MJF at the 2018 Jazz Education Network Conference

The Monterey Jazz Festival’s education team of Paul Contos, ReNae Jackson and Timothy Orr are at the Jazz Education Network Convention in Dallas, Texas, from January 3-6. Aside from talking to students about our upcoming Next Generation Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Summer Jazz Camp, we have been catching up with some old friends – including our partners DownBeat Magazine, and friends from the Brubeck Institute, Yamaha, Vandoren Reeds, and many others.

BELOW: Paul Contos with 1993 and 1994 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra trumpeter Tanya Darby, who is an Assistant Professor, Jazz Lead Trumpet at University of North Texas in Denton.


BELOW: Yamaha has been a partner of the Monterey Jazz Festival for nearly 42 years!

Yamaha Intruments

BELOW: Sylvain Carton (R) at the Vandoren Reeds booth

Vandoren Reeds

BELOW: Jenifer Ruban-Gentile from DownBeat

DownBeat Magazine