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LeRoy Downs – Master of Ceremonies at the 49th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Sept 15- 17 2006

by on Sep.13, 2006, under Events, News



September 15 – 17 2006

Once again,

LeRoy Downs will be the Master of Ceremonies for another wonderful year

of jazz music at the 49th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.



an incredible line-up this year, one of the best! For the last several

years, I have been the MC on the Bill Berry Night Club Stage.



year I am just across the way at Dizzy's Den. There are fabulous

performers through out the entire festival but, here is who will be

with me at Dizzy's Den this year

Click on artists pictures below for information on each individual artist

FRIDAY NIGHT (9/15/06: 8:30 PM – 12:00 AM)



8:30 pm           Uri Caine & Bedrock


10:30 pm         Roy Hargrove & RH Factor


SATURDAY NIGHT (9/16/06: 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM)



8:30 pm           Kurt Elling Quartet


10:00 pm         Robben Ford Band


11:30 pm         Yellowjackets


SUNDAY NIGHT (9/17/06: 7:30 PM -11:00 PM)



7:30 pm           Roy Hargrove Quintet


9:30 pm           Hank Jones Trio with



        Roberta Gambarini


Buy your tickets and check out the line-up for the entire festival by clicking the Monterey Jazz Festival image below!



49th Monterey Jazz Festival presents 500 artists appearing on 7 stages

for 3 nights and 2 days at the Monterey Fairgrounds from September

15-17, 2006. Highlights of this year’s festival include 9-time Grammy

Award® winner Bonnie Raitt, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Oscar Peterson,

the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the McCoy Tyner Trio, 4-time Grammy Award®

winner Dianne Reeves, and many more. The 2006 MJF Artist-In-Residence,

vocalist Kurt Elling, will also be featured throughout the weekend,

premiering  “Red Man-Black Man” with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz

Orchestra, and pianist Dave Brubeck’s “Cannery Row Suite”.


performers include a myriad of internationally recognized acts,

including the winners from the Festival’s 36th annual MJF High School

Jazz Competition, the MJF Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and the

country's top high school and college jazz groups, including the

Berklee-Monterey Jazz Quartet and IAJE's Clifford Brown-Stan Getz



See you there!!!!!!

LeRoy Downs



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