2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival Finalists & Special Guests


School • City • State • Director

Albany High School Jazz Band • Albany, CA • Craig Bryant

Ballard High School Jazz Band • Seattle, WA • Michael James

Buchanan Jazz Band 'A' • Clovis, CA • Paul Lucckesi

Downey High School Jazz Ensemble • Downey, CA • Corneliu Olariu

El Cerrito High School Jazz Ensemble • El Cerrito, CA • Keith Johnson

Kevin Cartwright and Ken Gordon Elected as New Members of Monterey Jazz Festival’s Board of Directors

Monterey, Calif; January 9, 2018; Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that it has voted to add two new members to its board of directors: Ken Gordon and Kevin Cartwright.

MJF at the 2018 Jazz Education Network Conference

The Monterey Jazz Festival’s education team of Paul Contos, ReNae Jackson and Timothy Orr are at the Jazz Education Network Convention in Dallas, Texas, from January 3-6.

Katie Thiroux Trio Performs at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz, January 29, 2018

MJF Traveling Clinician’s Group Trio Features Pianist Justin Kauflin and Drummer Matt Witek

Monterey, CA; January 2, 2018; Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz will present the Katie Thiroux Trio on Monday, January 29 in a special show that features the award-winning bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux, pianist Justin Kauflin, and drummer Matt Witek