Proceeds Benefit Monterey Jazz Festival Education Programs
and Big Sur Land Trust Youth Camps
August 22, 2013; Monterey, CA; 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artist, trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas and his Quintet will perform a benefit concert at the Glen Deven Ranch Center for Nature, Art and Inspiration in Big Sur on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
The Glen Deven Ranch is located at 37102 Garrapatos Road, Carmel, 93923.
Benefiting Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education programs and the Big Sur Land Trust Youth Camps, the event is $100 per person and includes a pre-concert reception with offerings from the Carmel Cheese Shop paired with a variety of Scheid Vineyards wine; the concert by the Dave Douglas Quintet in the barn; and a full moon hike with the band to "The Point" overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hike is an easy-to-moderate three-mile round trip, where concertgoers will be surrounded by the majesty of Big Sur.
This concert is part of Dave Douglas’s 50th birthday celebration in 2013 and his DD50 Project, where in Douglas will perform music in all 50 states—in unlikely and outdoors locations for audiences who might not have the same kind of access to live, improvised music.
"We are excited to be working with Dave this year as our Showcase Artist,” said Tim Jackson, Artistic Director for Monterey Jazz Festival. “His ’50-state’ project melds perfectly with our ongoing relationship with the Big Sur Land Trust, and this performance will pair the incredible geography of the Big Sur coastline with an innovative presenting model in addition to helping us raise funds for our joint education efforts."
“We are thrilled that Dave Douglas has agreed to celebrate with us through the inspiration of his music and his own personal commitment to the land. This is a great opportunity to support next season’s summer programs for youth,” said Bill Leahy, BSLT Executive Director.
DD50 has already journeyed through 13 states, including Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming, mostly with Douglas’ newly minted Quintet, supporting their two recent releases, Be Still and Time Travel. “There are wonderful communities of jazz and creative music all across this country,” Douglas notes, “and it is inspiring and humbling to get to visit them.”
Dave Douglas, the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artist, is widely regarded as the most prolific and original trumpeter-composer of his generation. He has released more than 30 recordings since 1993. His unique contributions to improvised music have earned prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Aaron Copland Award, two GRAMMY nominations, and Trumpeter, Composer and Jazz Artist of the Year Awards from the Jazz Journalists Association, DownBeat, JazzTimes, and many others.
Tickets for this benefit dinner are available through brownpapertickets.com/event/413296 or by calling the Big Sur Land Trust at 831-625-5523, ext. 103. Due to the nature of the event, there are a limited number of tickets. ADA seating is available.
About Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival is devoted to education by presenting year-round local, regional, national, and international programs. Schools in Monterey County have been the benefactors of the Festival's educational efforts through the Traveling Clinicians Program, Summer Jazz Camp, Monterey County All-Star Bands, Next Generation Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and Artist-in-Residence program.
About Big Sur Land Trust
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, the mission of Big Sur Land Trust is to inspire love of the land and conservation of our treasured landscapes. In collaboration with partners and the community, the Land Trust has protected more than 38,000 acres of land since its inception. The Land Trust is committed to pursuing land and water conservation work that strengthens our communities and inspires a stewardship ethic so that Monterey County can maintain its unique and special place in the world. The goal and commitment of the Land Trust is to pursue resource conservation that supports the well-being of land and people and sustains our region’s unique quality of life for us all. For more information visit www.bigsurlandtrust.org
For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate, Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office: 831.373.3366