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Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Festival Accepting Applications For National High School Jazz Competition

The Monterey Jazz Festival has announced its fourth annual Next Generation Festival, featuring middle school, high school and college jazz musicians and vocalists. The festival, which includes MJF’s 38th annual National High School Jazz Competition, will take place in downtown Monterey from April 3-6, 2008.

The competition is accepting applications from middle school, high school and college big bands, and from high school combos and vocal jazz ensembles through January 25, 2008. The Next Generation Festival is also accepting submissions from conglomerate bands. Application forms may be downloaded at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s website, The application process is free.

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