July 11, 2012; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival’s national all-star student group, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will perform at the newly-constructed Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, on Saturday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. The performance will be the premiere of the 2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and is the first of two U.S. appearances before their departure for a tour of Japan on July 23. It is their only appearance in Monterey County.
The July 21 concert will also be the first public event not associated with the Carmel Unified School District to take place at the $10.1 million, state-of-the-art, 350-seat performing arts center, completed in the fall of 2011.
The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1971, selects the best student musicians from across the United States to represent the Monterey Jazz Festival. Conducted by Monterey Jazz Festival Education Director Paul Contos, the 2012 band features 21 students from nine states, including California, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The band will also perform at Yoshi’s San Francisco on July 22 before their 15-day tour of Japan. The Orchestra will also perform at the 55th Monterey Jazz Festival on September 23.
Tickets for the show are $10, and are available at the door. For more information, please call 831.373.3366.
WHAT: Monterey Jazz Festival presents the 2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
WHERE: Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts, Highway 1 and Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93923
WHEN: Saturday, July 21 / Doors 5:45 p.m., show 6:00 p.m.
COST: $10 per person, available at the door