Mindy Abair David Benoit Rick Braun Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute's popular jazz fundraising weekend event partners with the 43rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales and combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of epicurean dining, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Past performers include Gerald Albright, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair and Peter White.

Event Overview

Friday, February 28, 2014 - SOLD OUT!
Friday is the opening night which offers a Wine and Appetizer Reception and Concert Performance, limited to 300 guests.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - SOLD OUT!
Saturday is the Premier Evening at the Ocean Institute and features a Gala Gourmet Dinner and Jazz Performance. The elegant, intimate affair includes a cocktail reception with passed canapés, and an award-winning, four-course taste extravaganza with wine pairing. The dinner is specially created for this event and prepared by celebrated local chefs from St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The evening also includes connoisseur silent and live auctions.

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Sunday changes the pace with a relaxed lunch and
Encore Performance. This unique experience includes a beer and wine tasting as well as a Bristol Farms gourmet boxed lunch and time for questions with the artists. All events are held at the Ocean Institute.

For more information or to sign up
please contact Eileen Hayden at:
(949) 496-2274 x 337 or

Event Packages:

  • VIP Package $700 ($800 Value)
    • VIP Admission for one on Friday
    • Gala Admission for one on Saturday
    • Premier Admission for one on Sunday
  • General Package $150 ($170 Value)
    • General Admission for one on Friday
    • General Admission for one on Sunday

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Event Sponsors

Paul Musco
Scott Schoeffel
KSBR Ritz Carlon St. Regis Montage Laguna Beach Pear Valley Laguna Cliffs Sabatinos KSBR Park Hyatt Aviara® Resort The Balboa Bay Club & Resort 94.7 Wave