TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
Rod Piazza & the West Coast Wizards
California Baptist Jazz Band
Friday Night With
Patrice Rushen and Friends
Only 1 reserved table purchase allowed per transaction. All General Admission seating is open seating.
General Admission seating is available on a first come, first served basis on the evening of the event. Chairs are provided.
BLUE JAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
“Festival 2021 Alive & Well”
Friday, August 27, 2021
‘Forget Me Nots’
Friday Night With Patrice Rushen and Friends
Patrice Rushen debuts at the Blue Jay Jazz Festival with a cast of ‘Friends’ including internationally acclaimed musicians Rayford Griffin, Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Paulo and Freddie Washington among others.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
‘Snap Crackle Hop’
Thursday Night with Rod Piazza & the West Coast Wizards
Awarding winning blues harmonica player and singer
Thursday, August 26, 2021
“Some Skunk Funk”
‘An Evening with the California Baptist Jazz Band’
About Blue Jay Jazz – The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation (BJJF), which produces the annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 2007. Its mission is to support music education in the San Bernardino Mountain communities and, while nurturing new generations of musicians, build interest and expand audiences for jazz as both art and entertainment. With steady support from individuals and businesses in its community, it maintains several year-round programs, including the ‘Adopt an Instrument’ lending program that accepts donated musical instruments, refurbishes them if necessary, and provides them free of charge to local students. The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors.
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.