Jazz In The Pines returns from July 5 through July 17 and builds a bridge between the professionals we’ve loved for years and the next generation of jazz artists. The new Jazz In The Pines restores the original vision of festival co-founder Marshall Hawkins, the legendary bassist, beloved teacher, and walking treasure trove of jazz history.

Jazz In The Pines will include public performances, an “In Conversation” series with the artists, open masterclasses, and special events. The new Jazz In The Pines incorporates the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Jazz Workshop for ages 14 to 18, giving these young musicians a chance to play alongside some of the great practitioners of contemporary jazz.

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SCHEDULE

Champian Fulton
Live From NYC

July 5 & 12
2pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
champian.net

Euphoria Brass Band

LIVE In-Person Event;
Call for Reservations

July 5
4-7pm PDT

Ferro
25840 Cedar Street
Idyllwild, CA, 92549
ferrorestaurant.com

Jazz In The Pines Student Workshop

July 6-17
Daily classes, Monday to Friday
Ages 14-18

Learn more and Register Today

Teryn Carter Duo
Live from Los Angeles

July 6
12-1pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
Teryn Carter on Youtube

Emmet Cohen
Live from Emmet’s Place in NYC

July 6
4:30pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
emmetcohen.com

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Live from NYC via
Birdland Jazz Club

July 6
5pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
pajamacastparty.com
birdlandjazz.com

Francisco Torres / Tom Hynes Duo

July 7
12:15-12:45pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
Francisco Torres with Poncho Sanchez
Tom Hynes on Youtube

“How the Arts Shaped My Life”
A Conversation with Idyllwild Arts Alumni
Featuring Marshall Hawkins & Idyllwild Arts Alumni

July 8
12-1pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

John Daversa Masterclass
Live from Miami, FL

July 8 & 15
1-2pm PDT

Stay tuned for more details.

johndaversa.com

Teryn Carter
Jazz Voice Masterclass
Live from Los Angeles

July 8 & 15
2-3pm PDT

Stay tuned for more details.

Teryn Carter on Youtube

Acoustic Asylum

July 9 & 10
12:15-12:45pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
radmusic.net/acoustic-asylum

Curtis Taylor
Hosted by
Sherry Williams
Live from Temecula, CA

July 9
7:30pm PDT

Jazz at the Merc
Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
curtistaylor.net
sherrywilliamsmusic.com
Jazz at the Merc

Christian McBride, Melissa Walker,
Terri Lynne Carrington and Vijay Iyer
In Conversation via Jazz House Kids
Listening Party of Popular Protest Songs

July 10
5-7pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
christianmcbride.com
jazzhousekids.org

Chris Greene Quartet
Live from Chicago

July 10
5:30pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
chrisgreenjazz.com

“Reminiscing in Riddim”
In Conversation with Monty Alexander

July 11
1-2pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road
Live from New Orleans

July 12
4:15-5:15pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
clarinetroad.com

Paul Carman / Joey Sellers Duo

July 13
12:15-12:45pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
Paul Carman at Idyllwild Arts
joeysellers.com

Emmet Cohen
Live from Emmet’s Place in NYC

July 13
4:30pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
emmetcohen.com

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
with special guest Michael Feinstein
Live from NYC via
Birdland Jazz Club

July 13
5pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
pajamacastparty.com
birdlandjazz.com

Screening followed by
a Q & A with Michael Murphy
and Dr. Michael White

July 13
5pm PDT

FILM SYNOPSIS
A feature length documentary that puts a spotlight on the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. Hosted by Oscar nominee and six-time Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard, this remarkable film tells a story of how music became a vehicle to help battle the injustices of Jim Crow laws and racial segregation, how music helped bring the city back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and how music is still a vital form of expression against ongoing cultural & racial biases. This not to be missed film showcases how the music of New Orleans became a celebration of life and a foundation of the cultural resilience of our remarkable city.

