Celebrating 60 Years of Monterey Jazz Festival

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 15, 2019 – The longest continuously running jazz festival in the world, Monterey Jazz Festival, is bringing its fifth national tour featuring some of the brightest new jazz talents to Walton Arts Center on Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm.

Tickets range from $10 to $39 plus applicable fees. Patrons can also purchase reserved parking in the Spring Street deck for $7. Tickets and parking can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

The Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary Tour features a top roster of diverse and international millennial jazz talent. Critically-acclaimed, Grammy® Award-winning and nominated artists include Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet and vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Jamison Ross, drums and vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.

In addition to having three unique and talented vocalists on the tour and an equal balance of men and women, the show will feature renditions of classic jazz standards, along with originals penned by the members. Each musician is an outstanding representative of the next generation of jazz artists and educators with a close relationship to the historic festival and its mission of presenting musical excellence and jazz education activities.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.