Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Monterey Jazz Festival Records

Congratulations to Monterey Jazz Festival Records on their 2008 Grammy win!

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo:
Terence Blanchard, Trumpet, for solo on "Be Bop"
Track from: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars)

Also nominated:
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo:
James Moody, Tenor Saxophone, for solo on "Be Bop"
Track from: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars)

(Est. 2007) To celebrate the Festival’s 50th Anniversary, the Monterey Jazz Festival and Concord Records partnered together in 2007 to form Monterey Jazz Festival Records in order to present some of the finest, never-before-released performances from the Festival’s storied past. MJFR is also committed to looking forward—not only by presenting new works and all-star collaborations for future release, but as a not-for-profit label. The profits realized by MJF will be re-invested into its year-round jazz education programs benefiting students and young people around the world.


MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL RECORDS FEATURED ARTISTS

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Some musicians are sufficiently inspired and influential to be labeled epoch-making. Miles Davis (1926-91) made new jazz epochs every few years. For nearly five decades he was at the center of the music, charting directions and introducing other legendary figures at a rate that is unmatched by his contemporaries in any art form.

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan is a legend. She garnered worldwide accolades for her incomparable versatility, which musically bridged all the generation gaps. Not only was she a consistent winner in polls conducted among the public; in addition, she emerged on top in surveys conducted among her musical peers.

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Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk

It appears that Thelonious Monk (1917-82) has only gained stature in the years since his death. Once considered too eccentric and complex to be appreciated by listeners and other musicians, Monk has become a standard of excellence for those who seek to extend the jazz tradition.

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