Friday, March 27, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center / Steinbeck Lobby and Ferrante Rooms

The Next Generation Jazz Festival Gala to benefit the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Program includes a special wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, silent auction, raffle, dinner, reserved Judges Concert front rows seating, and post-concert dessert reception and after-party with Next Generation Jazz Festival artists and adjudicators.

The first Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Champion Award will be
presented to Dr. Rob Klevan for his passionate devotion and remarkable contribution to the Monterey Bay’s musical landscape.

Tickets are $105. Special $95 early-bird price is available through
Thursday, March 19. Click here to purchase tickets.




Friday, March 27, 8 p.m.
Monterey Conference Center / Serra Ballroom / FREE Admission


This annual standing-room-only event will feature performances by internationally-renowned artists and Festival competition judges: trumpeter Terell Stafford; saxophonists Mary Fettig and Joel Frahm; pianist Helen Sung; guitarist Bruce Forman; bassist Ray Drummond; trombonist Luis Bonilla; drummer Matt Wilson; vocalists Michelle Weir and Mardra Thomas, and others. Also included is a special pre-concert performance by the Marika Galea Quartet from the Berklee College of Music.

In addition to reserved front rows seating for the Judges Concert, this $50 ticket also includes an invitation to the exclusive post-concert dessert reception and after-party with Next Generation Jazz Festival artists and adjudicators. Click here to purchase tickets.

If you have questions, please call 831.373.3715 or email alyssa@montereyjazzfestival.org.



Major funding for the Next Generation Jazz Festival comes from the Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T, Community Foundation for Monterey County, D’Addario Foundation, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Harden Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Rotary International, and individual donors.


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