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

Straight Jackets

LIVE In-Person Event;
Call for Reservations

July 6
4pm PDT

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

Emmet Cohen
Live from Emmet’s Place in NYC

July 6 & 13
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 & 13
5pm PDT

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

The Marshall Hawkins Trio featuring Paul Carman & Barnaby Finch with special guests

LIVE In-Person Event;
Call for Reservations

July 7 & 14
6-9pm PDT

Ferro
25840 Cedar Street
Idyllwild, CA, 92549
Marshall Hawkins at Idyllwild Arts
ferrorestaurant.com

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

July 8
12-1pm PDT

Zoom Registration Coming Soon

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

John Daversa Masterclass
Live from Miami, FL

July 8 & 15
1-2pm PDT

Zoom Registration link coming soon
johndaversa.com

Teryn Carter
Jazz Voice Masterclass
Live from Los Angeles

July 8 & 15
2-3pm PDT

Zoom Registration link coming soon
Teryn Carter on Youtube

Acoustic Asylum

July 9 & 10
12-1pm PDT

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

Curtis Taylor
Hosted by
Sherry Williams
Live from Temecula, CA

July 9
Time TBD

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

Monty Alexander

July 11
1-2pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page

Idyllwild All-Star Pro Jam

LIVE In-Person Event;
Call for Reservations

July 11
4-7pm PDT

Middle Ridge Winery
54301 N. Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549
middleridge.com

Evan Christopher Duo
Live from New Orleans

July 12
12pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
clarinetroad.com

Nathan James

LIVE In-Person Event;
Call for Reservations

July 12
3-6pm PDT

Middle Ridge Winery
54301 N. Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549
middleridge.com

The Rose Colella
& Rick Shaw Duo
Live from Los Angeles

July 13
12:15-12:45pm PDT

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

Harry Pickens
Live from Louisville, KY

July 15
12-1pm PDT

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

Ben Paterson
Live from Las Vegas

July 15
3-4pm PDT

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
benpaterson.com

Bob Boss
Jazz Guitar Masterclass
Live from San Diego, CA

July 16
10am PDT

Zoom Registration Coming Soon
bobboss.com

Evan Christopher Masterclass
Live from New Orleans

July 16
10am & 11am PDT

Zoom Registration Coming Soon
clarinetroad.com

Harry Pickens Masterclass
Live from Louisville, KY

July 16
10am & 11am PDT

Zoom Registration Coming Soon
Harry Pickens plays
for The Dalai Lama

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

July 16
12-1pm PDT

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

bobboss.com
clarinetroad.com

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

July 17
12-1pm PDT

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

Jason Jackson
Live from NYC

Date & Time TBD

Streaming on the
Idyllwild Arts Facebook Page
jasonjacksontrombone.com

Paul Carman / Joey Sellers Duo

Date & Time TBD

Zoom Registration link coming soon
Paul Carman at Idyllwild Arts
joeysellers.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.