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

An Interview with Katie Thiroux

Rising star Katie Thiroux is a bassist, vocalist and composer. Coming from a musical family in Los Angeles, Katie began her career in music at age four on violin, and switched to bass at eight. By age 10, she was performing in principal vocal roles in the LA Opera and Opera Pacifica. She began studying privately with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton at the age of 12, and in 2005, Thiroux began a mentorship with John Clayton.

Dedicated to Mundell Lowe

ABOVE: Mundell Lowe and Putte Wickman at MJF25, 1982 ©MJF Archives/Bruce Talamon