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Valentine’s Day Jazz!

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 2016_Group2_(c)R.R. Jone

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 2016_Group2_(c)R.R. Jone

Featuring Raul Midon, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and Gregory Hutchinson


Raul Midon – vocals and guitar
Ravi Coltrane – tenor and soprano saxaphones
Nicholas Payton – trumpet
Gerald Clayton – piano, musical director
Joe Sanders – bass
Gregory Hutchinson – drums


“Nothing less than Jazz Nirvana.”  –San Jose Mercury News
“The Monterey Jazz Festival has a reputation for doing things right — 55 years of taking pains to present the best musicians in the best settings. So when the festival assembles an all-star band for a tour, it’s going to be a good one. And when the tour comes to town, you had better pay attention.” –Kansas City Star

The longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates their unique brand of jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance while expanding the boundaries of jazz presentation. This year’s lineup reflects Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, and is a who’s-who of critically-acclaimed and Grammy-recognized top artists.

RAVI COLTRANE is a Grammy-nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer who is at the forefront of the restless few who are carving up new paths in jazz. DownBeat called him “a modernist who has absorbed a wealth of jazz [and] those influences are couched so well, resulting in a unique sound, best described as ‘elusive beauty.’” RAUL MIDÓN is one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices. A “one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus” according to The New York Times. NICHOLAS PAYTON, the Grammy-winning virtuoso trumpeter, has earned praise and accolades before he was even out of high school. Described as “genre-defying” and “brashly original’ by the Chicago Tribune, the New Orleans native has appeared on over 120 recordings, and has performed at major concert halls and festivals worldwide. Anchoring the tour is a remarkable trio featuring JOE SANDERS on bass, GREGORY HUTCHINSON on drums, led by the double Grammy-nominee GERALD CLAYTON on piano, a leading figure in the new generation of jazz artists.

Jim Rouse Theatre
Sunday, February 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour
Sunday, February 14, 6:00 pm

Jim Rouse Theatre
5640 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044