the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival 2013 Lineup


Sharel Cassity Quartet

A New York jam session catapulted Sharel Cassity into the top ranks of rapidly emerging jazz stars. Sharel’s virtuoso turn on the alto sax has enchanted audiences from the Lincoln to Kennedy Centers and is featured in New York’s leading jazz clubs.



Salute to Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie moved jazz beyond the borders of tradition and ethnicity—along with Charlie Parker he ushered in the Be-Bop era. The Salute to Dizzy will feature bassist John Lee who played with him and Greg Gisbert who recently took the master’s trumpet turn at the Blue Note.



Monty Alexander and Friends

Monty first graced the stage of The Avalon in 2009. The audience loved him and the idea of a Monty Alexander Jazz Festival was planted. Monty’s infectious style crisscrosses and fuses jazz roots, the American Songbook and the sounds of his native Jamaica.




The Electric Dee Daniels

Dee Daniels is a marvelous vocalist, pianist and stylist who headlined a Salute to Mahalia Jackson in 2012. She moves effortlessly across both jazz and gospel song books. Dee’s return is a command performance.