The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation is proud to present the headliners for the 16th Annual Jazz in the Pines. On the outdoor stage of the Holmes Amphitheater will be the stunning melodies and provoking lyrics of the incomparable saxophonist Mindi Abair lighting up the stage August 29 and the exhilarating hot Latin jazz family of Sheila E., Pete Escovedo & The E. Family Project on August 30.
Regularly priced tickets are $65.00 per day for 30 musicians on three stages. Individual and group tickets can be purchased online at www.idyllwildjazz.com.
Also available online are Jazz in the Pines logo items, Patron Dinner packages (includes tickets to each day) and Bristol Farms lunch items to enjoy with your glass or bottle of wine. Premium wines, beer and margaritas are available for sale throughout the festival grounds.
To book accommodations visit www.idylodging.com or www.idyllvacationrentals.com.
Pete leads one of the top orchestras in the country, performing their own unique brand of Latin jazz. Daughter Sheila E., performing with artists such as Ringo Starr, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross along with countless others keeps the rhythm solid on drums & vocals. First born son Juan Escovedo on congas & vocals brings his flavor of Pop and R&B to the table. Youngest son Peter Michael, who received an Emmy nomination for his work on the Wayne Brady Show, assists Pete in leading the band electrifying the crowd on bongos, drums and vocals. Collectively they are the latest evolution of one of the most amazing musical family dynasties that continues to deliver a colorful and powerful concoction of music to soothe the soul.
In a collaborative effort the E. Family Project is developing a new CD to be released this summer featuring Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estafan and Joss Stone.
The gates to the Jazz in the Pines concert pavilion open at 10:00 a.m. both Saturday, August 29 & Sunday August 30 with acts starting at 10:30 a.m. All three of the music venues, Holmes Amphitheater, Stephens Hall and the ever popular French Quarter, play jazz until 5:00 p.m. The festival is located on the grounds of Idyllwild Arts at 52500 Temecula Road in the cool, clean air of the breathtakingly beautiful mountain village of Idyllwild, California. All parking is free with shuttles running continuously between the center of town and clearly designated lots.
Eleven different food concessions will tempt your taste buds along with 65 world class artists from throughout Southern California, sculptures, jazz memorabilia, Jazz in the Pines collector gifts and a variety of artisans display will be selling their handmade items. An ATM is provided on the festival grounds.
Jazz in the Pines would not be possible without the generosity of a variety of ongoing major and supporting sponsors including: Third District Supervisor-County of Riverside, Jazzercise, Suburban Propane, Morongo Casino Resort Spa, Rick & Rozene Supple, Anne & Barnaby Finch, Bill & Carolyn Lowman, Crown Printers, Bristol Farms, Heimark Distributing, Mountain Harvest Market, Café Aroma, Palm Springs Subaru, The Estate Group & Young's Market, Southern California Edison, Yamaha along with some of our incredible media partners who have worked diligently to get the word out: Idyllwild Town Crier, R&R Broadcasting, KJAZZ 88.1 FM-Long Beach, KSDS 88.3 FM-San Diego, KSPA 1450 & 1510 AM – Rancho Cucamonga & Carlsbad, KUCI 88.9 FM- Irvine, Desert Entertainer, Joey English Productions, Press Enterprise, just to name a few. For a complete list of supporters, visit www.idyllwildjazz.com.
For more information on how you can help support the Idyllwild Arts Foundation call 951-659-2171 ext. 2330 or visit their website at www.idyllwildarts.org.