Monterey Jazz Festival
Join all the cool cats at the Monterey Jazz Festival where you’ll hear world-class performances, engaging lectures, and panel discussions in the historic setting of beautiful Monterey.
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Program No. 4628RJ
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
11 meals
3B 3BR 1L 4D
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At a Glance

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. Beginning in 1957, “Monterey” is the granddaddy of American jazz festivals and features the finest of world class-performers.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing on this program. Compact campus, flat terrain, ground-level buildings; stairs may be avoided.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

Transportation to all events included. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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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.
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