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You are invited to audition for the Monterey Jazz Festival All-Star Ensemble!

Apply today for a chance to audition for the 2022-2023 season! 

In our ongoing support of music education in schools, Monterey Jazz Festival is excited to announce the return of the MJF Regional All-Star Band and Vocal Ensemble, as well as the Regional All-Star Middle School Combo in a new partnership with York School in Monterey. In the 2022-23 school year, students will have the benefit of working with some of the county’s best jazz educators.

Talented students from across Monterey County are encouraged to participate and audition. Each all-star ensemble rehearses twice monthly while working on ensemble skills including phrasing, blending, improvisation, and rhythmic feel. The bands perform across Monterey County and far beyond, testing their chops on the bandstand while bringing great jazz music to the community. The ensembles have performed across North America at jazz festivals and venues including the Kennedy Center, the National Archives, and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

Please use the dropdown menu on the left on this page to see the audition information and requirements for each group. Applicants are required to submit a complete application form and upload a recorded video of their performance that satisfies the audition requirements. Please note there is a non-refundable $27 application fee per application that is required by Acceptd. Please contact Claire Kim-Shin, Education Specialist at claire@montereyjazzfestival.org or 831.373.8842 if you have any questions.