April West swings the trombone during the Euphoria Brass Band performance in the French Quarter Sunday at the jazz fest. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Tim Weisberg on flute, Chuck Alvarez on guitar and Marcia Gawecki’s painting of Weisberg in the background at The Barn during Saturday’s set at the jazz festival. Not seen are Maria Martinez on drums and Paul Vargas on keys. Photo by Les Widerynski
Right, Jimmy Roberts’ saxophone accompanied Billy Valentine’s vocals Sunday in The Barn. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Billy Valentine entertains the crowd in The Barn with original pieces from “The Great American Songbook.” Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Casey Abrams entertains the crowd at noon Sunday. Abrams did not hesitate to involve the audience in his performance. He sang and played the piano and bass, while Jacob Scesney, on sax, and Casey’s teacher, Marshall Hawkins on bass, accompanied him. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Diane Schuur overwhelms the crowd Saturday in the Holmes Amphitheatre. Before she finished, Schuur was joined on stage by Janis Mann. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
On Sunday morning, the L.I.F.E. choir, led by Director H.B. Barnum, opened the day on the Holmes Amphitheatre stage with a rendition of rousing gospel music. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Local and greeter Doug Austin enjoys a brief break during last weekend’s Jazz in the Pines fest. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Indigo and Geneva, children of Bo and Ginger Dagnall of Idyllwild, share a snow cone during the afternoon heat Sunday. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
As usual, the French Quarter was a magnet for dancers during the 20th-annual Jazz in the Pines. Photo by J.P. Crumrine
Frank Cuomo sets out his homemade cheesecake during the annual Artspresso jazz event Friday night. Photo by Jenny Kirchner
At the Patrons’ Dinner for Jazz in the Pines Friday night on the Idyllwild Arts campus, from left, patrons Herman Hendricks, Thom and Barbara Walker, and Karen Metz welcome comedian and Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman and Beverly Palmieri during the Taste of Idyllwild pre-event. Coleman entertained the crowd after IA Jazz Director Marshall Hawkins received an award from Associates of Idyllwild Arts President Anne Erikson. American Idol contestant and former student Casey Abrams spoke glowingly of his former teacher. Photo by Becky Clark
Upper left, Patrons’ Dinner Chair Chris Trout thanks Cal Fire Firefighter/paramedic Jon Strouse after inviting Mountain Fire first responders to a special table while patrons gave them a standing ovation Friday night. To Trout’s left clockwise are Cal Fire Apparatus Engineer Mark Spehar, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Sean Dakin, Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz, IFPD Engineer Jack Peckham, IFPD Capt. Engineer Dan Messina, IFPD volunteer Jon Engel and Cal Fire Capt. Jim Carlstrom. U.S. Forest Service first responders also were invited but were unable to attend. Photo by Becky Clark
Associates of Idyllwild Arts member Jorgine Brause (left) presents the Volunteer of the Year award to Joyce Cummings at the Jazz in the Pines Volunteers Party at Wilder Cabins Wednesday night before the festival. Photo by Grace Reed
Jazz in the Pines Chair Marsha Lytle thanks volunteers at the annual Volunteers Party at Wilder Cabins Wednesday night before the festival. Photo by Grace Reed
The Derrik Lewis Jazz Trio performed at Mile High Cafe Friday and Saturday night. From left, Don Rice on tenor saxophone, Jeff Stover on bass and Derrik Lewis on vocals and piano. Photo by Jenny Kirchner
Don Reed and Jac Jacaruso perform Sunday evening at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro. Photo by Grace Reed