Bet you didn’t know that the world’s longest-running jazz festival takes place right here in stunning Monterey, California, did you? Here’s everything you need to know.
This year marks the 65th celebration of creativity and expression. So make sure you don’t miss a thing! Here’s the nitty gritty of this annual music festival.
- What: 3-day jazz festival celebrating some of jazz’ most legendary & upcoming musicians
- When: September 23-25, 2022
- Where: Monterey County Fairgrounds
Acts to Know
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Tony Award-winning stage actress, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s iconic voice has been a fixture of jazz music for decades. Just listen to see what we mean.
Afro-Mexican beats that use lyrical storytelling and rhythm to build bridges and create positive change and energy to all. Their positive energy has accompanied legends such as Juanes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Talib Kweli and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra on stage.
Akira Tana & Otonowa
This quintet brings its unique mix of Japanese and Japanese American roots to jazz interpretations of traditional Japanese folk melodies. This rich reimagining of Japanese stories through an American artform is truly unique.
Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo
This small combo features top high school women jazz musicians from across the country. Brimming with talent and directed by award-winning musician, vocalist and composer, Katie Thiroux, they workshop with Teri Lyne Carrington at the Berklee College of Music. This might be your chance to see some of the future’s top talent.