Jazz Bash by the Bay

March 2 - 4, 2018

Jazz Bash by the Bay, a wall-to-wall weekend of vintage jazz and swing, is celebrating its 38th anniversary at the Monterey Conference Center in downtown Monterey. The festival brings together the many colorful forms of the roots of early jazz: Dixieland, traditional jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, ragtime, blues and zydeco.

Bands and Artists

Dozens of guest bands, artists and youth bands perform throughout the weekend. Featured acts include Titan Hot7, Ivory&Gold, Yve Evans Trio, Tom Rigney & Flambeau and more.


Experience a full weekend party of early jazz with an All-Event badge for $105. Planning on dropping by for one day only? Friday and Sunday are $45 each and Saturday is $60. High school students and younger are free. Click here to purchase badges online.

Jazz Bash by the Bay Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in downtown Monterey and walking distance to the event including the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott, and Hotel Pacific.