Idyllwild Arts’ ‘Jazz in the Pines’ fundraiser to return in July

Jazz in the Pines will feature live performances and workshops for students. Valley News/ photo

IDYLLWILD – Idyllwild Arts Academy announced the return of its popular annual fundraiser, Jazz In The Pines, marking its 29th year with a lineup of live performances and workshops. The 2023 iteration will feature performances by famed artists and students, taking place on the art school’s 205-acre campus at 52500 Temecula Road in Idyllwild as well as select venues in the town of Idyllwild, including FERRO, Middle Ridge Winery, the Grand Idyllwild Lodge, Creekstone Lodge, Harvey House and Cafe Aroma. Two special events will be featured off the mountain at The Merc in Old Town Temecula.

This year’s Jazz In The Pines is curated once again 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 and 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 and The Idyllwild Arts All-Star Student Jazz Combo. The festival will feature 13 venues hosting 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.”

The new Jazz In The Pines Festival and Student Clinic restores the original vision of festival co-founder Marshall Hawkins, bassist, teacher and walking treasure trove of jazz. Centering around the Student Clinic, the two-week line-up of concerts builds a bridge between the professionals and the next generation of jazz artists. Guests can purchase tickets for individual events as well as an all-access pass:

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