Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Performs 26 Concerts March 15–April 14, 2019 in 16 States and Canada

Fifth National MJF Group Features Cécile McLorin SalvantBria Skonberg, Melissa AldanaChristian SandsYasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross

2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications

Monterey, Calif.; October 25, 2018; Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce the 49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation’s most talented middle school, high school, conglomerate, and college instrumental ensembles, vocal jazz ensembles, and soloists at the Monterey Conference Center from April 5-7, 2019.

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge as 2019 Artists-in-Residence

Monterey, Calif.; October 22, 2018; Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that drummer and composer Allison Miller and bassist, composer and producer Derrick Hodge have been selected as the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists-in-Residence and will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp Intensive, with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival.

61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Wraps up Weekend of Diverse Performances

…socially and demographically, Monterey delivered something truly new, and it was glorious to behold. It wasn’t so much the profusion of stellar women players as the fecund diversity in visions of bandleaders, composers, and arrangers.” –San Francisco Classical Voice

More than 50 percent of the Monterey festival program this year boasted women leaders or side players.” –Seattle Times

“There were enough noteworthy features at Monterey this year to fill at least two JazzTimes 10 lists…” –JazzTimes

Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo

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Photo ©2016 Marilyn K. Wagner

2019 Women in Jazz Combo Members
Directed by Katie Thiroux

Veronica Leahy, alto saxophone
Senior, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, North Carolina