Jazz stars gear up for the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach June 3-5


Newport Beach loves its jazz music. We have live jazz at Bayside Restaurant, Steamers Jazz at Campus Jax and of course live jazz in all its forms at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

The Hyatt Regency offers a stellar summer concert series and a popular weekend festival with multiple artists performing on multiple stages.

This year, the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival (the longest-running music festival of its kind in Orange County) has announced the lineup for this year’s festival at the Hyatt Regency from June 3-5, 2022.

Marion Meadows performs the opening night of the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival

Fans will enjoy three days of world-class jazz, R&B and soul music led by CeeLo Green’s Tribute to James Brown, plus performances from Brian Culbertson, Brian McKnight, Marcus Miller, Eric Benét, Peter White and Vincent Ingala, and more. others throughout the weekend.

“After the incredible success of our sold-out 25th Anniversary Festival in October, we are delighted to be back in June with a stellar lineup featuring festival newcomer CeeLo Green with a tribute to favorite James Brown contemporary jazz fans and keyboardist Brian Culbertson at his first Southern California gig in over two years and 16-time GRAMMY nominee Brian McKnight. This year’s festival is sure to be a memorable experience for fans of jazz, R&B and soul music,” festival producer Rich Sherman said in a press release.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach General Manager Erin Henry is looking forward to another successful year.

“We are thrilled to partner again with the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival in June and are committed to creating a wonderful environment for Jazz Festival attendees. It’s a one-of-a-kind festival experience,” Henry said in a press release.

Subaru returns as the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival. According to press materials, the brand was awarded for The Subaru Love Promise – their initiative to show love and respect to all people in every interaction with Subaru. This year at the festival, The Subaru Love Promise will match donations from ticket sales and contribute up to $15,000 to a worthy Orange County nonprofit.

Singer Morgan James performs at the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival

“Subaru and its dealers in the Los Angeles-Orange County area are honored to be in partnership with the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival. We can’t wait to see these incredible artists perform and raise awareness of an important non-profit partner,” said Eric Park, Marketing Manager – LAX Zone, Subaru of America.

The festival kicks off Friday night, June 3 at Hyatt’s Back Bay Amphitheater with a VIP concert featuring Marion Meadows and Alex Bugnon. The intimate outdoor venue offers 1,000 seats less than 100 feet from the stage.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, the festival moves to the Back Bay Golf Course for two days of contemporary jazz, R&B and soul music. Fans will be treated to 20 performances on alternate stages, an international food court, an eclectic vendor village, VIP hospitality and spectacular views of Newport’s Back Bay.

Weekend passes are on sale now at www.hyattconcerts.com.



Marion Meadows & Alex Bugnon


CeeLo Green’s tribute to James Brown and all the hits!

Eric Benet

Peter White and Vincent Ingala

Morgan James


Kim Scott

DJ shell


Brian Culbertson

Brian McKnight

Marcus Miller


Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawkley

Phil Denny

Derek Bordeaux


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