Highlights from the 2021 Blue Jay Jazz Festival
The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
is a non-profit organization
promoting jazz appreciation and
music education for residents of the
San Bernardino Mountain communities.
TUDOR FOR TUTORS
On September 2, the Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead
hosted the launch of the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation's
event to collect instruments … "Celebrating Music,
Supporting Local Schools" garnered a half-dozen
musical instruments for Rim High and over $1000 dollars!
Local guitarist and 2015 Blue Jay Jazz Scholarship
recipient Cameron Harris returns to the mountain
to launch a musicians collaborative with his band.
2021 JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS
Blue Jay Jazz Foundation 2021 'Future Generation Jazz Scholarships' awarded to four Graduating Rim High Seniors for exemplary dedication to their music (left to right): William Rubio, Veronica Young and Jonathan Angel.
Blue Jay Jazz Directors Chris and Ernie
Levister returned to sea to reunite with
Blue Jay at Sea passengers and players
in January 2020 – including bassist Marcus
Miller and 2019 Blue Jay Jazz Festival
headliner Eric Marienthal (at right).
TAKIN' IT LAKESIDE
For its 19th Annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival,
the Foundation took the festival to the edge …
of Lake Arrowhead and two locations! And,
for the first time the concert series
took place on three consecutive days.
FOUNDATION IN MUSIC
The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation's annual work on behalf
of the San Bernardino Mountain community's residents
and students is possible because of financial and
volunteer support from the community. In 2019,
Dinah Ruch became the Jazz Festival's first co-sponsor
when the Bill and Dinah Ruch Family Foundation joined
Blue Jay Jazz Foundation to co-present Yuko Mabuchi Trio.