- Special Events
- Young Artists
Nancy & Spencer Garrett, longtime VMF sponsors, are being recognized for their generous leadership and financial support of several organizations: for Nancy, the local chapters of the National Charity League and Cate School in particular; for Spencer, the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura, the Museum of Ventura County, Interface, Ojai Valley School and United Way of Ventura County.
Spanish guitar virtuoso and Latin Grammy winner Twanguero (Diego Garcia) is considered one of the best guitarists in Europe. The “fire-breathing guitar hero” moved to Los Angeles recently to build the U.S. dimension of his career. He is extraordinary.
Young Artists Fund
The VMF Young Artists Fund underwrites the participation of outstanding young musicians in diverse Festival programs, such as the annual Student Jazz Competition, Rising Stars and other concerts. It has spotlighted young musicians emerging from national and international competitions who have then gone on to careers in concert halls that span the globe. It also features young talent lauded locally for whom the Festival appearance is a professional debut.