More Artists Announced for the 2015 Newport Beach Jazz Festival!

We are thrilled to add Doc Powell, Chase Huna, and Derek Bordeaux Group! Get to know these truly unique artists just added to the Newport Beach Jazz Festival!


Doc Powell has balanced his own chart-topping solo career for the last 25 years with contributions to over 150 recordings, with stars such as the legendary Luther Vandross & Anita Baker. Doc’s new release “This is Soul” pays homage to the music he loved as a kid, including the title track featuring Patrice Rushen.

Chase Huna, only 15 years old, is already a proven performer, having worked alongside Mindi Abair, JJ Sansaverino and many others. His new debut single “On the Chase”, produced by Steve Oliver, is the lead single off his upcoming release of the same name.

Derek Bordeaux Group, returning this year, tore up the WAVE’s Garden Stage with their high energy, soulful set at last year’s festival! Derek has been a staple in the Orange County music scene for over 35 years, having played with artists such as Michael McDonald, Kool & the Gang and Al Green.