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California

Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay

Program No. 7567RJ
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of jazz at Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay. Attend as a patron with seating privileges at performances, and enjoy the special Patron’s Lunch.
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,449

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DATES & PRICES

On Campus Private Bath On Campus Upgraded
Accommodation Details

Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.

Accommodation Details

Upgraded on-campus faculty housing. Accommodations are newly constructed and feature a large room, queen beds and a private bath.

Mar 1 - Mar 6, 2023
SOLD OUT
On Campus Private Bath 1,449
On Campus Upgraded 1,699
Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2024
On Campus Private Bath 1,599
On Campus Upgraded 1,799

DATES & PRICES

On Campus Private Bath On Campus Upgraded
Accommodation Details

Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.

Accommodation Details

Upgraded on-campus faculty housing. Accommodations are newly constructed and feature a large room, queen beds and a private bath.

Mar 1 - Mar 6, 2023
SOLD OUT
On Campus Private Bath 1,899
On Campus Upgraded 2,159
Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2024
On Campus Private Bath 2,099
On Campus Upgraded 2,299

At a Glance

The annual Jazz Bash by the Bay festival on the beautiful Monterey waterfront has performed the best in Dixieland, big band, swing, ragtime, blues and gypsy jazz for over 30 years. With professional musicians as teachers, delve into fascinating classes on the history and inner world of this very American music. Explore the dazzling world of Dixieland music in this exciting and educational weekend on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking a few blocks.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • With your Patron’s Badge, enjoy reserved seating at each festival performance and a special Patron’s Lunch in historic downtown Monterey.
  • Study the history and style of Dixieland jazz from the 1920's and '30s with professional musicians as teachers at Hidden Valley, an institute of performing arts.
  • Explore the wine offerings of Monterey County, among the largest grape-growing counties in California, and enjoy an expert-led wine tasting.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Eddie Erickson (guitar & banjo)
“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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Rick Yramategui (Scott Joplin) View biography
Rick Yramategui first performed a Joplin rag at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Los Alamitos, California while in high school in the 70s. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Whitworth College. He serves as pastor of Carmel Valley Community Chapel, performs with the Carmel Piano Trio, and was the pianist for a revival of George Gershwin's musical, “Oh, Kay!” He is passionate about the connection between music and spirituality.
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Chris Calabrese (jazz pianist) View biography
Chris “Mr. Excitement” Calabrese’s primary instrument is the piano — although he also dabbles in soprano sax and a variety of other instruments. As a professional musician, he is a veteran of Disney theme parks in Japan and the U.S., as well as many ragtime and jazz festivals. Chris is known for his New Orleans influenced piano talents, as well as his ragtime renderings and popular music styles. He is a regular member of Big Mama Sue’s groups, and resides in Colorado with his wife and daughter.
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Eddie Erickson (guitar & banjo) View biography
“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.
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Rene Kimzey View biography
Rene Kimzey is a Hoosier at heart, transplanted to California a decade ago. She and her rescue dog, Peg, reside in a historic home in lovely Old Town Monterey which they embrace for its beauty and cultural richness. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s of education from George Mason University. After a career in healthcare, she delved into special events work, volunteering her time at many local organizations. Rene enjoys being a Group Leader for Hidden Valley, sharing her passion for Monterey, and helping others.
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Anne Barnhart (Jazz Educator, vocalist & flutist) View biography
Anne is a flutist and vocalist who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Catholic University of America. She and her husband Jeff perform as the duo Ivory & Gold, playing in classic American styles including jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. The duo was praised by The L.A. Jazz Scene for their ability to "draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music… with taste, sensitivity, and a real affection for the idiom."
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Jeff Barnhart (Jazz Educator, pianist) View biography
Jeff is a pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer and educator. He began playing live at the age of 14 in his native Connecticut, and now spends about 40 weeks per year on the road, whether performing solo, in a band setting, or with his wife Anne as Ivory & Gold. While Anne comes from more of a classical background, Jeff is rooted in jazz. He holds a dual BA in music and English as well as a master's in education from Connecticut College.
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Brian Holland (jazz pianist) View biography
Brian is a pianist, composer and recording artist who has enjoyed a career spanning more than 35 years. After spending his formative years playing in pizza parlors and clubs throughout Indiana, Brian's career flourished when he discovered the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. In 1999, he won his third title and was retired as "undefeated." He has multiple solo and ensemble recordings to his credit, and he garnered a Grammy nomination for his work with Bud Dresser on their album, "Ragtime-Goodtime-Jazz."
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Peter Meckel View biography
Peter Meckel is the founder and General Director of Hidden Valley Music Seminars. Born and raised in the Midwest, he attended university at Rockford University in Illinois, and Occidental College in California. His leadership of Hidden Valley has resulted in one of the most respected opera training centers in America and a major contributor of arts education programs for vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers. Students from throughout the world come to study with master teachers from many of America’s most prestigious orchestras and opera companies.
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Rick Yramategui View biography
Rick Yramategui first performed a Joplin rag at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Los Alamitos, California while in high school in the 1970s. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Whitworth College. He serves as pastor of Carmel Valley Community Chapel, performs with the Carmel Piano Trio, and was the pianist for a revival of George Gershwin's musical, “Oh, Kay!” He is passionate about the connection between music and spirituality.





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