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20th Anniversary Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival
One of southern California's best fests!


The 20th anniversary of Jazz in the Pines, a two-day jazz fest held on the campus of Idyllwild Arts Academy, benefiting the Academy's summer program and arts education.

One of the best festivals in southern California (per The Sun Runner Magazine), Jazz in the Pines offers a two-day getaway from desert heat in a stunningly beautiful environment (thankfully spared from the Mountain Fire!), with music on three stages, food, wine, vendors, and much more.

Cafe Aroma Main Stage acts include Paul Carman Quarktet, Ray Goren Band, Diane Schuur, Harvey Mason's Chameleon Project, John Daversa Sextet, H.B. Barnum Gospel, Casey Abrams, Izzy Chait, Amina Figarova Sextet, and the Euphoria Brass Band.

The Barn (the Wells Fargo - Stephens Recital Hall), features Trio Hotclub, Janis Mann, Denise Donatelli, Clayton Cameron's Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project, Tim Weisberg Quartet, Robin Adler, Billy Valentine, Mark Winkler, and the Rob Thorsen Trio featuring Josh White.

The Jazzercise - French Quarter stage will feature the P.S. Blues Band, Rocky Zharp and the Blues Crackers, The Chuck Alvarez Band, Change Required, and the Bonethumpers.

There is a Patron's Dinner the Friday night prior to the festival. For information on the Patron's Dinner: (951)500-4090. Reservations for the Patron's Dinner are required and tickets are $250.

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