Next Generation Jazz Festival Set for March 28-30

Finalists include 64 groups from 11 states

The 10th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, will take place March 28-30 at the Monterey Conference Center, in Monterey, Calif. The weekend-long event includes big bands, combos, vocal ensembles and individual musicians. The event will be open to the public, free of charge.

The festival features more than 1200 students and is described in a press release as “the largest gathering of young jazz talent in Northern California, outside of the Monterey Jazz Festival itself.”

Sixty-four groups from 11 states are finalists in 2014 in the High School category. The wining act will perform at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.

More information on all Next Generation Jazz Festival activities and events is available on the Monterey Jazz Festival Web site, Next Generation Jazz Festival and by phone at 831.373.3366.