Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines will be returning, said Anne Erikson, president of the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation, who produce the event. The 20th Jazz in the Pines was another success, and Erikson is very positive about the upcoming 21st festival.

The dates will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, and the annual Patron’s Dinner is planned for Friday, Aug. 15.

Erikson and her Associates colleague, Pam Goldwasser, are recruiting a replacement for 2013 Jazz Committee Chair Marsha Lytle. Erikson said they are very close to confirming a chair for the 2014 festival and committee chairs to help with the production.