MJF 2020 Postponed Until September 24-26, 2021




Monterey Jazz Festival works 365 days a year, mentoring and providing opportunities for some of our most talented young students. Through our jazz education programs, we open doors for young people to discover their true musical potential.

Please help us cultivate our next jazz legends, jazz lovers, and jazz audiences through support of our education programs.

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MJF is a community of patrons, artists and scholars — passionate, aware, broad-minded — making a better, more inclusive and enlightened world. Thank you for your place in our family. Thank you for your ongoing generous support. Click here to read more about MJF Education Programs.

If you would like to mail your gift, please fill out and return the printable Donation Form. Mail to the Monterey Jazz Festival, P.O. Box JAZZ, Monterey CA 93942. Monterey Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax ID# is 94-6036515. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Questions? Call 831.373.3366 or email development@montereyjazzfestival.org

The Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra were unlike any honor bands that I have ever experienced. I can say that I had some of the best times in my life while playing with these ensembles. These fellow musicians made the Next Generation tour an experience of a lifetime. The fact that I was surrounded by musicians that were all at such a high level was unlike any other. I met and talked to people in the jazz industry and created relationships that never would have been possible if I had not been performing with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.

- Summer Camargo, Freshman at The Juilliard School


Monterey Jazz Festival
Artist Sponsorship Program

Become an active part of the Monterey Jazz Festival family by sponsoring a Monterey Jazz Festival Artist. Whether you sponsor a jazz great or an up-and-coming talent, your gift maintains our world-class Festival and brings international and national talent to Monterey while encouraging the next generation of jazz artists.

As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to make a personal connection with an MJF musician, while ensuring the professional and artistic growth of all MJF artists and tomorrow’s rising stars. Your contribution goes to support the Monterey Jazz Festival’s comprehensive, year-round jazz education and mentorship opportunities. The Monterey Jazz Festival is committed to giving our young people direct access to work one-on-one with true jazz legends and professional jazz artists in a way that only Monterey Jazz Festival can.

Sponsorships range between $1,000 and $20,000.

To become an Artist Sponsor in, please contact us at development@montereyjazzfestival.org or 831.373.3366



For more than 50 years, Monterey Jazz Festival has been among the world's preeminent artistic and cultural organizations. As the world’s longest continuously-running jazz festival, Monterey Jazz Festival takes great pride in presenting outstanding performances and providing year-round Jazz Education Programs to student musicians regardless of financial need. To ensure the continued success of the Festival's educational programs, Monterey Jazz Festival offers an array of planned giving opportunities accessible to all who value our work and passion towards continuing the legacy of jazz for future generations. We invite you to join the Jazz Legacy Circle with a planned gift to Monterey Jazz Festival.

The mission of the Jazz Legacy Circle is to ensure the perpetuity of Monterey Jazz Festival by supporting its delivery of quality performances and year-round Jazz Education Programs through planned giving opportunities. Membership requires completion of the Jazz Legacy Circle sign up form indicating your commitment to make a provision for Monterey Jazz Festival through a bequest or other planned gift.

If you have included Monterey Jazz Festival in a bequest, we thank you for your generosity and hope that you will inform the Development Office at 831.373.3366 or e-mail development@montereyjazzfestival.org to be listed as a member of the Jazz Legacy Circle, inspiring others to follow your example.

Jazz Legacy Circle members: - Appreciate the contribution of Monterey Jazz Festival as one of the premier arts organizations producing quality jazz performances
- Value Monterey Jazz Festival’s efforts in offering life-changing Jazz Education Programs to youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds
- Enjoy the music known as jazz
- Believe that the art of jazz should be experienced by future generations
- Have informed Monterey Jazz Festival of their interest