A memorable Memorial Day Weekend is on tap for fans flocking to the second annual Payne Pest Management San Diego Jazz Festival at the luxurious Omni Resorts La Costa on May 23-25, featuring performances by a galaxy of contemporary jazz and R&B stars. Tickets have been selling briskly with people traveling from all over the nation to immerse themselves in this musical and lifestyle experience that includes concerts, after-parties with DJs and live music, an all-star jam, a Gospel Sunday Brunch, casual poolside, plaza and lobby performances and a pre-festival kick-off for premier ticketholders that will be held Thursday, May 22.
2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner “Uncle” Charlie Wilson tops the Saturday night May 24 marquee, capping a full day of performances that boasts R&B crooner Joe paired with energetic saxman Eric Darius, as well as sophisticated soul tunes from 8-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Ledisi; soul-funk band Mint Condition offering a fresh brewed fusion of old and new school R&B, jazz and a variety of ethnic nuances; Grammy-winning jazz-hip hop alchemist Robert Glasper; and a uniquely-talented collective performing by Jazz in Pink, comprised of Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Mariea Antoinette and Jeanette Harris. After the main program, Culbertson and DW3 will lead an all-star jam for which a separate ticket ($25) is required.
The diverse adult audience attending the festival will enjoy live music, dancing, a lifestyle expo adjacent to the festival, and numerous activities and amenities available at the first-class resort. Single-day tickets are available through the festival website and start at $50 and 3-day tickets run as high at $750.
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