21st Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival


21st Annual
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

2 Decade Anniversary 1987-2007

Entire 30 Artist – 3 Weekend Line-Up is Announced
October 5, 6, 7
October 12, 13, 14
October 19, 20, 21
Plus all 3 Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch Oct. 4, 11, 18

Full Series & Single Session Tickets on Sale Now .
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ANNOUNCING THE 20 Year Anniversary Line-up of the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
1987-2007
1st Weekend, Oct. 5, 6, 7
2nd Weekend, Oct. 12, 13, 14
3rd Weekend, Oct. 19, 20, 21
Thursday Night, Oct. 4th
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Ray Parker Jr.
Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. SHARP. Including Friday Morning
Casino Secret Tour
Thursday Night, Oct. 11th
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Mindi Abair
Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. SHARP. Including Friday Morning
Casino Secret Tour
Thursday Night, Oct. 18th
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Peter White
Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. SHARP. Including Friday Morning
Casino Secret Tour
Wrigley Ranch Unplugged Open Pit Barbecue Dinner Announced
Created by Jesse Peck, winner of the 2007 "Taste of Avalon" award for best food
Beef Brisket, marinated with chef's own mesquite sauce, slow roasted for
10 hours until "fork tender" and served with a homemade ranch gravy
Baked Herb Chicken, HONEY BAKED BEANS...an old camp fire favorite
Cole Slaw piled on top the brisket and stuffed into homemade rolls
Camp Trail Veggie Platter with Homemade Salsa
Completed by KILLER COOKIES or CATALINA COBBLER.
Friday Night, Oct. 5th
Friday Night, Oct. 12th
.Friday Night, Oct. 19th


7:30 p.m.
Guitarist Paul Brown


9:00 p.m.
Saxaphonist Marion Meadows



7:30 p.m.
Guitarist/Scatter Steve Oliver


9:00 p.m.
Bassist Kyle Eastwood
son of Clint Eastwood


7:30 p.m.
Keyboardist Lao Tizer


9 p.m.
Guitarist Tm Bowman
Saturday, Oct. 6th
Saturday, Oct. 13th
Saturday, Oct. 20th
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Debut Saxaphonist Jesse Jay


2:00 p.m.
Guitarist Nick Colionne
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Debut Saxaphonist Jackiem Joyner


2:00 p.m.
Guitarist/Singer Ray Parker Jr.
Mr. Ghostbusters
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Debut Saxaphonist Jackiem Joyner


2:00 p.m.
Pieces of a Dream
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION


7:00 p.m.
German Guitarist Nils


9:00 p.m.
Dutch Saxaphonist Candy Dulfer



7:00 p.m.
Danish Saxophonist Michael Lington


9:00 p.m.
Guitarist Lee Ritenour
with Extra Special Guest

Patrice Rushen



7:00 p.m.
Keyboardist Gregg Karukas


9:00 p.m.
Saxaphonist Kirk Whalum

After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.

After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.

After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7th
Sunday, Oct. 14th
Sunday, Oct. 21st
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Keyboardist Lao Tizer


2:00 p.m.
Former Ambrosia Lead Singer
David Pack
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
British Keyboardist Oli Silk


2:00 p.m.
Saxaphonist Marion Meadows

AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
French Guitarist U-NAM


2:00 p.m.
Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr.
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION


7:00 p.m.
Toronto's Four 80 East


9:00 p.m.
Saxaphonist Mindi Abair


7:00 p.m.
Debut Saxaphonist Jesse Jay


9:00 p.m.
JAZZ ATTACK
with
Richard Elliot,
Peter White & Rick Braun



7:00 p.m.
Debut Saxaphonist Jesse Jay



9:00 p.m.
Norman Brown's Summer Storm
featuring
Peabo Bryson
Marion Meadows & Jeff Lorber
Click here for Links to Avalon Hotels, Boats & Helicopter Service
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Each Weekend Saturday Night After Parties On the Beach at Descanso
• Saturday Late Afternoon Wine Maker Dinners at the Country Club
• Sunday Night After Parties at The Landing Courtyard
• Thursday Night Unplugged Under the Stars at the Wrigley Ranch


CLICK HERE for Brand New 2006
Catalina Island Picture Page
Click here to listen to the 2006 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Radio
Special On-Line.
Scroll back to Thanksgiving Weekend.

Last October was a record year for JazzTrax on Catalina Island. The 20th October the Stars of Smooth Jazz dazzled on the Avalon Ballroom Stage, total sales broke all previous records by a mile. The magic is working. From the 1 hour boat or 13 minute helicopter ocean crossing from the Southern California Mainland to the tiny seaport village of Avalon, that makes it really feel Like an Island. To the enchanting walk along-side the sea, down the boardwalk to the Casino. The 6 ramps up to a ballroom William Wrigley designed in 1929 to literally sit above his grand old movie theater. Then entering the Ballroom itself, or excusing yourself from performance to wander out the French Doors, to the encircling verandah to look down on the Blue Pacific, Descanso Beach and Avalon Harbor.

