The Festival at a Glance


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.


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.”

















2017 Line-Up

Patrons VIP Dinner

The 25th annual Jazz in the Pines raises funds for the students and programs of Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program. One of the most exciting parts of Jazz in the Pines is the exclusive Patrons Dinner on the Idyllwild Arts campus. This year’s theme, “Riverside French Quarter,” includes traditional New Orleans music and cuisine. Starting at 7 pm, guests will enjoy a Bourbon Street-inspired bar and savor mouthwatering New Orleans-style food reminiscent of the city’s celebrated Café du Monde coffee stand.

This year’s entertainment will start with the New Orleans-style Euphoria Brass Band. They will be followed by Ruby and the Red Hots, a San Diego-based rockin’ blues, R&B, funk, and jazz band whose high-energy, earth-shaking sounds can be counted on to get an audience simmering. Additional surprise musical performances are in store for this event’s lucky guests.

Central to the Patrons Dinner is the silent auction that features a dazzling and varied array of items, including artwork from IAA alums like Shepard Fairey, stunning pieces from top local artists, a range of exciting getaway packages, elegant jewelry, and much more. 

Guests can attend the dinner by purchasing the VIP All-Access Package (which also includes exclusive access to new VIP lounge, a pre-show reception and preferred seating at the Seahawk MOJO Concert on Saturday evening, preferred parking, preferred seating in the Amphitheatre Main Stage, and Saturday and Sunday admission) or the Patron Package (which also includes a pre-show reception and preferred seating at the Seahawk MOJO Concert on Saturday evening, preferred parking, preferred seating in the Amphitheatre Main Stage, and Saturday and Sunday admission).

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11:00 -- 12:15
Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Peter Escovedo is a Mexican-American percussionist. Escovedo combines Latin and salsa rhythms with his jazz. With his two brothers, Pete formed the Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Sextet, before Carlos Santana hired Pete and Coke Escovedo for his group. He led the 14–24 piece Latin big band Azteca. Escovedo participated in the San Francisco music scene for several decades. He is the father of famed percussionist Sheila E.

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Chase Jackson: Vibraphone
Aaron Janik: Trumpet
Colin Cook: Guitar
Ian McArdle: Piano
Owen Clapp: Bass
Forrest Mitchell: Drums

This year, one of the new groups at the festival will be the Chase Jackson Sextet. While he will be new to this stage, Jackson is already a popular jazz musician. He has several awards from the Berklee Jazz Workshop, a popular venue for Idyllwild Arts jazz students.

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Jason Jackson
Joshua White
Bob Boss
Owen Zorn

The jazz program at Idyllwild Arts Academy has trained many internationally-known, award-winning artists, including Clarinetist Evan Christopher (Class of 1987). Christopher is recognized for his embrace of the early jazz legacies of New Orleans clarinetists Lorenzo Tio Jr., Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard, and Johnny Dodds. Christopher is an Idyllwild Arts Academy elder statesman as one of the school’s first jazz graduates and student of jazz faculty elder statesman Marshall Hawkins. He toured with singer-songwriter A.J. Croce in the early 1990s and eventually joined the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio, where he appeared nightly as their featured clarinetist. Christopher is permanently based in New Orleans, but is a charter member of the Seahawk Modern Jazz Orchestra based in Southern California.  Evan will be joined be fellow at Idyllwild Arts Academy graduate and Grammy-winning trombonist Jason Jackson.

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An accomplished guitarist, composer, and arranger, Idyllwild Arts Academy alum Graham Dechter plays with the kind of swinging authority and seasoned maturity that belies his youth. The Los Angeles native shows a deep reverence for the jazz guitar tradition in his warm-toned renditions of ballads, bossas, bebop, and blues. A formidable soloist and consummate accompanist, he imbues standards with rare enthusiasm and an inherent bluesiness while carving his own path with affecting original compositions.

