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Ocean Institute Jazz Festival March 2-3


Jazz enthusiasts will love the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. The two-day event combines world-class jazz music featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Paul Brown, Michael Paulo and friends with a 5-star dinner on Saturday.

The Jazz Festival is the Ocean Institute’s biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds directly support its Adopt-A-Class program. It gives underserved students the life-changing opportunity of being immersed in hands-on STEM education at the Ocean Institute. Enjoy gourmet food, top jazz musicians and a beautiful sunset over Dana Point Harbor while knowing you are contributing to critical education for under-served children.

On Friday, March 2, ‘Taste of Orange County’ features the best local restaurants offering delicious bites from their Executive A VIP Reception with Artist Meet and Greet starts at 5:30 p.m., general admission opens at 6 p.m. with a reception hour showcasing local restaurants; a live auction and world-class jazz performance follows.

Tickets cost $75 to $250. VIP ticket includes premier seating and exclusive VIP Reception.

On Saturday, March 3, enjoy an intimate and unique 5-course gourmet experience from local world-class resorts while listening and dancing to smooth jazz! This gala evening is exceptional with limited seating for a lucky few. Don’t miss out on an opportunity for fine dining and fantastic jazz in this incredible setting. A reception with cocktails and passed canapés lasts from 5:30 to 7 p.m.,  a world-class jazz performance, and the live auction runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Gala tickets cost $500.

Tickets and more information, available at

Ocean Institute is at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point.

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