Date: July 24, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm 7:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series. For full schedule of performers, click here.
Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates from XAN Confections.
Cost: $15 (does not include Festival of Arts admission)
Featured Performer: Gregg Karukas
One of urban contemporary jazz’s most versatile artists over the past 25 years, keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is a Grammy Award winner for producing, engineering, co-writing and arranging Omar Akram’s “Echoes of Love,” which won Best New Age Album at the 55th Grammy Awards in February 2013.
As a solo artist, Gregg’s 11 CDs have garnered consistently solid reviews for his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. Always in demand as a musical director and keyboardist, Gregg has received multiple Best Keyboardist nominations at the Oasis and National Smooth Jazz Awards. His best-known singles, “Girl in the Red Dress” (#4) “Nightshift” (#1), and Jessy J.’s #1 hit “Tropical Rain” showcase Gregg’s funky, melodic compositional style familiar to his fans.
Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651, United States
Reserved Concert Seating: Limited seating available in reserved section for $25 per person per concert. Includes Festival admission. Call (800) 487-3378.