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The 27th annual jazztrax festival on Catalina Island

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

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27th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Features 3 Weekends of Live Smooth Jazz on the Island Retreat of Santa Catalina Island


Weekend 1: October 3*, 4, 5, 6
Weekend 2: October 10*, 11, 12, 13
Weekend 3: October 17*, 18, 19, 20
 *Unplugged 'Under the Stars' at Descanso Beach. Scroll to bottom of page for additional information.

 

Saturday & Sunday nights, during the JazzTrax Festival, Catalina Express will have special after performance boat departures that leave Avalon at 11:45 PM back to Downtown Long Beach.

Full Line Up of Smooth-Groove Practitioners:

Weekend 1:

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Thursday, October 3rd:

Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach:Concert Begins at 7:30 PM(Beach Club Opens 6:00 PM)

  • Guitarist - Craig Chaquico

 

Friday October 4th:

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Saxophonist - Vincent Ingala
  • Booker T Jones

 

Saturday, October 5th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • Hawaiaan Ukelele Player - Roman Street
  • Keyboardist - David Benoit

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Singer – Selina Albright
  • Canadian Guitarist – Jesse Cook

 

Sunday, October 6th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • Saxophonist – Jeanette Harris
  • Saxophonist – Steve Cole

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Kansas City Bassist – Julian Vaughn
  • Guitarist- Earl Klugh

Weekend 2:

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Thursday, October 10th:

Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach:Concert Begins at 7:30 PM(Beach Club Opens 6:00 PM)

  • Guitarist- Peter White

 

Friday October 11th:

Evening Session:Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Concert Begins at 7:30 PM

  • Peet Project
  • Singer – Larry Braggs

 

Saturday, October 12th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • Toronto’s FOUR80EAST
  • Hiroshima

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Jazz Singer – Spencer Day
  • Sax in the City with Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows, Vincent Ingala

 

Sunday, October 13th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • Saxophonist – Elan Trotman
  • Trumpeter – Cindy Bradley

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Hawaiaan Ukelele Player - Roman Street
  • Fourplay  with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, Harvey Mason

 

Weekend 3:

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Thursday, October 17th:

Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach:Concert Begins at 7:30 PM(Beach Club Opens 6:00 PM)

  • Saxophonist- Mindi Abair

 

Friday October 18th:

Evening Session:Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Concert Begins at 7:30 PM

  • Singer – Phil Perry
  • Saxophonist – Elan Trotman

 

Saturday, October 19th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • Swedish Keyboardist – Jonathan Fritzen
  • Jazz in Pink- Mariea Antoinette, Karen Briggs, Pamela Williams, Gail Jhonsonn

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • Singer – Selina Albright
  • Saxophonist – Euge Groove

 

Sunday, October 20th:

Day Session:Concert Begins at 12:00 PM

  • North Carolina Keyboardist- Nicholas Cole
  • Les Nubians

Evening Session:Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

  • LA Stand Up Bassist with Brass Band- Miles Mosley
  • Keyboardist – Boney Jones

 

Additional Information:

  • Hotel Specials
  • Thursday Night Unplugged Concerts (Details Coming Soon!)
  • Saturday Night After Party (Details Coming Soon!)