There is more than one way to stay cool this summer, and by cool, we mean in the know on all the best jazz musicians to perform in Monterey, CA. For more than 60 years, jazz music has influenced the Monterey Peninsula. Home to the longest continuously-running jazz festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, this destination has welcomed a variety of significant jazz artists, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, and Miles Davis to name a few.
Summer often evokes the desire to travel, and experience new sights, sounds, and flavors. If your travel plans are limited, we invite you to experience Monterey through music. We put together a Spotify playlist inspired by the Monterey Jazz Festival. Enjoy a variety of jazz favorites with your family and friends from artists, including Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, and Norah Jones.
Monterey Jazz Festival | Photo courtesy of Monterey County Convention & Visitor Center
If listening to jazz live is more your style, the Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the 2021 dates and is always taking contributions to support the festival and the art. Visit the Monterey Jazz Festival website for more information.