NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL
Due to COVID-19, the Next Generation Jazz Festival will not take place in 2021.
The 2020 Virtual Next Generation Jazz Festival was a reimagining of the 50-year-old event in the age of COVID-19, taking place on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Instagram, Facebook, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Twitter social media channels. Students were encouraged to post videos of themselves as well and interact with the content, with total engagement reaching 37,987. The overall digital reach of educational videos and interviews from past and present Artists-in-Residence Christian Sands, Gerald Clayton, John Clayton, Allison Miller, and other content was 146,624.