Aug 4, 200804:38 PMThe Life
JAZZ, JAZZ, JAZZ!
David Koz headlines Sunday
Lee Ritenour headlines Saturday
It’s August and it’s time for the 15th Annual Jazz in the Pines, produced by the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation. This is one of the coolest events in the area, literally cool high above the desert in the pine-scented mountain air, and doubly cool to get to hear the top jazz greats in the country in a picturesque outdoor amphitheatre shaded by swaying parachutes.
Held on the campus of Idyllwild Arts for two whole days — August 23 and 24, to benefit scholarships for the Idyllwild Arts Foundatation.
Gates open at 10 a.m. with continuous music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at various venues in addition to the amphitheatre. The headliner on Saturday is the legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour with hi special guest performers Patrice Rushen, Brian Bromberg, and Will Kennedy. The headliner on Sunday is the great sax man Dave Koz, nominated six times for a Grammy and his lush At the Movies spent eight weeks on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart.
Other popular artists appearing both days are Yve Evans, Harry Pickens, Lori Andrews, Paul Carman & Fourbits, Peter Sprague, Bob Boss, and the Najite Agindotan African Ensemble, plus the incomparable Marshall Hawkins, Musical Director of the festival and the many talented students and alumni.
In addition to fabulous music, there is fabulous food, Wine tasting, fine arts and crafts, and a special Saturday Night BBQ Jam for just $20. There are many charming inns throughout the village of Idyllwild. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 951-659-3259 for information.
Tickets are $60 per person each day; patron package $235 per person (both days) which includes the Gala Gourmet Patron Dinner Dance, one ticket per day, preferred parking, and reserved seating in the amphitheater.
Tickets are available by calling 951-313-3361, by mail at Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines, P.O. Box 3097, Idyllwild, CA, 92549-3097, or visit www.idyllwildjazz.com. If you are in Idyllwild, tickets are sold at the Idyllwild Pharmacy.
Located in the San Jacinto Mountains on Highway 243 at 52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild 92349