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2012 Jazz Legends Gala Honors Jack DeJohnette, September 20

The 5th Annual Jazz Legends Gala will honor legendary jazz drummer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master, Jack DeJohnette, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey on September 20, 2012. The evening includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction and entertainment from Monterey Jazz Festival's Artist-In-Residence, Ambrose Akinmusire and his Quintet. Hosting the Jazz Legends Gala is Monterey Jazz Festival Board Director, Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina. Seating is limited.

To find out more information about this event, visit

RSVP by September 3 by calling 831.373.3366 or email

Volunteer for the 55th Monterey Jazz Festival! at the Monterey Jazz Festival is a fun way to give back to the community!  Opportunities range from office work and assisting stage crews, selling programs and interacting with fans, with slots available during Festival week of September 17 through September 24, 2012.

Please E-mail the Monterey Jazz Festival Volunteer Coordinator or call 831.204.VMJF (8653) for information on our year-round volunteer needs.

RV Parking Still Available on the Fairgrounds! an unforgettable Monterey experience by staying on the Monterey County Fairgrounds in your own RV for the Jazz Festival weekend, a substantial savings from staying at a hotel! Three or 4-night stays are available in a location behind the Arena–close to all the music, all the food, all the excitement! Spaces have electricity, water, and sewer available. RVs over 38’ must be self-contained. Disabled access is available but limited.

Please contact the Ticket Office by phone at 831.373.3366 to request additional information and/or a reservation form.

West End Celebration in Sand City, August 24!

C:\Documents and Settings\Timothy Orr\Desktop\west end.jpgThe 11th Annual Sand City West End Celebration on Friday, August 24 is an evening of jazz, R&B, art, community, and is a fundraiser for two very special Sand City residents, Susan Collins and Matthew Pierce, who are battling cancer.

Artists include For the Love of Ray--an all-star lineup of Central Coast musicians, including a five-piece horn section, vocalists Malinda DeRouen, Lee Durley, John “Broadway” Tucker, Daniel Simpson, and a host of special guest artists, performing a tribute to the late, great Ray Charles!

Also appearing will be the Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Band, Aporia, (featuring vocalist Julie Capili), and young R&B sensations Matt Maish & the Messengers.

This special celebration begins at 7:00pm on Friday, 8/24 at Carmel Stone Imports,1725 Contra Costa Street in Sand City. Advance tickets are available at Sweet Elena’s Bakery and Post No Bills in Sand City; Do Re Mi Music in Carmel, at Sand City Hall, and online at  $20/advance and $25 at the door. Call 831.372.1955 or visit for more information!

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