DESCRIPTION Free Event
Each spring Monterey Jazz Festival invites over 1300 of the nation’s top student musicians to the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, the weekend-long event includes student big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, and individual musicians vying for a spot on the stages of the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. All events are free and open to the public.
With more than 1200 students participating in the Next Generation Jazz Festival, the NGJF is the largest gathering of young jazz talent in Northern California, outside of the Monterey Jazz Festival itself. In 2018, 69 groups from 11 states are finalists in the adjudicated categories.
Over 150 performances from nearly 100 groups will take place at the newly-renovated Monterey Conference Center, the Portola Hotel, Turn 12 Bar & Grill, Dali 17, and Esteban at Casa Munras Hotel in downtown Monterey. For a complete schedule of activities and competition times, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org/NGJF
Saturday, March 10, 2018
START TIME 8:30am
END TIME 11:00pm
Monterey Conference Center, Monterey
1 Portola Plaza