LAGUNA BEACH, CA — The Festival of Arts’ popular Concerts on the Green series comes to a close on August 20 from 1 – 2:30pm with contemporary-jazz icons, Russell Ferrante and Bob Mintzer.
Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is best known as a founding member of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has worked with a variety of musicians including Joni Mitchell, Al Jarreau, Take Six, Bobby McFerrin, Michael Franks and many others. The Russell Ferrante Trio is made up of Russell on piano, Steve Schaeffer on drums, and Michael Valerio on bass.

Twenty-year member of the Yellowjackets, saxophonist Bob Mintzer has recorded over 30 solo projects and was awarded with four Grammy nominations and a Grammy award for best large jazz ensemble recording. He has done session work for James Taylor, Steve Winwood, Queen, Donald Fagan, Milton Nascimento and countless others.

“This is a not-to-be-missed concert for fans of the Yellowjackets and great jazz music,” said Susan Davis, director of special events for the Festival of Arts. “Having these extraordinary performers together is an excellent way to end this year’s Concerts on the Green series!”

The Russell Ferrante Trio with special guest Bob Mintzer will perform on Saturday, August 20 from 1 – 2:30pm on the Festival stage. Concerts on the Green are free with Festival of Arts Admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $25 per person per concert. Includes Festival admission. Call (800) 487-3378.


Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons may enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more. For a full listing of events, visit The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by
Southern California Acura Dealers, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

July 5 – August 31, 2016
Open daily from 10am – 11:30pm
Early closing August 27 at 1:30pm

General Admission: Weekdays $8, Weekends $12
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $5, Weekends $8
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.

Passport to the Arts:
A special promotion (funded in part by Bank of America): Passport to the Arts for only $24. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Laguna Art-A-Fair. Enjoy works of art by more than 500 artists, 300 hands-on workshops, dozens of special events, plus a one time, all-day free parking pass with each Passport purchased. Order online at Passports also available for purchase on-site at each festival location during the summer. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters. Valid June 24 – August 31, 2016.

Festival of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(800) 487-3378