazz Education Stage

Partial list. More artists to come.