2019 Grounds Artists

FRIDAY, 9.27.19

Christian McBride Situation with Patrice Rushen

Chris Potter Circuits Trio with James Francies & Eric Harland

Gerald Clayton Quartet

Bria Skonberg

DJ Brother Mister

Taylor McFerrin

Connie Han Trio

Donna Grantis

Allison Au Quartet


Berklee Global Jazz Institute

California Jazz Conservatory Blue Ensemble

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo

California Jazz Conservatory Faculty Ensemble

Jazz on Film: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

SATURDAY, 9.28.19

Kenny Barron - Dave Holland Duo

Christian McBride Big Band


Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Derrick Hodge Band

Derrick Hodge presents Color of Noize

Luciana SouzaThe Book of Longing

Larkin Poe

Michael Mayo

Steven Bernstein’s MTO West

Cha Wa

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Roberta Gambarini


Sasha Berliner

Ben Flocks and Mask of the Muse

Pamela Rose & Terrence Brewer — Remembering Ella & Joe

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Berklee Global Jazz Institute

MJF Conversation Series: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, hosted by Willard Jenkins

CCCN Jazz Orchestra

Hamilton High School Academy of Music Jazz Ensemble A

Tucson Jazz Institute Concord Combo

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band

San Jose Jazz U19 Combo

Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo

Zion Dyson

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Columbia University Jazz Combo

Jazz on Film: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

SUNDAY, 9.29.19

Ambrose Akinmusire — Origami Harvest

Jazzmeia Horn

Antonio Sánchez & Migration

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game

Hammond B3 Organ Blowout:

  Amina Claudine Myers

  Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet

  Doug Carn West Coast Organ Band

Leyla McCalla

Tammy L. Hall - Ruth Davies Duo
  Spirituals, Hymns & Folk Songs
  Re-imagining music from Charlie Haden & Hank Jones classic recordings Steal Away & Going Home

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra

Barrio Manouche

Kenny Stahl Group

Abe Rabade Trio

MJF Conversation Series: 
    Sophisticated Giant: The Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon
    With Maxine Gordon
, hosted by Angela Davis

DownBeat Blindfold Test with Antonio Sánchez, hosted by Dan Ouellette

Marcus Shelby Quintet: Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Monterey County High School All-Star Band

Monterey County High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Valencia High School Two N' Four

Folsom High School Jazz Choir I

Northgate High School Jazz Band I

Rio Americano High School AM Jazz Ensemble

Downey High School Jazz Ensemble

Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo

Pacific Jazz Ambassadors

YOSAL Bucket Band

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band


Conversations and Events in the Blue Note at Sea Tent

Pacific Jazz Café Exhibit: Blue Note Records at 80: Perspectives

Arena Simulcasts in the Jazz Theater

Music on the Yamaha AvantGrand

Student performances on the North Coast Brewing Co. Jazz Education Stage


Partial list. Artists subject to change.