FEST: Monterey Jazz Festival (CA)

Posted by:  Monterey Jazz Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Monterey, California, USA

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Greetings Sonicbids artists, the Monterey Jazz Festival is accepting applications for our 62nd festival this September 27-29, 2019.  Over 500 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world's best Jazz Festival. 

Voted “World's Best Jazz Festival” by the readers of JazzTimes Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016, the Monterey Jazz Festival offers 20 acres of magnificent oak-studded grounds for fans to enjoy, featuring films, conversations with the Festival's stars, exhibitions, food and beverages, an international shopping bazaar, and 8 stages of live Jazz entertainment spread throughout the grounds. If you're a world class emerging or established artist, this is your big shot to play the worlds most prestigious Jazz festival.

The Opportunity

Since the beginning, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been committed to presenting, nurturing and celebrating all jazz artists. Both emerging and established artists will be considered for the Monterey Jazz Festival, with a focus on established and regional artists. 

This code has always been about ensuring a safe space for all musicians, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, etc. to work and perform in – something we strive towards every day at Monterey Jazz Festival, and an initiative we are proud to support. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to apply at one of the most celebrated festivals in the world and expand your fanbase.

The Band

We're looking for  Jazz, Soul, Blues, R&B, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Funk, Folk, Jazz fusion, and just about anything in between. Looking for local, regional, regional and international acts.

Past artists include Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Norah Jones with Brian Blade & Chris Thomas, Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings, Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, Lucinda Williams and many more...

Acts must have extensive live stage experience

Acts must promote the festival

Acts must have a solid online presence 

Acts can sell their merch on-site

The Gig

Monterey, California September 27-29, 2019

Pay is determined upon booking

PA provided

Basic backline provided 

Bands receive drink tickets and backstage access

Capacity +50 000


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking