2018 Auction Prizes

You'll have a chance to win one of our jaw-dropping auction prizes at this special event.

Absentee Bidding
Even though the event has sold out, you can still participate in the auction as an absentee bidder, please contact melissa@livingjazz.org for details.  

Blue Note at Sea Cruise

This incredible journey takes you and your companion aboard the Blue Note at Sea. The jazz event of the season takes place January 26- February 2, 2019 leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The 2019 line-up includes an outstanding array of artists such Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Don Was, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Cécile Mclorin Salvant, Kurt Elling, David Sanborn Terence Blanchard, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Justin Tyson, Jason Moran, José James, Candy Dulfer, Kandace Spring, Seric Marienthal, and many others!

Since 2001, Entertainment Cruise Productions has been the world leader in live jazz entertainment at sea, having produced 50 or more full ship charter jazz cruises all over the world. Blue Note at Sea has always designed cruises that address the tastes of those who enjoy jazz that is neither “smooth” nor “straight ahead.” There is a huge world of jazz that occupies that sector, and they have continued to capture the hippest, most exciting and current performers in that world for a cruise.

Music on Blue Note at Sea is presented “show style,” meaning that each night there will be two main shows in the largest venue on the ship.  Around 10:30 pm or so each night, after all guests have had dinner and have seen the incredible main show, this signals the commencement of Cruising After Dark, where various forms of entertainment are presented in multiple venues.

Sea Veranda Cabin covers your cabin, all meals, shows and onboard events.

Please Note: This trip does not include airfare to and from Fort Lauderdale.

See more details about this amazing cruise at bluenoteatsea.com.

A Romantic Week In Paris!

Your romantic vacation includes a full week’s stay at a beautiful 5-star apartment entitled “The Yellow Flat.” (Apartment use is for 7 nights and is limited to 2 people.) The “The Yellow Flat” is sunny and bright with floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom and living room that looks out at the gorgeous Parisian skyline and is within easy walking distance to the Eiffel Tower. Of course your exclusive getaway comes complete with airport pick up and drop off directly to the “Yellow Flat”.

You will also have the chance to watch a private video prepared just for you by jazz musician and Paris resident Josiah Woodson, showing you the 3 top jazz clubs and how to easily get there! And, of course you will want to remember everything you can about the delicious French food you have eaten.

Please Note: The “Yellow Flat” may only be used during January, February, March, August, November or first half of December.

Guerneville Wine Country Getaway

  • 2 nights at Fife Cottage

  • 1 night at Boon Hotel & Spa + gift card for Spa services

  • Gift basket from Heliotrope (soaps/candles/skin care products)

  • Tours and tastings at a number of wineries

  • Restaurant Gift cards

  • Russian River Vineyards gift certificate and tastings for 4 plus $20 towards sampler plate

  • Bottle of 2016 Pinot Noir | Stony Point Vineyard

  • 2 Cuyana Weekender Get Away Bags

Wine Country Dream Vacation! You and your guest will pack your belongings in your new Weekender Get Away Bags made by Cuyana, take along your complimentary bottle of wine from Russian River Vineyards and your deluxe gift basket from Heliotrope while you make your way to the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. You will arrive at the beautiful Fife Cottage in historic Guernville, where you will relax on the banks of Fife Creek at this two-bedroom retreat, a cozy, waterfront home with a private hot tub and deck, a dog-friendly interior, and a wondrous location close to wineries, breweries, and the lovely Russian River. Your package includes several complementary wine tastings, at 4 outstanding local wineries including Russian River Vineyards, Pax Winery, Rio Crest Winery and Korbel Winery. To extend the magic, you have an additional night at the beautiful Boon Hotel and Spa where you will luxoriate with a private spa treatment. What could be better? (Note: this package can be used all together or if preferred, can be divided up in two different weekends. ENJOY!)

Outstanding Private Jazz Concert and 5-course
Moroccan / Algerian Dinner!


Have you ever wished you could be a part of an exclusive private party where you have the chance to spend a memorable evening with like–minded jazz enthusiasts and outstanding jazz artists in a gorgeous Julia Morgan craftsman home?

This package allows you the chance to secure your reservation for an incredible evening you won’t forget. First you will be greeted with a champagne reception followed by an intimate, private jazz concert with vocalist Tiffany Austin. After this outstanding performance, you will be joined by Tiffany and several other lucky guests at the extravagant dining table of Jim Callahan and Gemmie Jones in their beautiful Julia Morgan craftsman home in Oakland where you will partake in a delicious Moroccan/Algerian 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Nasser Addi. And who will be serving you? None other than Stacey Hoffman, Executive Director of Living Jazz and Living Jazz Board President, Jules Kragen! Please Note: Feel free to bid on one or more seats. ONLY 8 seats total will be auctioned off. You will be joined by Jim, Gemmie, and artists, totaling 12 at the table! Date TBA based on artists, hosts and guests availability.

Your Dream Listening Package - Curated Vinyl Collection & Turn Table Package

Have you ever wished you could own your own curated vinyl collection with world class sound? Well now you can! You will receive a Christian McBride curated Vinyl Collection, U-TURN X Uncrate turntable , Uncrate Pre-Set Modular Headphones, and Speakers! Your vinyl collection includes Christian’s top 10 most influential albums that really made an impact on his life & career, including Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Black Codes (from the Underground) by Wynton Marsalis, Giant Steps by John Coltrane, Jazz at Massey Hall by Charlie Parker, and more! Also included is a collection of incredible vinyl from Fantasy Records (over 30 albums in all!). Your turntable is made from solid hardwood, has a built-in pre-amp, a blacked-out cue lever, RCA cables, and a dust cover, and pre-installed Ortofon OM 5E cartridge, so you can hook it straight up to any pair of powered speakers and start playing. Your headphones are from Copenhagen-based AIAIAI tuned by Uncrate editors with a modular Bluetooth-enabled headband. These TMA-2 headphones provide a warm, balanced sound that's perfect for extended listening.

A GRAMMY weekend to remember!

And the winner is..... You! Get ready for a magical weekend featuring the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards Ceremony at the LA Staples Center, Sunday, February 10, 2019. You and your guest will be flown roundtrip on Southwest Airlines and will enjoy a 2-night stay in the exquisite Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Your weekend includes 2 VIP tickets to the Broad Museum, home to more than 2,000 works of art; 2 tickets to the GRAMMY's, 2 tickets to the GRAMMY after party and 2 Cuyana weekender bags. This ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the year. You and your companion will be in the audience listening to world-class music and rooting for your favorite musicians. If that is not enough, you will also receive 2 tickets to a future Chris Botti concert with a special Meet and Greet with Chris Botti himself!

This auction prize is for two Bronze-level Grammy Awards Ceremony tickets to the Grammys.