BB Jazz is a charitable organization whose purpose is to raise funds and awareness for children with autism and other charities for children. BB Jazz raises funds by bringing always excellent Smooth Jazz, R&B and Contemporary Music to Huntington Beach, California. BB Jazz is a wonderful charity and the project of Huntington Beach residents Betty and Corky Bennish.
BB Jazz organizes three annual events in Huntington Beach – the BB Jazz Festival in Central Park, the annual Library Theatre Series, and a New Years Eve Gala at the Huntington Beach Hyatt. Each of these events is well worth your time and benefits a worthy cause.
In support of BB Jazz and children with autism, Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath was pleased to attend the 8th annual BB Jazz Festival which took place on September 11, 2010, in Huntington Beach Central Park. Festival goers were treated to a stellar lineup of jazz musicians as well as the sounds of DJ Jonathan between performances. There were two concert stages, the Village Stage and the VIP Stage, as well as sponsor exhibits, artisan booths, and delicious food. See the BB Jazz Huntington Beach photos.
Also in attendance to support BB Jazz and children with autism were Joe Carchio, incumbent candidate for Huntington Beach City Council, Fred Speaker candidate for Huntington Beach City Council, and Shari Freidenrich, Huntington Beach Treasurer and candidate for Orange County Treasurer.
The music started at 10:30 a.m. and lasted until 9:00 p.m. The jazz performance lineup included Maysa, The Tony Rich Project, Walter Beasley, Raul Midon, Andre Delano, Bob Baldwin with Art Sherrod Jr, Joey Sommerville with Eric Essix, Mahndo, and BK Jackson.
Upcoming BB Jazz events include the annual Library Theatre Series, and a New Years Eve Gala at the Huntington Beach Hyatt. The Huntington Beach Library Theater Concert Series takes place in the intimate 319 seat theater of the Huntington Beach Library and Cultural Center located at 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California. Saxophonist Kim Waters is currently scheduled to perform in November.
The New Years Eve Gala takes place in an oceanfront setting at the Huntington Beach Hyatt located at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California. Marion Meadows and Christine Day will be performing as well as Rahsaan Patterson and DJ Jonathan.
For more information see the BB Jazz website.