KSBR Birthday Bash is a Hit

The Crowd Enjoyed a Beautiful Day Filled with Jazz and Sun - Photo by Kari Coulter

The KSBR Birthday Bash is one of the most popular music events in Orange County and the 2011 Bash was no exception. More than 1,000 people came out to the Village Green of Oso Viejo Park in Mission Viejo on a beautiful Sunday to watch 30 jazz musicians and bands perform. Rick Braun and Najee were surprise guests, making their first Bash appearances. This year, the event paid a special tribute to veterans during a pre-bash color guard presentation.

Did you attend the Bash? Please share your memories and stories in the comments section!

More photos from the event will be available soon at http://www.ksbr.org/bash.html.

Tim Davis Sings the National Anthem - Photo by David Hopley

Mindi Abair Put on an Exciting Show - Photo by Steve Wylie


The Show Closed with a Jam with Saxophonist Paul Taylor - Photo by Steve Wylie

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival Line Up

2010 Birthday Bash

2010 Birthday Bash, Photo courtesy of David Hopley

Saddleback College’s Radio Station, KSBR (88.5 FM), is proud to announce that Brenda Russell and Keiko Matsui will be among the more than 30 musicians appearing at the 2011 KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival.  Both musicians will be making their Birthday Bash debuts on Sunday, May 29 on the Village Green of Oso Viejo Park in Mission Viejo.

Some of  the other artists appearing at this year’s event include sax men Paul Taylor, and Jackiem Joyner; guitarists Paul Brown, Blake Aaron, and Richard Smith; keyboardists Freddie Ravel, and Dan Siegel; and singer/songwriter Bill Cantos. In addition, there will be at least five special guests who are not being announced until they come on stage.

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival

When: Sunday May 29th, doors open at 3:00 p.m., music begins at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Village Green / Oso Viejo Park 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

How: Tickets are $45 advanced general admission; $100 Gold VIP table seats; $140 Premium Gold VIP table seats; and $175 Platinum VIP reserved seats.

Contact: The KSBR Bash hotline (949) 582-4501

Tickets:  www.KSBR.org

General Admission tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door and are available at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, at the Saddleback College Fine Arts Ticket Office at 949-582-4656, and online at www.KSBR.org.  In recognition of Saddleback College’s Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) program, veterans and active military personnel may purchase general admission tickets for just $25 through the Saddleback College VETS Office: (949) 582-4252. Reserved VIP seating is still available at $100-$175 per person, and is available at www.KSBR.org. All proceeds support KSBR, a community radio station.

The concert is co-sponsored by the City of Mission Viejo. This will be the 22nd year of the station’s largest fund raising event, and it celebrates the 32nd anniversary of jazz on KSBR.