Get jazzed in Monterey with the Next Generation Festival
About 7 year(s) ago by The Inns of Monterey
With over 2000 students participating in the Next Generation Festival, Monterey Peninsula residents are in a unique position to enjoythelargest gathering of young jazz talent in the region, outside of the Monterey Jazz Festival itself. In 2010, 63 groups from 13 states(from Washington State to Florida) will participate in the Next Generation Festival, the largest selection of groups from the widest variety of states to come to Monterey in the 40 year history of the event -- more than double the amount of represented states from 2009.All Next Generation Festival competition events -- from the Kick-Off Concert on Friday, April 9 (featuring internationally-renowned jazz artists who act as judges of the Next Generation Festival) -- to the exuberant and electric Big Band, Vocal Ensemble and Combo Competition on Saturday, April 10and theCollege Big Band Vocal Jazz Ensemblecompetition on Sunday, April 11, will be open to the public, free of charge. The Inns of Monterey is a proud sponsor of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival coming up in September.The Festival will also conduct clinics, workshops, jam sessions, and auditionsin the heart of the historic Monterey,with musicto be performed at the Monterey Conference Center, Fisherman’s Wharf andCannery Row. For a complete schedule of activities and competition times, visit www.montereyjazzfestival.org.