Sax great headlines wine, jazz fest

The CaliforniaJazz and Wine Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise
has a new home this year, the Four Seasons Hotel, and one of the great saxophone players of all time to headline the show, Tom Scott.

The fifth-annual Rotary Jazz and Wine Fest will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 17 at the hotel on 2 Dole Drive in Westlake Village

“The California Jazz and Wine Fest is becoming the preeminent jazz and wine festival between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and the Four Seasons is the perfect location,” said
Nadine Rothermel, festival chair and Rotary Club past president.

Musicians will perform on two stages: in the main ballroom and in an adjacent enclosed tent.

Scott, a composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist, will be the main act.


He has 34 solo recordings to his credit along with three Grammy awards and 14 Grammy nominations.

He’s made his mark as a guest artist and arranger on more than 500 recordings with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Gerry Mulligan, the Blues
Brothers, Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan.

Among his motion picture scores are “Uptown Saturday Night” and “Stir Crazy.”

Also performing at the festival are the Adam Clark Trio, Paul McCallum and Friends, Santa Barbara Community College Jazz Big Band, Doug Webb Group, the Barrelhouse Wailers, Lori
Andrews (jazz harpist) and the Westlake High School Jazz Ensemble.

Festivalgoers can sample from over 60 wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet foods.

Beverage exhibitors pouring at the festival include Channel Islands Distillery Rum, Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, Four Brix, Golden Star Vineyards, Magnavino Cellars,
Panaro Brothers Winery & Tasting Room, Squashed Grapes, Sunland Winery, Surf Brewery, Twisted Oak Tavern, and Ventura Limoncello Company.

Tickets are $100 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. VIP tickets include one-hour early entry for tasting, valet parking and preferred seating.

Both tickets include unlimited tastings and a tasting glass. Festival goers must be age 21
or older.

Money raised at the event will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and other local and global Rotary charities.

For details and tickets, call (805) 380-6010 or visit

—Acorn staff report

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