Newport Beach Jazz Party 2012: Newport Beach, CA, February 16-19, 2012
Two Austrian tourists made time for the party at the end of their motorcycle tour of the West. Andreas Werth called the experience "a dance of quality, the way the style and mood changed with different combinations of musicians." Alex Matauschek simply termed the performances "amazing and incredible."
When the four days and nights of live music finally ended, it wasn't over yet for pianist Petrescu and trumpeter Morrison, who returned to the stage of the vacated ballroom at 1 a.m. to play just "One More Time."
The party was coproduced by Joe Rothman and John McClure. The pair also has scheduled another "Sunset Jazz at Newport" series of Wednesday nights during summer, July 11-Sept. 19, in cooperation with radio station KKJZ.