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Mark Your Calendars for the 2013
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Tour

Monterey Jazz Festival's internationally-renowned Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, featuring the best high school jazz musicians in the country, will embark on its nine-day tour of the Northeast and Montreal on July 3. Created in 1971 as a part of Monterey Jazz Festival's continuing commitment to jazz education, members of the Orchestra are selected through an application and audition process during the Next Generation Jazz Festival presented by Monterey Jazz Festival each spring. Read the biographies of the 2013 Orchestra!

2013 Summer Tour Performances:
July 5: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY / 7PM
July 6: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada / Scène Rio Tinto Alcan Stage / 3PM
July 8: Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA / 8:15PM
July 10: The Jazz Standard, New York, NY / 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra will also make their traditional Sunday appearance at the 56th Monterey Jazz Festival on September 22, with 2013 Artist-In-Residence, Joe Lovano.

For more information on the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, visit

Major funding for the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra comes from the Surdna Foundation and generous individuals. 

Tickets for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival September 20-22 in Monterey, Calif. are available by phone at 888.248.6499 and online at

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