Marc Monteson Promotions (MMP) created the 1st New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival in 2001. The event, held the last weekend in September, has become a premier event not only for New Smyrna Beach, but also for Central Florida.
“You were such an amazing host to me and the band. I enjoyed myself so much and really found everyone to be so sweet, genuine, and truly caring. I hope to get the opportunity to work with you again, Marc.” …Nicole Henry of Miami Beach (2014 NSB Jazz Festival final performer at The Garlic).
“With venues hosted by participating venues in both The Loop and Flagler Ave., the annual music fest in September boasts some of the best jazz musicians in the state. From big band to smooth jazz, the festival has much to offer and the best part is that most of the events are free to the public. At those prices, who wouldn’t be-bop their way there?”…Floridian View magazine; October 2012; The Best of New Smyrna Beach section. Winner of “Best Annual Event.” 12th Annual Jazz Festival.
“On behalf of the City of New Smyrna Beach On behalf of the City of New Smyrna Beach and the City Commission, I would like to welcome you to the 14th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival. Jazz, an integral part of American culture, is our gift to the world. Our Festival gives residents and visitors the gift of hearing this fantastic music performed by accomplished musicians and singers in intimate indoor settings. I want to extend a special thanks to producer, Marc Monteson, who once again has put together a stellar program of entertainers and venues.”…Adam Barringer, Former Mayor of New Smyrna Beach 9/22/14
“ I’ve been a part of the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival since its first year. Last year I had my trio at Barracuda’s and it was packed, the crowd was overflowing. Everyone had a good time plus the owners were well pleased.
Let me tell you, I perform in many jazz festivals around the world and The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival is one of the most fun. The audiences are great and the festival, thanks to Marc Monteson, is well organized.’’…Thom Chambers, jazz musician from Beaufort, South Carolina formally of Deland Fl.
” My wife and I travel to New Smyrna every year from Daytona Beach for this incredible jazz festival that is equal to the big ones around the country. What a great opportunity for locals to see and hear the best in the business.
I can’t wait to see this years line up”! … Dick Kane, jazz fan
“The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival has grown into a premier event. This past year (2014) was wonderful to see Flagler Avenue filled with people strolling the street from venue to venue. They not only listened to jazz, they stopped, took in the art, dined in our restaurants and stayed in our hotels. This even brings people into town for a cultural experience at a time of the year when we all need a boost. I am proud to be a sponsor of such a well-run promotion”…Adele Aletti, Former President, Merchants of Flagler Avenue and retired owner of Gone Bonkers, Inc.