Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

The dream of founder Jimmy Lyons became reality in 1958, when the first Monterey Jazz Festival featured artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ernestine Anderson, Harry James, Max Roach and Billie Holiday. This 55th Anniversary Tour reflects Monterey’s “traditional-un-traditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance and joyful fun that continues to be the hallmark of the Festival to this day. The tour features Dee Dee Bridgewater (vocals), Christian McBride (bass, musical director), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Chris Potter (tenor and soprano saxophones), Benny Green (piano) and Lewis Nash (drums). For the official website, click here.

April 13 Ferguson Hall
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On-Site Dining

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Show Dates & Times

Sat., April 13, 7:30 p.m.


Regularly priced tickets start at $36.50.

Educator's Discount: 50% off excluding Price Level One seating. Limited to two tickets.

Student/Military Discount: 50% off excluding Price Level One seating. Limited to one ticket per person.

In celebration of 25 years of performances, entertainment, emotions and memories, the Straz Center will offer 25 tickets at $25 for select shows. This offer starts Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Community Open House event. Offer available by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) (outside Tampa Bay 800.955.1045) or by visiting the Straz Center Ticket Sales Office. All offers are first come, first served and limited to two tickets per show title per household. Some restrictions apply. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Service charges apply.

Groups of 10+: 15% off
Please call 813.222.1016 or 813.222.1018 to speak with Group Sales.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.