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27th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival since 1987
Oct 3-6  •  Oct 10-13  •  Oct 17-20
26 Miles off the Southern California Coastline in the 1929 Avalon Ballroom looking out to Sea

See Avalon Ballroom Seating Chart When Ordering On-Line or Call 866-Trax Tix  (866-872-9849)

Slim Man has re- recorded his 2010 song “Hey Carolina” for JazzTrax. What you are hearing is “HEY CATALINA”


OCTOBER'S 30 Artist 3 Weekend JazzTrax Festival Line-up

LINK TO ARTIST LINE-UP FOR OCTOBER JAZZTRAX WEEKEND 1
OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 6

LINK TO ARTIST LINE-UP FOR OCTOBER JAZZTRAX WEEKEND 2
OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 13

LINK TO ARTIST LINE-UP FOR OCTOBER JAZZTRAX WEEKEND 3
OCTOBER 17, 18, 19, 20

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FIND ACCOMODATIONS ON ISLAND Ask for Thursday Night Free Room or Discounts Including the least expensive way to attend JazzTrax on the Island. Rent a multi bedroom in town Rental House or Hamilton Cove villa with full kitchens. Split the weekend accommodations cost with Another Couple, or Friends. MAKE IT AN ANNUAL GET TOGETHER PARTY!

BRAND NEW 2013 CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX ACCOMODATIONS
AND TRANSPORTATION PAGE
ARRIVING OCTOBER THURSDAY EVENINGS FOR UNPLUGGED UNDER THE STARS ON DESCANSO BEACH


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Cataline Express has a LATE BOAT after Evening's Final Performance
Back to Mainland to Downtown Long Beach Landing for
Saturday/Sunday Festival DAYTRIPPERS all 3 JazzTrax Weekends
RIDE FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY


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View this Fabulous Video on 'You Tube' from October's JazzTrax Festival

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Weekend 1

THURSDAY EVENING OCTOBER 3
**NEW HIGHER BEACH STAGE BEING BUILT

UNPLUGGED UNDER THE STARS ON DESCANSO BEACH

GUITARIST CRAIG CHAQUICO
Former Forever Guitarist for Starship and Jefferson Starship who forged his own acoustic guitar solo career through the 90's, now Southern Oregon based and who SOLD OUT his first Catalina Island Unplugged appearance 3 years ago

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FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 4
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 4
7:00 PM

SAXOPHONIST VINCENT INGALA
Only 20 years old, still Connecticut based but been jumping up smooth jazz stages since age 17 with his break-out album released Summer 2012 he reached the top of the Smooth Jazz Charts this winter before he can even celebrate at a Bar!

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 4
9:00 PM

BOOKER T JONES (legendary from Booker T & the MG's)
His Hammond B-3 Organ coming out of Memphis in the 60's made Booker T. & the MG's one of the all time favorites and now making his own "later in life" comeback and winning Grammy's

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 5
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 5
NOON

Rising Star New Flamenco Band
out of Coastal Alabama


ROMAN STREET

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 5
2:00 PM

KEYBOARDIST DAVID BENOIT
One of the Staples of Smooth Jazz on the Keys through the 80's, 90's, 00's and now this decade coming forth with some of his biggest radio hits ever

SATURDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 5
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 5
7:00 PM

SINGER SELINA ALBRIGHT
Daughter of famed saxophonist Gerald Albright who she joined Unplugged Under the Stars on the Island last October and now bringing her own band and her own show

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 5
9:00 PM

CANADIAN GUITARIST JESSE COOK
Raised first amongst the Musical Gypies of Southern France/Northern Spain this French Canadian Rhumba Guitarist from Toronto made his U.S. Debut on the JazzTrax 1995 Island stage and returns as one of the genre's Biggest names

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY ON DESCANSO BEACH WITH DJ JONATHAN PHILLIPS **full bar and food service…..no ticket required**
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 6
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 6
NOON

