Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay
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.
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Program No. 7567RJ
6 days
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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 on flat terrain.

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 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.
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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.
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Rick Yramategui
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Taelen Thomas
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