Famed Festival to Deliver Inspiring Jazz Performances & Programming from June 30 to July 13

Idyllwild Arts Academy announces the return of its popular annual fundraiser, Jazz In The Pines, marking its 30th and final year with an exciting lineup of live performances by famed artists and students, taking place on the art school’s 250-acre campus. Guests can purchase tickets for individual events as well as an all-access pass: https://idyllwildarts.org/jazz-in-the-pines/.

For 30 years, Idyllwild Arts has brought legendary jazz giants from across the United States to perform for eager audiences and, most recently, to work alongside the young jazz enthusiasts of the Jazz In The Pines Student Clinic. Jazz In The Pines began in 1994 and this final Jazz in the Pines will be dedicated to the memory of jazz guitar giant Bob Boss.

Jazz In The Pines is curated by festival co-founder Dr. Marshall Hawkins – the legendary bassist and beloved teacher – along with revered New York Times-featured jazz vocalist Rose Colella. The life and career of Dr. Marshall Hawkins – who has played with jazz giants from Miles Davis to Shirley Horn and Roberta Flack – has been and continues to be a cornerstone for jazz at Idyllwild Arts from founding the Academy’s Jazz Program in 1986 to curating performances that have attracted thousands of music lovers to the mountain town over the years.

“The 30th anniversary will mark the conclusion of the festival but we pass the torch on to the educators and performers of the Jazz In The Pines Student Clinic as they continue,” says Pamela Jordan, President of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. “We are forever indebted to the talented Dr. Hawkins for his vision, his love for his students, and his generosity to our community.”

The two-week festival will include a headlining performance by the legendary John Daversa and his Big Band featuring the Grammy Award-nominated album “Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles,” Dr. Marshall Hawkins Seahawk MoJO: “A Tribute to Bob Boss,” Harry Pickens, Euphoria Brass Band, The Rose Colella Quartet, the Idyllwild Arts Jazz Faculty Big Band, Idyllwild Arts All-Star Student Jazz Combo, and more.

Performances will occur on concert stages on The Idyllwild Arts campus, including William M. Lowman Hall, Holmes Amphitheatre, and Stephens Recital Hall. Two special events will be featured off the mountain at The Merc in Temecula.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, Idyllwild Arts hopes guests will also consider a donation during the final festival year to support student scholarships. Dr. Marshall Hawkins continues to play a vital role in securing hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to support deserving and talented young jazz musicians from around the world.