Taking place this March 31-April 2 the Next Generation Jazz Festival brings together the best student performers of every kind from around the Country. From big bands and combos to vocal soloists you won’t want to miss these performances. The Monterey Jazz Festival has continued to be a leader in Jazz education since its inception in 1958.
In 1971 The California High School All-Star Band was created which has continued on as the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra carrying on the tradition of presenting young musicians. With only one week of rehearsals members begin preparing for tour performances which have included Europe, Australia, Japan, Croatia, The Netherlands, and New York.