Monterey Jazz Festival

Performance opportunities to aspiring local student musicians

Monterey, Calif.- The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) and Inns of Monterey, an official hotel partner of MJF since 2010, are pleased to continue their relationship in 2019 by providing performance opportunities to aspiring local student musicians.

Inns of Monterey, offering a choice of five uniquely designed boutique hotels, including Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, Monterey Bay Inn, Spindrift Inn, Victorian Inn, and Wave Street Inn, began the official partnership nine years ago to support MJF and its core educational programs in Monterey County to internationally-renowned jazz artists who perform during the annual jazz festival in September; to jazz-teaching artists who mentor and engage thousands of students in Monterey County during the academic year through MJF’s Jazz in the Schools program and during the springtime Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF); and to MJF’s faculty and Artists-in-Residence during Summer Jazz Camp by providing accommodations.

In June 2019, Estรฉban and MJF began their second annual 16-week summer spotlight series, featuring current students and alumni all-star musicians from MJF’s honor bands performing every Thursday through September 12.

“MJF’s programs both educate and inspire young musicians who will shape the future of jazz,” explains Randy Venard, VP and General Manager of Inns of Monterey. “Estรฉban Restaurant is proud to be a platform for this momentum.”

“We are so proud of our long association and so grateful for the continued and increasingly generous support from the Inns of Monterey and their VP and General Manager Randy Venard,” said MJF Executive Director, Colleen Bailey. “There is truly no better community partner.”

The summer schedule of student all-star performances at Estรฉban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa and other locations in Monterey County can be found on MJF’s website.

About Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in the jazz world since 1958, celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs.

About Inns of Monterey

The mission of Inns of Monterey is to provide an authentic and intimate Monterey experience for guests through five uniquely designed boutique hotels. Please visit for additional information and room reservations or call 800.232.4141.

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