22nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival



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22nd Annual - 2008
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

Over 30 Different Stars of Smooth Jazz
Over 3 Consecutive Island WEEKENDS
On an Island 26 Miles Out to Sea
October 3, 4, 5
October 10, 11, 12
October 17, 18, 19
ALL AGES WELCOME

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Each Weekend Saturday Night After Parties On the Beach at Descanso
• Saturday Late Afternoon Wine Maker Dinners at the Country Club

Unplugged Under the Stars at the Wrigley Ranch
Thursday Nights Ahead of Each October Island Weekend

UNDER THE STARS, FAR SIDE OF ISLAND
COURTYARD OF WRIGLEY RANCH

    
October 2 MINDI ABAIR
October 9 PAUL BROWN
October 16 RAY PARKER JR.


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or call 866-Trax-Tix (866-872-9849)


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SECRET TOUR & SECRET ROOMS

Secret Tour of  Avalon Casino’s Secret Rooms and Backstage will include “More Discovered Secret Rooms” Only Comes with Unplugged Wrigley Ranch Ticket

Special Discounted Thursday Night Hotel Rooms Announced for Arriving Early for Unplugged at the Ranch
Anybody up for ............Golf During JazzTrax on Smooth Jazz Island?
 
Ever been Above the Ballroom?   Didn't think so.  Off to the Right Side of the Ballroom Stage is a stairwell.  It's one of 4 emergency exits in the 4 corners of the Ballroom.  But through that door if instead of going DOWN, you go UP, yep UP even higher than the ballroom,  there is a walkway across the top, above the Ballroom ceiling (you can also look down into the Ballroom) going to the room with the kind've Lighthouse parapet top on the Casino Roof.
 
Ever been in Mrs. Wrigley's Secret, Private Party Room adjacent to the Theater Projectionist?  Didn't think so.
The Window Opens so 2 people (Mrs. Wrigley in the old days) can sit and watch the Movies while eating a pizza and drinking some wine, separate from the Movie Audience.  The room has it's own bathroom and is NOT part of the daily annual Tours of the Casino.   It is part of the JazzTrax Secret Tour included with your Unplugged Ticket.
 
Walk through the Theater to start......and it's elegant entryway......up onto the Theater Stage and into it's behind the scene props. Next the Secret Tour takes you up into the BackStage Rooms, ala 1929, where the Stars of Smooth Jazz relax and prep for their performance high above. You'll walk the many steps the Stars must also troop UP to the Ballroom and in that stairwell many a Smooth Jazz Saxophonist including Dave Koz and Boney James have warmed up their saxes because that Stairwell has the perfect acoustics.   Peabo Bryson was heard warming up his VOICE in that stairwell last year that is part of the Secret Tour.
 
And now the Brand New Backstage Lounge.  Set up just for Kenny Loggins and his entourage in August, where the Island WorkOut Center USED to be. Now being designed for possible future VIP Backstage Lounging.   You'll walk through it.   And who knows what More Secret Rooms will be found inside the Casino.

When you attend the JazzTrax Festival you spend hours inside the Fabulous Famous 1929 Avalon Ballroom, 6 stories High overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but many of you have still Never seen the 1929 State of the Art Built for the Silent Movie Era Movie Theater  (where 'The Mummy' is showing this week) on ground level beneath the Ballroom, let alone all the Casino's Secret Rooms the daily all year tours NEVER go through, let alone the back stage area where the Stars of Smooth Jazz relax before climbing the multitude of back stage steps to performance at the top of the Casino Ballroom.
 
You cannot purchase a Secret Tour Ticket.
It simply is included in your Thursday Night Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch Ticket.
All kinds of things happen when you decide to arrive on Thursday to experience a Star of Smooth Jazz Unplugged Under the Stars at the Wrigley Ranch on the Far Side of the Island.
1......the performance itself just after nightfall
2.....the ranch style dinner in the Courtyard of the Ranch at dusk
3.....a stop on the way for hor deuvres at the world famous Airport in the Sky
4....an unheard of return across the top of the Island After Dark, witnessing the fireworks in the distance from Disneyland because you are at 1,000 feet coming back across the Top of the Island
5....when you wake up Friday Morning YOU ARE ALREADY IN AVALON WITH A FULL DAY TO ENJOY THE VILLAGE AND ISLAND while EVERYBODY ELSE IS STILL TRAVELLING ALL DAY TO GET THERE
6...you are completely rested and relaxed for the start of the Ballroom Concerts Friday Night at 7:30 p.m  having time for a full early evening Dinner on the Town
7....and you get the Secret Tour of the Casino's Secret Rooms including the Theater late Friday Morning
8....even time for 18 holes of GOLF   (gotta play around the 9 holes twice)


