Photographing Jazz festivals is a passion of mine. Being selected to photograph the 60th Monterey Jazz festival is both an honor and a blessing. For one weekend, thousands of people had a non-stop musical journey that included some of the best Jazz, World, Blues, and Hip-Hop music this world has to offer. Set to the back drop of the beautiful city of Monterey, eight stages, and 500 artists appearing, there was a feeling of immense history and excitement. Some of those artists included, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, Joe Lovano, Common, Vijay Iyer Sextet, Gerald Clayton and Regina Carter just to name a few. Here is my visual journey of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Enjoy!