ROSE MALLETT: Jazz musician and vocalist. March 20, 2016

The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation present a very special jazz brunch featuring Rose Mallett, Jazz musician and vocalist benefiting the scholarship programs of Idyllwild Arts.    Rose Mallett has captured the essence of vocal delivery that some say reminds them of the range of Sarah Vaughan; the joy and playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald; the foreboding pain of Billie Holiday; and the regal articulation of Lena Horne.   Rose is a featured performer at Jazz in the Pines 2016 but you can catch a preview at our Jazz Brunch Sunday March 20, 2016.

Plan to attend our Jazz Brunch!

Brunch will be served in the Fireside Room at Idyllwild Arts at 11:30 AM on March 20, 2016.   Rose Mallett performs at “the Barn,” Stephens Recital Hall on the Idyllwild Arts Campus at 1:00 PM.


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Send Checks payable to “the Associates of IAF”

PO Box 303
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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Join us for our first fundraiser of 2016:  Mardi Gras Night.  This event is not only a fundraiser but a membership/friendraiser.   Associates are encouraged to bring a friend who is a potential new member.  A great way to introduce the Associates to prospective new members. Remember, all net proceeds support the students at Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program.

Friday February 5, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rainbow Inn, 54420 South Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA

Tickets:   $35 per person for members of the Associates or community members.  $15 per new prospective member.  The prospective new member must attend with an Associate and the ticket must be purchased by an Associate.

Ticket price includes a full New Orleans style dinner (Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and Gumbo) and dessert (King Cake), dancing, and Mardi Gras style fun.

A No-Host bar will offer Hurricanes as well as wine and beer.

Costumes and/or masks are encouraged.

To reserve your spot, please contact Barry Zander ( ) 949-292-8578 or Monique Zander ( 949.294.2462.  Checks can be sent to Associates of IAF at PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Reservations must be made by Friday January 29, 2016

A Holiday Message

Many thanks to our community for your ongoing support, as we celebrate the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s accomplishments this year.

Looking back on 2015, we can be proud of our successful fundraising efforts, community support, student support, and many more contributions. The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation has truly helped Idyllwild Arts achieve its mission:
                    “Changing lives through the transformative power of art”

With your support, we have truly touched the lives of so many students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. We look forward to great things in 2016.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year,
Michael Slocum
President, the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation

“To act as a nonprofit association for the support of education in the arts;
Particularly the programs offered by Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.
We also provide cultural activities for the community of Idyllwild.”

Holiday Meeting and Gathering

The Associates are hosting our Holiday Social Gathering immediately following our December Meeting on Saturday December 12, 2015, in the Fireside Room in Nelson Dining Hall.   Meeting at 10:00 AM and our social mixer 11:00 – 1:00 PM.   Entertainment, a light brunch, and mimosas!  All Associates are invited to enjoy this Holiday Mixer.


The Associates Holiday Party and Raffle is Saturday December 12 in the Fireside Room @ 11 AM. We have 7 great gift baskets which will be part of our holiday raffle; tickets can be purchased in advance and winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $3 each/4 for $10/10 for $20. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Suzie at Tickets will be on sale during the party until the drawings at 12:45 PM.

Our Gift Baskets make a wonderful gifts for friends and family as well as yourself! All contents of these beautiful baskets were donated by our local businesses and friends. Here is a sampling:

Fratello’s Restaurant Basket

Cafe Aroma Gift Basket

Mile High Gift Basket

Higher Ground Coffee Basket

Town Baker Basket

Spirit Mountain Retreat Center Package

Ferro’s Gift Basket

You can deposit tickets for just one basket or any basket of your choice. There is a minimum number of tickets required per basket. Drawing will be at 12:45 PM December 12, 2015.

President’s Dinner

Our annual membership recognition dinner was held on September 17 at the home of Idyllwild Arts President Pamela Jordan and Christopher Scott.  Become a President, Academy or Scholarship level member and join this wonderful evening.   Champagne, wine, appetizers, dinner, dessert and impromptu entertainment!    You never know who might take to the dance floor or break into song.


Jazz in the Pines – 2015

Jazz in the Pines, the idea of two Associates 22 years ago!  After 21 years of hard work, the Associates passed the production of Jazz in the Pines to the Idyllwild Arts Foundation.  But that didn’t slow down the planning, hard work, support, and volunteers for this event.  We thank all who volunteered.