The Monterey Jazz Festival announced the “Evenings by the Bay” concert series, produced in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium will kick off June 30 - September 2, 2012.
Taking place Saturday and Sunday evenings from6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Gallery from, the 20-performance concert series features some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most talented professional musicians, as well as student musicians in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs. The “Evenings by the Bay” series provides a much-needed outlet for live music, and enhanced value and entertainment for Aquarium visitors, already an internationally renowned destination for all ages. The concerts are included with regular admission to the Aquarium.
The 2012 concert series will feature saxophonists Paul Contos, Roger Eddy, Gary Meek, and Stu Reynolds; pianist Bill Spencer; bassists Pete Lips and Dan Robbins; vocalists Lauri Hofer, Julie Capili, and Scotty Wright; flutist Kenny Stahl; as well as the bands Along Came Betty, Aporia, Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra; and Bayside Jazz from Monterey Peninsula College.
All concerts will take place on the first floor in the Marine Mammal Galleries section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Evenings by the Bay schedule / All performances from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
June 30: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS
July 1: BILL SPENCER & FRIENDS
July 7: STU REYNOLDS’ LATIN JAZZ PROJECT
July 8: STU REYNOLDS & FRIENDS
July 14: ALONG CAME BETTY
July 15: ROGER EDDY & FRIENDS
July 21: PETE LIPS with LAURI HOFER
July 22: MPC COMBO: BAYSIDE JAZZ
July 28: GARY MEEK & FRIENDS
July 29: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS
August 4: TWO BASS HIT: PETE LIPS, DAN ROBBINS & FRIENDS
August 5: ROGER EDDY & FRIENDS
August 11: A TRIBUTE TO THE BRECKER BROTHERS
August 12: APORIA FEATURING JULIE CAPILI & SCOTTY WRIGHT
August 18: ALONG CAME BETTY
August 19: PAUL CONTOS & FRIENDS
August 25: KENNY STAHL & FRIENDS
August 26: BILL SPENCER & FRIENDS
September 1: MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL STUDENTS
September 2: MONTEREY BAY JAZZ ORCHESTRA