SAXOPHONIST JEANETTE HARRIS
Living back in her hometown of Fresno, California after graduating from Berklee College of Music and on sax and flute for the late Teena Marie in Teena's final year of touring. Now her 4th solo project, 'Summer Rain' has propelled her onto the national smooth jazz scene. This will be her JazzTrax Festival and Island debut.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 6
2:00 PM

SAXOPHONIST STEVE COLE
Chicago Native, Professor Cole ( Professor Music Business Management at Columbia College Chicago and now tenured at The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul) has been playing October's on Catalina Island as member of The Sax Pack after debuting at JazzTrax late 90's in Brian Culbertson's Band, but with release of brand new solo album this Summer returns finally with his own band and his brand new tunes.

SUNDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 6
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 6
7:00 PM

KANSAS CITY BASSIST JULIAN VAUGHN
Tall, Very Tall and playing bass in the same
melodic style of his mentor Wayman Tisdale

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 6
9:00 PM

GUITARIST EARL KLUGH
One of the Earliest Stars of Smooth Jazz, emerging from the late 70's One of the 80's biggest Smooth Jazz Stars and now making a RAGING COMEBACK "later in life"

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Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Weekend 2

THURSDAY EVENING OCTOBER 10
**NEW HIGHER BEACH STAGE BEING BUILT

UNPLUGGED UNDER THE STARS ON DESCANSO BEACH

GUITARIST PETER WHITE
Famed British Guitarist with so MANY No. l Smooth Jazz Radio Hits and such lovely albums since leaving his early career on guitar for Al Stewart this show will sell out

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FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 11
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 11
7:00 PM

PEET PROJECT
Coming all the way to the Island from Budapest, Hungary as in 2013 they will release their 3rd CD. The band still all in their early twenties and their driving force violinist Peter "Peet" Ferencz, age 22. JazzTrax learned of this European jazz/pop/funk group from our friends at Florida's Seabreeze Festival where they make their U.S. this year.

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 11
9:00 PM

SINGER LARRY BRAGGS
The longest running Lead Vocalist in TOWER OF POWER history and seen often on Smooth Jazz Cruises he brings HIS BAND and HIS SHOW to the JazzTrax Stage on Catalina Island for the first time this October.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 12
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 12
NOON

Toronto's FOUR80EAST

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 12
2:00 PM

HIROSHIMA
The Grammy Winning East L.A. Band into their 4th decade now led by the Kuramoto's and famous as 3rd generation Japanese for June's world renowned KOTO and their Huge TAIKO DRUM

SATURDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 12
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 12
7:00 PM

JAZZ SINGER SPENCER DAY
31 year old from Utah, then Arizona, now California with incredible new 2013 CD 'The Mystery of You' is set to Bust Out everywhere and this might be October's most unique performance, amongst many

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 12
9:00 PM

 

SAX AND THE CITY with
PAUL TAYLOR...MARION MEADOWS...VINCENT INGALA


PAUL TAYLOR Just hitting stride as he approaches his 20 year mark as a solo artist in the genre where he has one of sweetest saxophone touches and has lent that touch to likes of Keiko Matsui & Rippingtons

MARION MEADOWS Resides now halfway up the Maui Volcano Haleakala so can be seen cycling (he's a professional) all round Hawaii racking up frequent flyer mileage still constantly touring the Mainland with also one of the sweetest saxophonic touches imaginable

VINCENT INGALA
Only 20 years old, still Connecticut based but been jumping up smooth jazz stages since age 17 with his break-out album released Summer 2012 he reached the top of the Smooth Jazz Charts this winter before he can even celebrate at a Bar!

