Idyllwild Arts Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Jazz In The Pines Festival in 2022! Stay tuned for details as we unveil the re-imagined two-week festival premiering next year.
This July 2021, please help us celebrate our esteemed Idyllwild Arts Jazz Faculty as they ascend on the Hill for the Jazz In The Pines Student Workshop! The faculty will be appearing at the following venues for a series of special events – please join us for these intimate jazz evenings IN-PERSON with our world-renowned Faculty!
COMING IN 2022
Please join us July 3-16, 2022, as Jazz In The Pines returns, 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. The festival will include public performances, open master classes, and a live taping where guests are invited to Join The Conversation as Idyllwild Arts President Pamela Jordan interviews world-renowned artists for her new podcast, “One World. One Idyllwild. The Series.”
Dear Idyllwild Community,
We are all pleased to see our community and businesses opening up as people move safely throughout town. We have missed the many celebrations and festivals that help make our mountaintop community the place we choose to call home.
We look forward to unveiling Jazz In The Pines 2022, a reimagined two-week festival that brings distinguished faculty to teach the students of Idyllwild Arts and perform on campus and in local venues. This format restores the original vision of festival co-founder and legendary bassist Marshall Hawkins by enabling Idyllwild Arts to build a bridge between professionals and the next generation of jazz artists.
To celebrate the return of Jazz In The Pines 2022, a longtime Jazz In The Pines favorite, Euphoria Brass Band, will play in this year’s Independence Day Parade on July 3. Later in the day, they will perform at FERRO restaurant.
On July 3, we are also pleased to kick off our summer teen jazz program, which has been renamed the Jazz In The Pines Student Workshop. Student performances are not open to the public this summer, but our esteemed Idyllwild Arts Jazz faculty will be appearing at FERRO restaurant and Middle Ridge Winery throughout the two-week workshop.
We are deeply grateful for all of the support we have received to reimagine Jazz In The Pines and connect our students with world-renowned artists. We look forward to Jazz In The Pines 2022 returning with a bang.
President of Idyllwild Arts
“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.”
“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.”
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.
2021 JAZZ IN THE PINES COMMITTEE
Marshall Hawkins, Founder & Visionary
Jeanette Louise Yaryan
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.