The best hours we remember? Spent by someone's pool. The best hours we don't [itals] remember? Spent by someone's pool. Give us a chaise longue, sunshine in the trees and on the breeze, music, convivial company and copious refreshments and we're pretty much set for the day, Ray. Three midday sessions by the pool at the Newport Beach Marriott are part of this year's annual absolute-must-do on the SoCal jazz calendar. There'll be some 80 artists (Houston Person, Scott Hamilton, Terell Stafford, Sammy Nestico Big Band) and several hundred aficionados, uh, bopping around from Thursday evening through Sunday midnight. For us, it's gonna be three memorable afternoons ... or a lost Valentine's weekend. We love the smell of chlorine in the morning!
Feb. 14-17, 2013