Archive for May 1, 2013


The Hanson House Foundation is proud to announce the 16th Annual Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival, Saturday, May 14th at the Palm Springs Riviera Resort and Spa.

This annual charity benefit will begin at 6 pm with a garden reception featuring British smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring followed by dinner and dancing in the Riviera Grand Ball Room and a two set performance by super saxman Dave Koz. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Hanson House Foundation, the Coachella Valley’s first and only hospital hospitality house. The Mission Statement of the Hanson House is very simple: “To provide a community supported facility with low or no cost services whose dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to making available a safe, clean and caring temporary home away from home for the families of the critically ill and injured.”

Hanson House has 16 guest rooms accommodating up to 64 guests per night. Since opening in December of 2003, more than 5,000 families have been served with more than 15,000 guests nights. Hanson House has a volunteer staff operating 365 days a year.

The Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival is the 16th Annual fund raiser for the Hanson House Foundation.

Headliner Dave Koz

In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. Koz’s 2011 Hello Tomorrow Tour pushes the reset button for an artist who’s been in the game for two decades, and positions him for the next chapter in a story that is already multi-dimensional and compelling.

Starting off the evening will be British Smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring

Over the course of six CDs, Standring has distinguished himself in the contemporary jazz realm with adventurous and lyrical compositions leavened with pure-pop perfection, dazzling guitar solos and thick beats. His latest CD “Blue Bolero” was selected as JazzTrax 2010 Album of the Year.

Tickets are $68 per person for a Jazz Cat Reserved Seat.

Hanson House Benefactor Tickets including a three course dinner and preferred seating are $217.50 per person. More Information/Purchase Tickets by Phone or On Line:

Phone: 760.323.6673 or

May 14, 2013, 6:00 pm

Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Source: Palm Springs Life