2019 Auction Prizes

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

Absentee Bidding
Even if you can not attend the event, you can still participate in the auction as an absentee bidder, please contact info@livingjazz.org for details.  

New York City Dream Jazz Vacation
February 27-March 3, 2020


Have you ever wished you could have a glamorous vacation in New York City? How about staying in your very own private apartment on luxurious Park Ave South combined with an array of exciting entertainment coordinated just for you? You will have a 4-night stay in Gramercy Park on Park Ave South. This beautiful, completely furnished 1 bedroom apartment features a full kitchen, queen size bed, plus a pull out queen size sofa. Your dream jazz vacation includes 2 tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Branford Marsalis Quartet, one of jazz’s most renowned and longest-running bands. This amazing evening also includes a pre-concert discussion about the music and artists. The multi-Grammy Award–winning Branford Marsalis Quartet is a standard-bearer of modern instrumental jazz. If that is not enough, you will also receive 2 tickets to the infamous Jazz Standard, one of NYC’s largest jazz clubs featuring new and established musicians, and 2 tickets to Feinstein's 54/Below, an unforgettable nightlife experience featuring legendary artists. To top this off, your trip comes with a gift of 2 beautiful travel bags made by Cuyana. These beautifully crafted bags are made from durable, textured Turkish canvas and Vachetta leather and designed with exquisite details. Why not pack your bags and head to the Big Apple!

Monterey Jazz Festival and Weekend Getaway for Two


Pack your belongings in your new beautiful and timeless Cuyana Classic Weekender and Overnight Bags and head out for an incredible experience at the “World's Best Jazz Festival”. The 63rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival features a “jaw-dropping line-up” of over 500 iconic and emerging jazz artists and over 130 performances, with 30 hours of live music spanning 2 days and 3 nights of the world's best jazz. This unique musical experience includes an array of international cuisine and one-of-a-kind merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Your trip includes a 2-night stay at the beautiful Portola Hotel and Spa at Monterey Bay, a unique nautical-inspired hotel surrounded by sought-after shopping and fine dining destinations, spectacular coastal trails and beaches, and the rich historical setting of Old Monterey. You will dine at the Patisserie Boissiere in beautiful Carmel. Modeled after a European chateau, tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care.

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. You will be warmly greeted with a champagne reception followed by an intimate, private jazz concert by outstanding jazz vocalist Tammi Brown and consummate pianist Dan Zemelman. After this outstanding performance, you will be joined by Tammi and Dan and several other lucky guests at the extravagant dining table of Gemmie Jones and Jim Callahan 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 and (board President) Please Note: Date: Saturday, May 2- 6pm. Feel free to bid on one or more seats. ONLY 8 seats total will be auctioned off. You will be joined by Gemmie, Jim and artists, totaling 12 at the table! (Date TBA)

The Magic of Lanai - A Luxurious Hawaii Vacation


Let your imagination run wild for this luxurious Hawaii vacation. You will receive pure decadence for 3 nights at the Four Season Lanai, an exclusive ocean front retreat on Hawaii's last unspoiled island. Enjoy accommodations in a beautiful garden view room with morning scrumptious breakfast for two and the choice of a round of golf, sunset sail (planned not private) or horseback riding for two. Your room will come with a Gift Basket from Heliotrope with "tropical" bath/body products. Of course your package would not be complete without your exquisite Weekender and Overnight Bags made by Cuyana.

Incredible 8-day European River Cruise by Uniworld


You and your guest will enjoy a symphony of unspoiled nature, old-world charm, architectural marvels and diverse cuisine— And the choice is yours! You have this once in a life-time chance to choose from countless 8-day European river cruise options by Boutique River Cruise company Uniworld. Central Europe is as magical as it is multifaceted. Framed by quaint villages, imperial cities and cosmopolitan hubs, this region offers nothing short of a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you’re wandering through the largest flower garden in the world in Amsterdam, sampling the region’s best Rieslings in Rüdesheim or exploring the magnificent Hradčany Castle in Prague, Central Europe will fill you with endless wonder. This magnificent experience includes riverview stateroom, all gratuities, shore excursions, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and transfers.

Romancing the Riviera French Riviera Cruise


The European Cruise of a Life-Time on Crystal Cruises! You and your guest will delight in this extravagant 10-day all-inclusive CRUISE FOR 2 from Rome to Barcelona aboard Crystal Serenity in their Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah . You will experience lavish gardens and ancient ruins, lush vineyards and fields of lavender… from the grandeur of Rome to the glamour of St-Tropez and the UNESCO-chic of Ibiza, you will will find yourself falling in love with Italy, France and Spain. Ports of call include Rome, Florence, Porto Venere, Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Ibiza, and Barcelona. NOTE: Does not include the following for either guest: cruise port, security and handling charges, airfare, airport transfers, travel insurance, shore excursions, or any on board expenses not included in the cruise fare (i.e. spa services, boutique purchases, gambling, etc.).