Four Day Jazz Festival

Starting Nov 1 at Pacifica
BY: TOM MORROW

The adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is hosting what it’s calling the Life Luxe Jazz series November 1-4 with Grammy-winning artists, a sunset cruise and more.

“Life Luxe Jazz is a premier luxury cultural experience with jazz as the focal point, bringing people together with common interests in music, culture, and exceptional cuisine, with the goal of building bridges across borders,” say organizers. And it ain’t cheap.

They’re selling tickets in packages of hotel, all food and the jazz. Prices start at about $2500 and go up into the thousands, but most of the cheap seats have been sold. We were promised there would be tickets for locals that didn’t include hotel and food, but so far they haven’t released them. If they sell enough packages, they probably won’t. So here’s who you’re missing:

The weekend will be highlighted by all-day concerts that will take place on the secluded beach in front of the resort. Guests will be able to curl up around large circular fire pits that have been carved out and will be lit aglow during the evening and food and drink stations will serve up plenty of options. The festival will also feature a live jazz sunset cruise on the Sun Ryder with a special menu, and multiple bars.

The lineup includes Grammy-winning contemporary jazz and R&B singer Norman Brown who’s sold nearly two million albums. Other artists include Abair, Bobby Caldwell, Darian Emory, Boney James, Michael Manson, Keiro Matsui, Maysa, Meli’sa Morgan, Najee, Gregory Porter, Ernest Quarles, Lin Rountree, Lindsey Webster, Kirk Whalum, and Zoe Wood.

T.S. Monk, son of the jazz pianist Thelonius Monk, will host free music clinics for local children. Several other events will be scheduled for the young residents of Cabo with the goal of introducing the jazz culture to Los Cabos’ youth.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Letty Coppel Foundation, which concentrates its philanthropy in several areas that benefit the Los Cabos community, including ecology, social assistance, and professional growth.

If you’re dying to go keep in touch with lifeluxejazz.com and see if they cough up tickets for locals.