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The Festival at a Glance

Music

The Idyllwild Arts proudly presents the 24th annual Jazz in the Pines Festival this August 11th, 12th and 13th, featuring over two dozen bands. Performers and fans of jazz, blues, and R&B have a breathtaking mountain campus to themselves after the departure of the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program’s thousands of arts-lovers and before the first semester of the Foundation’s residential high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy.

All proceeds from the festival benefit Idyllwild Arts. Our mission is changing lives through the transformative power of art. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Marketplace

Idyllwild’s nearly twenty galleries, featuring work by more than two hundred artists, have earned it a place of honor in John Villani’s The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America. During Jazz in the Pines this wealth of artistic talent is concentrated in our Festival Marketplace, where you can browse jewelry, pottery, and other crafts as well as Festival tee shirts, hats, and posters. The Marketplace also offers a broad range of food and drink options, including Cajun cooking and barbecue, ice cream and smoothies, and much more.

The Great Outdoors

Founded in 1946, Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program is located on 205 acres of forest in the tranquil, artists village of Idyllwild in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains.

Here are some fun facts about Idyllwild:

  • – Prior to 1860, Bands of Cahuilla Indians used to camp in Idyllwild to replenish their winter food supplies. Large mortars and other artifacts can still be found on the Idyllwild Arts campus today.
  • – The community of Idyllwild has always been a center for arts, artists and art aficionados. Cecil B. DeMille filmed one of his earliest films, “The Girl of the Golden West” and in 1961, Elvis Presley came to Idyllwild to film the musical, “Kid Galahad.”

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2017 Line-Up

6:00pm
Patrons VIP Dinner and Dance

Besos de Coco
Lorraine Castellanos - Guitar, Vocals
Evona Wascinski - Bass
Claudia Gomez Vorce - Percussion and Tap Dance

Headliner: Gilbert Hansen Band
Gilbert Hansen - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Rick Cowling - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Lenny Hansell - Guitar, Vocals
Sal Frisura - Drums and Vocals

11:00am - 12:15pm
Frisson

Matt DiBiase - Vibraphone, MalletKat, Electronics
Russell GelmanSheehan - Guitar
Giveton Gelin - Trumpet
Nathan Rice - Tenor Saxophone
Michael Orenstein - Keys
Eli Heath - Bass
Patrick Graney - Percussion
Chase Kuesel - Drums

Robert Dove - Tenor Saxophone
Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet
Hugo Suarez - Piano
George Delancey - Bass
Kevin Kanner - Drums

Evan Christopher - Clarinet
Bob Boss - Guitar
Joshua White - Piano
Daniel Sazer-Krebbers - Bass
Andy Fraga, Jr., - Drums

Charles McPherson - Alto Saxaphone
Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet
Randy Porter - Piano
Rob Thorsen - Bass
Richard Weller - Drums

10:30am - 11:45am
Chuck Alvarez & Satellite Voodoo

Chuck Alvarez  Guitar & Vocal
Ed Callen - Vocal & Harmonica
Jerry Vilicich - Bass
Adam Idell - Drums
Barnaby Finch - Special Guest on Keys

The Greg Jones Band jams a high energy fusion of R&B Jazz and Blues. This year the band performs songs from their latest CD “Featuring,” and pay tribute to the late great Al Jeru. A featured special guest vocalist is Ms LaNeika Gallon.

Dr. Gregory Jones - Piano & Vocals
Dave Pruitt - Guitar & Vocals
Toby Williams - Drums & Vocals
Irwin Williams - Bass & Vocals
Featured Special Guest - LaNeika Gallon: Vocals
Sandy Visser-Jones & Patti Pruitt - B/U Vocals

Gilbert Hansen - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Rick Cowling - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Lenny Hansell - Guitar, Vocals
Sal Frisura - Drums and Vocals

Yve Evans - Piano, Vocals
Bradley Austin Bobo - Bass, Vocals
Larry Washington - Drums, Vocals

10:45am - 11:45am
Besos de Coco

Lorraine Castellanos - Guitar, Vocals
Evona Wascinski - Bass
Claudia Gomez Vorce - Percussion and Tap Dance

