Monterey Jazz Festival and Carmel Valley Ranch Present Dinner Music Series at the Valley Kitchen, July 16 - September 3

Eight Shows Feature Local Talent at Carmel Valley Ranch 6-9pm on Sundays

Monterey, Calif., July 11, 2017; Monterey Jazz Festival, celebrating 60 years of leadership in the arts and jazz education on the Monterey Peninsula, is proud to announce a series of eight dinner music concerts at the Valley Kitchen at Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel on Sunday nights from 6-9pm, beginning July 9 through September 3. Reservations are required. For a full list of upcoming MJF events, click here.

Arranged by Paul Contos, MJF’s Education Director, musical performances will feature students and alumni of the Festival’s Monterey County All-Star student groups, and others, performing programmed material, including 1940s swing, the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock and other jazz legends; plus bebop, bossa nova, and samba.

“Our partnership will present a variety of jazz themes in a relaxed and beautiful setting, featuring MJF’s college and university alumni from our education programs,” said Contos. “The ambiance at the Valley Kitchen is both tasteful and chic, as is the music.”

Featured performers will include the Bradley Sisters; The Triple A's (Adam Band, Akili & Ayana Bradley); Brass Knuckles, Anthony Paolini, Blue Clay, and others. The Valley Kitchen at Carmel Valley Ranch is located at 1 Old Ranch Rd, in Carmel, Calif.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (all shows are Sundays, 6-9pm)

July 16
The Bradley Sisters with Robert Papacica / Playing the music of Cole Porter

July 23
The Triple A's (Adam Band, Akili & Ayana Bradley) / Playing the music of George Gershwin

July 30
The Triple A's (Adam Band, Akili & Ayana Bradley) / Playing bebop

August 6
The Bradley Sisters with Anthony Paolini / Playing bossa nova

August 13
The Bradley Sisters with Anthony Paolini / Playing samba

August 20
Brass Knuckles / Playing bossa nova

August 27
Brass Knuckles / Playing samba

September 3 
Blue Clay / Playing the music of jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, and others

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.


For more information, please contact:

Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival


Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to receive support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Yamaha, Blue Note at Sea, Hep C Hope®, North Coast Brewing Company, NEA Artworks, Inns of Monterey, Scheid Family Wines, Taylor Farms, Macy's, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Montage Health, Integris Wealth Management, City of Monterey, AT&T, Naturipe Berry Growers, Larabar, JAZZIZ, DownBeat, JazzTimes, KSBW/Estrella TV, KAZU,, and Remo.