Bringing Jazz To The San Bernardino

Mountains For

24 Years

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For 24 years, the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation has brought Jazz to Blue Jay. Nestled in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains, Blue Jay, and her sister cities from Lake Arrowhead to Big Bear, have enjoyed world renowned grammy winning artist for three straight weekends in August. Jazz in all it’s forms, shapes and sizes have thrilled audiences year after year. Thanks to the continuing support of our community, the Blue Jay Jazz Festival will continue to reach new music fans and celebrate the traditions of the one and only true American art form, Blues & Jazz, for many years to come. And what’s really exciting is, the best has yet to come… Stay Tuned!

The 2015 Blue Jay Jazz Festival, brought some old, some new and the always familiar expectation of excellence! We took a big step this year and met a new challenge by moving from our traditional Thursday nights, to the more appealing and accessible Saturday nights. As you might expect, attendance was high! This years performing artist; Lao Tizer ‘Featuring Karen Briggs’, Poncho Sanchez and Pete Escovedo, left a lasting impression on our decision. They were fired up for everyone who came “ready for the weekend”! It looks like Saturday nights are here to stay!

2016 is already shaping up to be a landmark year for the Blue Jay Jazz Festival and the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation! We hope that you stay tuned, we will be updating the site with more news and information we are sure will put you in anticipation for next August. Fall, winter and spring are bringing changes, not only to the landscape around you, but to your favorite mountain Jazz fest as well.


FAQ: Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. BJJF, raises money each year for and from the Blue Jay Jazz Festival, in an attempt to help RIM of The World Unified School District, and supporting organizations, by empowering music education, instruments for needy students, music scholarships and the preservation of the only original American art-form. All proceeds from our concert series go toward the advancement of our cause. Volunteer Board Members, committees and staff, give of their time freely and tirelessly to help. The Blue Jay Jazz Festival is the final cap in our summer fundraising. Both inspiring and expanding, the yearly festival endeavors to raise awareness, funds and spirits.

Learn more. Get more. Do more. Visit the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation and discover why we work so hard, been successful for so long, and have so much fun!

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