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Monterey Jazz Festival

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Scott Colley.

September 21, 2011 A bassist to jazz stars, Colley plays his own scorching tunes with Chris Potter and Antonio Sanchez.

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Donny McCaslin at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

September 21, 2011 He grew up in nearby Santa Cruz. Now a world-class saxman, he came home with a funky, electric band.

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Bill Carrothers at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

September 21, 2011 Paired with old friends, the pianist's soft touch and luminous chord voicings were especially ripe.

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John Santos leads his sextet at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

September 21, 2011 The outspoken ambassador of Latin jazz led a tight band, featuring the aggressive rapper Rico Pabón.

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Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny's Dream Club at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

September 21, 2011 The Cuban singer-songwriter conjures up a New Orleans fantasy with a band of jazz musicians.

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The Sarah Wilson Quintet at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

September 21, 2011 She writes knotty tunes, plays trumpet and sings. And her agreeable band executed her unusual ideas.

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Showcase Artist Robert Glasper will perform in several different configurations at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival. His piano trio plays the festival's very first set.

September 16, 2011 Too many bands on too many stages requires advance planning. Here's our itinerary for the weekend.

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