MONTEREY JAZZ EDUCATION
HBCU PARTNERSHIPSTRADING FOURSSUMMER JAZZ CAMP

Programs New and Enhanced 2024 Education Programs
changing lives through jazz education

HBCU PARTNERSHIPS

North Carolina Central University (NCCU), winner of the 2023 HBCU Jazz Combo Challenge, won the annual competition again this year! The NCCU Jazz Combo I from Durham, North Carolina, directed by Prof. Robert Trowers will appear at the 67th Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Trading Fours

Monterey Jazz Festival’s Trading Fours is back! Trading Fours is a fun jazz ensemble class for intermediate to advanced level adult musicians. Led by jazz pianist Bill Spencer, Trading Fours will meet on select Wednesdays from 7-9pm from April through October and will have a live performance as its final project. The class must meet minimum enrollment of six students.

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SUMMER JAZZ CAMP

The 2024 Summer Jazz Camp will come back to Stevenson School’s beautiful campus in Pebble Beach. We can’t wait to see you all at the camp that will take place on Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28,2024. Middle and high school instrumentalists and vocalists of all skill levels are welcomed to join this intensive and immersive jazz camp. Students will study and perform with our nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty members as well as Monterey Jazz’s new Artistic Director, Darin Atwater as a special guest faculty. The camp will be loaded with lots of fun activities as well as moments of musical challenge and inspiration.

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Jazz Uplifts!

Jazz Uplifts! is Monterey Jazz Festival’s newest addition to its extraordinary education programs, and it will provide students with opportunities to explore music learning through educational jazz concerts.

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Community Events

Monterey Jazz Festival frequently partners with other local institutions to present special events, musical performances, and education opportunities for members of the community and students throughout the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, and Big Sur region.

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MJF Regional All-Star Program: Certificate of Excellence in Professional Musicianship

MJF is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our MJF Regional All-Star Program: Certificate of Excellence in Professional Musicianship. This program is designed to motivate our All-Star students to become better musicians. Certificates will be awarded to those high school All-Star Band or Vocal Ensemble students who satisfy a set of requirements that are established by MJF’s education department.

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TEACHING ARTISTS

Working with students in the classroom and onstage, Monterey Jazz Festival’s Teaching Artists draws upon renowned local, regional, and national jazz instructors and performers who nurture students of all ages. This includes Regional All-Star Band and Vocal Ensemble, Middle School Combo, Summer Jazz Camp, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo, and Trading Fours.

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thanks to our EDUCATION partners

Bill Graham Memorial Foundation / Stevenson School / North Coast Brewing Co. / Dennis Murphy School of Music / Enterprise Holdings Foundation / William H. Donner Foundation, Inc. / Monterey County Gives / Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services / Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation / The National Endowment for the Arts / Sally Hughes Church Foundation / Rotary Club of Cannery Row / Wilhelm Family Foundation / California Arts Council / Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation / Arts Council of Monterey Country / Pebble Beach Company / Community Foundation for Monterey Country / Harden Foundation / Quest Foundation / Monterey Peninsula Foundation / The David & Lucile Packard Foundation / William and Flora Hewlett Foundation / Denny's