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1Roselyn JacobsMUS-M394-33516Concert Report 2November 29, 2021Report word count 1242
2Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Jazz Night in AmericaFriday, March 15, 2019Lincoln Center
3New York City, New YorkI had the opportunity to watch the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour held on March 15,2019, in New York City, New York. The concert was a full jazz theme performance which gavethe audience the authentic experience of musical expression. The festival was directed by TimJackson, who led the band and entailed six strong musicians that had already developedthemselves as prominent jazz performers. The performers included singer Cécile McLorinSalvant, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Bria Skonberg on trumpet, Melissa Aldana on tenor sax,pianist/music director Christian Sands, and Jamison Ross on drums and vocals (Jazz NightAmerica). The central factor in selecting the specified performance for analysis was the uniqueintegration of musicians traditionally referred to as solo artists yet decided to work together todeliver pure musical art. The performers collaboration and cohesiveness amongst their actionsgave a genuinely indescribable delightful feeling.The concert I watched was exclusivelyjazzmusic, and the artists represented jazz in itspurest form. They integrated various elements of jazz songs, includingswingandblue notesimprovisation,polyrhythms,complex chords, andcall and responsive vocals(Releigh 3).Specifically, a significant section of the festival represented improvised music containingelements ofvocal andsmoothjazz. For instance, during Salvant rendition "I Can't Help It" byCarter, her tune was convincing and swingingas she provided additionalbaroque forays. Thetonal features of the piece represented an impeccableharmony, with the song coming out in avignette of sounds. Nonetheless, because of the unique collaboration approach, every part of thecomposition enabled each instrument to shine. As a result, the diversity of themelodyintroducedwas enriched with excellent sound composition. For example, the percussion that was heardduring the initial minutes of the concert were slowly replaced bytrumpet soundsas the windtook the lead to set out the singer's unique vocals. Thesyncopationin the sound developed by

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