Jaco’s World: A Celebration of the Music of Jaco Pastorius
Monterey Jazz Festival, Arena / Jimmy Lyons Stage
Conducted by Vince Mendoza
Featuring Will Lee, Christian McBride, Felix Pastorius, Peter Erskine, Tierney Sutton, Sonny Knight, Bob Mintzer, Alex Acuña, and others
Repertoire will include Afro-Cuban, R&B, and jazz compositions from all phases of Jaco Pastorius’ career. Jaco classics have been rearranged by GRAMMY Award-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, who will also conduct.
Soloists include Jaco’s fellow Weather Report members Peter Erskine and Alex Acuña.Other featured artists in the all-star big band include Paul Jackson Jr. on guitar, John Beasley on keyboards, with Bob Mintzer and Bob Sheppard on saxophones. Also featured will be the extraordinary bassists Will Lee, Christian McBride, and Jaco’s son, Felix Pastorius; and guest vocalists Tierney Sutton and Sonny Knight.