ORDER JAZZTRAX TICKETS ON-LINE or call 866-Trax-Tix (866-872-9849)

1st Weekend, Oct. 3, 4, 5
2nd Weekend, Oct. 10, 11, 12
3rd Weekend, Oct. 17, 18, 19
Thursday Night, Oct. 2nd
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Mindi Abair
Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. Under the Stars on the
FAR SIDE OF THE ISLAND
Thursday Night, Oct. 9th
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Paul Brown

Peter White

Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. Under the Stars on the
FAR SIDE OF THE ISLAND
Thursday Night, Oct. 16th
Unplugged at the Wrigley Ranch

Ray Parker Jr.
Full Barbecue Dinner & Bar
Meet at Avalon Tour Plaza 4:45 p.m. Under the Stars on the
FAR SIDE OF THE ISLAND
Friday Night, Oct.3rd
Friday Night, Oct. 10th
.Friday Night, Oct. 17th


7:30 p.m.
French Guitarist U-NAM


9:00 p.m.
The Sax Pack
with Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole
and Kim Waters



7:30 p.m.
Debut Guitarist Jay Soto


9:00 p.m.
Eric Darius


7:30 p.m.
Nyee Moses


9 p.m.
Mindi Abair
Saturday, Oct. 4th
Saturday, Oct. 11th
Saturday, Oct. 18th
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Jackiem Joyner
JazzTrax debut Artist of the Year


2:00 p.m.
L.A. Chillharmonic
with
Richard Smith, Brian Bromberg, Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas,
Greg Adams & Joel Taylor
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Jackiem Joyner
JazzTrax debut Artist of the Year


2:00 p.m.
L.A. Chillharmonic
with
Richard Smith, Brian Bromberg, Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas,
Greg Adams & Joel Taylor

AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Jessy J
Young debut Saxophonist


2:00 p.m.
Nick Colionne
Guitarist
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION


7:00 p.m.
Jessy J
Young debut Saxophonist


9:00 p.m.
Acoustic Alchemy

Saturday Night After Party at Descanso Beach. No Charge.
Dancing on the Beach into the Wee Hours of the Morning


7:00 p.m.
Nyee Moses


9:00 p.m.
Keiko Matsui
Japanese Keyboardist

Saturday Night After Party at Descanso Beach. No Charge.
Dancing on the Beach into the Wee Hours of the Morning

 



7:00 p.m.
Debut Guitarist Jay Soto


9:00 p.m.
Euge Groove


Saturday Night After Party at Descanso Beach. No Charge.
Dancing on the Beach into the Wee Hours of the Morning
After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.
After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.
After Party Descanso Beach
10:30 - 1 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5th
Sunday, Oct. 12th
Sunday, Oct.19 th
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Brian Bromberg


2:00 p.m.
Warren Hill
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Paul Jackson Jr.


2:00 p.m.
Gregg Karukas
Keyboardist
AFTERNOON SESSION

NOON
Jackiem Joyner
JazzTrax debut Artist of the Year


2:00 p.m.
Paul Brown's Guitar Night

featuring
Marc Antoine & Chris Standring
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION
EVENING SESSION


7:00 p.m.
Philippe Saisse


9:00 p.m.
R n R
Starring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot


7:00 p.m.
Jessy J
Young debut Saxophonist


9:00 p.m.
Jeffrey Osborne


7:00 p.m.
Sekou Bunch
Bassist


9:00 p.m.
Sax for Stax
Brand New All Star Show featuring Gerald Albright's Sax for Stax World Debut with Featured Artist Keb' Mo'
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Order Tickets On-Line Now or Call Toll Free 866-872-9849 866-trax tix
Ordering tickets on-line allows you to see exactly which seats and tables
Are still available, and their exact pricing. On-line you can then select
Your exact seats or tables with No Waiting for Live Operator.

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