Monterey Jazz Festival Announces New Partnerships with Scheid Vineyards, Macy’s, and Motéma Music

August 12, 2013; Monterey, CA; Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce three new partnerships with the organization, including Scheid Vineyards, providing Official Wines, Macy’s as the Official Department Store of Monterey Jazz Festival; and Motéma Music, celebrating 10 years with Charnett Moffett, Jana Herzen, the Marc Cary Focus Trio, and Kentyah presents: M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band.

“Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to partner with Scheid Vineyards, Macy’s and Motéma Music at the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival and our associated education programs,” said Chris Doss, Managing Director of Monterey Jazz Festival.  “Our collective commitment to foster jazz education and the skills music education teaches allows thousands of students across America an opportunity to excel as musicians and scholars.”                  

Monterey County’s own Scheid Vineyards is now the Official Wines of Monterey Jazz Festival including the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the Jazz Legends Gala and all receptions and events for the organization. Offering locally-grown varietals to Festival attendees at all concession stands, Scheid Vineyards will also be sponsoring the Scheid Vineyards Artist Bar and Lounge, open to all Festival patrons and located adjacent to the Premier Club.

Macy’s is now the Official Department Store of Monterey Jazz Festival in 2013 and 2014, and will have a private shopping event for Festival attendees, at 10am on Sunday, September 22, at Macy’s Del Monte Center. Festival patrons can present their MJF/56 ticket for entrance to this private shopping event. Macy’s is also a two-year Official Partner of the Next Generation Jazz Festival through 2014. Earlier this spring, Macy’s Del Monte Center had a special fashion show event, featuring students from the Festival’s Jazz Education Programs as runway models.

In celebration of 10 years of Motéma Music, Monterey Jazz Festival will feature four Motéma Music artists on the Garden Stage on Saturday night, September 21 including Charnett Moffett, Jana Herzen, the Marc Cary Focus Trio, and Kentyah presents: M1, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band. The Premier Club will feature a Motéma Music 10th Anniversary Celebration reception, Friday, September 20 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Saturday, September 21 includes a Motéma Music Artist Meet & Greet.

Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2013’s GRAMMY Award-winning Arena lineup includes headliners Diana Krall, in her only Northern California performance; Wayne Shorter Quartet; Bobby McFerrin; Bob James & David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus; Dave Holland’s PRISM featuring Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland; Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints; George Benson; The Relatives; Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; and Gregory Porter.

All tickets are now on sale including Full Weekend and Single Day Arena Tickets; and Three-Day Grounds and Single Day Grounds Tickets starting as low as $40. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499.

About Scheid Vineyards
After determining Monterey County was an ideal region, Al Scheid first purchased property in early 1972 and found a customer for 100% of the grape production before even one acre was planted. Now in their 42nd year of farming, with 10 estate vineyards located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley and a state-of-the-art winery with a crushing capacity of 30,000 tons, Scheid has as a smaller Reserve Winery where the small production wines of Scheid Vineyards are crafted. With 4,200 acres of vineyards, Scheid sells the bulk of their production as custom-made wines to other wineries, now totaling over 80.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Macy’s flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year.

About Motéma Music
Motéma Music has been promoting recording artists of power and distinction since 2003. Founded by arts patrons and music professionals in the San Francisco Bay area and now based in Harlem, New York City, the label is home to a growing roster of recordings by award-winning artists such as Rufus Reid, Lynne Arriale, Marc Cary, and Geri Allen. Led by producer, performer and entrepreneur Jana Herzen, and a dedicated team of veteran and new music industry professionals, Motéma provides career development, creative promotion and marketing support to composer-performers who are masters at their craft and who have a unique and positive musical voice to share with the world. Motéma also collaborates with corporations and nonprofit organizations to create music related publicity and fund raising opportunities.


For more information and interview opportunities please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office: 831.373.3366


Monterey Jazz Festival Partners:
Alaska Airlines, North Coast Brewing, Scheid Vineyards, Yamaha,
Inns of Monterey, The Jazz Cruise/The Smooth Jazz Cruise, Macy’s, Motéma Music, Hyatt Regency, Amoeba Music, KUSP 88.9FM, Downbeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian, Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey-Salinas Transit

Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for its Jazz Education Programs from Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T Foundation, Community Foundation of Monterey County, DAddario Music Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Harden Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Quest Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Rotary International, Upjohn California Fund, Union Bank Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and generous individual contributors.