Join Our Alumni Network

Stay in touch with friends by joining the Monterey Jazz Festival Alumni Network! As a special member of the Monterey Jazz Festival community, you can keep up-to-date on the latest news from the Festival. Please fill out the form below and join the Monterey Jazz Festival Alumni Network today.

Offering time and talent as a volunteer makes a huge impact, enabling us to remain one of the world’s preeminent arts and education programs. 

Here are a few ways that you can support our mission:

  • Mentor students through our jazz education programs
  • Speak on panels at key Monterey Jazz Festival events
  • Host an alumni and fans gathering
  • Perform at an Monterey Jazz Festival community event
  • Serve as an Monterey Jazz Festival ambassador

To volunteer, please e-mail us at or call the Development Office at 831.373.3366. You may also make a tax-deductible gift by clicking here.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world. Since 1958, we have provided world-class jazz performances and year-round jazz education programs.

Oliver Nelson conducting the first California High School

All-Star Band at the 14th Monterey Jazz Festival in 1971

Since 1971, we have honored the best student musicians with a spot on our All-Star high school big band, now known as the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of this renowned student band.

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra performing at the 51st Monterey Jazz Festival in 2008

Today, the Monterey Jazz Festival serves thousands of aspiring young musicians -- regardless of socioeconomic need -- through programs ranging from our in-school Traveling Clinicians Program to the Next Generation Jazz Festival, a unique weekend devoted to the future of jazz where over 130 student jazz ensembles apply to compete for a change to play at Monterey Jazz Festival, attend master classes and performances.

Join our Alumni Network by filling out the form below!

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