Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Bay Aquarium Present “Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series

Monterey Jazz Festival and Monterey Bay Aquarium Present
“Evenings by the Bay” Summer Concert Series

Weekly Performances Feature Live Jazz by Professional Musicians
and Students in the Festival
s Jazz Education Programs,
Saturday and Sunday Evenings
, July 2 - September 4, 2011


June 28, 2011; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the fourth year of the “Evenings by the Bay” concert series, produced in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Taking place Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Gallery from July 2 through September 4, the twenty-performance concert series features some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most talented professional musicians, as well as student musicians in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs. The “Evenings by the Bay” series provides a much-needed outlet for live music, and enhanced value and entertainment for Aquarium visitors, already an internationally-renowned destination for all ages. All concerts are included with admission to the Aquarium.

Started in 2008, the concert series has brought live music to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for each summer, transforming an already exciting visit into something special, for both the visitors and the performers. The 2011 Concert Series will feature saxophonists Roger Eddy, Gary Meek and Stu Reynolds; trumpeter Dave Hoffman; pianists Bill Spencer and Eddie Mendenhall; bassist Pete Lips; drummer Kim Edmundson, flautist Kenny Stahl, the Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra, and  hand-selected students from the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs will also perform.

"This is a magical performance venue for local musicians, for both professional and non-professional students involved in our Jazz Education Programs,” said Dr. Rob Klevan, Education Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival. “I thank our friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for keeping this special collaboration ongoing."

Mimi Hahn, Director of Marketing for the Aquarium, added, “This is the fourth year we’ll have these wonderful performers with use for Evenings by the Bay. Our guests love them and they add a great dimension to the visit experience.”

All concerts will take place on the first floor in the Marine Mammal Galleries section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Evenings by the Bay schedule / All performances from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 2: Roger Eddy
Sunday, July 3: Gary Meek with Eddie Mendenhall, Dan Robbins, Kim Edmundson

Saturday, July 9: Roger Eddy
Sunday, July 10: Kenny Stahl

Saturday, July 16: Pete Lips
Sunday, July 17: Bill Spencer

Saturday, July 23: Stu Reynolds
Sunday, July 24: Kenny Stahl

Saturday, July 30: Pete Lips
Sunday, July 31: Gary Meek with Eddie Mendenhall, Dan Robbins, Kim Edmundson

Saturday, August 6: Stu Reynolds
Sunday, August 7: Bill Spencer

Saturday, August 13: Roger Eddy
Sunday, August 14: Kenny Stahl

Saturday, August 20: Stu Reynolds
Sunday, August 21: Gary Meek with Eddie Mendenhall, Dan Robbins, Kim Edmundson

Saturday, August 27: Pete Lips
Sunday, August 28: Bill Spencer

Saturday, Sept. 3: Monterey Jazz Festival student musicians
Sunday, Sept. 4: Monterey Bay Jazz Orchestra

About the Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

About the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Since its opening in 1984 on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative exhibits and unsurpassed visitor experience, and with more than 35,000 creatures representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits filling 34 major galleries, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a showcase for the habitats and sea life of one of the world’s richest marine regions. Named the #1 family-friendly aquarium by Parents Magazine and the best aquarium and the third overall family attraction in the country according to the Zagat Survey® U.S. Family Travel Guide, the aquarium has also grown to become one of the leading ocean conservation organizations in the world. Travelers can find more information about the aquarium’s exhibits and the local marine environment, plus live web cams, a special events calendar, special discounts, online games and more at



For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr
Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office Phone: 831.373.3366


Angela Hains
Associate Manager of Public Relations
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831.647.6804
Fax: 831.644.7560