Next Generation Jazz Festival at Monterey Conference Center
- When: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 9 a.m.
- Where: Monterey Conference Center, Monterey
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Jazz
65 groups—featuring some of the best young jazz musicians in the world—from 3 countries and 12 states will be gathering in downtown Monterey for the weekend-long event dedicated to the future of jazz. The festivities include the Next Generation Jazz Festival Jazz Competition with big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, and individual musicians all playing for a spot on stage at the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence, Ambrose Akinmusire, will be on hand running several educational clinics. [AJ]
8pm Friday; 9am Saturday and Sunday. Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Free. 373-3366.