The magic is magnified by all the exotic shops and quaint restaurants of Avalon. Breakfast at Sally’s Waffle Shop. Lunch at the Country Club where once the Chicago Cubs spring trained each year for a quarter century. Dinner at Armstrong’s Fresh Fish, Steve’s Steakhouse or Ristorante Portofino, eating perhaps some swordfish caught off the Island just that morning.

Dancing at midnight on the beach at the festival After Party at Descanso Beach Club. The Ocean Air. The Sea Breezes. The Island Romance. Even sitting on a bale of hay At the Wrigley’s Private Ranch on the far side of the Island, after a full on barbecue Dinner, under the stars watching a Star of Smooth Jazz (like Peter White, or Mindi Abair, or Ray parker Jr.) performing Unplugged, Under the Stars.

In all the world … No Place Like This.
In all the world … No Festival Like This.
In All The World No Place Like This...For Jazz!
Please join us this October for our 20 year Anniversary. 1987-2007

Four 80 East CD ‘En Route’ released April 2007 
Liner Notes by Jonathan Widran

"Held over three weekends every October, the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival held just off the Southern California coast is an annual mecca for contemporary jazz fanatics from all around the country. Fans travel, as the classic song goes, 26 miles across the sea to experience their favorite artists in a paradise-like setting that is worlds away, literally, from any other jazz festival. Every year, in addition to the usual chart-topping suspects that everybody already knows and new artists playing typically melodic, funky fare, festival producer Art Good throws a cool stylistic curveball into the mix that draws on his own personal eclectic taste.

In 2003, when longtime musical partners Tony Grace and Rob DeBoer__collectively known, when they're doing their jazz things, as Four80East--took the stage in the vast casino ballroom, few people in the audience knew that this was their first live performance ever. Good loved the Canadian duo's chilled-out studio dates Nocturnal (2001) and Round 3 (2002), and aware that Higher Octave Music had just reissued their hard-to-find indie 1998 debut (simply titled The Album), Good was willing to bet that the duo could recreate the magic in person.

He bet right......................." 

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Are still available, and their exact pricing. On-line you can then select
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Avalon Hotels Offer Thursday Discounted Rooms to Get You in
a Night Early For Unplugged Under the Stars at Wrigley Ranch

Catalina Island Inn
Guests attending Thursday Nights ‘Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch" can ask For a 50% discount on that night’s hotel accommodations. Also offering a 25% discount for "One Night" hotel reservations each Sunday Night Each JazzTrax Festival Weekend. Call for reservations 1 (800)246-8134…….or 1(310) 510-1623

Pavilion Lodge and Hotel Atwater
Save 50% on Thursday Night Rooms if you stay Friday & Saturday Nights Book On-Line
Or Call 1-800-626-1496

Seaport Village Inn
Book 3 Nights Friday, Saturday, Sunday on Any of the 3 JazzTrax Festival
Weekends and get a Thursday Night room FREE, including hot breakfast.
Spend 5 days and 4 nights during JazzTrax at Seaport Village Inn, starting
At $359 per person (plus tax) including room with a view, roundtrip boatfare, shuttle to hotel, Champagne, and Hot Breakfast. Must reference September JazzTrax E-Mail Alert and call Reservations Staff 800-2 CATALINA 800-222-8254 or 310-510-0344.
Not available when booking on-line.

Hamilton Cove Villas
Ask about possible Thursday Night Discount on your Villa Rental.
Each Condo has Individual Owners.
If you have Friday, Saturday, Sunday hotel reservations already at a different hotel, You might ask if they’ll offer a Thursday Night discount for you.


Hotel Reservations: www.visitcatalinaisland.com
www.CatalinaChamber.com
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals: www.civr.com
Seaport Village Inn www.catalinacatalina.com
Island Information: www.CatalinaChamber.com
Ferry bookings: Catalina Express 310-519-1212 or 800-618-5533 www.catalinaexpress.com
Catalina-Marina Del Rey Flyer (310) 305-7250 www.catalinaferries.com
Catalina Explorer 877-432-6276 www.catalinaferry.com
Helicopter Service 310-510-2525 www.islandexpress.com
Catalina Passenger Service: 949-673-5245 or www.catalinainfo.com
CLICK HERE to see Catalina Island Picture Page

View Previous Year’s Island Festivals

CLICK HERE to see Catalina Island 2005

CLICK HERE to see Catalina Island 2006
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