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2012 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
25 Year Quarter Century Celebration Since 1987
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Festival Goers arriving in Long Beach to board Catalina  Express for the 1 hour ocean crossing to Catalina Island


Passing a school of dolphins middle of ocean en route



Festival Goers arriving by the thousands boat after boat to take their first steps onto Smooth Jazz Island Arriving on the Isle of Romance




Private Cabana’s and Chaise Lounge chairs of Descanso Beach that sell out by July every summer for October’s Thursday Night Unplugged Under the Stars concerts


Saxophonist Mindi Abair and Band Unplugged at Descanso Beach with Casino glittering across the ocean waters



Arriving for Unplugged Thursdays leaves All Day Friday to explore the Island….maybe by Segway


The Big Windy Cat, Chicago Guitarist Nick Colionne dives into crowd



It’s a new era as festival audience is now ENCOURAGED to get out their I-Phones and take pictures and video’s.  E-Mail, You Tube and Facebook them. Dotsero’s Stephen Watts


Canadian Guitarist Rob Tardik



Slim Man with Austin Good in Merch Store


The Producers:  Paul Brown (the older) Darren Rahn (the younger)



Tiny seaport village of Avalon on the Southern Tip of Catalina Island


Wrigley Casino and Avalon Ballroom sit right on Casino Point where William Wrigley blew out an entire rock formation to enable building Casino right at Ocean’s edge



Sax AND the City’s Trio of All Star Saxophonists, Paul Taylor, young Vincent Ingala, Marion Meadows


Booker T. Jones long remembered Hammond B-3 Organ



Peter White and Band including Keyboardist Greg Karukas and Saxophonist Michael Paulo


World Famous JazzTrax Festival Saturday Night AfterParty at Descanso Beach.   Dancin’ or Chillin’ or Relaxin’ or Eatin’ or Drinkin’ on the beach till well after Midnight



Zooming closer to see Town Flats filled with private homes, 2nd vacation homes and lots of vacation rental houses


Avalon Town, Harbor & Boardwalk following water’s edge from seaport village main street to Wrigley Casino



Producer Art Good with the lovely ladies of JazzTrax Festival in front of Marine Room Bar


JazzTrax Head of Security Jack Tofelogo at Alaska Airlines Autograph Counter with 'DW3'



Jeff Kashiwa, leader and creator of The Sax Pack


Nighttime from Ballroom outside verandah deck overlooking Avalon Bay



Trombone Shorty brings down the HOUSE closing night of 2012 JazzTrax


Mindi Abair with too much “in” audience fun



The Sax Pack prepping side stage before going on stage at JazzTrax


Legendary British Guitarist Peter White posing at Alaska Airlines Autograph Counter, Keyboardist Gregg Karukas on left

THANKS TO THE JAZZTRAX PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
PAT BENTER AND ALEX NEUMANN



Descanso Beach Chaise Lounges Seating All Set Up for Unplugged Under the Stars on the Beach


October’s Setting by Ocean for JazzTrax Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach



Private Cabana’s the HOT ITEM for Unplugged Under the Stars at JazzTrax Festival



Guitarist Peter White, Oct. 4th Opening Night of 26th annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival claimed it was 1st time he had ever done a concert on a BEACH



Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Opening Night in Avalon Ballroom…looking out to sea….soundchecking




JazzTrax Festival 1 Percenters. Those owning their own Floating Hotels. Sailboats & Powerboats providing their own Transportation to the Island as well, 26 miles off Southern Calif. Coastline.



JazzTrax Store and all the Brand New Festival Wear


Avalon Ballroom Struck in Purple….Best Festival Lighting in the World (Pacific Coast Entertainment)


Backstage in front of Picture of Avalon Ballroom’s Historic Old Big Bands: JazzTrax Producer Art Good and Smooth Jazz Producer/Saxophonist Darren Rahn



a 1st. Saxophonist Mindi Abair with Saxophonist Dad Lance Abair but he’s on Hammond B 3 Organ



Looking OVER Descanso Beach from North towards Wrigley Casino & Avalon Ballroom within

Wrigley Memorial in Botannical Gardens looking back down road back to town down mountain

Wrigley Memorial in Botannical Gardens looking back down road back to town down mountain

Producer Art Good introduces all festival shows since creating JazzTrax Festival in 1987.   A Quarter Century ago

Father/Daughter, Gerald & Selina Albright headlining the Unplugged at Descanso Beach stage to Open Weekend 3

Father/Daughter, Gerald & Selina Albright headlining the Unplugged at Descanso Beach stage to Open Weekend 3

Saxophonist Marion Meadows enters the Ballroom audience during Sax AND the City’s Weekend 3 performance

View of Festival Keyboardists into Avalon Ballroom from Stage

Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa who met his wife Chante during Rippingtons show at JazzTrax in 1989 here in Avalon Ballroom.   They named their daughter Catalina in honor.

Swedish Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen coming down from Soundcheck to Backstage Dressing Rooms at JazzTrax

Mindi Abair peaking from BackStage to see what the hold-out is on Set Change. She’s ready to ROCK

British Guitarist Ronny Jordan makes his first ever JazzTrax appearance


JazzTrax Festival Alaska Airlines Artist Autograph Counter



Mindi Abair pretty casual at Alaska Airlines Artist Autograph Counter



Stunning Avalon Ballroom…..home for 26 years of the
JazzTrax Festival 3 weekends each October



Pacific Coast Entertainment Lighting creating a
whole new visual world within Avalon Ballroom



Avalon Ballroom Lighting ever changing



Firepits on Beach at JazzTrax Saturday Night
World Famous After Party


The Abairs at JazzTrax After Party. WELL AFTER MIDNIGHT. Mom, Dad, Mindi and Personal Manager Bud Harner


Saxophonist Michael Lington. 4:30 a.m. still in New Orleans Airport on Michael Lington Tour. 2 p.m. on stage 26 miles off the Southern California Coastline opposite end of U.S.


JazzTrax Producer Art Good bringing on an Act Weekend 1 October 2012

Just before going on stage Closing Night Weekend 1 a sneak peak at the Set List for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saxophonist Eric Darius with JazzTrax Producers Art & Austin Good

The JazzTrax Debut of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Sunday Night Oct. 7, 2012 in Avalon Ballroom


Dancing begins in Back of Ballroom

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26th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
~ Since 1987 ~

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