MARCH 6 - 8, 2015
At the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
Welcome to the Monterey waterfront, where we’ve been presenting the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz for over 30 years!
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Jazz Bash Kickoff Dance
TWO EVENTS! You can do both!
We3 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Bonsai Room
SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT APPEARANCE! Kick off the festival weekend Thursday night, March 6, 2014, with Jazz Bash’s hit trio We3, featuring favorites Bob Draga, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots. Don’t miss We3′s one and only festival appearance at Portola Hotel & Spa’s Bonsai Room. Admission is $25 per person. Seating is limited.
After an inspiring dose of We3, stroll next door to the De Anza Ballroom and dance the rest of the evening to the fabulous ClickTrax Jazz Orchestra (see below.) Just $10 per person for the dance with your We3 ticket. Dance tickets may be purchased at the door, or you may order online.
Jazz Bash Kickoff Dance – 7:30 pm to 11 pm, De Anza Ballroom
Jazz Bash’s popular Thursday night dance welcomes Monterey’s premier swing big band ClickTrax Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy dancing to this sixteen-piece band in the De Anza Ballroom at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Admission is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door or you may order online.
Please note Thursday night events are separate from festival badge purchases.
Sunday, September 19th, 2010
Saturday Dance Marathon
1:00 pm to 11:00 pm – De Anza Ballroom
Dance your feet off—all day and into the night—to six different bands with six different sounds!
1:00 pm – Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
2:30 pm – Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
4:00 pm – Tom Rigney & Flambeau
5:30 pm – Side Street Strutters w/Melony Collins: “Shiny Stockings”
7:00 pm – Bob Schultz’ Frisco Jazz Band: “Tribute to Bob Scobey”
8:30 pm – High Sierra w/Dawn Lambeth & Marc Caparone
10:00 pm – Cocuzzi, Metz & Durham
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Special Concert with Pacific Brass
Saturday – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Steinbeck Forum
This year we have a special added attraction: once only on Saturday we will have a pops concert in the Steinbeck Forum featuring the Pacific Brass. For this concert, under the leadership of last year’s Jazz Bash Musician of the Year, Howard Miyata, the Pacific Brass will structure their repertoire to include such jazz roots styles as marches, ragtime, and show tunes.
Friday, September 17th, 2010
Jazz Bash is happy to bring back free dance lessons! Dave and Linda Ensign, experienced dance teachers of such classics as the Lindy Hop, jitterbug, and Charleston, will be offering lessons the first set of each day. Watch for Dave and Linda throughout the festival in their wonderful period costumes, gracing the dance floors, and adding color and zest to your festival experience!
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Listen to the jazzy sounds and zany humor of these incredible musicians!
Friday, September 10th, 2010
Double Pianos at the Bonsai
Round Robin: Calabrese – Wanner – Barnhart
Trick – Alderighi w/Rebecca Kilgore Trio
Barnhart – Leyland
Cocuzzi – Barnhart
Wanner – Evans
Skjelbred – Leyland
Wanner – Calabresse w/Big Mama Sue Quintet
Stephanie Trick Trio – Alderighi