Gretsch Drums & Latin Percussion Sponsor Monterey Jazz Festival 2023

Gretsch Drums & Latin Percussion Sponsor Monterey Jazz Festival 2023

Gretsch Drums and Latin Percussion (LP) are proud to announce they are official drum and percussion partners of the Monterey Jazz Festival(MJF66) the longest continuously running jazz festival in the world. Now in its sixty-sixth year, MJF66 takes place September 22-24, 2023 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif.

Gretsch endorsers appearing over the festival weekend include new signing Jaylen Petinaud. On Friday, September 22, 2023 he will be adding his mastery of world beat rhythms and contemporary funk to the band of multi Grammy Award winner, Herbie Hancock. Sunday 24th September 2023 sees versatile drummer Brad Webb accompanying the UK’s best-selling jazz artist, Jamie Cullum.

Plus, on Saturday 23rd September 2023 multi-Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner and LP endorser Marcelo Woloski will be lending his broad array of percussive sounds to the jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy.

All these acts will be appearing on the main Jimmy Lyons stage.

Keith Balla with Samara Joy

Gretsch and LP have worked with the Monterey Jazz Festival for a number of years. On formalizing the partnership, Executive Director, Colleen Bailey, said: “We are so grateful to our continued partnership with Gretsch Drums and LP, companies that share our long-standing legacy for quality and innovation. Together we are setting the stage for the world’s leading jazz artists to sound their very best when they play at the festival in September”.

To learn more about MJF66 and to purchase tickets visit To learn more about Gretsch and its products please go to and to find out more about LP and its products please go to .

Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1883, Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. In 2015, Oxnard California-based, American drum designers and manufacturer Drum Workshop (DW Drums) acquired the rights to develop, produce, market and distribute Gretsch Drums. For 135 years, this award-winning company has been providing “That Great Gretsch Sound” to drummers around the globe. Noted artists include Phil Collins, Vinnie Colaiuta, Cindy Blackman, Ash Soan, Steve Ferrone and Keith Carlock among others. For more information, visit


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