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Monterey Jazz Festival- Evolution of a Groove 12 Episode Package


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

Event Begin Date:Friday, December 31, 2021 7:00:00 PM Event End Date:Friday, December 31, 2021 7:05:00 PM
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.