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10:30 -- 11:45
Greg Jones Band

The Greg Jones Band returns to Jazz in the Pines with a blues-funk tint to their always high-energy R&B dance music. Singer, composer, and pianist Jones has entertained Southern California audiences for more than 25 years. Dr. Jones, who teaches Communication Studies at Victor Valley College, began writing songs at the age of 12. He was mentored by the great bassist Marshall Hawkins, to whom Greg attributes his musical insight. Jones, founder of the Wrightwood Blues Society, has been part of Jazz in the Pines for its entire 25-year run. Other members of the Greg Jones Band include Dave Pruitt (rhythm guitar and vocals, Richard Cole (saxophone), Buster Harrell (drums and vocals), and Irwin Williams (bass).

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Ruby and the Red Hots is a San Diego-based rockin’ blues, R&B, funk, and jazz band. For over 25 years their earth-shaking music has made audiences all over the U.S. and abroad simmer as they’ve performed arrangements of classics as well as original compositions. Ruby (Etoile Ruby Presnell), with her unique and powerful voice, beauty, and sensual stage presence, is known as the “first-class sultry lady of blues.”

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Euphoria Brass Band is a San Diego-based musical collective that serves up a contemporary mix of old school New Orleans traditional brass band jazz, funky street beats, and new school edginess with a West Coast feeling. They recall the early days of New Orleans street bands. Euphoria Brass Band was created in 2011 by New Orleans transplants Ron Bocian and David Bandrowski and local jazz radio DJ Drew Miller. They quickly assembled a top-notch, hard-hitting horn section: Steve Ebner (trumpet), April West (trombone), David Jackson (tenor sax), J.P. Balmat (baritone and alto sax, clarinet), and Wayne Rice (sousaphone). Euphoria Brass Band was nominated five years in a row for various San Diego Music Awards. Embracing the exciting spirit of improvisation with a hard funk edge, Euphoria Brass Band has become known for their incendiary high-energy shows, guaranteed to get a crowd smiling, dancing, and having a good time.

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Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eric Kufs is one-part crooner, one-part protest singer, and every part artist. Kufs is a singer of the people, choosing to showcase his music as a busker in various street venues throughout Southern California. Belonging to the generation of independent recording musicians using today’s newest home recording techniques, Eric’s time performing in Southern California began seven years ago in local clubs and venues. With the lyrical poignancy of Will Oldham, the dynamic voice of Van Morrison, and the passion of Bruce Springsteen, he has performed around the world. With Common Rotation, he has recorded with the likes of They Might be Giants and Indigo Girls as well as his own songwriting hero and mentor, singer/songwriter Dan Bern. On his new solo EP he has traded in the ironic folk element of past work for a more sincere and soulful 70s pop sound. His latest album, Sense and Nonsense in Psychology, Pt. 1, showcases his standout voice, style, and songwriting vision.

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10:45 -- 12:00
Joshua White + CODES

Pianist Joshua White had parallel musical training in both classical and gospel music traditions before encountering jazz. At age of seven he competed in several classical piano music competitions and later became the organist/pianist at his local church.  At the age of 18 Joshua chose to focus his musical studies on jazz and improvised music traditions, drawing inspiration from its many innovators. He dove into the music head first with the help of world-renowned musicians like composer Anthony Davis, saxophonist David Borgo, flutist Holly Hofmann, and piano master Mike Wofford. “Joshua was the most devoted student I’ve ever worked with by far,” says Wofford. “Absolutely focused and with a great intuitive grasp of the music, even at that early stage.” In the years that followed, White made incredible strides through the Southern California jazz community, playing with virtuoso trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson, bassist Marshall Hawkins, tenor saxophonist Daniel Jackson, and former Anthony Braxton sideman Mark Dresser. Dresser hand- picked the young musician for his West Coast Quintet. In 2011, White placed second out of 160 competitors in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition where Herbie Hancock was one the judges. “Joshua has immense talent,” Hancock said. “I was impressed by his daring and courageous approach to improvisation on the cutting edge of innovation. He is his own man. I believe that Thelonious Monk would have been proud of the performance of this great young artist.” For the last several years, White has been in demand as one of Southern California’s most creative and technically accomplished pianists. He performs regularly at Dizzy’s (San Diego), Blue Whale (Los Angeles), The Loft (La Jolla), the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library (La Jolla), and other West Coast venues.

