Archive for February 4, 2011

The Ocean Institute’s popular Jazz Event fund-raiser combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of dinner, cocktails and auctions. This year’s event will feature Rick Braun and Friends, featuring Euge Groove and Philippe Saisse.

Opening night will begin with a complimentary reception featuring wine from Pear Valley Vineyards and appetizers provided by Il Fornai followed by a concert performance for 270 guests. The premier evening on Saturday will include a cocktail reception and silent auction with passed canapés prepared by The Balboa Bay Club & Resort and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort followed by a live auction and an award-winning, four-course dinner presented by chefs from the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Montage Laguna Beach, and the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The evening will culminate with an intimate concert performance for 200 guests.

For More Information/To Purchase Tickets:

Call Natasha Berendzen, Director of Development, at 949-496-2274 x412


Friday, February 4th

Wine Reception 6:30 – 7:30PM

Concert 7:30PM

Saturday, February 5th

Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction 5:30 – 9:00PM

Performance 9:00PM


For Friday, February 4th

$95 regular sections

$125 premier sections

For Saturday, February 5th

Regular $500 after December 15th