Monterey, CA, February 25, 2020 — The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is pulling out all the stops March 6-8, 2020, for its farewell weekend for the Fireplace Lounge, which will undergo an extensive two-month renovation, featuring former Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, Japanese singing sensation Mayumi Abe and jazz flutist Tim Jackson.
To help celebrate this “pause for the cause” construction break, the lounge will be filled with live jazz, starting with a special Happy Hour performance from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, with Japanese jazz vocal phenom Mayumi Abe, who has been thrilling fans and bandmates alike with her vocal prowess, amazing range, and her own unique style singing American jazz standards.
The celebration continues at 7:30 p.m. that night with Lindsay, who toured and recorded with Santana from 1995-2015, sings with Tower of Power, has been awarded 11 Grammy awards, and also performed as a vocalist with Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Steve Winwood, Al Jarreau and many more. Lindsay, who is well known locally for fronting his popular R&B/jazz band Spangalang, will perform with the house band until 11 p.m., so get there early.
The farewell weekend continues at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7 with Santa Cruz jazz flutist Tim Jackson, who is also the executive director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, performing with the David Morwood Jazz Band, the house band for the weekend. Jackson is known for his deep jazz knowledge and melodic, swinging style on flute.
To close out the weekend, Morwood will be joined by jazz-blues vocalist Lee Durley to host a live jazz jam session from 7:00 pm to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, with many musical surprises in store. Morwood is the house drummer and music director for the Hyatt Regency Monterey.
The Fireplace Lounge Jazz Jam sessions have become legendary in the past 22 years as some of the biggest names in jazz and blues have joined the bandstand, including George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Percy Heath, Ray Drummond, Roberta Gamborini, Benny Green, James Williams, Regina Carter, Branford Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Washington, and many more!
Stay tuned for the grand re-opening date and a fun welcome-back celebration.
Call (831) 372-1234 for more information. The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road, in Monterey.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901