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A triple-threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Her most recent album, Off Beat, from Grammy-nominated label, Capri Records, collected rave reviews, was named a Best Album Of 2017 by Downbeat magazine, and is featured on Emirates Airlines. With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts as a bandleader and recording artist took center stage. Audiences and critics agree as the release received many awards, including Debut Record of the Year from the Huffington Post, and was named one of the Top Five Debut Records of the Year by the NPR jazz critics poll. Other accolades include being a 2015 semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, and subject of an NPR feature. The 30-year-old artist is going full-steam ahead with a busy international touring schedule and new projects in the works. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard-swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers like Anita O’Day, Chet Baker, and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. Thiroux’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe.

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Stephens Recital Hall will be jammed to hear jazz greats Harry Pickens on piano, Marshall Hawkins on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums. This trio is an audience favorite and returns each year to great acclaim. Pickens, a long-time festival favorite for his expressive playing that sometimes feels like he is a spiritual leader, is an extraordinary improviser and presence. Marshall Hawkins founded the festival and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Program. He toured with Miles Davis and was Roberta Flack’s bassist for many years. He has also played with Shirley Horn and countless other legends. Jazz elder statesman McCurdy was formerly jazz great Cannonball Adderly’s drummer. This trio has fabulous chemistry and is not to be missed.

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Definiens, returning for their fourth year at Jazz in the Pines, is a sextet with classical instrumentation, including violin, cello, contrabass, flutes, clarinets, and piano, that combines elements of jazz, classical, and contemporary music. The mission of Definiens is to build new and diverse classical music audiences by providing innovative chamber music performances and educational music programs, all with a strong focus on showcasing new music by living and local composers. They create opportunities for the public to discover and enjoy chamber music, not only for its power to inspire imagination, but for its ability to create shared experiences that build community. Their vision is that classical music appreciation and creation is accessible to all people.

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6:00 -- 8:30
Seahawk MOJO

Open to all, but Patrons and VIPs receive early admission and preferred seating.

The world-renowned Seahawk MOJO is modern jazz orchestra of nearly 30 pieces, playing original music and jazz standards. Seahawk MOJO is also a nonprofit organization that brings jazz to the grade schools in Idyllwild, Hemet, and San Diego. It is led by Jazz in the Pines founder and Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Program founder Marshall Hawkins.

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Special Guests: Sherry Williams, Rose Colella, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, Harry Pickens, Bob Boss, Roy Gonzales, Charles Owens, Richie Cole, Gilbert Castellanos, Jeff Hamilton.

Conductors & Arrangers: John Rodby, Mike Wofford, Jackson Jason, Tom Hynes, Marshall Hawkins.

Alumni: Evan Christopher, Jason Jackson, Andy Fraga, Jr., Moe Fienberg, Nora Germain.

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

It is a Jazz in the Pines tradition to start Sunday morning in the Amphitheatre with Voices in Praise (VIP). It is the closest thing to a church service at Jazz in the Pines that you will ever experience! Joining VIP is celebrated jazz singer Yve Evans, whose performance with the VIP gospel choir exudes spirituality. Yve began her career as a gospel singer when she was only three years old. After studying opera and theater at UC Irvine, Yve has sung and performed jazz piano all over the world. Early influences were Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Della Reese, and Rosemary Clooney.

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Richie Cole is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He formed his own quintet and toured worldwide, doing a great deal to popularize bebop and his own “alto madness” style in the 1970s and early 1980s. He formed the Alto Madness Orchestra in the 1990s. Cole has performed and recorded with Eddie Jefferson, Nancy Wilson, Tom Waits, The Manhattan Transfer, Hank Crawford, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Kloss, Bobby Enriquez, Phil Woods, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, and Boots Randolph. He has recorded more than fifty albums, including his hit album Hollywood Madness (Muse, 1979).

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Azar Lawrence is a jazz saxophonist, known for his contributions as sideman to McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Lawrence was the tenor saxophonist Tyner used following John Coltrane’s death.