Joshua White - Piano
Dean Hulett - Bass
Jonathan Pinson - Drums
Curtis Taylor - Trumpet

Paul Carman - Saxaphone
Joey Sellers - Trombone
Chris Symer - Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums

Rose Mallett - Vocals
Ron Kobayashi - Piano
Baba Elefante - Bass
Steve Dixon - Drums

Sakura Tsai - Violin
David Mergen - Violoncello
Stephen Pfeifer - Contrabass
Diana Morgan - Flutes
Jennifer Stevenson - Clarinets
Jeanette Louise Yaryan - Piano

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Seahawk MOJO (Modern Jazz Orchestra)

6:00pm - Preferred Seating For Patrons
6:15pm - General Admission

11:00am - 12:15pm
Voices in Praise Gospel Choir (VIP)

Bob Emmit - Piano
Larry Washington - Drums/Vocals
Brad Bobo - Bass/Vocals
Yve Evans - Piano/Vocals
Ava Dupree - Vocals
Chystal Matthews - Vocals
Kym Foley - Vocals
Allison Bobo - Vocals
Billy Redd - Vocals
Ricky Taylor - Vocals

Tamir Hendelman - Piano
Alex Frank - Bass
Dean Koba - Drums

Vagelis Stefanopoulos (GR) – Composer/Piano
David Lynch (USA) - Saxophones
Adedeji Adetayo (Nigeria) - Guitar/Vocals
Yoel Soto (Cuba) - Bass
Yiannis Angelopoulos (GR) - Drums

Russell Malone - Guitar
Rick Germanson - Piano
Luke Sellick - Bass
Willie Jones III - Drums

10:30am - 11:45am
Eric Kufs

Eric Kufs - Guitar and Vocals

Gary Gand - Guitar
Joan Gand - Keyboard
Dion Khan - Vocals
John Bolivar - Saxaphone
Andrew Ford - Bass
Craig Chesnut - Drums

Andre Thierry - Accordion
Cj Phillips - Rubboard
Julius Johnson - Drums
Zack Mack - Guitar
Keith Donivan - Bass Guitar

Steven Ebner - Trumpet
April West - Trombone
JP Balmat - Baritone & Alto Saxes
David Jackson - Tenor Sax
Wayne Rice - Sousaphone
Ron Bocian - Snare Drum & Cymbals
Drew Miller - Bass Drum

10:45am - 11:45am
Jazzgrass

Barnaby Finch - Piano
Don Reed - Mandolin and Dobro
Sean Longstreet - Guitar
Bill Saitta - Bass
Jeff Olson - Drums
Sam Zorn - Fiddle

Max Haymer - Piano
Dave Robaire - Bass
Dan Schnelle - Drums

Gregory Page -- Guitar and Vocals
Sky Ladd - Piano
Josh Hermsmeier - Drums

Theo Sanders - Piano
Henry Franklin - Bass
Yayo Morales - Drums
SPECIAL GUESTS:
Azar Lawrence - Saxophones

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2017 Event Tickets

Purchase your tickets online or at the Main Gate on each day of the event.

Saturday Admission
$85
  • General Admission
  • 2017 Program
  • Children 18 and under admitted FREE with ticket holding adult.
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Sunday Admission
$85
  • General Admission
  • 2017 Program
  • Children 18 and under admitted FREE with ticket holding adult.
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Two Day Admission
$150
  • Two Day Admission
  • 2017 Program
  • Children 18 and under admitted FREE with ticket holding adult.
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Patrons Package
$350
  • Friday Evening Dinner/Dance Party
  • Preferred Parking
  • Preferred Seating in the Main Amphitheater
  • Saturday & Sunday Admission
  • Preferred seating at the Saturday Seahawk MOJO Concert
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Festival Guide

A few tips to help you survive festival weekend, whether you’re a day-tripper or a happy camper.

Location
  • Idyllwild Arts
    52500 Temecula Rd.
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • jazzinfo@idyllwildarts.org
  • 951.468.7210
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm

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The 24th annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines is a jazz-inspired fundraising event aimed at raising funds for the students and programs of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. Celebrating a weekend of music, food, and culture.

All proceeds from the festival benefit Idyllwild Arts.
Our mission is changing lives through the transformative power of art. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.