Newport Beach: The West Coast Capital Of Jazz In Summer 2010

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Max Weinberg & 2 Different Festivals Converge on 'OC' Seaside Destina

Max Weinberg, Newport Beach, Summer Jazz Series

Max Weinberg Opens Hyatt Summer Jazz Series in Newport Beach.

Claiming its status as one of the nation’s most vibrant summer jazz destinations, Newport Beach is host to two high-profile jazz events in summer 2010.

Cool ocean breezes and crystal blue waves won’t be the only things gracing Newport Beach, California this summer. Claiming its status as one of the nation’s most vibrant summer jazz destinations, Newport Beach is host to two high-profile jazz events in summer 2010. In its 18th year, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series, the longest-running in the U.S., is joined by the Sunset Jazz at Newport, a new 8 week straight-ahead jazz series hosted at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.

Not to be confused with the annual Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in August, these two high-level events extend the entire summer season and take place in Southern California’s Newport Beach, allowing visitors ample opportunity to catch acts such the astounding Max Weinberg who will open the Hyatt series on June 25th. Weinberg, the long-time drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Conan O’Brien’s lead band drummer since 1993 will make his first appearance since leaving the Conan O’Brien show.

Through October 1st, 2010 (every Friday night and a special show on July 4th), a diverse collection of jazz musicians will entertain audiences at the 18th Annual Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series, which takes place at the resort’s intimate outdoor amphitheater. In addition to Max Weinberg Big Band, other top acts include David Sanborn, Bobby Caldwell Fourplay and Steve Tyrell. Click here for a full line-up.

The Sunset Jazz at Newport Series will take place each Wednesday evening in summer from July 7th to August 25th, 2010 and will feature straight ahead jazz performed by some of the most popular artists from the long-running West Coast Jazz Party, also in Newport Beach. The producers of the very successful West Coast Jazz Party, together with the nation’s #1 jazz station- KJAZZ, have converted their 4 day jazz party, which for the last 15 years has taken place over Labor Day Weekend, into an 8 week series of Wednesday nights.

The Rose Garden of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa sets the stage for talent such as Houston Person, Ken Peplowski, Byron Stripling and Graham Dechter. Click here for a full line-up.

Click here for or a full list of performances, more information and tickets to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series or dial the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach box office at (949) 729-6400. Dinner packages, reserved seats, sky boxes and overnight accommodations are available. Room reservations can be booked directly with the hotel at (949) 729-1234, or (800) 223-1234 or via their website. Click here for Sunset Jazz at Newport Series information, full list of performances and ticket information, or dial (949) 759-5003. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa is offering a special rate of $119 per night for this special event (based on availability). Reservations can be booked directly with the hotel at (949) 640-4000 or via their website.

About Newport Beach
Known for its picturesque views of the Pacific and one of the world’s largest small yacht harbors, Newport Beach is a chic seaside community located on Southern California’s Orange County coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city is acclaimed for its beaches, mild year-round weather, boating/yachting community, sophisticated atmosphere, international film festival, three annual epicurean festivals and the oldest holiday boat parade in the nation. Newport Beach was named “One of the top ten resort towns in the U.S” by AOL Travel in 2008. For additional travel information, please call (800) 94-COAST or visit us online at visitnewportbeach.com.

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