The wonderful Pat Prescott was at the Monterey Jazz Festival and shared her experience below:
We went to the Monterey Jazz Festival last year for the first time as the event returned live post-pandemic. I can't believe we waited so long to attend one of the world's most prestigious music events. One of the highlights was the all star ensemble fronted by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling on vocals with Musical Director Christian Sands on piano. The sextet also features Lakecia Benjamin on alto saxophone, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums.And if you missed the festival you'll be glad to know that this talented group is coming to the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday January 20th at 8pm. I talked to Christian Sands about the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, his involvement with the festival and their educational programs and a whole lot more. Listen in and hope to see you on January 20th.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Lakecia Benjamin, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura & Clarence Penn
Friday, Jan 20, 2023 - 8:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall