Jazz Festival


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Jazz Festival 2018

Don’t miss out on the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival coming up March 2nd and 3rd, 2018! A two-day event combining world class jazz music featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Paul Brown, Michael Paulo and friends.

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A ‘Taste of Orange County’ with the best local restaurants offering delicious bites from their Executive Chefs.

5:30 p.m.  VIP Reception with Artist Meet and Greet

6:00 p.m.  General Admission Opens

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Reception Hour Showcasing best local restaurants

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Live Auction and World Class Jazz Performance

Tickets: $75.00 – $250

VIP ticket includes premier seating and exclusive VIP Reception

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Enjoy an intimate and unique 5-course gourmet experience from local world-class resorts while listening and dancing to smooth jazz! This gala evening is very special with limited seating for a lucky few.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity for fine dining and fantastic jazz in this incredible setting.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Reception Cocktail and passed canapés

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  World Class Jazz Performance & Live Auction

Gala ticket: $500.00

Table $5,000

Buy Saturday Tickets

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 2018 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!