Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble Perform at 26th Annual Rotary Club Benefit, May 2, 2019

Monterey, Calif.; April 18, 2019; The Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, with hand-picked student musicians from Monterey County, will perform at the 26th Annual Rotary Concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas on Thursday, May 2 beginning at 5:30pm.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Corral de Tierra, tickets for the event begin at $20. Tickets can be purchased online at

Monterey Jazz Festival is so fortunate for the long-standing relationship with the Corral de Tierra Rotary, who has generously supported the Monterey County All-Stars program for 26 years,” said Colleen Bailey, Monterey Jazz Festival Executive Director. “Hundreds of students from across Monterey County have benefited from the unique experiences Monterey Jazz Festival has to offer thanks to their support.”

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival selects top students from across Monterey County for middle and high school big bands and an honor vocal jazz ensemble. Led by MJF Education Director Paul Contos (High School All-Star Band); renowned educator Dr. Rob Klevan (Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Middle School Band); and Mrs. Janice Perl (Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble), each all-star ensemble represents a cross section of Monterey County private and public schools on the Monterey Peninsula. Participating All-Star Ensemble members in 2019 represent Carmel, Monterey, Notre Dame, Pacific Grove, Stevenson, Trinity Christian, and York high schools. To see a list of 2019 All-Star students, click here.

Monterey County Ensembles have previously toured across the region, the West Coast, and the United States, including performances at the Kennedy Center and Bohemian Caverns in Washington DC; the Vancouver and Victoria International jazz festivals in British Columbia; Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle; the Jazz in the Woods Festival in Overland Park, Kansas; the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; the Jazz Bistro in St. Louis; and many other festivals and events.

What: 26th Annual Rotary Concert benefiting MJF’s High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble
When:  Thursday, May 2, 2019
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, CA 93908
Time: 5:30pm, Wine and Jazz Combo (Complimentary Wine by Scheid Vineyards); 6:00pm, Dinner and Concert
Tickets: Dinner and Concert – $45 ♦ Concert Only – $20
RSVP: Visit MJF’s website for details.
Advanced reservations are encouraged.

2019 Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Band and Vocal Honor Jazz Ensemble Tour Dates
May 2
: 26th Annual Rotary Concert, Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, Calif.
August 7: Jazz on The Plazz, Los Gatos, Calif.
August 10: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, San Jose, Calif.
August 17: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Calif.
September 29: 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif.
For more MJF All-Star dates and events, visit

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