Jazz After Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Monterey Jazz Festival invite you to Jazz After Hours at CSUMB, a free performance by musicians from the sold out 64th Monterey Jazz Festival.

Jazz After Hours with crescent moon graphic

September 25, 2021 - September 25, 2021

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

RND Amphitheater at CAHSS 504

Cost - Free | All are welcome!


College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean Juanita Cole and Music and Performing Arts Chair Jeff Jones have expanded the CSUMB-Monterey Jazz Festival Partnership in 2021 to bring a special free performance of MJF Jazz After Hours to CSUMB. Jazz After Hours at CSUMB will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 8-10 p.m., at the CAHSS 504 RND Amphitheater. This outdoor venue provides an opportunity to enjoy performances by the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble under the stars right here at CSUMB.   

Registration is required for this free outdoor event. All campus Covid guidelines and parking permits are in effect.  

More About the Musicians:  Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 20 of the most accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the country to form the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (NGJO) directed by GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton. Established in 1971, the NGJO traditionally gathers for one weekend in the summer to begin rehearsals in preparation for a domestic or international tour. Having received worldwide acclaim, tour performances for the Orchestra have included festivals and venues in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Europe. Tenure in the NGJO culminates in a main stage performance in September at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the annual Artist-in-Residence. Former members of the NGJO are a formidable list of contemporary stars in the jazz world and include Benny Green, Patrice Rushen, Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, and many others. Learn More

More About Jazz After Hours:  The Monterey Jazz Festival has partnered with venues around the Monterey Peninsula to bring jazz from the sold out 64th Monterey Jazz Festival to the community the entire weekend of the Festival, taking place September 24-26 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Learn More

More About the CSUMB-Monterey Jazz Festival Partnership:  Starting in 2018, The Monterey Jazz Festival and CSUMB entered into a unique educational partnership launching a series of jazz education activities and events for the campus and community made possible by a donation from Robert Danziger and Martha Drexler Lynn. The partnership includes a master class featuring jazz leaders for Music and Performing Arts students and public performances open to all. With live performance sidelined in 2020/21, the master class was transformed to include access to never-before published archival footage from Monterey Jazz Festival performances and interviews (coupled with MJF executives joining in class on Zoom for behind the scenes Q-and-A sessions) providing a course offered nowhere else in the world. We're thrilled to welcome live jazz back to campus with this unique opportunity to bring musicians from the 64th Monterey Jazz Festival to campus.

Registration is required.

Attendees can purchase parking permits online in advance and print their permits before arriving on campus.