Will Wallace ©Cole Thompson
By timOTHY ORR
March 28, 2017 • ABOVE: Will Wallace at the 53rd Monterey Jazz Festival in 2010. ©Cole Thompson The Monterey community recently lost one of its own friends and comrades, photographer Will Wallace, who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 25. Will had been taking pictures at the Monterey Jazz Festival and other local events since he came to the Peninsula...
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By timOTHY ORR
March 24, 2017 • ABOVE: The 2016 Opening Night Judges Concert. The Next Generation Jazz Festival Friday Night Judges Concert has been one of the highlights of this long-running student event. Taking place at the Golden State Theatre on March 31, 2017 and sponsored by the California Jazz Conservatory, this year’s performers will be our Artists-in-Residence Gerald...
Herbie Hancock ©Cole Thompson
By timOTHY ORR
March 20, 2017 • ABOVE: Herbie Hancock at MJF54 in 2011. ©Cole Thompson If jazz is a music that reflects the times, then Herbie Hancock is the consummate jazz icon of our era. The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to have the eternal master back for our 60th anniversary, September 15-17, which Herbie Hancock bookending the Festival on Friday Night, September 15...
The USC Thornton School of Music Big Band
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March 13, 2017 • ABOVE: The USC Thornton School of Music Big Band at the 2016 Next Generation Jazz Festival, directed by Bob Mintzer. ©Cole Thompson As a nonprofit, Monterey Jazz Festival is devoted to education by presenting year-round local, regional, national, and international programs. One of its flagships is the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF), one of...
Gerald Clayton Trio at the 53rd Monterey Jazz Festival in 2010
By timOTHY ORR
March 09, 2017 • ABOVE: Gerald Clayton Trio at the 53rd Monterey Jazz Festival in 2010. This was the first of several of Gerald's trio appearances at MJF. ©Cole Thompson Our 2017 Artist-in-Residence, Gerald Clayton, has a long history with the Monterey Jazz Festival. In high school, Gerald attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and the LACHSA...