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Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams’ story is that of a born natural. But it’s also the story of a person who studied diligently and worked hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. Casey’s childhood resonated with music. Mother Pamela Pierce is a screenwriter and teacher, plays piano and sings. Father Ira Abrams taught at Idyllwild Arts

Academy. At age ten his family moved to Idyllwild and Casey attended the Idyllwild Summer Arts program prior to enrolling in the Academy. He gained proficiency on guitar, upright bass, cello, drums and the sitar. He credits his jazz and upright bass instructor, the

legendary Marshall Hawkins, for helping him develop into the musician he is today. Casey tried out for and won a spot on American Idol, describing the experience as his ticket to getting his foot in the door. Not long after his Idol experience, Casey found himself in London recording his debut album, working with renowned producer Martin Terefe. Even though his prodigious artistic gifts and wide-screen creative vision augur many great things in the future, his ambition at heart remains very simple: to make music that people love.

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Haley Reinhart

With her beguiling vocals and powerful delivery, Haley Reinhart brings both raw passion and soulful sincerity to all her musical output. A 27-year-old singer/songwriter with timeless sensibilities, she began honing her formidable vocal chops by singing with her parents’ band at age seven.

Reinhart has recently made her Concord Records debut on September 22, 2017 with “What’s That Sound?“— An ambitious and masterfully realized album combining original tracks with covers of iconic songs from the late 1960s. Reinhart wrapped up her first solo headlining international tour, visiting seven countries across Europe. Having completed her second solo headlining tour of the U.S. in November- December 2017, she is currently writing her 4th album.

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10:30 -- 11:45
Chuck Alvarez

Chuck Alvarez is a Los Angeles-based guitarist/singer/songwriter with roots in blues-rock, who has also earned a reputation for R&B, light jazz, and Americana. Alvarez has composed for nine musicals for national and international audiences. He has released four CDs of original material and his music has appeared in film, television, and commercials. Performing as a guitarist on many recordings, he has also produced a number CDs for other artists.

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Lisa Haley and the Zydekats bring modern Roots music to a wide audience, reaching far beyond a traditional genre. Lisa is a Grammy-nominated fiddler, dancer, vocalist, and songwriter, serving up heart-moving Louisiana Bayou rhythms, traditional stylings, and original songs that speak to all ages. They’re the most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco act on tour today. A fourth-generation fiddler and a Blue Fiddle Records recording artist, Lisa’s musical upbringing combines multi-faceted genres of Americana, Cajun/Zydeco, Irish/Celtic, World/Pop, Folk/Bluegrass, Blues, R&B, and Jazz genres. Her work tells the story of a family and cultural journey through time. Her mother’s family were Irish immigrants, arriving in Roddy Bayou, Louisiana, in 1718 to escape a smallpox epidemic. Close on their heels came the French Diaspora of the late 1700’s. The family soon married into the LeBoeuf, Broussard, Lambert, and Thibodaux families. Born in Delaware to expatriate Southern parents serving in the Navy Reserve and the Pentagon, Lisa is a descendant of Francis Scott Key and also kin to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Haley, and Pocahontas. She spent much of her early life in the South and began performing at age four, becoming the protégé of legendary Cajun accordionist Joe Simien.

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At age three singing before a congregation of 1500 people on Easter Sunday, Yve (pronounced “Eve”) Evans had no idea that performance was her destiny. However, the little girl grew up to be an outstanding singer and pianist. There is an intangible quality in her music that gives it a life of its own, a life that reaches out and touches the souls of the people who hear it. Yve has performed all around the world and has played with some of the greats in jazz and cut five CDs (all done live and in only one take, the way jazz was meant to be). Evans was mentored by internationally renowned choral conductor Jester Harriston and attended the University of Califorina, Irvine, School of Fine Arts where she studied Opera and Theater. Evans’ band (she calls it her Company) is comprised of some of the industry’s most accomplished musicians. Each performance shows a dedication to the tradition and understanding of jazz and its timeless repertoire. The goal is sharing the sheer joy and freedom that her music brings, or at the very least taking the audience on a musical roller-coaster ride with Yve at the helm. The title of her latest CD sums up her style “3 Degrees Celsius – not frozen, just very cool.”

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Gilbert Hansen was formerly the bassist for The Pointer Sisters. Now he has his own band that plays cover tunes, including standard rock ‘n roll and R&B.

