The lineup for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, set to take place September 19-21, has been announced. Headliners include Herbie Hancock, Cecile McLorin Salvant (pictured above), The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Feinstein, Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper Experiment, Marcus Miller and others.
During its 30-hour duration, the festival, held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and Event Center, will host 98 shows. Drummer Eric Harland serves as the 2014 Artist-In-Residence, performing with the Charles Lloyd Quartet; his own group, Voyager; Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd; and as a soloist with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd returns to Monterey for the first time since 2006 as the 2014 Showcase Artist, performing with his own Quartet (with Jason Moran, Rueben Rogers and Eric Harland); Sangam with Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland; and in a duo with pianist Gerald Clayton.
The 2014 Commission Artist will be pianist Aaron Diehl, who will premiere his tribute to the pianist and MJF Artistic Director for 24 years, John Lewis, Three Streams of Expression.
Arena and grounds-package tickets go on sale to the general public on May 12. Single-day tickets will go on sale June 26.
For complete performance schedule and ticket information, go to www.montereyjazzfestival.org.