Benefiting Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education Programs
Jazz Legends Gala
The Annual Jazz Legends Gala will take place Thursday, September 26, 2019. Proceeds from this event benefit Monterey Jazz Festival's jazz education programs. Contact 831.233.3715 for more information.
The Jazz Legends Gala, now in its 13th year in 2019, features the presentation of the distinguished Monterey Jazz Festival Jazz Legends Award to a leading contributor to the world of jazz on the eve of the Monterey Jazz Festival each September.
Previous recipients of the award include NEA Jazz Masters Dave Brubeck, Gerald Wilson, George Wein, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, and Terence Blanchard.
Attendees at previous Galas have included Clint Eastwood, Don Was, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Herbie Hancock, and a cross-section of distiguished international patrons and notable music industry movers and shakers.
Previous live music performers have included the Christian McBride Trio with Benny Green and Greg Hutchinson, the Gerald Clayton Trio with Regina Carter, Cyrille Aimée, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Hiromi, Kim Nalley, Jamie Davis, and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.