It's Time for the Next Generation Jazz Festival!

It’s that time of year again! The 48th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival takes place March 9-11 at the newly-renovated Monterey Conference Center in the heart of downtown Monterey. We have just announced the finalists here.

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

Folsom High School Jazz Band I • Folsom, CA • Curtis Gaesser