Monterey Jazz Festival Prep and Pizza

Monterey Jazz Festival Prep and Pizza with Pamela Espeland and Andy Gilbert


If it’s your first time to the Monterey Jazz Festival or even if you’re a festival veteran, planning your listening is half the fun. Hosted by Bob Danziger, join journalists Andrew Gilbert and Pamela Espeland for an illuminating and educational primer on the music and styles of Monterey Jazz Festival artists playing that weekend so you can know what to expect this year. Pizza and a Q&A will be included.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 26 (1 session) Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Place: CSUMB at Ryan Ranch

Excerpts of Artists Performing at the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival 2019 Artist pages with links to their tunes on Spotify

Pamela Espeland 

Journalist Pamela Espeland lives in Minneapolis. She writes a daily arts column for the nonprofit online newspaper, writes about jazz and the arts for the Minneapolis Star Tribune , and blogs at She has reported on Monterey for NPR and is a regular contributor to the Monterey Jazz Festival program. This will be her 14th Monterey Jazz Festival.

Here are links to some of Pamela’s articles:


Andrew Gilbert

A Los Angeles native based in the Berkeley area since 1996, Andrew Gilbert covers jazz, international music and dance for KQED’s California Report, the Mercury NewsSan Francisco, and other publications. As seen in: The Mercury News, SFGate, The Boston Globe, KQED-TV (San Francisco, CA), KQED-FM (San Jose, CA), San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook SF, East Bay Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, COGconnected, East Bay Express and The Monterey County Herald, Marin Independent Journal, Vallejo Times-Herald, Daily Democrat, The Reporter (Vacaville, CA), JazzTimes, San Francisco Classical Voice, Good Times, Oakland Magazine, Calvin College Chimes, Whitehaven News, Good Times Santa Cruz, Alameda Magazine, Cornwall Today

List of recent articles by Andy Gilbert from San Francisco Classical Voice

Recent articles by Andrew Gilbert from the KQED website


Bob Danziger (Host)

Bob Danziger received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from CSUMB, won the New York Film Festival gold medal for Best Original Music, and has produced a number of videos for the Monterey Jazz Festival.



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