Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Star Band and Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble Perform at 24th Annual Rotary Club Benefit, May 4, 2017!

Sunday preformances at the he 59th Monterey Jazz Festival - 2016

Monterey, Calif.; April 24, 2017; 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 24th Annual Rotary Concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas on May 4, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $20 and up.

“The Monterey Jazz Festival has appreciated decades of support from the Corral de Tierra Rotary Club,” saidColleen Bailey, MJF Executive Director. “Because of the strong Rotary support of the work we do, Monterey Jazz Festival is able to ensure that students from across Monterey County have the opportunity to develop music skills through regular access to professional artists.”

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) and renowned educator Dr. Rob Klevan (Honor Vocal Jazz and Middle School Band), each all-star ensemble represents a cross section of Monterey County private and public schools from Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and others. Participating students in 2017 represent Carmel, Gonzales, Monterey, Notre Dame, Pacific Grove, Palma, Salinas, Stevenson, Trinity Christian, and York high schools.
To see a list of the 2017 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: 24th Annual Rotary Concert benefiting MJF’s High School All-Star Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
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.
Checks payable to Corral de Tierra Rotary Club, c/o Terry O’Connor, P.O. Box 2510, Salinas, CA 93902 or at the door with advance reservations.

2017 Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Band, Combo, and Vocal Honor Jazz Ensemble Tour Dates

May 4: 24th Annual Rotary Concert, Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral de Tierra Road, Salinas, Calif.
June 4: Palenke Arts Festival, Laguna Grande Park, Seaside, Calif.
June 18: Father’s Day Blues Festival in the Forest, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif. (Combo)
July 7: Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, Calif.
August 2: Jazz on the Plazz, Los Gatos, Calif.
August 12: San Jose Summer Jazz Fest, San Jose, Calif.

September 17: 60th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, Calif.

The 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will take place September 15-17, 2017, with NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Heath and Branford Marsalis, rapper-poet and Oscar-winner Common, Leslie Odom, Jr. from Hamilton, multiple Grammy-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo, A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau; and many others, including John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton as Artists-In-Residence, violinist Regina Carter as Showcase Artist, and John Clayton as Commission Artist, premiering a new work in honor of the festival’s 60th anniversary. Three-Day Tickets go on sale May 1, and Single-Day Tickets go on sale May 15.

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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