JAZZ IN THE PINES FESTIVAL August 11, 12, 13, 2017

The 24th Annual Idyllwild Arts ‘JAZZ IN THE PINES’ outdoor music festival will be held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The Festival starts on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017, with a VIP Patrons Dinner and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 2017. This year’s event will offer something for every Jazz, Blues, and R & B lover, featuring continuous music on three stages performed brilliantly by more than two dozen performers, including longtime favorites, as well as new faces.

Marshall Hawkins, a legendary stand-up bass jazz musician, founded the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Program. Marshall, along with Lin Carson and Barbara Wood, then went on to found the nationally-acclaimed ‘JAZZ IN THE PINES’ festival 24 years ago.

To kick off this special jazz weekend, there will be a special Patrons Dinner and Dance in the French Quarter on the Idyllwild campus beginning at 6:00 p.m. Themed “A Tropical Evening in the Pines,” this patron package includes the Patron Dinner, two-day Festival passes, VIP parking, reserved Festival seating, and Seahawk Mojo Reception & Concert with preferred seating.

“JAZZ IN THE PINES” is part of the extraordinary tradition of artistic excellence that occurs on the 205 acres of our campus,” stated President of Idyllwild Arts Foundation and Head of School, Pamela Jordan. “In this tradition, Lin Carson, Barbara Wood, and Marshall Hawkins founded the Jazz Festival in 1994 for three reasons – One, to preserve and promote this important musical genre, Two, to provide educational programming and access to the great musicians of our day, and Three, to provide scholarship support to talented and deserving students who otherwise could not attend the Academy or Summer Program,” Jordan continued.



In 1946, Idyllwild Arts Foundation carved out its niche in the world and began fulfilling its mission, “Changing Lives Through the Transformative Power of Art.” Over 70 years later, Idyllwild Arts has become home to generations of global artists who have been inspired to make a difference in the world.

In addition to its nationally-acclaimed “JAZZ IN THE PINES,” Idyllwild Arts offers two dynamic programs consisting of THE IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY and THE IDYLLWILD ARTS SUMMER PROGRAM. THE IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY is recognized as one of the countrys premier and internationally-acclaimed residential arts high school, providing pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists. Idyllwild Arts Academys 300 students come from more than 30 countries, pursuing artistic excellence in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Film & Digital Media, and InterArts/Fashion Design.

THE IDYLLWILD ARTS SUMMER PROGRAM provides high caliber arts instruction and memorable arts immersion workshops to a diverse student population of all ages and abilities. Nearly 2,000 children, youth, adults and families participate in this diverse summer program. The Summer Program provides intensive practical instruction in all the visual arts and performing arts including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, Native American arts, film & digital media, fashion design, dance, music, theatre and creative writing.

For more information please call Idyllwild Arts at 951-468-7210 or visit www.idyllwildjazz.com