Jazz Bash by the Bay

March 3-5, 2023

Jazz Bash by the Bay, a wall-to-wall weekend of vintage jazz and swing, is celebrating its 39th anniversary at the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa 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. Features acts include Titan Hot Seven, Ivory & Gold, Yve Evans & Company, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, and more.


Experience a full weekend party of early jazz with an All-Event badge for $125, or $115 when purchased in advance. Planning on dropping by for one day only? Friday and Sunday are $50 each and Saturday is $75. Click here to purchase tickets. 


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