by Jim Nintzel
Russell Malone will be appearing tomorrow night at Centennial Hall as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival. UApresents tells us:
The Festival returns with an all-new line-up. Elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms inspired Jazz Weekly to call Kenny Barron “the most lyrical piano player of our time.” TIME writes that violinist Regina Carter “creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring.” With a rich baritone voice that spans four octaves, Kurt Elling is the 2008 winner of JazzTimes Readers' Poll for male vocalist of the year and is regarded as the preeminent young male jazz singer today. Versatile and commanding swing jazz guitarist Russell Malone rounds out an unforgettable evening of 21st century jazz.
We've got two tickets for the first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE: We have a lucky winner, Donna.