MJF All-Star Band
By timOTHY ORR
June 25, 2019 • Every year, our Monterey County Honor bands and All-Star groups are immersed in local and regional performances around the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. In 2019, our student groups have a number of live appearances; we hope you can attend one these great shows! You check out our full summer calendar here. Evenings at Estéban Restaurant...
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By timOTHY ORR
June 04, 2019 • ABOVE: 2019 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle, July 1, 2019. ©Robert Wade We are pleased to reintroduce our education blog in 2019! Coming up in June, we have a tour of the Pacific Northwest with our Next Generation Jazz Orchestra to the Victoria International JazzFest, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, ...
2018 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
By timOTHY ORR
July 18, 2018 • It’s an exciting time for the participants of one of our flagship jazz education programs, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. They are arriving at the San Francisco International Airport today (Wednesday, July 18) for preparations for their two performances in Carmel and Kensington, California — at The Barnyard at the Mouth of Carmel Valley in...
Ambrose Akinmusire and Adam O'Farrill at the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival. (c)Tomas Ovalle
By timOTHY ORR
June 06, 2018 • ABOVE: Ambrose Akinmusire and Adam O'Farrill at MJF55 in 2012. ©Tomas Ovalle As always, the musicians who have participated in our jazz education programs are pushing the envelope. Recently, we got word that two members of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, trumpeter and composer Adam O’Farrill and drummer Jimmy Macbride were in the news. Jimmy...
Kate Williams with the 2017 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (c)Walter Wagner
By timOTHY ORR
April 24, 2018 • Every year, DownBeat Magazine selects the top students and educators in the country for their annual Student Music Awards in their June issue. With the awards now in their 41st year, they wrote that “Motivated students are digesting more information and playing at higher levels than ever before, thanks in large part to the dedicated educators who...