Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 60th Anniversary Celebration Starring Cécile Mclorin Salvant and Featuring Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura, Bria Skonberg, Jamison Ross, and Musical Director Christian Sands

Apr 12

8:00 PM

Friday, April 12, 2019

The 25th anniversary of the Symphony Center Presents Jazz series celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival by bringing this touring ensemble of today’s young all-stars to our stage. Two-time Grammy® Award-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant, called “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” by The New York Times, returns to Symphony Center to star alongside Chilean-born saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trumpeter and singer-songwriter Bria Skonberg, and drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross. Musical director and pianist Christian Sands leads this incredible ensemble from one of the world’s greatest jazz festivals.

To be announced from stage.


Cécile McLorin Salvant vocals
Melissa Aldana tenor saxophone
Yasushi Nakamura bass
Bria Skonberg trumpet
Jamison Ross drums
Christian Sands musical director and piano


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Media Sponsors:

Tonight’s concert is generously sponsored by Patricia Hyde and the Komarek-Hyde-McQueen Foundation.

Funding for educational programs during the 2018/19 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.