Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 2016

The Monterey Jazz Festival returned to the road in 2016, featuring critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning jazz artists. The latest edition of the all-star tour band featured Raul Midón on guitar and vocals; Ravi Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones; Nicholas Payton on trumpet; musical director Gerald Clayton on piano; Joe Sanders on bass; and Gregory Hutchinson (January and February dates) and Kendrick Scott (March dates) on drums.

Recent Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Alumni in the News
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ABOVE: Ambrose Akinmusire and Adam O'Farrill at MJF55 in 2012. ©Tomas Ovalle

As always, the musicians who have participated in our jazz education programs are pushing the envelope. Recently, we got word that two members of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, trumpeter and composer Adam O’Farrill and drummer Jimmy Macbride were in the news.

Amy Donohue Named as Monterey Jazz Festival Director of Development

Monterey, Calif.; May 31, 2018; Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce that Amy Donohue has been named as the Festival’s Director of Development.

Ms. Donohue has decades of experience in the education and non-profit fields, from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, to Stanford University, and most recently, as a Vice President of Major Gifts & Resource Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.