Join Our Alumni Network

Stay in touch with friends by joining the Monterey Jazz Festival Alumni Network! As a special member of the Monterey Jazz Festival community, you can keep up-to-date on the latest news from the Festival. Please fill out the form below and join the Monterey Jazz Festival Alumni Network today.

Offering time and talent as a volunteer makes a huge impact, enabling us to remain one of the world’s preeminent arts and education programs. 

Here are a few ways that you can support our mission:

  • Mentor students through our jazz education programs
  • Speak on panels at key Monterey Jazz Festival events
  • Host an alumni and fans gathering
  • Perform at an Monterey Jazz Festival community event
  • Serve as an Monterey Jazz Festival ambassador

To volunteer, please e-mail us at or call the Development Office at 831.373.3366. You may also make a tax-deductible gift by clicking here.

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world. Since 1958, we have provided world-class jazz performances and year-round jazz education programs.

Oliver Nelson conducts the first California High School
All-Star Band at MJF14 in 1971

Since 1971, we have honored the best student musicians with a spot on our All-Star high school big band, now known as the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

Today, the Monterey Jazz Festival serves thousands of aspiring young musicians -- regardless of socioeconomic need -- through programs ranging from our in-school Traveling Clinicians Program to the Next Generation Jazz Festival, a unique weekend devoted to the future of jazz where over 130 student jazz ensembles apply to compete for a change to play at Monterey Jazz Festival, attend master classes and performances.

Join our Alumni Network by filling out the form below!