You already know why we are the number one jazz festival—now it's your turn to let the rest of the world know that the Monterey Jazz Festival is the best!

Help make the Monterey Jazz Festival #1 and vote NOW in the JazzTimes 2014 Readers' Poll by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 24! You can also enter a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival.

Poll results will appear in the January/February 2015 issue!

Click to vote for Monterey Jazz Festival NOW! Thanks.



Join over 1300 of the brightest middle, high school and college musicians from across the country in Monterey, March 27-29, 2015, for three days of play, competition and workshops with some of the greatest names in jazz.

One of the most inclusive youth jazz festivals in the world, the Next Generation Jazz Festival gives YOU flexibility:

• You choose the ensemble type: big band, combo or vocal group
• You select the repertoire that lets you shine
• You submit your application anytime simply by uploading your best recordings.

So come join the fun. Apply by January 17, 2015 for the chance to bring your band to a whole new level!

2015 Adjudicators/Judges
(with more to come!):
Luis Bonilla, trombone
Ray Drummond, bass
Joel Frahm, tenor sax
Gary Smulyan, baritone sax
Terrell Stafford, trumpet
Mardra Thomas, vocals
Michelle Weir, vocals
Matt Wilson, drums

New for Band Directors:
Professional Development workshop with Reggie Thomas, Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Learn more at: www.montereyjazzfestival.org/ngjf




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