Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 7, 8, and 9, 2014

 

A three day celebration of the music of the 1920s and '30s, Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay

 

 

Monterey, California (December 17, 2013) - The Jazz Bash by the Bay has been celebrating since 1980 the music of the ‘20s and 30s, one of the most creative and magical periods in the history of American music. The festival brings together the many colorful forms of early jazz: traditional jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, ragtime, blues, and big bands. Eight ballrooms and cabaret venues under one roof. Enjoy the beauty of Monterey’s historic waterfront.
 
Eight world-class guest artists, 17 featured bands and three youth bands will take to the stage during the 34th annual JazzAge Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay, March 7, 8, and 9, 2014. All this music will happen at the Portola Hotel & Spa and the Monterey Conference Center, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Festival hours are 11:00am to 11:30pm, Friday, March 7; 10:00am to 11:30pm, Saturday, March 8; and 9:00am to 4:30pm on Sunday, March 9.
 
All-Event Badges are $105 prior to March 1, 2014. March 1 to 7, $115; day badges are $45 for Friday, $60 for Saturday and $45 for Sunday. Children under 13 are admitted free with an adult; high school students are also free. Purchases badges online or call 888-349-6879. Information and performance schedules at
www.jazzbashbythebay.com
 
Kicking off the festival, the popular dance, Swingin’ by the Bay, featuring the 15-piece big band ClickTrax, Thursday, March 6th, from 7:3pm to 11:00p.m. at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Tickets are $20 each, not included with any badge purchase. New this year: the hit trio We3 featuring Bob Draga, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots, 7 pm to 8:30pm in the Portola’s Bonsai Room. Tickets are $25 per person, for both events $35. All tickets available at the door.
 
Features:
Appearance of internationally known Rebecca Kilgore Trio
Saturday Dance Marathon
Free Swing Dance lessons
Pianorama, Blazin’ Banjos, Dueling pianos and special theme sets.
 
www.jazzbashbythebay.com

 

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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Betsy Shea

Email: betsy@shea-campbell.com

Phone: 831-659-0436

 

JazzAge Monterey

177 Webster St, #206, Monterey, CA, 93940

Web: www.jazzbashbythebay.com

 

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A three day celebration of the music of the 1920s and '30s, Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay

Monterey, California - The Jazz Bash by the Bay has been celebrating since 1980 the music of the ‘20s and 30s, one of the most creative and magical periods in the history of American music. The festival brings together the many colorful forms of early jazz: traditional jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, ragtime, blues, and big bands. Eight ballrooms and cabaret venues under one roof. Eight world-class guest artists, 17 featured bands and three youth bands will take to the stage during the 34th annual JazzAge Monterey’s Jazz Bash by the Bay, March 7, 8, and 9, 2014. Some of the performers include Swingin’ by the Bay, ClickTrax, We3 featuring Bob Draga, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots. All this music will happen at the Portola Hotel & Spa and the Monterey Conference Center, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Festival hours are 11:00am to 11:30pm, Friday, March 7; 10:00am to 11:30pm, Saturday, March 8; and 9:00am to 4:30pm on Sunday, March 9.  All-Event Badges are $105 prior to March 1, 2014. March 1 to 7, $115; day badges are $45 for Friday, $60 for Saturday and $45 for Sunday. Children under 13 are admitted free with an adult; high school students are also free. Purchases badges online or call 888-349-6879. Information and performance schedules at www.jazzbashbythebay.com

 

 

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