Opening Night Judges Concert: Gold Circle Seating and Post-Concert Dessert Reception
The Next Generation Jazz Festival officially starts with the annual Opening Night Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Monterey Conference Center’s Serra Ballroom.
This year the concert, entitled Remembering Clark Terry: A Swingin’ Celebration will be dedicated to the memory of the legendary trumpeter and jazz educator Clark Terry, who performed at Monterey Jazz Festival at least 19 times from 1965-1999, and whose impact on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s education programs continues to be felt.
The show features performances by the Festival’s team of internationally-renowned artists and competition judges: trumpeter Terell Stafford; saxophonists Mary Fettig and Joel Frahm; trombonist Luis Bonilla; pianists Helen Sung and Reggie Thomas; guitarist Bruce Forman; bassist Ray Drummond; drummer Matt Wilson; and vocalist Mardra Thomas. Opening the concert at 7:30 p.m. is the Marika Galea Quartet from Berklee College of Music.
General admission to the concert is free to the public and expected to be standing room only.
Purchase a Gold Circle ticket to reserve a seat and join the after-party with the artists.
Gold Circle tickets are available for $50 each and may be purchased below.
The Gold Circle ticket includes reserved seating in the front rows of the Opening Night Concert. This $50.00 ticket also includes an invitation to the exclusive post-concert dessert reception and after-party with Next Generation Jazz Festival artists and adjudicators.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the Salute to Jazz Education and Judges Concert on Friday, March 27. Gold Circle ticket holders must arrive no later than 7:50 p.m. to claim their reserved seat.
Please note: the $50 Gold Circle ticket does not include a ticket to the Inaugural Next Generation Jazz Festival Gala. For more information on the Next Generation Jazz Festival Gala, please click here.
Monterey Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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