Gold Circle Seating - Opening Night Judges Concert Presented by the California Jazz Conservatory

$ 50.00

You Are Warmly Invited to the 48th Next Generation Jazz Festival Opening Night Judges Concert & VIP Reception Presented by the California Jazz Conservatory 

Friday, March 9, 2018
7:30 p.m. 

Opening Night Judges Concert Immediately followed by Wine and Dessert Reception

Serra Ballroom, Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Opening music from the Ethan Santos Quintet, from Berklee College of Music
The concert is FREE, but a $50 ticket includes VIP seating at the Judges Concert, and Reception. 

Purchase online here or contact Bobbie Young at or 831.373.8844.

All proceeds support Monterey Jazz Festival Education Programs.
The Friday night performers will be our Artists-in-Residence Tia Fuller and Ingrid Jensen.  Also featured will be Shelly Berg, piano, Joel Frahm, tenor saxophone; Tanya Darby, trumpet; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Alan Ferber, trombone; Katie Thiroux, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums; Dan Balmer, guitar, and Sara Gazarek, vocals.

2018 NGJF Judges Concert

Read about the Judges Concert performers here.

About the California Jazz Conservatory

Founded in 1997 in Berkeley, California, as the Jazzschool––a community music school with jazz classes, workshops and concerts, which continue to be a focus to this day––the institution introduced a new four-year degree program in 2009, offering a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. At that time, the Jazzschool was incorporated into the newly renamed California Jazz Conservatory. 

The institution was fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music in December of 2013, making the California Jazz Conservatory the only fully accredited, completely independent music conservatory in America totally devoted to the study and performance of jazz.