Jazz Bash by the Bay March 4 to 6, 2016
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Michael Feinstein's Comments
Watch Michael Feinstein's take on Rebecca Kilgore & the festival.
Michael Feinstein spoke about Jazz Bash by the Bay when he was in Monterey for the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival. He commented on vocalist Rebecca Kilgore’s considerable talent. She and her trio will appear at the 2015 Jazz Bash festival.
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time GRAMMY Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country.