Entertainment Schedule

2014 Festival Dates & Times

Saturday, June 21, 2014  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2014  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Sculpture by Festival artist, Wesley Cookson.

 

The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is a feast for the eyes, palate, and ears. In addition to the acts on our main stage located near restaurant row, you’ll be treated to performance art and great solo performers throughout the venue.

Main Stage

Time
Saturday
Sunday
10amDave Scott and Monsoon Jazz
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Fred Benedetti & Peter Sprague
10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
11am
12noon
1pm
2pmCasey Abrams
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Jazz88 All-Stars
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
3pm
4pm
5pm

Art is Living Plaza

Time
Saturday
Sunday
10amBen Owens
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Caprice Strings
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11am
12noonQuartet Nouveau
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Tom Grisberger- Chapman Stick
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1pmAce Tropic (Steel Drums)
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Miles Moynier (Guitarist)
1:45 PM - 4:45 PM
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm
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Roaming Entertainers

DailyHutch Bonzan, a Statue of Another Kind
SaturdayMariachi Costa Azul de Chula Vista
(9:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
SaturdayLady Mari Costume Walkabout

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Welcome 2014 Entertainers

casey-abramsCasey Abrams ambition at heart remains very simple. “I want to make music that people love.” And so he has on his first album. Casey, co-wrote, sang, played bass, acoustic guitar, drums and Wurlitzer. Casey opens with the finger-snapping cool of “Simple Life,” affirming there’s a genuine artist at work here. “Ghosts” and “Get Out” prove Casey’s capability as a contemporary songwriter. “Wore Out My Soul” shows his R&B balladeer chops. Romantic desire is made sexy on “A Boy Can Dream,” and he delivers a vocal tour de force on “Dry Spell.” To cap the disc, Abrams pays homage to Ray Charles on “Hit The Road Jack” performed as a slinky duet with fellow Idol contestant Haley Reinhart (produced by Steve Jordan). Read more about growing up in the small town of Idyllwild to becoming an American Idol favorite for all ages here.

davescott_orangeWe were pleased to welcome back  Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz, a Festival favorite and leading San Diego smooth jazz band. Dave Scott has been playing and seriously studying the trombone since he was a boy.  He has studied under the legendary Bill Watrous. The Band features Bill Shreeve on woodwinds and who has been performing professionally since 1976.  Justin Grinnell received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from SDSU, and plays bass. Drummer Kevin is the manager of Fattburger as well as playing on projects for other artists. A giant of the piano, Irving Flores is becoming as well-known in Southern California as he is throughout his native Mexico.

benedetti_orangeEqually at home playing classical music or contemporary music, Fred Benedetti and Peter Sprague entertained Festival-goers with guitar music ranging from W.A. Mozart to Lee Ritenour. Fred teaches guitar at Grossmont College and is chair of the guitar program at San Diego State University. Peter is also an instructor and has performed with many of the jazz and rock greats. He’s working on projects ranging in style from jazz to folk, classical, new age, and back again.

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The JAZZ 88 ALLSTARS are a straight ahead quintet, playing the jazz classics from Wayne Shorter to Horace Silver, and Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis. This all-star band represents KSDS Jazz 88.3, San Diego’s award winning jazz radio.  All seasoned pros in their own right, each player also works with many other local musicians in a wide variety of musical settings. The Jazz 88 Allstars have performed at many jazz festivals, and are pleased to be featured again at the La Jolla Festival of Arts.  The Jazz 88 AllStars players are Steve Ebner on trumpet, Bob Cambell on saxophone, Mikan Zlatkovich on keyboards, Bill Andrews on bass, and Barry Farrar on drums.