INTERVIEWS
Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes
Germaine Bazzle
Terence Blanchard
Courtney Bryan
Irma Thomas (2004)
Jon Cleary
Quint Davis
Big Freedia
Harry Connick Jr.
Steve Gadd
Roberta Grace
Alan Light
Delfeayo Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Jason Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Cosimo Matassa (2004)
Tom McDermott
PJ Morton
Art & Aaron Neville (2004)
Arthel Neville
Charmaine Neville
Charles Neville (2004)
Ivan Neville
Earl Palmer (2004)
Robert Plant
Richards Bruce Raeburn
Bonnie Raitt (2004)
Mac Rebennack/Dr John (2000)
Keith Richards (2004)
Herlin Riley
Alfred Uganda Roberts
Reggie Scanlon
Sting
Bill Summers
Allen Toussaint (2004)
Reginald Toussaint
Reid Wick
Dr. Michael White

PERFORMANCES
Aaron & Ivan Neville
Allen Toussaint
Danny Barker & His Jazz Hounds
Dr. Michael White and The Original Liberty
Jazz Band
Dr. John
Earl King
The Fortifiers
Herlin Riley & Band
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
James Booker
Mannie Fresh & Big Freedia
The Neville Brothers
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Professor Longhair
Quiana Lynell
The Radiators
Tank & The Bangas
Terence Blanchard & E Collective
Tom McDermott

Dan St. Marseille / Charlie Richard Duo

July 14
12:15-12:45pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
Dan St. Marseille on allmusic.com
Charlie Richard on ejazzlines.com

Miki Yamanaka Quartet
Live from Smalls Jazz Club in NYC

July 14
2-3pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

smallslive.com

JazzArts Charlotte presents
Conversations with Curtis
with JazzTimes writer Natalie Weiner

July 14
5pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

thejazzarts.org

Evan Christopher
“Happy Birthday Tribute to Marshall Hawkins – The Birth of Jazz In The Pines”

July 14
5:30PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

clarinetroad.com

Harry Pickens
Live from Louisville, KY

July 15
12:15-12:45pm PDT

In Concert & In Conversation
Click here for Zoom Registration
Harry Pickens plays
for The Dalai Lama

Cyrus Chestnut Group
Live from Smalls Jazz Club in NYC

July 15
2-3pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

smallslive.com

Ben Paterson
Live from Las Vegas

July 15
3-4pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
benpaterson.com

Evan Christopher Masterclass
Live from New Orleans

July 16
11am-Noon PDT

Stay tuned for more details.

clarinetroad.com

Harry Pickens Masterclass
Live from Louisville, KY

July 16
11am-Noon PDT

Stay tuned for more details.

Harry Pickens plays
for The Dalai Lama

In Conversation with
Marshall Hawkins, Harry Pickens, Bob Boss & Evan Christopher

July 16
12:15-12:45pm PDT

Click here for Zoom Registration
Harry Pickens plays
for The Dalai Lama

bobboss.com
clarinetroad.com

Idyllwild Arts Faculty
Music Video Premiere ~ Rick Shaw

July 16
1:15pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

Rick Shaw on Soundcloud

Idyllwild Arts Student
Music Video Premiere ~ Michael Dunaevsky

July 16
1:45pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
idyllwildarts.org/music

Idyllwild Arts Music Department
Music Video Premiere ~ “Rhapsody in Blue”

July 16
2:15pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
idyllwildarts.org/music

Idyllwild Arts Student
Music Video Premiere ~ Zemfira Bagirova & Eliza Kiy

July 16
2:45pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
idyllwildarts.org/music

Idyllwild Arts Student
Music Video Premiere ~ Joe Davis & Michael Dunaevsky

July 16
3:15pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
idyllwildarts.org/music

Billy Stritch Live from NYC

July 16
5pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
billystritch.com

Dianne Reeves In Conversation
with Cathy Segal-Garcia

July 17
11am PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
cathysegalgarcia.com
diannereeves.com

The Bob Boss & Marshall Hawkins Duo
Live from San Diego, CA

July 17
12:15-12:45pm PDT

In Concert & In Conversation
Click here for Zoom Registration
Marshall Hawkins at Idyllwild Arts
bobboss.com

Petra van Nuis
& Andy Brown Duo Summer Swing
Live from Chicago via Winter’s Jazz Club

July 17
5pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
wintersjazzclub.com
petrasings.com
andybrownguitar.com

Jason Jackson & Rosena Hill Jackson
present Sounds of Sarah Vaughan

July 17
1:30pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
jasonjacksontrombone.com

Judy Carmichael and her Quartet
from Dizzy’s Jazz Club in NYC—Jazz
at Lincoln Center with LIVE Q&A with Judy

July 17
4pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
via QPAC
judycarmichael.com
jazz.org
visitqpac.org

Rose Colella with Rick Shaw
& Michael Bluestein Live from LA

July 17
6:30pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
rosecolella.com
Rick Shaw on Soundslice.com
michaelbluesteinmusic.com

“The new Jazz in the Pines is a state of mind. It’s an expression of shared wonder about the power of jazz not only to speak generation after generation, but to help one generation speak to another generation.”
– Marshall Hawkins, Jazz In The Pines Founder

