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The 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival with WBGO
World-Class Jazz and the Monterey Peninsula.
September 15-19 2016

The most enriching travel experiences tend to combine the best of what a destination has to offer-culture, nature, food and wine of course!

WBGO's travel options unquestionably do that but then raise the bar a few more knotches when world class jazz is part of the mix!

Faithful to that tradition, WBGO wants to invite you to join its next adventure to attend the 49th. Monterey Jazz Festival!

From the onset, our hotel on Cannery Row, with its quaint shops and breathtaking view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, will will be the perfect perch from which every day we will embark on a new adventure!

We will explore Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row as well scenic Carmel-by-the-Sea, a delightful fusion of art galleries, boutiques and whimsically styled homes. September to be sure, is one of the best times for a whale-watching expedition during which we'll enjoy sightings of humpback whales, blue whales, dolphins and killer whales!

California's famed farm-to-table meals and wines from the Carmel Valley will grace our table everyday, thus enhancing an already delightul experience

For those of us whose time of arrival in Monterey permits, the jazz experience will kick off with the optional Jazz Legends Awards Gala honoring a leading contributor to the world of jazz-this year the honoree will be Quincy Jones with music by Joey Alexander.

Performances at various stages at the Fairgrounds will include:

A Tribute to Quincy Jones: "The A&M Years" with Quincy Jones as Honored Guest Christian McBride, Musical Director, John Clayton, Conductor
with special guests James Carter, Dave Grusin, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Gregoire Maret, Valerie Simpson & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra ⚫ Musical Alchemist
Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano ⚫ Cécile McLorin Salvant ⚫ Still Dreamin' ⚫ Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade ⚫ Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio ⚫ Alfredo Rodriguez Quartet ⚫ Jamison Ross ⚫ Brian Skonberg ⚫ Sullivan Fortner Trio ⚫ Troker ⚫ From Berklee College of Music: Mixcla +1 ⚫ Christian McBride Trio ⚫ Lew Tabackin Quartet Featuring Randy Brecker ⚫ Joey Alexander Trio ⚫ Billy Hart Quartet: 75th Birthday Celebration with Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner, Ben Street ⚫ John Patitucci's Electric Guitar Quartet ⚫ Somi ⚫ Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles ⚫ Davina & The Vagabonds ⚫ Stanley Cowell Trio ⚫ Ibrahim Maalouf Presents Kalthoum ⚫ Tony Lindsay Presents The Soul Soldiers performing the Music of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke & Donny Hathaway ⚫ Larry Vuckovich's Vince Guaraldi Tribute Quintet ⚫ The Guitarsonists ⚫ Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, "Mighty" Mike Schermer ⚫ From Berklee College of Music: Mixcla +1 ⚫ James Francies Trio ⚫ 32nd St. Brass Band ⚫ Bop of the Bay ⚫ Joshua Redman Quartet ⚫ Hammond B3 Explosion ⚫ Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio ⚫ Dave Stryker Quartet Featuring Eric Alexander and Jared Gold on organ ⚫ Ronnie Foster Trio ⚫ Bill Frisell's Guitar in the Space Age Featuring Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen ⚫ Donny McCaslin Quartet ⚫ DownBeat Blindfold Test with Christian McBride ⚫ KING; Banda Magda ⚫ Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy: The Music of Steely Dan Featuring Guitarist Drew Zingg ⚫ Montclair Women's Big Band; Elena Pinderhughes ⚫ Kris Davis Trio

 

Once again, WBGO will deliver an outstanding travel adventure which we hope you will join!

Tour Features:

  • Hotel Accommodations:
    • 4 nights at the exquisite Spindrift Inn, located in the heart of Cannery Row, including breakfast served in your room and taxes
  • Meals:
    • Daily lunch including beverages and local wines

Sightseeing, Activities & Additional Services:

  • Privately guided tours of:
    • Monterey Peninsula including Old Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach (17 Mile Drive with stops at Bird Rock, Lone Cypress and the Pebble Beach Lodge
    • Carmel Valley wine experience- private vineyard walk and wine tasting. Carmel Valley history and points of interest in route and Carmel-by-the-Sea (free time for exploring, shopping)
    • Morning whale watching expedition
    • Hosted by WBGO
    • Services of Shop Wine and Dine Tour Manager
    • Private transportation throughout including round-trip shuttle from the hotel to the festival's Fairgrounds.

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to/from airports
  • Breakfast/Dinners
  • Jazz Gala and festival tickets
  • Tips for restaurants, guides and drivers
  • Incidentals and personal expenses

 

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