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Monterey Jazz Festival

Program Number: 4628RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/19/2013 - 9/23/2013; 9/18/2014 - 9/22/2014;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Carmel Valley, California
Price starting at: $1,049.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals; Music Appreciation
Meals: 10; 2 Breakfasts, 3 Brunches, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners    

Savor the offerings of the internationally famous Monterey Jazz Festival under the tutelage of musicians and teachers who provide an inside view of the American jazz scene. In its 56th year, “Monterey” is the granddaddy of American jazz festivals and features the finest of world class-performers.




Highlights

• Prepare for each performance with presentations about the music and musicians featured that day.
• In sessions with a professional jazz musician, get insider information about the American jazz scene.
• Your tickets include all five main arena concerts, as well as admission to all the other stages and activities on the festival grounds.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program. Compact campus, flat terrain, ground-level buildings; stairs may be avoided.



Transportation to all events included.



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
Los Laureles Lodge, an historic country inn located in Carmel Valley.

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

Ali Ryerson is consistently voted among the top jazz flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll, was a Jazz Flutist of the Year nominee by the Jazz Journalists Association, and has released 20 highly acclaimed jazz albums on major labels. Ali performs, records and teaches internationally, with performances ranging from the Monterey Jazz Festival to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has worked with jazz greats such as Kenny Barron and Joe Beck, and classical artists such as Luciano Pavarotti.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Los Laureles Lodge
  Carmel Valley, CA 4 nights
 Los Laureles Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: Rich in legend and history, Los Laureles Lodge reflects the colorful influence of Spanish conquistadors, tribal Indians, and a flavorful mixture of bandits, cowboys and socialites. Los Laureles Lodge is Carmel Valley's original hotel and hunting lodge. The Pacific Improvement Company acquired the lodge in 1915. During the ownership of the Pacific Improvement Company, many visiting dignitaries from other countries as well as our country visited the Lodge. The guests of the Del Monte Hotel were transported by tallyho coaches when there was little or no sun along the coast.
  Contact info: 313 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-2233
web: www.loslaureles.com/index.html
  Room amenities: Wireless Internet, Hair Dryers Available, Voice Mail, In Room Refrigerators,Cable TV
  Facility amenities: Enjoy a meal at the historic restaurant. Rendezvous by the stone fireplace in the mahogany-paneled Saloon at the end of the day. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Guests may find themselves sitting next to valley ranchers, peninsula golfers, or local artists. Swimming pool is open seasonally.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: approximately $105–$285 + tax Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.
  Additional nights after: approximately $105–$285 + tax Additional nights are available on a space available basis. Reservations for additional nights should be made directly with the Lodge.


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in 2:00-5:00 PM. You will be staying at Los Laureles Lodge that night.
  End of Program:
Between 10:00 & 11:00 am You will be staying at Los Laureles Lodge 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
 

San Francisco

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$40
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 2 hours 

   

This very reliable service will bring you to an outdoor terminal in downtown Monterey. Advance reservations are recommended. The Airbus can sometimes bring riders to their final destination for an additional fee & with an advance reservation.

 

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 

   

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 (831-626-3333) servces this area & can be hired to bring you to Hidden Valley.

 

San Jose

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 1/2 hours 

   

This very reliable service will bring you to an outdoor terminal in downtown Monterey. Advance reservations are recommended. The Airbus can sometimes bring riders to their final destination for an additional fee & with an advance reservation.

 

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 

 

Monterey Peninsula

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Central Coast Taxi
phone: 831-646-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 10 miles

   

Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 
Driving Directions
  Anywhere to Los Laureles Lodge Los Laureles Lodge is located approximately 10.5 miles east of Hwy 1 on the Carmel Valley Road (G-16) in Carmel Valley, California. Traveling east on G-16, the Lodge is located on the Left side just past Los Laureles Grade & Bernardus Lodge. 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 Los Laureles Lodge (approx. 1 mile). 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:
(Thursday, September 19)
   
 Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00 Check-in at Hidden Valley office
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner & Orientation
   
Accommodations: Los Laureles Lodge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Jazz Festival
(Friday, September 20)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 10:00 am Jazz history/repertoire class. Teacher/performer discusses festival performers and their repertoire.
 Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch
 Afternoon: 1:30 Jazz history/repertoire class. Teacher/performer discusses festival performers and their repertoire.
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner
 Evening: 7:15 pm Bus departs for Jazz Festival for the 8:30 pm Jazz Festival
   
Accommodations: Los Laureles Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Jazz Festival
(Saturday, September 21)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Fruit & Rolls
 Morning: 9:00 am Jazz history/repertoire class. Teacher/performer discusses festival performers and their repertoire.
 Brunch: 11:00 am Brunch
 Afternoon: 12:00 pm Bus departs for 1:00 PM Jazz Festival. Bus returns from festival at 4:15 pm.
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner
 Evening: 7:00 pm Bus departs for the 8:00pm Jazz Festival
   
Accommodations: Los Laureles Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Day 4: Jazz Festival
(Sunday, September 22)
   
 Morning: 9:00 am Jazz history/repertoire class. Teacher/performer discusses festival performers and their repertoire.
 Brunch: 10:00 am Brunch
 Afternoon: 11:30 am bus departs for 12:30 Jazz Festival. Bus will return from festival at 4:00 PM.
 Dinner: 5:30 pm Dinner
 Evening: 6:30 pm Bus departs 7:00om for Jazz Festival
   
Accommodations: Los Laureles Lodge
Meals Included: Brunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Monday, September 23)
   
 Brunch: Farewell Brunch & Graduation
   
Meals Included: Brunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Carmel Valley, CA Allen Knight Maritime Museum
Near Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf.
  Art Galleries
Over 35 art galleries in Carmel.
  Cannery Row
This street, once the home of the sardine canneries from John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  Carmel Mission
Visit the historic Carmel Mission established by Father Junipero Serra
  Colton Hall
A Museum of Historyabout the days when Monterey was the California capitol.
  Fisherman's Wharf
Stroll along Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
  Garland Park
Hiking trails for every level of experience -- from easy, flat trails to very challenging, steep hikes.
  Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium on historic Cannery Row.
  Monterey's Path of History
Take a self-guided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path of History.
  Shopping
Carmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
  Walk on the beach
Stroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.
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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