“The trip up the mountain becomes more than a physical journey; it becomes a journey of awakening to a new way of being – a state of consciousness characterized by self-awareness, authentic connection, mutual respect, clear communication, personal mastery, common language and individual expression in service of a common ideal.”
– Harry Pickens, Musician & Author

“By bringing together artists of all ages, Jazz In The Pines now aligns with what Idyllwild Arts has done exceptionally well for nearly 75 years. By ensuring a continuing dialogue of artistic expression, younger generations are taught to embrace the universal language of the arts to change lives and connect with human kind.”
– Pamela Jordan, President, Idyllwild Arts

HISTORY OF JAZZ IN THE PINES

Marshall Hawkins’ upcoming birthday will make him eighty-one years young.

“Oh, yeah,” he grinned one recent morning. “But I’m not slowing down. I’m moving smarter.”

That gift of eternal youth explains why Hawkins continues to look ahead, rather than settle for a well-earned rest on his laurels. Eternal youth explains why he’s thrilled about the rebirth and reinvention of Jazz in the Pines. The education of young musicians is now crucial to his brainchild, which is twenty-five years old and counting.

The jazz master founded Jazz in the Pines in 1994, along with Barbara Wood and Lynn Carlson. In 2015 the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation handed over the running of Jazz in the Pines to Idyllwild Arts. Since then, Hawkins’ role has expanded because of his involvement with Idyllwild Arts, where he is a beloved teacher.

“When you’re involved with art,” he said, “you’re second. So the new Jazz in the Pines isn’t a festival, meaning it isn’t just a party and isn’t just entertainment. The new Jazz in the Pines is a state of mind. It’s an expression of shared wonder about the power of jazz not only to speak generation after generation, but to help one generation speak to another generation.”

No one has spoken more powerfully generation after generation, or from his own generation to much younger ones, than Marshall Hawkins.

“Jazz is a catalyst for love and respect, a beacon that shines on the truth. It’s what I’ve always been honored to feel when I played jazz, and what I’ve also been honored to feel during these exciting conversations, month after month since August 2018, with the other people involved in planning the new Jazz in the Pines. We’ve had love and respect and truth in the room, along with Bob Boss and Harry Pickens, and Evan Christopher and Jason Jackson and others—including of course the President of Idyllwild Arts, Pamela Jordan.”

Hawkins has always insisted that his power to communicate belongs ultimately not to himself, but to the music. The power is on loan to him only for as long as he gives the music its freedom.

“It’s like it wasn’t just us in the room, because that openness to what the music can do made a place in the room for everybody who’s open to the music.”

He shrugged.

“Connecting. This is all about love of the power of music to connect people to each other. This is what the new Jazz in the Pines is all about.”

MISSION STATEMENT

Jazz in the Pines supports and empowers the students of Idyllwild Arts through an inter-generational teaching-artist model anchored in the strategies of jazz music and the artistry of its greatest practitioners.

2020 JAZZ IN THE PINES COMMITTEE

Marshall Hawkins, Founder & Visionary
Bob Boss
Evan Christopher
Rose Colella
Mark Davis
Tom Hynes
Jason Jackson

Pamela Jordan
Keith Miller
Harry Pickens
Palencia Turner
Wendy Winks
Jeanette Louise Yaryan

2020 Partners

2020 Media Partners

Sponsorship

Our reimagined Jazz In The Pines has been two years in the making. Here is how you can add to this year’s success:

  • Sponsor Jazz In The Pines to promote Jazz as a uniquely American genre, achieve visibility and recognition, and align yourself or your brand with the values and mission of Jazz In The Pines. Sponsors will be listed on our website, as well as in our upcoming email communications. A sponsorship is your chance to make the largest impact possible for professional and aspiring Jazz musicians:
    – $25,000 Presenting Sponsorship
    – $10,000 Jazz Legend Sponsorship
    – $5,000 Jazz Master Sponsorship
    – $2,500 Jazz Advocate Sponsorship
    – $1,000 Jazz Fan Sponsorship
  • Make a donation of any amount that will be used to further our mission. All donor names will be listed on jazzinthepines.com, so use this opportunity to advertise your business, honor or memorialize someone important to you, or pay tribute to the mission of Jazz In The Pines.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Development office with any questions, or to discuss customized sponsorship opportunities at events@idyllwildarts.org.

Thank you for your patronage and support of Jazz In The Pines and Idyllwild Arts Foundation.