Media Advisory: John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton at Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2017 Summer Jazz Camp, June 21

Media Advisory:
John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton at Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2017 Summer Jazz Camp, June 21

What:  Monterey Jazz Festival’s Summer Jazz Camp Media Day
When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm
Where: Stevenson School, 3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Who: 2017 MJF Artists-in-Residence John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Gerald Clayton, Camp Faculty, and Staff

Media representatives are invited to observe a master clinic by 2017 Artists-In-Residence, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton from 11-11:45 am and big band and small group combo rehearsals from 12:45-2 pm

SCHEDULE:
Artists-in-Residence Master Clinic / Keck Auditorium / 11-11:45 am
Artists-in-Residence and staff interviews / Reid Dining Hall Area / 11:45 am-12:30 pm
Big Band and Combo rehearsals / Music Buildings / 12:45-2 pm

In addition, there will be three public events June 21-23:

Wednesday, June 21
Summer Jazz Camp Open Jam Session
6 pm
Bay of Pines Restaurant
150 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Thursday, June 22
Summer Jazz Camp Vocal Mic Night
6 pm
Bay of Pines Restaurant
150 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Friday, June 23
Summer Jazz Camp Final Concert
6:45 pm
Keck Auditorium, Stevenson School
3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

More information: Contact Timothy Orr at 510.282.8555 day-of, or email timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org

 

2017 MJF SUMMER JAZZ CAMP BACKGROUND INFORMATION
June 11–23 at Stevenson School, Pebble Beach

  • Summer Jazz Camp was founded in 1984 and has served 3000+ students since then.
  • 145 students are at the 2017 Summer Jazz Camp in Middle School and High School sessions. 50 students in grades 6-9 are at the first Middle School Jazz Camp. The High School Jazz Camp has 95 students in grades 9 through college freshman. 
  • 2017's camp includes middle and high school students from Monterey County and beyond, including Aptos, Arcadia, Berkeley, Campbell, Capitola, Carmichael, Chico, Chualar, Gilroy, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek. Other students are from Iowa, Missouri, and Nevada.
  • In 2017, 38% of camp students receive scholarships from Monterey Jazz Festival, totaling almost $10,000.
  • Camp faculty includes MJF educators and saxophonists Paul Contos, Kirsten Strom, and Gary Meek; trumpeters Peck Allmond, Michael Galisatus and Kyle Athayde; trombonists Robynn Amy and Marty Wehner; drummers Vince Lateano and Alan Hall; bassists Scott Steed and Marika Galea; guitarists Pat Kelley and Bruce Forman; pianists Eddie Mendenhall and Bob Athayde; and vocalists Matt Falker and Janice Perl.
  • Camp includes instrumental master classes, performance clinics, big band rehearsals, “Play with the Pros,” small ensemble rehearsals, and more.
  • John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton perform with MJF’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, September 17, at the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
  • Support for the Summer Jazz Camp comes from: Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, and individual donors.
  • Support for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs, including Summer Jazz Camp comes from: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Clarence E. Heller Foundation, Sally Hughes Church Foundation, William H. Donner Foundation, Yellow Brick Road Foundation, Upjohn California Fund, Enterprise Foundation, and Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services.