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Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay

Program Number: 7567RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/27/2013 - 3/4/2013; 3/4/2015 - 3/9/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Carmel Valley, California
Price starting at: $925.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals; Music Appreciation
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

The annual Jazz Bash by the Bay festival on the beautiful Monterey waterfront has presented the best in Dixieland, big band, swing, ragtime, blues and gypsy jazz for over 30 years. With professional musicians as teachers, explore the dazzling world of Dixieland music. Fascinating classes on the history and inner world of this very American music combine for an exciting and educational week on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.




Highlights

• Receive a Jazz Bash Festival Patron’s Badge that will let you stroll easily from one performance to another.
• Study the history and style of Dixieland jazz with professional musicians as teachers.
• Explore the wine offerings of Monterey County, the largest grape-growing county in California, and enjoy expert-led wine tastings.



Activity Particulars

Walking a few blocks on flat terrain.




Date Specific Information

2-27-2013, 3-4-2015

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.




Carmel Valley

Still charmingly rural, Carmel Valley today includes not only rustic ranches, but also modern wineries and art galleries. This inland region, most famously described in the writings of John Steinbeck, is neighbor to nearby Carmel and Monterey Bay.



Accommodations
Simple single-story residence with small, cheery rooms. Two twin beds and private baths. All rooms open to an outside covered walk. Friday and Saturday nights, stay in a lovely B&B less than a block from the performing venues.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Eddie Erickson

Fast Eddie Erickson began his banjo and guitar career in San Jose, California at a very young age. Formerly a regular performer at Disneyland and Disney World, in recent years he has been a featured artist at banjo shows, jazz festivals, conventions, private parties, concerts, and occasional store openings. Eddie has played with jazz greats Bob Haggart, Johnny Varro, Milt Hinton, Dave Frishberg and others.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Wright Hall
  Carmel Valley, CA 2 nights
   Merritt House Inn
  Monterey, CA 2 nights
   Wright Hall
  Carmel Valley, CA 1 night
 Wright Hall
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Description: Simple accomodations and lifestyle.
  Contact info: Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $40/single - $25 ea./double Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double.
  Additional nights after: $40/single - $25 ea./double Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double.

 Merritt House Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: The Merritt House offers twenty-two rooms, some with balconies overlooking private secluded gardens, all with fireplaces, color television, small refrigerator, coffemaker and other amenities. Also included is a sit-down continental breakfast served in the common room where guests meet and share their itineraries. High speed internet access is available in all of our rooms.
  Contact info: 386 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA
phone: 831-646-9686
web: merritthouseinn@usa.net
  Facility amenities: Fireplaces and private baths Continental Breakfast daily from 8 to 10 am Small refrigerators and coffemakers On premise parking High Speed internet access in all rooms
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
2–5 PM: Check-in at Hidden Valley office. You will be staying at Wright Hall that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after 8:30 am breakfast & graduation. You will be staying at Wright Hall the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Ample free parking
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Carmel Valley, CA
  Nearest city or town:  Carmel Valley
  Nearest highway: Highway 1, Highway 68, Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  Monterey Peninsula Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Carmel Valley, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Carmel

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Central Coast Taxi
phone: 831-646-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 12 miles

   

The Amtrak train has a service which brings people by bus to an outdoor terminal in Carmel. You must give Carmel as your final destination when purchasing your tickets for the train. You must be able to manage your own luggage to use this service.

 

Salinas

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Sal's Taxi
phone: 831-422-7276

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 25 miles

 

San Jose

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Monterey/Salinas Airbus
phone: 831-373-7777

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35 subject to change without notice
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 80 miles

   

The Airbus takes riders to an outdoor terminal in Monterey. Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 

San Francisco

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Monterey/Salinas Airbus
phone: 831-373-7777

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$45 subject to change without notice
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 100 miles

   

The Airbus takes riders to an outdoor terminal in Monterey. Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 

Salinas

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Sal's Taxi
phone: 831-422-7276

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 25 miles

   

The Amtrak train has a service which brings people by bus to an outdoor terminal in Carmel. You must give Carmel as your final destination when purchasing your tickets for the train. You must be able to manage your own luggage to use this service. Central Coast Taxi (831-636-3333) serves this area and can bring you to Hidden Valley.

 
Driving Directions
  Anywhere Hidden Valley is located exactly 11.2 miles east of Hwy 1 on the Carmel Valley Road (G-16) in Carmel Valley, California. Traveling east on G-16, Hidden Valley is located on the right side just past Ford Road. The campus entrance is distinguished by a hand-carved sign denoting Hidden Valley, An Institute of the Arts. Traveling on Hwy 101 heading north (from the south), take the Monterey Peninsula exit in Salinas (called Sanborn Road) and follow it west (Sanborn Rd. becomes Blanco Road) to Hwy 68. Turn left onto Hwy 68 (west) and follow it about 9 miles until you see a sign for Laureles Grade (G-20) to Carmel Valley. Turn left onto G-20 and follow it until it ends (6 miles) at Carmel Valley Road. Turn left again and follow it to Hidden Valley (approx. 2 miles). Traveling on Hwy 101 heading south (from the north), Take the Monterey Peninsula/Hwy 156 exit and follow it west about 5 miles where it will automatically put you onto Hwy 1. Traveling on Hwy 1, simply come to the Carmel Valley Road (just south of Carmel) and once on the Carmel Valley Road, come out 11.2 miles.
Elevation Note: Sea level

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-in and Orientation
(Wednesday, February 27)
   
 Afternoon: 2–5 PM: Check-in at Hidden Valley office.
 Afternoon: 5 PM: Wine and cheese reception.
 Dinner: 6 PM: Dinner
 Evening: Orientation with Coordinator.
   
Accommodations: Wright Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: History of Dixieland and Literature Discussion
(Thursday, February 28)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 AM: Breakfast.
 Morning: Members of the Dixieland Festival join with Road Scholar students to review the history of Dixieland through lecture and live performance.
 Lunch: 12:00 PM Lunch.
 Afternoon: A character from literature appears to discuss his work. Visitors have included Steinbeck, London, Mark Twain, etc.
 Dinner: 6:00 PM Dinner.
 Evening: Savor the wonderful wines of the area and learn a bit about the history and business of wine through the eyes of a local winemaker.
   
Accommodations: Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Continuation of Dixieland Class
(Friday, March 1)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 AM Breakfast.
 Morning: This class is a continuation of Day Two morning class and takes a look at the performers for this year's festival.
 Lunch: 12:00 PM: Lunch.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Dixieland Festival Patron's tickets are distributed to all students which enables them to have seating at all concerts and as the Festival's guests at a stunning brunch on Saturday.
 In Transit: Move to Merritt House Inn.
   
Accommodations: Merritt House Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Dixieland Festival
(Saturday, March 2)
   
 Breakfast: A wonderful breakfast provided by the hotel in which we are staying.
 Morning: Dixieland Festival.
 Lunch: Patron's Lunch: Gorgeous musical brunch in a nearby hotel with all Patrons of the Festival.
 Afternoon: Dixieland Festival continued.
 Dinner: Dinner.
 Evening: Dixieland Festival continued.
   
Accommodations: Merritt House Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Dixieland Festival
(Sunday, March 3)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel in which we are staying.
 Morning: Dixieland Festival
 Lunch: Lunch.
 Afternoon: Dixieland Festival continued.
 Dinner: 6 PM: Dinner.
 Evening: Relax, chat, and pack.
 In Transit: Return to Hidden Valley.
   
Accommodations: Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Farewell Brunch and Departure
(Monday, March 4)
   
 Breakfast: Farewell Breakfast & Graduation.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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