Monterey Festival Jazzes up Barclay

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Jazz enthusiasts young and old flocked to the Irvine Barclay Theatre last Thursday night to watch some of the industry’s top performers show off their chops as a part of the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour, one of the longest running and most successful jazz festivals since the music’s incarnation.
The ensemble, featuring Benny Green on piano, Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Nnenna Freelon on vocals, James Moody on saxophone and flute, Derrick Hodge on bass and Kendrick Scott on drums, played to a packed house.
Green and his fellow musicians thrust the show into full gear with two opening numbers

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