25th Annual Rotary Club Benefit on May 3 Features Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Monterey, Calif.; April 18, 2018; The Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble, with hand-picked musicians from Monterey County, will perform at the 25th Annual Rotary Concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas on Thursday, May 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $20 and up and can be purchased on the Monterey Jazz Festival’s website at montereyjazzfestival.org.

“Monterey Jazz Festival is thankful to the Corral de Tierra Rotary Club’s 25 years of support,” said Colleen Bailey, MJF Executive Director. “Rotary's Generosity has enabled Monterey Jazz Festival to provide our County students with access to professional-level training and music education.”

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival selects top students from across Monterey County for middle and high school big bands and honor vocal jazz ensemble. Led by MJF Education Director Paul Contos (High School All-Star Band); renowned educator Dr. Rob Klevan (Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Middle School Band); and Mrs. Janice Perl (Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble), each all-star ensemble represents a cross section of Monterey County private and public schools on the Monterey Peninsula. Participating students in 2018 represent Carmel, Monterey, North Monterey, Notre Dame, Pacific Grove, Palma, Salinas, Stevenson, Trinity Christian, and York high schools. To see a list of 2018 All-Star students, click here.

Previous tours for the Monterey County Ensembles have included the Kennedy Center and Bohemian Caverns in Washington DC; the Vancouver and Victoria International jazz festivals in British Columbia; Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle; the Jazz in the Woods Festival in Overland Park, Kansas; the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; the Jazz Bistro in St. Louis; and many other locations in the United States and abroad.

What:  25th Annual Rotary Concert benefiting MJF’s High School All-Star Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, CA 93908
Time: 5:30 pm Wine and Jazz Combo, 6:00 pm Dinner and Concert
Tickets: Dinner and Concert: $45 / Concert only: $20
Complimentary Wine by Scheid Vineyards
RSVP: Visit here for details
Advance reservations encouraged

2018 Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Band, Combo, and Vocal Honor Jazz Ensemble Tour Dates

May 3: 25th Annual Rotary Concert, Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, Calif.
June 9: Monterey Bay Derby Dames Roller Derby Event, Water City Sports Center, Marina, Calif.
July 7: Art Meets Jazz, San Diego, Calif.
July 21: Evenings by the Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Calif.
August 1: Jazz on the Plazz, Los Gatos, Calif.
August 11: San Jose Summer Jazz Fest, San Jose, Calif.
August 25: Evenings by the Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Calif.
September 23: 61st Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif.

About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.


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Monterey Jazz Festival
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Monterey Office: 831.373.3366