63rd Monterey Jazz Festival 2020 (Virtual Event)

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This year’s celebration will be held virtually.

The 2020 Monterey Jazz Festival will go down live for free on Youtube September 25-27  from 5-7pm PST each day.

To watch the event Just subscribe to MontereyJazzFestival on YouTube.


This year, MJF recognizes the need to shine a spotlight not only on what has been happening with the music but even more importantly with the Black community which is so integral to jazz and the festival.

Online Contributions

100% of online contributions from each day of the Virtual Festival will be donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and to jazz artists featured at the Virtual Festival.


This year’s lineup will feature exclusive new and previously unreleased archival performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival!

Friday, September 25:

Herbie Hancock
Diane Reeves
Roy Hargrove
Terri Lyne Carrington – Mosaic Project
Jamie Cullum
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Christian Sands, the 2020 and 2021 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, September 26:

Tribute to Dave Brubeck with Cannery Row Suite featuring Kurt Elling & Roberta Gambarini.
Eastwood at Monterey with Diana Krall & Kenny Barron Trio
Regina Carter.
Our Native Daughters featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell.
Clint Eastwood in conversation with Tim Jackson
Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice Quintet
Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, September 27:

Tribute to Quincy Jones, “The A&M Years”, featuring Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson.
Sonny Rollins Tribute featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman.
Anat Cohen Tentet Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Angela Davis in conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington.
2018 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour with musical director Christian Sands and Cecil McLorin Salvant on vocals.
Lila Downs
2012 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with musical director Christian McBride and Dee Dee Bridgewater on vocals
Gerald Clayton Quartet
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
& More to be announced!

Please consider supporting the Monterey Jazz Festival with a donation