Calendar of Events

March 2015

Friday-Sunday, March 27-29
Next Generation Jazz Festival
Monterey Conference Center, Downtown Monterey

Over 1300 of the nation’s top student musicians appear at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, one of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, and welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Clinics, special performances, and more! FREE!
http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/NGJF

Friday, March 27
Next Generation Jazz Festival Gala SOLD OUT!
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Monterey Conference Center’s Third Level: Steinbeck Lobby and Ferrante Rooms

Honoring Dr. Rob Klevan with the first Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Champion Award

The Inaugural Next Generation Jazz Festival Gala benefits the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs and includes a special wine and hors-d'oeuvres, silent auction, raffle, dinner, reserved Gold Circle seating to the Judges Concert, and post-concert dessert reception and after-party with Next Generation Jazz Festival artists and adjudicators. The first Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Champion Award will be presented to Dr. Rob Klevan.

Friday, March 27
Judges Concert / Remembering Clark Terry: A Swingin’ Celebration
8 pm, Monterey Conference Center, Serra Ballroom
Gold Circle Tickets ($50)

The Gold Circle ticket includes reserved seating in the front rows of the Judges Concert, which will be dedicated to the memory of the legendary trumpeter and jazz educator Clark Terry.

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. Purchase Gold Circle tickets here.

April 2015

Events to be announced soon.

May 2015

Thursday, May 14
6 pm
Hyatt Regency Monterey

Wine, Dine and Jazz 2015
Support a great cause! MJF jazz education for our youth, while enjoying a four course meal from The Hyatt’s new TusCA Ristorante chef Steve Johnson paired with local wines! This event features Twisted Roots Wines. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

June 2015

Monday-Friday, June 15-26, 2015
9 am - 5 pm
Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Jazz Camp
Concerts and special event details to come.

July 2015

Thursday, July 16
6 pm
Hyatt Regency Monterey

Wine, Dine and Jazz 2015
Support a great cause! MJF jazz education for our youth, while enjoying a four course meal from The Hyatt’s new TusCA Ristorante chef Steve Johnson paired with local wines! This event features Cima Collina Wines. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

August 2015

Events to be announced soon.

September 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Monterey, CA

Jazz Legenda Gala
The Gala features the presentation of the distinguished Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Legends Award to a leading contributor to the world of jazz on the eve of the Monterey Jazz Festival each September. The evening includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction and a special performance by an up-and coming jazz luminary.
Details to come.

Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, 2015

58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA