Hang out and listen to live music in a chilled-out lagoon setting at the 27th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival. Claim your spot on the grassy knoll and relax; this music festival is all about getting into the groove, the jam, and the mad chaos that is jazz. Los Angeles is a hot bed of modern jazz and all its mutant cousins, and you can expect to hear some of the best artists in the genre from LA County and around the world. R&B, classic jazz, swing, soul, world music, bebop, nu jazz, funk and more – listen to sonic flavors you didn’t even know existed at this avant-garde celebration of sound. On Saturday the party gets going with Tyrese, Ramsey Lewis, Rachelle Ferrell, Najee, Michael Lington and Jesse Boykins III. Sunday the fun continues with Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Al Jarreau, Daley, Hiroshima, Rick Parma, and the Al Williams Jazz Society featuring Ronnie Laws, Wilton Felder and more in a tribute to Wayne Henderson. Immerse yourself in the jazz lifestyle at this easygoing event, which also features an enticing selection of food and drink from local vendors. Shop for unique art items and handmade crafts. Upgrade your experience with a VIP package, and treat your friends to a luxurious private cabana for the entire day. You’ll also find special VIP packages that include dinner and wine. Tickets to the Long Beach Jazz Festival cost $50 in advance for general admission, or $55 at the gate.