By Julie Pendray
Former American Idol finalists Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart will bring their sweet, sizzling chemistry to Jazz in the Pines in Idyllwild again this month. The two singer-songwriters dazzled the crowd last year and will perform the grand finale again Aug. 21 at Idyllwild Arts Academy.
“We’ll be stripping down our performance … spilling our hearts out on the stage,” says Reinhart from Los Angeles.
Adds Abrams, who just returned from a gig in Italy, “Last time, we had the whole Gingerbread Band. This time, we’ll have some guests but it’ll be just me and Haley. It’ll be jazz, with maybe some jazzy pop tunes.”
More than two dozen solo acts, ensembles, and bands will perform jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, and big band music on three stages, Aug. 20-21 (Aug. 19 is for patrons only).
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