Gold Circle Seating - Next Generation Jazz Festival Opening Night Judges Concert

SOLD OUT - THANK YOU! Watch the Web Stream!


47th Next Generation Jazz Festival Opening Night Judges Concert
Presented by the California Jazz Conservatory
Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 p.m.

Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, California
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday Night Judges Concert

The Danae Greenfield Quartet from Berklee College of Music will play from 7-7:30 p.m.

The Friday night performers will be our Artists-in-Residence Gerald Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton. Also featured will be Tia Fuller, alto saxophone; Joel Frahm, tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Gilbert Castellanos and Jeff Jarvis, trumpet; John Fedchock, trombone; Dan Balmer, guitar; and Carla Cook, vocals.

Gold Circle Tickets are $35 and include reserved seating in the front rows of the Golden State Theatre. Proceeds will support Monterey Jazz Education programs. 

We are SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support, all shows on Saturday and Sunday are FREE!

Read about the Judges Concert performers here.

About the California Jazz Conservatory

Founded in 1997 in Berkeley, California, as the Jazzschool––a community music school with jazz classes, workshops and concerts, which continue to be a focus to this day––the institution introduced a new four-year degree program in 2009, offering a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. At that time, the Jazzschool was incorporated into the newly renamed California Jazz Conservatory. 

The institution was fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music in December of 2013, making the California Jazz Conservatory the only fully accredited, completely independent music conservatory in America totally devoted to the study and performance of jazz.


XO Trombones

XO Trombone Artist John Fedchock’s appearance at the Next Generation Jazz Festival has been made possible in part through an educational grant from XO Professional Brass. John Fedchock performs exclusively on XO Trombones.