Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Tia Fuller and Ingrid Jensen as 2018 Artists-in-Residence

Monterey, Calif.; October 4, 2017; Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that saxophonist Tia Fuller and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen have been selected as joint Artists-in-Residence for the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival, September 21-23, 2018, and will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the 2018 Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp, and at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Paul Contos, Director

Aaron Kranzler
, alto / Aragon High School, San Mateo, Calif.
Willie Bays, alto / Olympia High School, Olympia, Wash.

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps up Weekend of Historic Performances

“A lot of events talk about creating a “big tent,” but Monterey not only puts up the tent, but has learned to help everyone get along inside of it.” —DownBeat

“…another jaw-dropping lineup.” —San Jose Mercury News

“It’s a vibe and a party, a rainbow tribal gathering, an ongoing improvisation, and a cultural force. Despite widespread imitation across the United States, Asia, and Europe, the event retains a special status that was reaffirmed Sept. 15–17…” —San Francisco Classical Voice

Monterey Jazz Festival Offers Grass Turf from the Arena to the Public for Free

UPDATE: The Grass Removal has Been Extended to End of Day, Thursday, September 21

Monterey, Calif.; September 14, 2017; The Monterey Jazz Festival is once again offering the grass turf used at the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival in the Arena to the general public for free.

“Concert on the Lawn” Kicks Off 60th Monterey Jazz Festival Weekend

Free Show for Hundreds of Monterey County School Music Students at Monterey County Fairgrounds, Thursday, September 14

Pianist Luca Mendoza Wins Gerald Wilson Award for Second Year in a Row

Matthew Tung of Saratoga, California Named 21st Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee College of Music

Artist Sponsorship Program

Monterey Jazz Festival Artist Sponsorship Program

Become an active part of the Monterey Jazz Festival family by sponsoring a Monterey Jazz Festival Artist. Whether you sponsor a jazz great or an up-and-coming talent, your gift maintains our world-class Festival and brings international and national talent to Monterey while encouraging the next generation of jazz artists.

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17, 2017

Headliners Include Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Common, Leslie Odom Jr., Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angélique Kidjo, Kenny Barron Trio, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau; Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redmanand Many Others