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THE BEST STUDENT MUSICIANS IN THE COUNTRY COME TO MONTEREY IN 2013!

Come celebrate the future of jazz at our 9th Annual Next Generation Festival, April 5 – 7, 2013 in downtown Monterey. Entries are now being accepted for our Next Generation Jazz Festival Competition, with top groups playing at the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

Categories include Middle School, High School, and College Big Bands; High School and College Vocal Ensembles; High School Combos; Conglomerate Big Bands; and Open Combos, open to any combination of College and/or Conglomerate High School ensembles. High school composers can enter our Composition Competition, with the winning piece to be premiered at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 22, 2013. All high school student musicians and solo jazz vocalists are invited to audition for our Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, performing on a summer tour, and at the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

Click here for more information and to download applications for the Next Generation Jazz Festival! Forward this E-mail to a student musician!


CHUCHO VALDÉS QUINTET COMES TO THE SUNSET CENTER IN CARMEL, NOVEMBER 8!

The Sunset Center proudly presents the Chucho Valdés Quintet on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM with tickets starting at $39. Winner of five GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY Awards, Chucho Valdés has performed all over the world in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, and has shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Billy Taylor, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Taj Mahal, and Tito Puente to name but a few, all while paving a new path for Cuban music. Over the course of his remarkable career Valdés has been hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists.” Come experience the joy, complexity and sizzling heat of Cuba with Chucho Valdés and his stellar band!  This concert is presented by Sunset Presents and co-presented by Monterey Jazz Festival.

To purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 831.620.2048, or visit www.sunsetcenter.org.


MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL HOSTS A BENEFIT RECEPTION IN INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA, DECEMBER 1!

You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a Benefit Reception and Music Performance by pianist Leon Bates, hosted and sponsored on behalf of Monterey Jazz Festival Ambassadors Tracy and Jennifer Smith, Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Incline Village, Nevada.

This event is part of Monterey Jazz Festival’s Regional Communities Program, which helps foster greater support for the art of jazz within and beyond the communities we serve. Donations will be accepted to benefit Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs. Please RSVP to the Benefit Reception by November 20 to 831.917.6819 or jenleesmith@me.com.

Born in Philadelphia, pianist Leon Bates was an understudy of Irene Beck, and a student of Natalie Hinderas at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. An internationally-renowned performer, Mr. Bates has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Cleveland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, and Boston Symphonies; and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic in United States; and in Europe, he has performed with the Vienna and Basel Symphonies; the Radio-Orchestra of Dublin, the Strasbourg Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; the Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Malmo Symphony of Sweden, and more.

Mr. Bates will also conduct two educational classes on November 30 for the students at the Lake Tahoe School and will speak and play classical music pieces from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe School’s Speaker Series. Funded by the Parent Association and organized collaboratively with the LTS Administration, the LTS Speaker Series is a venue to expose parents to a variety of relevant educational and parenting topics.


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