Monterey Jazz Festival- Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions

Monterey Jazz Festival- Evolution of a Groove 12 Episode Package

Episode 1 - John Clayton, 2017 Commission: Stories of a Groove
Episode 2 - Maria Schneider, 2008 Commission: Willow Lake
Episode 3 - Billy Childs, 2010 Commission: Music for Two Quartets
Episode 4 - Bill Frisell, 2012 Commission: The Music of Glen Deven Ranch
Episode 5 - Oscar Hernandez, 2018 Commission: A Monterey Encounter
Episode 6 - Gerald Wilson, 1997 Commission: Theme for Monterey
Episode 7- Christian McBride, 2019 Commission: Roy Anthony: The Fearless One (In Memory of Roy Hargrove)
Episode 8 - Toshiko Akiyoshi, 1999 Commission: Tribute to Duke Ellington
Episode 9 - Aaron Diehl, 2014 Commission: Three Streams of Expression
Episode 10 - Dave Brubeck, 2006 Commission: Cannery Row Suite - Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Episode 11 - Jason Moran, 2009 Commission: Feedback
Episode 12 - Maria Schneider, 1995 Commission: Scenes from Childhood
Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions will take the viewer behind the scenes and into the archives of jazz history and the creative process. The Monterey Jazz Festival has a 63-year legacy of presenting and producing the biggest names in jazz. Since the beginning, many artists wrote music to be debuted at the Festival—both officially and unofficially—but the modern Commission Artist Program was inaugurated by Artistic Director Tim Jackson in 1994 and continues through today. Each episode of Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions is hosted by the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director Tim Jackson and will include one-on-one interviews with each commissioned artist, discussing their inspiration for the piece, and their memories of the compositional process. The original debut of each piece will be included in its entirety – many of this archival footage has not been seen since the original performance at Monterey.
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12 EPISODE PACKAGE Public Onsale: January 11, 2021 9:31 PM to July 20, 2021 7:00 PM
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