Chairs serve as rain shields.

Despite a summer cloudburst, the 18th Annual Jazz in the PInes barely missed a beat. Raindrops fell, but jazz fans hovered under cover, tents, easy-ups or other shelter. the inclement weather merely built a stronger bond among the thousands of Jazz fanatics in Idyllwild today.

Patient fans wait for more sunshine and jazz.
Ted Cummings (left) and Alex Vargas check the sky for clouds, lightening and blue.
Rain fell steadily for about 15 minutes Saturday