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2012 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
25 Year Quarter Century Celebration Since 1987
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THANKS TO THE JAZZTRAX PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
PAT BENTER AND ALEX NEUMANN



1929 Wrigley Casino Grand Entrance


The Grand Casino built by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley in 1929



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


Avalon Ballroom comes alive during Peter White’s Oct. 20th performance.   Biggest selling night of entire festival



Somehow wasn't reported in The Islander Newspaper


Booker T. Jones takes the stage



View from very top of Hamilton Cove with
Casino hidden just around the Point



Cruise Ships make constant calls to Catalina Island



Cruise Ship after dark off Hamilton Cove


View of Festival Drummers into Avalon Ballroom from Stage



Wine Anyone?  After all it is a …..Jazz Festival


Valet for the Yachtsmen’s Dinghy’s



Saxophonist Najee in the festival audience


Young Kansas  City Bassist Julian Vaughn who’s first radio hit reached No. 1 on the charts right as he arrived on Island




The Harborside Boardwalk from town to Casino.
Picture taken from Casino Ramps up to Ballroom.



Keyboardist Brian Culbertson on Trombone at JazzTrax



Boardwalk from town to Casino alongside Avalon Harbor
on Catalina Island




Saxophonist Euge Groove following performance Oct. 13, 2012 at JazzTrax Festival



Arriving on board Catalina Express back in Long Beach where Old Meets New. On Left, Carnival Cruise Ship ready for departure to Catalina Island and Mexico.  On Right, Queen Mary Hotel which hasn't sailed since arriving in Long Beach from London in the 1970's.


The Catalina Freight Line Barge that hauls everything to the Island, Cept people.  Construction trucks, refrigerators, wide screen TV's, 2 huge container trailors full of JazzTrax Lighting and Sound gear.



Welcome to one of the world's most famous Zip Lines,
on Catalina Island




ZIPPING ABOVE CATALINA ISLAND



Approaching the Island. Descanso Beach on Right. Hamilton Cove Villas Further Right.



Above Casino from Zane Grey Hotel in Avalon


Arriving from Above at Hamilton Cove Villas on Smooth Jazz Island



Arriving from Above at Hamilton Cove Villas on Smooth Jazz Island

Violinist Karen Briggs  10-12-12

Mr. Groove

Austin Good practicing his public speaking so he can run for 8th grade student body prez next year, putting Hiroshima on stage He calls them Uncle Dan and Aunt June.  His dad was at their house when the doctor called and said Austin’s about to be born.

Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner

Hiroshima’s Taiko Drums

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy make their JazzTrax Debut in Avalon Ballroom…too much fun

Mindi Abair and JazzTrax Producer
Art Good at Descanso Beach

After final shows the Deer take over
the Casino (foliage)

The Pelican Saxman spotted coming down
from the Zane Grey Hotel
(former home of the author)

World Famous Avalon Ballroom Chandelier

View from Wrigley Memorial in Botannical Gardens End of long road up from town.  Walkable and Joggable, but bit long

End of Green Pier in Avalon

Looking towards Wrigley Casino where JazzTrax Festival is held each October across Avalon Bay from Front Street

The Landing which is soon to be remodeled into a Day Spa with pool.

Avalon Bay & Harbor from the Wrigley Mansion, now the Bed & Breakfast Inn at Mt. Ada

Pebbly Beach Road is OPEN again after 7 years to Joggers, Cyclists, Walkers.   Right alongside Open Ocean heading for Buffalo Nickel Restaurant, gas station and HeliPort

6 foot 7 inch Kansas City Bassist
Julian Vaughn

Barefoot Mindi Abair Unplugged Under the Stars at Descanso Beach 10-11-12

Stephen and David Watts of Dotsero hot to begin JazzTrax Show

Art Good welcomes you to Catalina Island

NAJEE at Alaska Airlines Autograph Counter


`Deer were EVERYWHERE during JazzTrax on golf cart road to Hamilton Cove Villa’s



Festival goer dancing to Euge and to a Euge Groove CD, soon to be autographed by Mr. Groove



Nothin’ quite like having Canadian Guitarist Rob Tardik come right to your table, right to your glass of wine



always with KSBR (San Clemente) Radio broadcasting live each Saturday from the Verandah Deck of Avalon Ballroom.   What a radio studio!



DJ Jonathan Phillips, the life of the World Famous Saturday Night JazzTrax After Parties, dancin’ on the beach at Midnight With Big Bear Lake RobinHood Resort owner Charlie Brewster out way way past his bedtime



Everyone comes to the Saturday Night JazzTrax Free AfterParty on the Beach even JazzTrax Stage Director Gregg Hudson, on Left



Happy festival goers surround a firepit on the beach
at JazzTrax AfterParty


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy make their JazzTrax Debut in Avalon Ballroom…too much fun



Front Street filled with shops and restaurants in Avalon



Side street in Avalon leading to Glenmore Plaza Hotel.  Clark Gable Tower Hotel Suite sticking up Top Left



Descanso Beach Club open to the public all day year round, serving lunch and drinks always and site of JazzTrax Unplugged Under the Stars concerts and JazzTrax AfterParty’s



Dancing begins in Back of Ballroom



Doors about to open



Descanso Beach Club open to the public all day year round, serving lunch and drinks always and site of JazzTrax Unplugged Under the Stars concerts and JazzTrax AfterParty’s





Final Year of Armstrong’s Fish Market before new Blue Water Grille expected to be built here.


Booker T. Jones wrapping one of the most electrifying shows of entire 3 weekend JazzTrax Festival



JazzTrax Box Office Manager Cristina Gorka in JazzTrax Store


JazzTrax Merchandise Manager
Mary Kay Von Brendel in JazzTrax Store


Saxophonist NAJEE and JazzTrax
Producer Art Good Weekend 2 at Alaska Airlines Autograph Counter

19 year old North Carolina Keyboardist Nicholas Cole with Art Good back of Avalon Ballroom

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26th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
~ Since 1987 ~

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