Jazz Festival


Jazz Festival 2019
March 29 & 30, 2019

Featuring Grammy Award Winner Deniece Williams

Friday tickets on sale now:  Purchase Tickets

To purchase a table email or call Jill Kennedy at 949 496 2274 ext 345 | Jkennedy@oceaninstitute.org

Unique Experiences

Two nights of unforgettable experiences placing guests in the hands of world-class Jazz musicians and Orange County’s premier resort and restaurant chefs.

  • Friday Taste of Jazz:  Opening Night of the Jazz Festival, enjoy small plates from the best local restaurants.  Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more.
  • Saturday Jazz Gala:  The festival culminates on Saturday with a memorable musical and culinary Gala Dinner. 


For sponsorship opportunities, contact Emma Opie at eopie@oceaninstitute.org


The 2019 Jazz Festival is proudly sponsored by Monarch Beach Resort

Jazz Festival Benefits Adopt-A-Class

Jazz Festival Benefits Adopt-A-Class
Enjoy World-Class Jazz to Benefit Kids in Need

The Jazz Festival is the Ocean Institute’s biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds directly support our Adopt-A-Class program.

Adopt-A-Class gives underserved students the life-changing opportunity of being immersed in hands-on STEM education at the Ocean Institute. Enjoy gourmet food, top jazz musicians and a beautiful sunset over Dana Point Harbor while knowing you are contributing to critical education for under-served children.


A Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Jazz Festival 2019 Partners

Premier Catering Sponsor

Monarch Beach Resort has generously partnered with us for Jazz 2018 to create a very special Festival of fabulous food and five star service!  We are very grateful to Monarch Beach Resort’s commitment to the Ocean Institute, and to our community, and we encourage our guests to visit this local treasure. Executive Chef Collin Thorton’s talent will lend itself in creating two amazing courses at Saturday’s Night’s gala dinner!