Showcase Artists

Each year since 2000, Monterey Jazz Festival selects a Showcase Artist to perform multiple times at the Festival, to display the various aspects of their artistry. This program, in conjunction with the yearly Artist-in-Residence and Commission Artist, has become one of the supporting pillars of the modern Monterey Jazz Festival to bring musical excellence to both the Arena and Grounds Stages, and to give fans the opportunity to see an artist more than once during the weekend. In 2017, the Showcase Artist will be the Grammy-nominated violinist, Regina Carter.

Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artists:

2017: Regina Carter
2016: Joshua Redman
2015: Chick Corea
2014: Charles Lloyd
2013: Dave Douglas
2012: Jack DeJohnette
2011: Robert Glasper
2010: Roy Haynes
2009: Joe Lovano
2008: Matt Wilson
2007: Jim Hall
2006: Roy Hargrove
2005: John Scofield
2004: Jack DeJohnette
2003: Ralph Towner
2002: Don Byron
2001: Branford Marsalis
2000: Bill Frisell