The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continually running jazz festival in the world, so renowned it's taken to sending its Grammy-winning musicians on the road every year to meet the demand for its groundbreaking music. This year, Bay Area jazz fans can expect to see such stellar players as guitarist and scat singer Raul Midon, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John), and the virtuosic trumpeter Nicholas Payton. You'll also hear the smooth and silky jazz pianist Gerald Clayton, fiery bassist Joe Sanders and the captivating drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Whether soloing or playing in unison, these Monterey Jazz Festival stalwarts are a must-see at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall.
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