Festival Badges


2024 Badges No Longer Available Online

Badges are still available by phone (831-754-8786) or at the door

All festival badges let you stroll easily from one performance to another. Badges can be ordered by phone, by mailing the enclosed order form, or online at JazzBashMonterey.com.

Badges ordered in advance can be picked up along with your free program starting at 10am, Friday March 1, 2024 in the DeAnza Lobby of the Portola Hotel and Spa. A limited number of Day and All-Event Badges will be sold at the door.

Please Note: Local Covid protocols and mandates will be followed and may include requirement of proof of vaccination or negative Covid test.

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Thursday Night Festival “Appetizers”

Special We3 Reunion Concert
(Bonsai 7:00pm – 8:15pm)

Admission $25

A long-standing tradition at our festival, the annual Thursday night We3 reunion is sure to please!  Whether you’re a fan of hot music, sweet ballads, or humor (or all three), you’ll be amazed at the synchronicity achieved by clarinetist Bob Draga, pianist Jeff Barnhart and drummer Danny Coots.  It’s as if they share one brain, and no-one knows who has it at any given time!  This one fills up, so get your tickets early.

GREAT GATSBY BLOWOUT with the Graystone Monarchs!
(De Anza 8:30pm – 10:45pm)

Admission $30

Come dressed as yourself OR your favorite collegiate flapper or frat boy, gangster or moll as we celebrate the Roaring 20’s and Sophisticated 30’s in our main ballroom! Great music for listening and cheering, along with two dance floors for your dancing enjoyment.

Percussionist Josh Duffee is the leader of The Graystone Monarchs, a 10-piece dance band that performs music from the 1920’s and ’30’s. The Graystone Monarchs will feature Andy Schumm, Justin Au, Dan Barrett, Nate Ketner, John Otto, Don Neely, Frederick Hodges, Katie Cavera, Marty Eggers and Josh Duffee. They’ll perform the music true to the era, taking you back in time to what it would have sounded like if you were listening to the original group in person. Their music comes from the libraries of the Jean Goldkette Orchestra (1924-1929), McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, Frank Trumbauer Orchestra w/Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Orchestra, King Oliver Orchestra, and many more groups! The music will be hot, the beats infectious, and you won’t want to miss what everyone will be talking about for the rest of the festival!!


Please note: Thursday night events are separate from festival badge purchases

Patrons Packages and Perks

Enjoy Jazz Bash by the Bay as a VIP with a Patron Badge. For a special rate you will receive one Patron Badge, which includes preferred seating (held for Patrons the first 10 minutes of each performance at the venues), your name in the Official Program, and an invitation to our exclusive Patrons’ Party at the Monterey Marriott Hotel.

Family Patron Package includes four All-Event Badges and two Patron Badges.

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Children 14 and under admitted FREE with a paying adult. High school students with an ID are admitted FREE. College students, active-duty military, and group rates available. Please call 831-754-8786 or 888-349-6879 for more information.

Badges are not refundable.

Friends of Note Donation*

*Please process donations separately from your badge orders. Please use our donation page to make your donation online https://jazzbashmonterey.com/donate/ Thank you.

*Any amount is appreciated. Those donating  $25.00 or more per person will receive a collectable “Friends of Note” pin at the festival Will Call desk.

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