Jazz Uplifts!

Jazz Uplifts! provides students in grades 3-6 with opportunities to explore music learning through educational jazz concerts and workshops.

2024 Jazz Uplifts! proudly presents drummer and educator Marcie Chapa & Friends in a series of free concerts and in-school workshops across Monterey County in October 2024.

Marcie is a noted percussionist with a love for music and passion for education in the arts. Marcie’sresume speaks volumes, as she has performed with a long list of superstars. She was an original member of Beyoncé’s all-female band, along with Tia Fuller; and worked with Beyoncé for several years. Jay Z, Alicia Keys, J Lo, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, Kanye West, and MaryJ Blige, just to name a few, have all called upon Marcie’s gift. Currently, Marcie makes her home on the Central Coast, teaching music to students, performing here and in Texas, and raising her children.

RegistrationForm: https://airtable.com/appY9ZEp8Gg9CsVx0/shr4c59Q0s7VEcegK2024

Jazz Uplifts! Concert and Workshop Details:

Concerts: Three 1-hour concerts at three different locations

  • 10am on Tuesday, October 22 at Sherwood Hall, Salinas
  • 10am on Wednesday, October 23 at Foothill Elementary’s Multiuse Room, Monterey
  • 10am on Thursday, October 24 at Fairview Middle School’s Gym, Gonzales

Workshops: one 1-hour in-class workshop per school

  • Monday, October 28-Friday, November 1
  • Please check the registration form for specific available times for workshops


Please feel free to reach out for more information on the many education programs offered by Monterey Jazz Festival. You can check out our website to learn more and email Claire Kim-Shin, Director of Education at [email protected].