In addition to the All-Star Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards Show on Saturday, March 12, over a dozen other events fill out the schedule March 10-13, 2011. As always, the Saturday night performances and Oasis Award presentations will highlight the weekend. This year’s gala will be held at the San Diego Civic Theater following a Red Carpet Reception.
The Official Kick-Off Cocktail Party and ribbon cutting will be at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (pictured right) at 5pm on Thursday, March 10.
The first of the Oasis Weekend Concerts will take place Thursday night at the beautiful Balboa Theatre (left). Originally opened in 1924 as a vaudeville house, the Balboa has recently undergone a 26-million dollar renovation. It’s the perfect setting for a very special show on Opening Night. Friday morning will begin with an 18-hole Celebrity Golf Tournament for duffers, wannabes and artists.
For the fashion-minded, a Style Show will be presented in The Edge, a terrific 300 seat venue inside Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. A very special Jazz Expo will take place both Friday and Saturday afternoons with performances by new artist discoveries plus an opportunity for attendees to get autographs and the latest news directly from their favorite artists.
Friday evening will present our “Meet & Celebrate”, a dressy reception on the beautiful rooftop of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Here artists and attendees can mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Later Friday night the second concert of the Oasis Weekend will benefit cancer research via the renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Venue and Star Power for this special show will be announced shortly. This show is a production of Seattle-based Cjazz. Don’t miss “In Concert For Cancer”.
Saturday begins with a Celebrity Poker Tournament at a San Diego casino, continues with some big surprises and another day of the Jazz Expo. Then it’s Saturday night and showtime!
Oasis Awards shows have always been All-Star productions with the likes of The Rippingtons, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Herb Alpert, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, Bob James, Keiko Matsui, Brenda Russell, David Benoit, Euge Groove, Brian Culbertson, Marc Antoine, Steve Cole, the late Wayman Tisdale, and more, all performing.
This year we will roll out the BIGGEST SHOW YET! Over 25 artists from various genres of Jazz will keep the spotlights moving and the audience clapping. Already, the Rippingtons have been announced. More artist announcements will follow in July.
Sunday Hard Rock Hotel San Diego will be the site of a scrumptious Champagne Brunch.
And there’s still more events to be announced. Plus, details on tickets and hotel rooms will be announced in July. Stay tuned…..