Idyllwild Arts Academy’s annual fundraiser Jazz In The Pines is back for its 29th year from July 3-15 with live performances and more by famed artists and students. This year’s Jazz In The Pines Festival and Student Clinic restores the original vision of festival co-founder Dr. Marshall Hawkins, the legendary bassist, beloved teacher, and walking treasure trove of jazz. Centering around the Student Clinic, the two-week lineup of concerts builds a bridge between the professionals and the next generation of jazz artists.
Jazz In The Pines is again curated by New York Times-featured jazz vocalist Rose Colella, who has performed at the festival for many years. Headliners include Grammy Award-winning trumpeter John Daversa & Marshall Hawkins’ Seahawk MOJO, along with Euphoria Brass Band, Joshua White, Sherry Williams, Yve Evans, Rose Colella, Tom Hynes, Dan St. Marseille, Bob Boss, Frank Fontaine, Tina Raymond & The Idyllwild Arts All-Star Student Jazz Combo. The festival features 27 public performances, open master classes, book readings/signings and live podcast recordings, where guests are invited to join the conversation as Idyllwild Arts President Pamela Jordan interviews world-renowned artists for her podcast, “One World. One Idyllwild. The Series.”
Taking place at 13 venues including the picturesque 205-acre Idyllwild Arts Academy’s campus (52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA), locations throughout Idyllwild including FERRO, Middle Ridge Winery, the Grand Idyllwild Lodge, Creekstone Lodge, Harvey House and Cafe Aroma, and two special events off the mountain at The Merc in Temecula, the festival gives jazz aficionados the opportunity to hear young musicians play alongside some of today’s jazz greatshttps://www.middleridge.com/