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY ON DESCANSO BEACH WITH DJ JONATHAN PHILLIPS **full bar and food service…..no ticket required**
Late Boat is available on Catalina Express 11:30 pm back to Long Beach Landing
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 13
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 13
NOON

SAXOPHONIST ELAN TROTMAN
Barbados born and brewed New 2013 "Tropicality' CD his breakout and touring this summer in Jonathan Butler's Summer Soul All Star Group he'll bring the Caribbean Island flavor to our Left Coast Smooth Jazz Island

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 13
2:00 PM

TRUMPETER CINDY BRADLEY
The JazzTrax 2009 Debut Artist of the Year and instant super crowd pleaser still based just across the Hudson from Manhattan and still teaching elementary school Band while jumping to jazz festivals on weekends across America

SUNDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 13
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 13
7:00 PM

Rising Star New Flamenco Band
out of Coastal Alabama


ROMAN STREET

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 13
9:00 PM

FOURPLAY
with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, Harvey Mason

Late Boat is available on Catalina Express 11:30 pm back to Long Beach Landing
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Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Weekend 3

THURSDAY EVENING OCTOBER 17
**NEW HIGHER BEACH STAGE BEING BUILT

UNPLUGGED UNDER THE STARS ON DESCANSO BEACH

SAXOPHONIST MINDI ABAIR
The Reigning Sweetheart of Smooth Jazz and seen all over American Idol last few seasons she returns to the tiny seaport village in the mid 90's she'd play as a then unknown on Rockin' Summer Evenings

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FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 18
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 18
7:00 PM

SINGER PHIL PERRY
broke out in the 80's singing with Lee Ritenour singing with Najee honored with JazzTrax Best Smooth Jazz Vocal of 2012

FRIDAY EVENING OCTOBER 18
9:00 PM

SAXOPHONIST ELAN TROTMAN
Barbados born and brewed New 2013 "Tropicality' CD his breakout and touring this summer in Jonathan Butler's Summer Soul All Star Group he'll bring the Caribbean Island flavor to our Left Coast Smooth Jazz Island

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 19
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 19
NOON

SWEDISH KEYBOARDIST JONATHAN FRITZEN
still living in Stockholm but now one of the Young Lions of Smooth Jazz in U.S. 2012's 'Magical' CD his breakout, ranked JazzTrax Top 10 of the Year

SATURDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 19
2:00 PM

JAZZ IN PINK MARIEA ANTOINETTE , KAREN BRIGGS
PAMELA WILLIAMS, GAIL JHONSONN

An All Star Female Ensemble of Musical Women in Jazz projecting Talent, Beauty, Power and Femininity as they embrace The Stage!

SATURDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 19
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 19
7:00 PM

SINGER SELINA ALBRIGHT
Daughter of famed saxophonist Gerald Albright who she joined Unplugged Under the Stars on the Island last October and now bringing her own band and her own show

SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 19
9:00 PM

SAXOPHONIST EUGE GROOVE
so much history with Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Tower of Power now since his 2000 solo debut one of the biggest No. 1 hit makers in Smooth Jazz

SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY ON DESCANSO BEACH WITH DJ JONATHAN PHILLIPS **full bar and food service…..no ticket required**
Late Boat is available on Catalina Express 11:30 pm back to Long Beach Landing
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION OCTOBER 20
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 20
NOON

NORTH CAROLINA KEYBOARDIST NICHOLAS COLE
Debutted last October on JazzTrax Island stage Just 19 years old and already one of the most electrifying Young Lions in Smooth Jazz

SUNDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 20
2:00 PM

LES NUBIANS
Sisters Helene and Celia Faussart from Paris, France Raised in Chad and Bordeaux Grammy nominated 'Afropean" hip hop/rhythm and blues duo

SUNDAY EVENING SESSION OCTOBER 20
IN AVALON BALLROOM LOOKING OUT TO SEA IN 1929 WRIGLEY CASINO
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ALL SESSION TIMES

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 20
7:00 PM

LA STAND UP BASSIST WITH BRASS BAND
MILES MOSLEY

You Tube this guy and you'll be first in line for the boat to Catalina Island and he's promised to bring his backing Horn Brass Section which will put October's Finale Evening through the Ballroom Roof

SUNDAY EVENING OCTOBER 20
9:00 PM

Three-time GRAMMY nominee

SAXOPHONIST BONEY JAMES

Late Boat is available on Catalina Express 11:30 pm back to Long Beach Landing
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COME WEEKEND 1 October 4, 5, 6
BRING A SECOND COUPLE FOR HALF PRICE!!

