2017 Arena Artists

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FRIDAY EVENING, 9.15.17

2017 MJF Jazz Legend Award Honoree
Herbie Hancock

Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at 100
Kenny Barron Trio with special guests
Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, Pedrito Martinez

2017 MJF Showcase Artist
Regina Carter
“Simply Ella”


SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 9.16.17

The Memphis Project
Dee Dee Bridgewater's Memphis

The Mississippi Blues Child
Mr. Sipp

Global Fusion—South American Style
Monsieur Periné


EVENING, 9.16.17

Celebrating a MJF Legend
A Tribute to Sonny Rollins
Featuring Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis,
Joshua Redman and Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley & Lewis Nash

From the Broadway hit “Hamilton”
Leslie Odom, Jr.

2017 MJF Commission
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
with special guests
Gerald Clayton Trio
Premiering John Clayton’s Stories of a Groove: Conception, Evolution, Celebration


SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 9.17.17

Black America Again
Common

Celebrating the Thelonious Monk Centennial
John Beasley's MONK’estra

Jazz Futures
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With Artists-in-Residence
John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Jeff Hamilton


SUNDAY EVENING, 9.17.17

Two Masters/Two Pianos
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock

Africa Meets Cuba
Angélique Kidjo’s Tribute to Salsa
with Pedrito Martinez

Progressive Bluegrass Pacesetter Meets Influential Jazz Master
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau