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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour featuring Cécile Clorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross

The Appel Room, March 15-16, 7pm and 9:30pm

New York, NY (February 6, 2019) – On March 15-16, at 7 and 9:30pm, six of the fastest-rising stars in jazz will join forces for the first time in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room to kick off Monterey Jazz Festival’s 60th Anniversary Tour. This celebratory performance will feature musicians who are outstanding representatives of the next generation of jazz artists and educators and have close ties to the Monterey Jazz Festival and with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

In Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross, the musically and culturally diverse group will demonstrate the “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude upheld by the Monterey Jazz Festival since its inaugural festival featured Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Billie Holiday, Max Roach, and John Lewis.

Featured artists include Cécile McLorin Salvant, genius vocalist who sells out every set she performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center; Bria Skonberg, an irresistible entertainer who “plays trumpet like a red hot devil and sings like a dream” (The Wall Street Journal); and saxophonist Melissa Aldana, the first female instrumentalist ever to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—the world’s most prestigious jazz competition and number-one spotlight for rising talent—and is now in top demand by multiple generations of musicians for her fierce melodicism. Also featured are drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross, another first-place winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition, with roots in gospel, swinging jazz; and Yasushi Nakamura, one of New York’s most versatile and hard-swinging bassists, the not-so-secret weapon in a staggering number of groups. Rounding out the band is music director and virtuoso pianist Christian Sands. Only 28 years old, he has already received numerous Grammy Award nominations, spent years in Christian McBride’s trio, earned a coveted DownBeat Editors’ Pick for his debut album, and continues to stun fans with the vast scope of his artistry.

Ticket Information
The Appel Room ticket prices are $45 and up, dependent upon seating section.

Single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts)—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center