Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Free Live Webcast

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Free Live Webcast from the Night Club,
Wi-Fi on Fairgrounds, September 16-18, 2011

Festival’s Greening Efforts in 2011 Include U.S. Pure Water Stations,
Food Waste Collection Program, Free Bicycle Valet Parking

Festival Parking Arrangements Courtesy of Monterey Peninsula College,
Shuttles for Patrons Provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit

 

September 12, 2011; Monterey, CA; The Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that nightly concerts from one of the Festival’s eight venues, the Night Club’s Bill Berry Stage, will be available through a free live Web stream. Eight shows will be available, beginning with Friday Night’s Carmen Souza; John Santos Sextet with special guest Rico Pabón: Filosofia Caribeña and Juan-Carlos Formell: Johnny’s Dream Club streaming live starting at 8:00 p.m. Saturday’s shows include the Pamela Rose: Wild Women of Song, the Scott Colley Trio with Chris Potter & Antonio Sanchez and the Donny McCaslin Group beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sunday’s shows include the Robert Glasper Experiment with special guest Bilal; and the Benny Green Trio with special guest Donald Harrison: Monk’s Dream: Fifty Years Fresh beginning at 7:00 p.m. All Webcasts are Pacific Standard Time.

Single Day Arena Packages, Single Day Arena Tickets and Grounds Tickets are still available for the Monterey Jazz Festival by phone at 925.275.9255 through the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Web site, montereyjazzfestival.org, or through walk-up service at the Monterey County Fairgrounds beginning September 12.

The live Webcast is brought to a global audience through a partnership the Monterey Jazz Festival and StreamGuys, an Arcata, California-based company providing high-quality streaming services to distribute audio and video signals via the Internet. The link to the streaming page can be found on the homepage of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Web site, or by going to montereyjazzfestival.org/2011/live.

Also new for 2011 is the presence of Wi-Fi on the Monterey County Fairgrounds, brought to Festival patrons by a partnership with Meraki and the Alvarez Technology Group. Meraki, based in San Francisco, is the recognized leader in Cloud Networking, providing high-performance Cloud Networking systems that are easy to deploy, manage and scale. Meraki has been deployed in over 18,000 customer networks worldwide, including Stanford University, Burger King, and Starbucks.

Alvarez Technology Group, a Salinas, California-based IT services company, specializes in maintaining and improving the technology investment of small and mid-sized businesses, and is led by President and CEO Luis Alvarez, a Monterey Jazz Festival Board of Directors Member since 2009.

The Monterey Jazz Festival has also increased its efforts to go Green by implementing a self-service filtered water program to eliminate the need for and the waste of single-use plastic bottles,

in association with U.S. Pure Water, a Novato, California-based company dedicated to providing municipalities, companies and individuals with a 'point-of-use' water treatment option as an alternative to fuel-intensive bottled water delivery, and/or the consumption of single use plastic bottles destined for landfill or to sully oceans, forests and cities.

All Festival attendees will be provided free access to multiple USPW filtered water stations (using compostable coconut shell carbon) throughout the three-day festival. Participants are asked to assist in the success of this new program by refilling and reusing drinking containers, leading to a huge reduction in plastic bottle waste from the event. Water bottles will also available for purchase, with the proceeds benefiting the Festival’s life-changing jazz education programs.

Ecology Action of Santa Cruz, in partnership with Pacific Grove’s The Offset Project will continue to implement comprehensive beverage container recycling programs and collect the food waste from the vendor areas, to help get closer to zero waste. The Monterey County Fairgrounds received hundreds of blue recycling barrels that are currently used during all venue events, and in 2010, the program transported 2,800 pounds of food waste.

Returning to the Monterey Jazz Festival for the fourth year in a row is the free Bicycle Valet Parking for patrons who are able to commute to the Festival from local hotels and residences, provided in partnership between the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Green Action, and Green Pedal Couriers. The free Bicycle Valet Service is located at Fairgrounds Gate 3, on the corner of Fairground Road and Garden Road, at the southwest end of the Festival grounds. Monterey Green Action is committed to minimizing the environmental footprint of the city of Monterey, promoting green policies and practices, raising awareness, and spurring community action.

General Paid Parking for the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival will be at Monterey Peninsula College, a short distance from the Fairgrounds, located at 980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940. The Monterey Jazz Festival will charge $10 to cover parking costs. Complimentary Bus Service, provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit, will be available every fifteen minutes throughout the Festival weekend, offering easy and eco-friendly transportation between the parking areas at Monterey Peninsula College and the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Complimentary Bus Service will begin when the parking areas open at Monterey Peninsula College, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17; 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 18; and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 19. All buses will be wheelchair accessible. We encourage all patrons to visit the Monterey Jazz Festival Web site, montereyjazzfestival.org  to view maps and more information regarding the parking for this year.

Tickets are on sale now by phone at 925.275.9255 through the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Web site, montereyjazzfestival.org, or through walk-up service at the Monterey County Fairgrounds beginning September 12.

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For interview opportunities, high-resolution photographs and other MJF information, please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate, Monterey Jazz Festival
9699 Blue Larkspur Lane, Suite 204, Monterey, CA 93940
MJF Office: 831.373.3366
timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org
www.montereyjazzfestival.org

 

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival partners include Verizon, Yamaha Instruments, Remo, Gallien-Krueger, Inns of Monterey, Carmel Road Winery, North Coast Brewing Company, DownBeat Magazine, KGO Newstalk 810 AM, San Jose Mercury News, Amoeba Music, The Jazz Cruise, KUSP 88.9, StreamGuys, Alvarez Technology Group, and Meraki.

Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for the Festival and its Jazz Education Programs from the Hearst Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, Verizon, AT&T, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Quest Foundation, DAddario Music Foundation, Joseph Drown Foundation, Harden Foundation, William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation, Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Inc., Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Rotary International, Robert & Audrey Talbott Foundation, Community Foundation of Monterey County, and generous individual contributors.

 

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