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Fifth Annual Redwood Coast
Whale & Jazz Festival

Thursday - Sunday, April 5 - 8, 2007

Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival logo

2007 info:   Events  -   Tickets  -   Sponsors  -   Sponsorship  -   Volunteers  -   Staff

Chowder Challenge & Tasting

Saturday, April 7, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

The popular Annual Chowder Challenge & Tasting with wine & microbrew tastings and free concert with
New Orleans Traditional Jazz by
Barnebey's Hot Four.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Tom Barnebey

Whale & Jazz Main Event

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

The Main Event concert features the
Montclair Women's Jazz Ensemble,
with vocalist Rhonda Benin plus 11-year-old flute sensation Elena Pinderhughes.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Montclair Women's Jazz Ensemble
Open cabaret-style seating, pre-show martini bar, wine, beer and tapas plates by the Culinary Arts Guild.

Poetry & Jazz

Thursday, April 5
7:00 p.m.
Point Arena

Featuring legendary poet QR Hand, Jr. and many others. Poets will be accompanied by the CityArt Jazz Combo.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Harrison Goldberg

Dinner & Jazz

Friday, April 6
6:00 & 8:30 p.m.
St. Orres
Dining Room

Two seatings of three courses, with mellow jazz by Susan Sutton on piano and Terry Simcik on acoustic guitar.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Susan Sutton


Friday, April 6
8:30 p.m.

"...clever, witty and unpredictable..."
- Seattle Times

An evening of comedy with Stu Stuart.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Stu Stuart


Saturday, April 7
3:00 p.m.
Community Center

A breathtaking film originally shot for IMAX:
Whales: An Unforgettable Journey
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Whales: An Unforgettable Journey

Whale Watching

Open daily
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Point Arena

Climb to the top of one of the tallest Pacific Coast Lighthouses:
Point Arena
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Point Arena Lighthouse

Brunch & Jazz

Sunday, April 8
11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean, with acoustic jazz by Pilar Duran on guitar & Burton Segall on bass.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Pilar Duran

Sunset & Jazz

Sunday, April 8
6:00 & 8:15 p.m.
Sea Ranch

Panoramic sunset ocean views, multi-course menu paired with fine wines, and gypsy jazz by the Tipsy Gypsy Trio.
Redwood Coast Whale and Jazz Festival: Tipsy Gypsy Trio

Whale and Jazz Tote Bag
Check out the new
Whale and Jazz Tote Bag,
now available at Gualala Arts.

The Whale and Jazz Festival is produced by Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce and Gualala Arts, Inc. More information about festival events is available in Gualala Arts' monthly newsletter, Sketches, and at

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.