After the success of its 50th Anniversary tour in 2007—including a performance at Richmond’s Landmark Theater—the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) launches a new tour in 2010 that hits Worcester on February 8th at Mechanics Hall.

Kenny Barron

Appearances feature piano legend Kenny Barron, named by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world;” violinist Regina Carter who, in the words of Time Magazine, “creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly

Regina Carter

daring:” seven-time Grammy nominee Kurt Elling, whose four-octave baritone and emotional range inspired the San Francisco Chronicle to hail him as “the most flamboyantly creative jazz

singer to emerge in the last decade:” and guitarist Russell Malone, celebrated as Diana Krall’s

right-hand man in concert, on tour and as accompanist on Krall’s recordings. Malone has collaborated with Harry Connick, Jr., Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Branford Marsalis, Clarence Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut and Patti Austin.

Tickets: $39, $36, Students With Id $20

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