For 2015, Monterey Jazz Festival decided to crowdsource our annual poster design for the first time In the Festival’s history. Using Creative Allies, a popular website devoted to the creation of artwork for musicians and events, we hosted a six-week contest that was promoted to over 50,000 designers. We received nearly 400 entries from designers all around the world, with a wide range of creative solutions.

We loved many of them, but our favorite, and this year’s Official Monterey Jazz Festival Poster, was designed by Chris Gutendorf of Portland, Oregon, a 34-year-old designer and 2002 graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle. He works full-time as a graphic designer and is a musician in two Portland bands.

Our Official Poster will be on sale soon! You can also look forward to some beautiful applications of our 2015 image to clothing, merchandise and the stages of the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

Welcome to our latest issue of Quarter Note, the first of 2015. We’ve been hard at work planning many things for this year and this issue includes a variety of stories about the people of Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as our upcoming Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp, our incredible new MJF58 poster, the 2015 dates for our ongoing series of Wine, Dine and Jazz events at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, and much more! We hope you enjoy getting caught up on all the news from Monterey Jazz Festival.
  • Next Generation Jazz Festival, March 27-29
  • 58th Monterey Jazz Festival Poster Revealed
  • Welcome Colleen Bailey as Managing Director
  • Meet Cathy Allan, Dedicated Festival Patron
  • Student Enrollment for Summer Jazz Camp
  • Tim Jackson Receives Eloise Pickard Award
  • Remembering Clark Terry
  • Wine, Dine & Jazz Series


THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS: North Coast Brewing Company, Scheid Vineyards, Yamaha, The Jazz Cruise, Inns of Monterey, Macy’s, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Amoeba Records, DownBeat, JazzTimes, Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian,
Big Sur Land Trust, and Monterey-Salinas Transit.

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