Jazz aficionados and music lovers in general will converge on Soka University in South Orange County Oct. 27-29 for the 12th Annual Soka International Jazz Festival. This year’s program will feature four separate performance throughout the weekend from eight different group, the most notable being legendary jazz trumpet Tom Harrell.
Harrell will put on two separate performances during the International Jazz Festival. On Friday, he will perform as part of an octet and on Saturday as part of a quintet.
Tickets for the entire three-day festival can be purchased in advance for $84, which equates to a 25 percent discount from single-ticket prices. Student and seniors can purchase tickets to all three days of the festival for just $63.
Harrell is one of many well-respected jazz musicians scheduled to perform at the festival. On Friday, Harrell is joined in the lineup by the Grant Stewart Quartet featuring the Putter Smith Trio with “special guest” Komel Fekete-Kovacs.
There will be two performances on Saturday. At 3 p.m., The Ruben Estrada Quintet will perform its “Tribute to Cal Tjader.” The Ron Eschete-Joe Bagg Organ Trio will also be part of the matinee program. Then at the 7:30 p.m. show, “Classics and Standards” will be performed by The Eschete/Fekete-Kovacs Coo Collaboration. The Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble will headline the concert.
On Sunday, the show starts at 3 p.m. and will feature The Kornel Fekete-Kovacs Quartet as well as an All-Star Jam Session featuring Grant Stewart, Misha Piatigorsky and other guests.
In addition to the stellar lineup of musicians, the 12th Annual Soka International Jazz Festival will also feature plenty of other activities including an international food fair, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demos, and a children’s play area that includes a Superslide and Bounce House.
Additionally, patrons of the festival are also invited to arrive early and take advantage of an all-you-can -eat buffet at the Soka Bistro. The Soka Bistro will be open for dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is just $10.50.
For more information please visit their website.
Steam Master Carpet Cleaning
1710 Santa Ana Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627