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10:45 -- 11:45

Jazzgrass creates an unusual blend of jazz and bluegrass instruments in surprising yet delightful combinations. A cello plays duet with the mandolin, a trumpet and trombone horn section backs up a banjo, a saxophone and a guitar rip out smooth and engaging solos. The tempo ranges from upbeat stomping to mellow swing. The improvisations in these tunes catch the expression of free spirit. In 1999, Idyllwild resident Barnaby Finch put the band together to honor the newer and more progressive side of Bluegrass music. In 2011, he recruited some talented locals to play with him. Don Reed is a virtuoso on mandolin, dobro, and guitar. Sam Zorn, on fiddle, covers everything from jazz to Celtic music. On bass is Bill Saitta, one of the busiest musicians in the Desert, and drummer Jeff Olson also plays with David Benoit. Pianist Barnaby Finch, formerly music director and touring member of Lee Ritenour’s band, has played with Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, Boz Scaggs, and Lionel Richie. His piano was featured on the Lionel Richie/Diana Ross hit, “Endless Love. From 1982 to 1989, Barnaby toured with George Benson, for whom he was conductor and musical director from 1987 to 1989.

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Saxophonist Paul Carman, who has been playing in Southern California for over 35 years, is a veteran of the Frank Zappa Band of the late 1980s. Other artists Paul has played and recorded with include Kei Akagi, Vinny Golia, Bruce Fowler, Larry Koonse, Kim Richmond, and Brad Dutz. Forbits is only one of the jazz groups Paul has led over the years. He is also a member of the Los Angeles collective WEDU, collaborating with trombonist Joey Sellers and saxophonist Matt Zebley. An accomplished composer, he has released four critically acclaimed CDs and has composed and recorded music for several independent films. Passionate about jazz education, Paul has taught jazz, jazz history, saxophone, and computer music applications at USC, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Saddleback Collage, and several high schools. He is the developer of the acclaimed jazz teaching tool, CD Metronome, used in virtually every jazz school in the world. Paul also maintains a private teaching practice and teaches jazz studies and saxophone at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, where he lives with his family.

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Jazz in the Pines audiences will have a special opportunity to hear six students from Idyllwild Arts Academy perform during the festival. Their teacher Paul Carman and recent alum Owen Zorn will join the sextet as they play material performed at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston and the Reno Jazz Festival. The students are Moe Fienberg (Class of 2018, trumpet), Mark Beebe (Class of 2019, alto sax), Cisco de la Garza (Class of 2018, tenor sax), Michael Dunaevsky (Class of 2020, piano), Ray Godfrey (Class of 2020, bass), and Caelen Perkins (Class of 2019, drums). Moe and Cisco will attend The New School in New York to continue their jazz studies.

Originally from Hemet, California, Owen Zorn moved to Idyllwild in 2014 to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy, and in 2017 to Los Angeles, where he maintains a performing and recording schedule as an up-and-coming artist. He studied under jazz legend Marshall Hawkins for six years, including a year of private study when he was 11, a year coming up to the Academy to play in Hawkins’ ensembles when he was 12, and four years at the Academy. Zorn is a member of the Jed Holtman Trio and of Erik Findling Entity and has performed on KCSB 91.9 with Finding Ikigai, led by Avery Scanlon. He has also performed with Richie Cole, Harry Pickens, Evan Christopher, Charles Owens, Bob Boss, Gilbert Castellanos, John Rodby, Tom Heinz, Sherry Williams, and Andy Fraga.

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Theo Saunders: Piano
Thedross Avery: Saxophone
Henry Franklin: Bass
Yayo Morales: Drums

Henry Frankiln is a jazz double-bassist who played on Hugh Masekela’s 1968 number-one single, “Grazing in the Grass,” as well as with Masekela’s band at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. Franklin has played and recorded with Gene Harris & the Three Sounds, Hampton Hawes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, Willie Bobo, Archie Shepp, O.C. Smith, Count Basie, Stevie Wonder, and Al Jarreau. His recording of “Soft Spirit,” composed by Sanifu Al Hall, Jr., was featured on the breakbeat compilation Tribe Vibes, as it had been sampled by A Tribe Called Quest. Franklin recorded five albums with Hampton Hawes and played with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, and Scott LaFaro. He appears on more than 100 albums, many produced under his leadership, and has published a method book for bass players called Bassically Yours.

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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.