John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton at Monterey Jazz Festival’s Summer Jazz Camp!

2015 Monterey Jazz Festival Summer Camp

John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton at Monterey Jazz Festival’s
2017 Summer Jazz Camp

There will be three public events June 21-23:

Wednesday, June 21
Summer Jazz Camp Open Jam Session
6 pm
Bay of Pines Restaurant
150 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Thursday, June 22
Summer Jazz Camp Vocal Mic Night
6 pm
Bay of Pines Restaurant
150 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Friday, June 23
Summer Jazz Camp Final Concert
6:45 pm
Keck Auditorium, Stevenson School
3152 Forest Lake Rd, Pebble Beach, CA 93953


June 11–23 at Stevenson School, Pebble Beach

·         Summer Jazz Camp was founded in 1984 and has served 3000+ students since then.

·         145 students are at the 2017 Summer Jazz Camp in Middle School and High School sessions.
50 students in grades 6-9 are at the first Middle School Jazz Camp.
High School Jazz Camp has 95 students in grades 9 through college freshman.

·         2017’s camp includes middle and high school students from Monterey County and beyond, including Aptos, Arcadia, Berkeley, Campbell, Capitola, Carmichael, Chico, Chualar, Gilroy, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek. Other students are from Iowa, Missouri, and Nevada.

·         In 2017, 38% of camp students receive scholarships from Monterey Jazz Festival, totaling almost $10,000.

·         Camp faculty includes MJF educators and saxophonists Paul Contos, Kirsten Strom, and Gary Meek; trumpetersPeck Allmond, Michael Galisatus and Kyle Athayde; trombonists Robynn Amy and Marty Wehner; drummersVince Lateano and Alan Hall; bassists Scott Steed and Marika Galea; guitarists Pat Kelley and Bruce Forman; pianists Eddie Mendenhall and Bob Athayde; and vocalists Matt Falker and Janice Perl.

·         Camp includes instrumental master classes, performance clinics, big band rehearsals, “Play with the Pros,” small ensemble rehearsals, and more.

·         John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton perform with MJF’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra on Sunday, September 17, at the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

·         Support for the Summer Jazz Camp comes from: Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, and individual donors.

·         Support for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Programs, including Summer Jazz Camp comes from: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Clarence E. Heller Foundation, Sally Hughes Church Foundation, William H. Donner Foundation, Yellow Brick Road Foundation, Upjohn California Fund, Enterprise Foundation, and Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services.


About Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

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