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Saxophonist Jessy J®
Cal Baptist University Jazz Ensemble

Doors open 4:00pm | Show starts 5:00pm

Ron King Big Band
Soprano Olivia Clark

Doors open 5:00pm | Show starts 6:00pm

Pianist Yuko Mabuchi
Pianist Billy Mitchell & Friends

Doors open 11:00am | Show starts 12:00pm

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Festival 2022 ‘Come Swing With Me’ official poster illustration created by Samantha Kallis,
Creative Director of Visual Development for Disney Television Animation.

FESTIVAL 2022:
COME SWING WITH US!

Blue Jay Jazz Returns With
Blockbuster 3 Consecutive Days!
AUGUST 25, 26 & 27

The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation is excited to announce Festival 2022: “Come Swing with Us” presenting an amazing lineup of world class jazz, big band, and dazzling virtuoso musicians. The historic Blue Jay Jazz Festival returns to spectacular Lake Arrowhead for the evenings of Thursday, August 25, Friday, August 26, and Saturday morning August 27.

The BJJF is one of the most scenic jazz festivals for fans to enjoy taking place lakeside in the majestic mountains of Southern California. “This is a respite for music lovers to swing and dance away the blues”, says Chris Levister, Blue Jay Jazz Foundation Board President. Online early bird tickets will be available here Sunday, July 10th. 2021 concerts sold out. 2022 tickets are sure to go quickly.

The immersive 3-day live jazz experience includes two evenings; Thursday and Friday, August 25 & 26 at Arrowhead Lake Association Tavern Bay where guests are welcome to bring a picnic basket to the concert and take delight as the summer sun sets on the lake. Evening lineups include two Grammy Award-nominated headliners, Thursday, Saxophonist Jessy J® and Friday the 17-Piece Ron King Big Band direct from a blockbuster tour of Indonesia’s prestigious JAVA Jazz Festival. 2008 BJJF Scholarship awardee Soprano Olivia Clark joins Ron King with favorites from the American Song Book. Thursday evening musical performances also include the award-winning Cal Baptist University Jazz Ensemble with special guest performances by the 2022 Blue Jay Jazz Foundation Future Generation Jazz Scholars.

Saturday morning August 27, the party moves to Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa for a morning of live jazz with grand views of the lake. By popular demand, virtuoso Pianist Yuko Mabuchi returns with her crowd pleasing fiery keyboard style featuring special guest pianist Billy Mitchell & Friends.

Best of all, the 2022 Jazz Festival is for a good cause – Proceeds help provide instruments, equipment and music making opportunities for our local youth.

Thursday, August 25th

Saxophonist Jessy J®
Cal Baptist University Jazz Ensemble

Arrowhead Lake Association
Tavern Bay

Grammy Award-nominated headliner Saxophonist Jessy J® Thursday evening musical performances also include the award-winning Cal Baptist University Jazz Ensemble with special guest performances by the 2022 Blue Jay Jazz Foundation Future Generation Jazz Scholars.

Friday, August 26th

Ron King Big Band
Soprano Olivia Clark

Arrowhead Lake Association
Tavern Bay

Grammy Award-nominated headliner – 17-Piece Ron King Big Band direct from a blockbuster tour of Indonesia’s prestigious JAVA Jazz Festival. 2008 BJJF Scholarship awardee Soprano Olivia Clark joins Ron King with favorites from the American Song Book.

Saturday, August 27th

Pianist Yuko Mabuchi
Pianist Billy Mitchell & Friends

Lake Arrowhead
Resort and Spa

The party moves to Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa for a morning of live jazz with grand views of the lake. By popular demand, virtuoso Pianist Yuko Mabuchi returns with her crowd pleasing fiery keyboard style featuring special guest pianist Billy Mitchell & Friends.

A New Blue Jay Jazz Festival Supporter!

A new supporter to this year’s festival is Friends of Lake Arrowhead Mountain Communities (FLAMC) whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of life for Lake Arrowhead Mountain Communities residents and visitors. Formally spear-heading the now dissolved Lake Arrowhead Film Festival due to the recent pandemic, “FLAMC has decided to take remaining funds raised for the film festival and donate them to other worthy causes consistent with its mission,” said Board of Directors President, Matthew Kallis.

“The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation (BJJF) is a non-profit organization that supports the arts and music education in our mountain communities, and FLAMC is pleased to make a significant contribution this year to help fund the Blue Jay Jazz Festival and all of the excellent arts education programs provided by the BJJF,” said Kallis.

Join BJJF, the FLAMC plus a host of sponsors, supporters and special guests for “Come Swing with Us” a joyful celebration of America’s music and year round jazz education.

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We know times are challenging, and we are grateful to each of you for sticking by us. Our education programs provide annual jazz education scholarships, awards, instrument lending and live performance opportunities for students and other young people in the San Bernardino Mountain communities. We also believe that festivals in general, and the Blue Jay Jazz Festival specifically, are an incredible gathering of community around amazing music – it brings joy to our lives, and solace to our souls.

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