By Patte Purcell

What a buzz! Jazz at the Mansion delivered the first phenomenal 420 party of the year at a stunning contemporary mansion in Palm Springs. Presented by Atomic Budz/NestEggg we hosted a beautifully diverse crowd of desert goers. The guests lounged, viewed, sipped and supped on tastings of Alien Tequila (Silver, Reposado, and Anejo), wine tastings by Doray Wiggins of Direct Cellars Wine Club, and delicious blood orange cocktails by Heritage and Crater Lake ginger vodka and hazelnut espresso vodka.

The appetizers, which were stunningly displayed, including mini sliders of pork belly that had the whole party talking, were provided by our sponsor The Shop Cafe.

Guests were limo shuttled from parking to the home and back by Palm Springs Limousine.


The biggest buzz of the party was the 420 aspect. Our sponsors delighted the guests with swag bags of gifts.

Atomic Budz/NestEggg gave away numerous items including full bottles of CBD oil. Compassionate Delivery known for their custom edibles gave away swag bags of delicious cookies, cupcakes and other 420 candies.

420 Kitchen gave away a collection of candies, cookies, and chocolates.

We also want to thank Coachella Valley Weekly for their continued sponsorship support.

The sunset soiree started at 4:20 with some beautiful Brazilian and Latin jazz guitar by the talented Alex Santana.

Hans Zermuehlen on grand piano with Greg Vail on sax, Andrew Ford on bass and Mark Gagliano on percussion, performed some smooth jazz tunes. Willy Bradley (special guest) on trumpet added a great dimension. Keisha D then took the mic and opened up with “Uptown Funk” which got the audience moving and dancing.

The party and the music flowed together from the decks overlooking Palm Canyon to the upstairs disco and dance floor. The crowd was stunning, well dressed and delighted with the music. There were plenty of new friendships struck and contacts made.

Kelly McDaniel, Cat Lyn Day, Kevin Miller and Ralph Dudley each added there special brand of vocals and some duets to the mix.

Ronnie King (Platinum producer and piano virtuoso) was a special surprise guest. He performed some jazz fusion with the band and got a standing ovation.

The comments from the sponsors and guests have been overwhelmingly ecstatic. So we’ve moved ahead and booked our next Jazz at the Mansion a 420 friendly party for Sunday Feb. 26, from 4:20 to 7:30 pm. Details to follow. If you’d like to get on the list, text your email and name to 1-702-219-6777.

Patte Purcell – Muze Muzic

Photos by Marco Najera