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Benefit Concert for Dayna Stephens in Oakland, February 17

Bay Area saxophonist Dayna Stephens, a 1997 member of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, is a rising star in the jazz world. On February 17th, at 6:30pm, renowned pianist Taylor Eigsti and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet will be hosting a concert at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland to raise money towards covering Dayna’s immense medical expenses due to a rare kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) which affects 20 out of every 1 million people. Dayna is waiting on an urgently-needed kidney transplant.

100% of all proceeds raised will go directly to Dayna through the Jazz Foundation of America. Please come out for a very meaningful night of music if you can! To learn more, visit

The Countdown for the Next Generation Jazz Festival Has Begun!

Please join us April 5-7, 2013 at the Monterey Conference Center, for the best student musicians in the country.

The Next Generation Jazz Festival is free of charge all weekend, including the Salute to Jazz Education and Judges Concert on Friday, April 5 at 8pm, which features Joe Lovano, Patrice Rushen, Ray Drummond, Russell Malone, Jeff Hamilton, Antonio Hart, Bobby Shew, and more!

Special VIP Gold Circle Seating for the Friday Night concert is available. Contact for information on the VIP Gold Circle Seating and Reception at the Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival.

Monterey Jazz Festival Ticket News!

As we prepare for an exciting program at the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013, we want to let you know the timing for renewing your Arena Packages.

Late March: Arena Package patrons will receive their MJF/56 renewal invoice in the mail.

April 1 to May 10: Arena Package Patrons will be able to renew those Arena Packages either through our website:, our Call Center at 888.248.6499 or by mail. At the same time they may request an upgrade for a new Arena seat location and add on parking or hospitality.

May 21: New Arena and Grounds Packages will go on sale to the public.

We are planning another great Festival and we look forward to seeing you in September! Visit in April for the artist lineup and additional ticket information.

Monterey Jazz Festival Partners:
Alaska Airlines, North Coast Brewing, Yamaha,
Inns of Monterey, The Jazz Cruise/The Smooth Jazz Cruise,
Jelly Belly, Amoeba Music

Media Partners:
KUSP 88.9FM, Downbeat, Jazziz, Jazz Times

Music Partners:
Gallien-Krueger, Remo

Community Partners:
Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula College,
Monterey-Salinas Transit

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