MARCH 7 - 9, 2014
At the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center
Welcome to the Monterey waterfront, where we’ve been presenting the best in Dixieland, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz for over 30 years!
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Thursday Night Kick-Off
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 with your We3 ticket for the Dance Party. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or you may order online.
Swing Dance Party – 7:30 pm to 11 pm, De Anza Ballroom
Jazz Bash’s popular Thursday Night Swing Dance Party 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.
Monday, September 20th, 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!
Sunday, September 19th, 2010
Saturday Dance Marathon
1:00 pm to 11:00 pm – De Anza Ballroom
Dance your feet off all day into night with the sounds of:
1:00 pm – Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
2:30 pm – Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
4:00 pm – TBD
5:30 pm – TBD
7:00 pm – TBD
8:30 pm – TBD
10:00 pm – TBD
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Listen to the jazzy sounds and zany humor of these incredible musicians!
Friday, September 10th, 2010
Friday – Bonsai Room
Saturday – Bonsai Room
Sunday – Bonsai Room