Use Promo Code Bring Another Couple (not case sensitive) when ordering On-Line at www.JazzTrax.com or by Phone 866-Trax Tix 866-872-9849 Buy 2 Tickets Full Series or Single Session in the Avalon Ballroom or Thursday Night Unplugged Under the Stars Get a 2nd Matching Pair Half Price Bring Another Couple or even a 2nd Set of Friends. Why not SHARE the SMOOTH JAZZ ISLAND FUN? Introduce another couple or friends to the JazzTrax Festival with half price tickets! Use Promo Code Bring Another Couple ordering on-line or by phone PURCHASE 4 TICKETS (2nd pair half price) RIGHT NOW FOR OCTOBER WEEKEND 1 ON CATALINA ISLAND or 866-Trax Tix (866-872-9849)

PURCHASE TICKETS RIGHT NOW or 866-Trax Tix 866-872-9849
FIND ACCOMODATIONS ON ISLAND Ask for Thursday Night Free Room or Discounts Including the least expensive way to attend JazzTrax on the Island. Rent a multi bedroom in town Rental House or Hamilton Cove villa with full kitchens. Split the weekend accommodations cost with Another Couple, or Friends. MAKE IT AN ANNUAL GET TOGETHER PARTY!



BOOK CATALINA EXPRESS TO ISLAND

View Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival PICTURE PAGES


View this Fabulous Video on 'You Tube' from October's JazzTrax Festival


Purchase JazzTrax Event Tickets

Note:
- Full Weekend Session Tickets Available now!
-
Individual Session Seats will become available Memorial Day Weekend.

- Ordering on-line allows you to see exactly which seats and tables are available
- Ordering on-line allows you to see exact seat pricing
- All Concerts held in the Historic 1929 Avalon Ballroom... looking Out To Sea.
   (except for Thursday Night Unplugged)
- Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Session's First Performance Time
- There are no 'late boats' available from  Catalina Express or the other carriers on
   Thursday or Friday Evenings. Late boats depart after each Saturday and Sunday
   Night Final Performances

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JazzTrax
October 16th
Catalina Island soaring to 80 degrees for JazzTrax Festival Finale including Boney James
October 9th
1st View Pictures Weekend 1 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October 1st
1st looks at NEW JazzTrax Fest Merchandise as Magic of October begins on Catalina Island This Weekend
September 25th
One Week Away to Start of Oct.'s JazzTrax on Catalina Island
September 19th
FOOD EATING SMOOTH JAZZ STYLE ON CATALINA ISLAND IN OCTOBER
September 11th
Only 3 Weeks to Start of Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
September 4th
Presenting the Brand New Program on-line for October's Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
August 28th
Just 5 weeks to "Voted Best Jazz Festival in America" on an ISLAND
August 20th
Boney James replacing late George Duke on Catalina Island in October
August 14th
One of Smooth Jazz Biggest Names to replace the late George Duke on Catalina Island
August 7th
George Duke…the Godfather of Smooth Jazz Died Monday Night in Los Angeles
July 31st
Get $300 (or More) a
Night Room FREE at JazzTrax Fest..Boston..
New EARL KLUGH
July 24th
Brand New KEIKO MATSUI Listen to Every Single Track Now
July 17th
for those who've only Dreamed of Catalina Island 101
July 9th
as Economy Grows, More are Returning to JazzTrax on Catalina Island this October
July 3rd
4th of July but Dreamin' of October See Pictures of Avalon's Newest Restaurant BlueWater Grille
June 27th
See Pictures from Last Weekend's JazzTrax in Big Bear Lake
May 22nd
1st Look New Oct Cat Island Poster as Single Session Tix Go On Sale
April 17th
Booker T Jones at White House before Big Bear
April 3rd
Free Hotel Rooms & Free Boats Oct Catalina Island

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