MJF65, Sept. 23-25, 2022




Your support will mean more young people than ever before will have access to world class musicians and have the opportunity to fall in love with jazz. By making your gift today you are making sure the music never stops.

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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

friends of the festival

The monterey jazz festival works to a more diverse, accepting and artistically engaged world using jazz music.

As a Friend of the Festival, you support the Monterey Jazz Festival with a gift of $150 or more annually. Your gift will sustain the important programs and initiatives that nurture and inspire young people each year. You'll join a special community of jazz supporters, receiving regular updates on the jazz education initiatives and invitations to special Monterey Jazz Festival events.

  • $5000

    Help create opportunities for students to study and play with our Artists-in-Residence throughout the year, including outreach programs at Texas Southern University and other national partner locations.

  • $3000

    Help send one young Next Generation Jazz Orchestra or Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo musician to the Monterey Jazz Festival.

  • $1000

    Provide scholarships for professional festival internships to college students from across the country.

  • $500

    Provide scholarships for students to participate in Summer Jazz Intensives and Camps.

  • $150

    Support the purchase of free tickets for disadvantaged students and their families to attend the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.



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


Piano Donations

Did you know that you can donate a piano to Monterey Jazz Festival as a charitable contribution?

MJF works with Mark Stevens Fine Pianos in the handling of these assets. Donors will receive a letter from MJF along with an appraisal from the appropriate party.

To make a donation, please contact Elizabeth Welden-Smith at 831.233.3711 or elizabeth@montereyjazzfestival.org


Giving of Stock

Make a gift of stock and receive tax benefits while supporting the music and educational programs of the Monterey Jazz Festival

The simplest way to donate publicly traded stocks to the Monterey Jazz Festival is to have your broker transfer shares electronically to MJF’s brokerage account:

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Attn: Securities Operations
Receiving Account Number: 6987-2485]
Schwab DTC: 0164 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
1945 Northwestern Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
Tax ID: 94-6036515

Once you've made the decision to transfer stock MJF, we ask that you notify our Development Team at 831.373.3366 or development@montereyjazzfestival.org.

Notifying us that the transfer is occurring is very important; it is the only way we can credit you for the donation, as your name does not transfer with the stock.

The Monterey Jazz Festival will credit you for the value of the stock based on an average of the highest and lowest quoted selling prices on the day that your stock donation is received into MJF’s account. We make every effort to sell the stock immediately upon receipt. For your income tax purposes, your donation is completed on the day your broker transfers it to MJF’s account. Thus, you should always consult your tax advisor regarding the actual amount of your deduction and the date of the contribution.

The Monterey Jazz Festival does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax advisor on the tax implications of your charitable gifts.