Archive for January 16, 2012

The Ocean Institute’s popular Jazz Event fundraiser combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of dinner, cocktails and auctions. This year’s event will showcase Rick Braun and friends featuring Mindi Abair and David Benoit.

Through the revolutionary programs offered by the Ocean Institute, inquisitive children don’t have to fantasize about being a deep-sea explorer like Jacque Cousteau, they’re immersed in hands-on marine life education directly. The institute is nationally recognized for their extensive education on everything marine science and for bringing the sea directly to young explorers.

An avid proponent for this award-winning institute is acclaimed trumpeter Rick Braun, who has been doing his part to give back to the program. For years, Braun has been performing at the Ocean Institute’s popular jazz fundraiser.

Opening night includes a complimentary reception featuring wine from Pear Valley Vineyards and appetizers provided by Il Fornaio followed by a concert performance for 290 guests.

The premier evening on Saturday starts with a silent auction accompanied by passed canapés prepared by The Balboa Bay Club & Resort and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and wine from Pear Valley Vineyards. This is 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 Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The evening will culminate with an intimate concert performance for 200 guests.

Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, California 92629

Friday, February 03, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Saturday, February 04, 2012 – 6:30 pm