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Monterey Jazz Festival: 60 Years of Musical Magic

Yamaha partnership supports MJF’s music education programs and benefits performers and concertgoers alike.

For more than four decades, Yamaha Corporation of America has partnered with the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) to provide world-class instruments for the festival’s multiple stages and rehearsal areas, as well as support for the organization’s many educational programs designed to nurture and develop young jazz musicians. As the official supplier of drum sets and pianos during the three-day festival, Yamaha helps ensure consistent and exceptional sound quality for performers and concertgoers alike.

The MJF is the nation’s oldest continuous running jazz series. Throughout its long history it has brought thousands of artists from across the globe to create musical magic amid the beauty of the Monterey peninsula. The Festival attracts an audience of over 36,000 and features a line-up of hundreds of artists, showcasing the best jazz has to offer and performing on everything from a Yamaha CFX concert grand piano to Absolute Hybrid Maple drums.

In addition, an annual Jazz Legends Gala benefits MJF’s numerous jazz education programs, including Monterey Jazz in the Schools, Next Generation Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Summer Jazz Camp, Monterey County Honor Ensembles and the MJF Instrument Bank and Sheet Music Library.

Learn more about the MJF programs and festival in these videos:


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