Christian McBride Big Band at MJF62 with Kanoa Mendenhall
By timOTHY ORR
October 11, 2019 • ABOVE: Christian McBride conducting his big band for the premiere of "Roy Anthony: The Fearless One."  The 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival came to a close on September 29, and was an inspiration to many people, especially for those who know our jazz education alumni. In the center of it all was Kanoa Mendenhall, who played six sets on the Yamaha...
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra_Concert For Kids 2014
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September 17, 2019 • ABOVE: The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra performing at the Concert on the Lawn in 2014. ©Edie Ellis  You know that the Monterey Jazz Festival is close when the Concert on the Lawn takes place on the Thursday before the gates open. Inaugurated in 1990 and called the “Brown Bag Lunch Concert,” it's now called the “Concert on the Lawn.” Created for...
Conversations at MJF62
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September 05, 2019 • ABOVE: Top to bottom, L-R columns: Allison Miller, Don Was, Antonio Sánchez, Angela Davis, Maxine Gordon, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Derrick Hodge, Chris Botti  Each year at the Monterey Jazz Festival, we are proud to include conversations and interviews with artists and to shed light on topics relevant to the jazz world. In 2019, we are...
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August 29, 2019 • ABOVE: The Next Generation Womein in Jazz Combo at the Jazz Education Network Convention in Reno, Nevada in January 2019. Photo ©Monterey Jazz Festival The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) has been committed to providing all young people with access to high-quality music education opportunities for nearly a half-century. In 2019, MJF created the first...
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August 21, 2019 • This is the fourth installment of musicians who are performing at the 62nd  Monterey Jazz Festival who have participated on our jazz education programs over the years. Whether on the road or in the classroom, these arists have contributed back to the educational jazz world that brought out and nurtured their talents and creativity. Welcome back to...