Curtain Up: Hyatt Jazz Fest and Concert Series

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Mindi Abair
Mindi Abair / Photo by Henry Duarte

Newport Beach Jazz Festival

Jazz takes center stage next weekend at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, May 30 – June 1 at the Hyatt Regency on Jamboree Road.

The beautiful outdoor setting provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a variety of noted smooth jazz artists performing on multiple stages set up on the Hyatt’s golf course.

The lineup includes:

May 30: Mindi Abair with Special Guests Booker T & Elliot Yamin

May 31: Brian McKnight, Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Spyro Gyra, Vincent Ingala & Jonathan Fritzén, Generation NeXt, Randy Jacobs’ Dynamite, Soul Seduction Tour

June 1: Chaka Khan, Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Euge Groove & Peter White, Bobby Caldwell, The Sax Pack, Down to the Bone, Grace Kelly, Derek Bordeaux Group.

General admission is $60 for either Saturday or Sunday, or $100 for both days. VIP tickets are $130 single day or $299 for Saturday and Sunday, and includes reserved seating, a hosted reception, and more

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more details, including the daily concert lineup and how to purchase tickets, visit

Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series

The popular Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series returns June 20 – October 10, and it’s packed with pop stars and jazz legends performing in the Hyatt’s intimate 1

The lineup:

June 20: An Evening with Rick Springfield

June 27: Earl Klugh & Jake Shimabukuro

July 11: Kenny Loggins & Blue Sky Riders

July 18: Naturally 7

July 25: Eric Darius with Cindy Bradley & Chris Standring

August 1: Eric Benet

August 8: An Evening with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

August 15: Spencer Day & Special Guest TBA

August 22: Jonathan Butler & Harvey Mason

August 29: Macy Gray

September 5: The Rippingtons return & David Benoit

September 12: Jazz Attack ft. Rick Braun, Peter White & Euge Groove

September 26: An Evening with Natalie Cole

October 3: A Very Special Artist – Announced May 24

October 10: Average White Band and Very Special Guest TBA

Tickets are $50 to $120 depending on the artist. For more information, visit

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