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. Aside from talking to students about our upcoming Next Generation Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Summer Jazz Camp, we have been catching up with some old friends – including our partners DownBeat Magazine, and friends from the Brubeck Institute, Yamaha, Vandoren Reeds, and many others.
BELOW: Paul Contos with 1993 and 1994 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra trumpeter Tanya Darby, who is an Assistant Professor, Jazz Lead Trumpet at University of North Texas in Denton.
BELOW: Yamaha has been a partner of the Monterey Jazz Festival for nearly 42 years!
BELOW: Sylvain Carton (R) at the Vandoren Reeds booth
BELOW: Jenifer Ruban-Gentile from DownBeat