Monterey's Jazz Bash by the Bay
Immerse yourself in the artistry, culture and history of jazz at Monterey’s Jazz Bash, where you’ll attend six performances and gain insider knowledge on the world of Dixieland jazz.
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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 presented the best in Dixieland, big band, swing, ragtime, blues and gypsy jazz for over 30 years. With professional musicians as teachers, explore the dazzling world of Dixieland music. Fascinating classes on the history and inner world of this very American music combine for an exciting and educational week on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
Activity Level
Walking a few blocks on flat terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Receive a Jazz Bash Festival Patron’s Badge that will let you stroll easily from one performance to another.
  • Study the history and style of Dixieland jazz with professional musicians as teachers.
  • Explore the wine offerings of Monterey County, the largest grape-growing county in California, and enjoy expert-led wine tastings.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Taelen Thomas
Taelen Thomas is a teacher, orator, actor, poet and impersonator. He was a middleweight boxer in the mid-1960s before receiving degrees in philosophy from Stanford University and the University of Hawaii. A former instructor at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College, Thomas is the poet-in-residence for CSC Index (an International Fortune 500 CEO Network) and a founding member of the acclaimed Stone Circle of Oral Poets in Michigan.
Rick Yramategui
Taelen Thomas
Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.