4628
Carmel Valley
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
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5 days
4 nights
11 meals
3 B 3BR 1 L 4 D
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, and Welcome Dinner
Carmel Valley, CA
D
Los Laureles Lodge

Activity note: Hotel Check-in from 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Afternoon: 5:00p.m. – Reception. Meet your fellow participants and enjoy cheese and crackers at a reception in the Lodge’s Saloon. Beverages from the bar are available for purchase.

Dinner: Dinner is served in the Terrace Garden Room. Expect to savor a fresh salad from “the salad bowl of the world” along with an expertly prepared entrée, side dishes, and a homemade dessert, served plated.

Evening: Orientation follows dinner in the Terrace Garden Room. Orientation. The Team Leader will greet everyone, review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Introduction of participants is done as part of Orientation. All of our meals and classes will take place in the Terrace Garden Room overlooking the Lodge’s pool and scenic gardens. A brief overview of the festival will be presented by the class instructor. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local conditions/circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

DAY
2
Jazz Festival
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Los Laureles Lodge

Activity note: Activity Notes Getting on/off the bus, walking less than 1 mile on mostly even pathways and grounds. The Monterey County Fairgrounds’ main entrance is handicap accessible. Please inform Hidden Valley if you need wheelchair seating in the Main Arena. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at no charge at Patron Services located inside the Fairgrounds.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge. Prepared fresh daily and served buffet-style. Select from an array of choices such as granola, cereal, fresh fruit, homemade muffins, scrambled eggs, and bacon. Beverages include tea, coffee, water, and juices.

Morning: Jazz History/Repertoire Class. A jazz teacher/performer discusses the festival performers and their repertoire.

Lunch: Lunch at the Lodge. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch from the Lodge’s kitchen served plated. Entrees such as a gourmet sandwich or chicken Caesar salad may be presented. Be sure to save room for dessert – it might be homemade cookies.

Afternoon: Jazz History / Repertoire Class. A jazz teacher/performer discusses the festival performers and their repertoire.

Dinner: Plated dinner at the Lodge

Evening: Bus departs for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Participants are free to explore the jazz performances across the 7 Grounds stages, spread across twenty acres of oak-studded grounds, and the Main Arena. The Main Arena is located to the left of the main entrance and features backed seats to relax and enjoy the performances. The evening's Main Arena lineup entails a performance by Herbie Hancock, the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival Legend Award Honoree; there are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. Then, a Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at 100 with the Kenny Barron Trio with special guests Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, Pedrito Martinez. Honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him "one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.” Lastly the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival Showcase Artist, Regina Carter, performs “Simply Ella”. For Sony Masterworks artist Regina Carter, the violin isn't simply an improvisational vehicle; it’s a passport to unexpected realms. 2017 marks the 100th birthday of a true musical legend, Ella Fitzgerald. Ella is THE source of Regina's musical inspiration and Ms. Carter's forthcoming album and touring program will celebrate the music and spirit of this incomparable musical juggernaut from her own perspective. You can learn more about the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival at http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

DAY
3
Jazz Festival
Carmel Valley, CA
B,BR,D
Los Laureles Lodge

Activity note: Getting on/off the bus, walking less than 1 mile on mostly even pathways and grounds. The Monterey County Fairgrounds’ main entrance is handicap accessible. Please inform Hidden Valley if you need wheelchair seating in the Main Arena. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at no charge at Patron Services located inside the Fairgrounds.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the Lodge. Pastries and fruit accompany coffee, tea, water, and juices served buffet-style.

Morning: Jazz History / Repertoire Class. A jazz teacher/performer discusses the festival performers and their repertoire.

Brunch: Enjoy the chef's brunch offerings in the Terrace Garden Room.

Afternoon: Bus departs for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Participants are free to explore the jazz performances across the 7 Grounds stages, spread across twenty acres of oak-studded grounds, and the Main Arena. The Main Arena is located to the left of the main entrance and features backed seats to relax and enjoy the performances. The Main Arena artists this afternoon represent a diverse range of musicians and styles. Come experience Dee Dee Bridgewater’s The Memphis Project, Mr. Sipp’s The Mississippi Blues Child, and Monsieur Periné’s Global Fusion – South American Style. You can learn more about the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival at http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

Dinner: Plated dinner at the Lodge

Evening: Bus departs for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Participants are free to explore the jazz performances across the 7 Grounds stages, spread across twenty acres of oak-studded grounds, and the Main Arena. The Main Arena is located to the left of the main entrance and features backed seats to relax and enjoy the performances. Main Arena opens with an exclusive concert in tribute to The Colossus, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Now retired, Sonny is one of the last surviving "alumni" of the 1958 Festival, and has performed at MJF seven times. This tribute will feature tenor saxophone masters Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Redman, with Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley & Lewis Nash. This is followed by a performance by the Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr., who has most recently been seen in the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical as well as a Grammy Award. Watch the 2017 MJF Commissioned piece and this year’s Artists-In-Residence, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with special guests, the Gerald Clayton Trio premiering John Clayton’s new piece Stories of a Groove: Conception, Evolution, Celebration. It is the first time in the festival’s history that a father and son have been chosen for the role of Artists-in-Residence and Commissioned piece. You can learn more about the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival at http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

DAY
4
Jazz Festival
Carmel Valley, CA
B,BR,D
Los Laureles Lodge

Activity note: Getting on/off the bus, walking less than 1 mile on mostly even pathways and grounds. The Monterey County Fairgrounds’ main entrance is handicap accessible. Please inform Hidden Valley if you need wheelchair seating in the Main Arena. Listening devices for the hearing impaired are available at no charge at Patron Services located inside the Fairgrounds.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast at the Lodge.

Morning: Jazz History / Repertoire Class. A jazz teacher/performer discusses the festival performers and their repertoire.

Brunch: Brunch at the Lodge

Afternoon: Bus departs for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Participants are free to explore the jazz performances across the 7 Grounds stages, spread across twenty acres of oak-studded grounds, and the Main Arena. The Main Arena is located to the left of the main entrance and features backed seats to relax and enjoy the performances. The Main Arena performances this afternoon include the artist Common performing Black America Again, John Beasley Presents MONK’estra: Celebrating the Thelonious Monk Centennial, and the Jazz Futures Next Generation Jazz Orchestra directed by Paul Contos and with Artists-in-Residence John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton. They will be posted once released by the festival. You can learn more about the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival at http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

Dinner: Plated dinner at the Lodge

Evening: Bus departs for the 60th Monterey Jazz Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Participants are free to explore the jazz performances across the 7 Grounds stages, spread across twenty acres of oak-studded grounds, and the Main Arena. The Main Arena is located to the left of the main entrance and features backed seats to relax and enjoy the performances. The Monterey Jazz Festival concludes with a final night of astounding performances at the Main Arena. Enjoy the diverse performances this evening beginning with Two Masters/Two Pianos with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea. Africa Meets Cuba with Angélique Kidjo’s Celia Cruz Tribute with Pedrito Martinez. Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today, a creative force with thirteen albums and many awards to her name. As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. Lastly, Progressive Bluegrass Pacesetter Meets Influential Jazz Master by Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau. You can learn more about the world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival at http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/

DAY
5
Farewell Brunch & Program Concludes
Carmel Valley, CA
BR

Activity note: Check-out at Los Laureles by 11a.m.

Brunch: Farwell Brunch at the Lodge. We hope you’ve had a marvelous time experiencing the Monterey Jazz Festival. Please travel Safely. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures and at www.facebook.com/HiddenValleyMusicSeminars. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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