Twilight Jams at the Asistencia

Twilight Jams at the Asistencia invite picnickers to enjoy a Sunday evening in the courtyard.

It began in September under all the COVID compliance requirements, and the Twilight Jams at Asistencia will continue on Sunday, Oct. 18 with the Izaak Weatherwax Trio, and again, will be COVID-safe.  

The idea of presenting live music events in the courtyard at the historic Asistencia has been brewing since Redlands Conservancy acquired the site in 2018.

Guests are invited to make reservations for the concert, bring their own lawn chair or blanket, or reserve a table with chairs for four or six. They may bring their own food and beverages, or pre-order a dinner by Easy Street of Redlands; the dinner will be ready for pick-up at the Asistencia prior to the concert.  

“Our first concert in September with The Neverlys, a local group, sold out quickly and gave our guests a safe, fun and relaxed evening out,” said Heather Ross, general manager for the Asistencia.  

This concert's program features the Izaak Weatherwax Trio who will take guests deep into the jazz genre with Reuben Allen on piano, Will Lyle on bass and Izaak Weatherwax on drums. Heavily influenced by the music of Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner and Cedar Walton, IWT hails from Los Angeles.

Weatherwax grew up in the inland area and has had the good fortune to perform with and learn from many outstanding jazz musicians, including Carl Allen who recorded with Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett and Herbie Hancock.  

Pianist Allen earned his master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in Jazz Performance and Composition/Arranging. He also earned the artist diploma in jazz studies from Juilliard.

Will Lyle, a bass player in the Los Angeles area, performs regularly with jazz legends including Roy McCurdy, Jon Mayer, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, and Bob Sheppard. Lyle earned his bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has studied under Ralph Peterson.  

“Our one main goal is to make the music sound and feel amazing, without compromise,” said Weatherwax in a press release. “We're very excited to be playing at the Asistencia.”

Ross said the courtyard setting, the outstanding music, and the fresh pre-ordered dinners by Easy Street of Redlands make for an extraordinary evening.

 Easy Street is offering three choices, including a ciabatta bun sandwich with smoked turkey, tomato, onion, provolone cheese and arugula; a sandwich of roast beef, tomato, Swiss cheese and green leaf lettuce on sourdough bread; and a combination of fresh mozzarella, basil leaf, Italian seasoning, balsamic and olive oil on a deli roll.

All dinners come with fruit salad cup, chips, and condiment packets, and should be ordered when making reservations on EventBrite.com.

Izaak Weatherwax Trio concert

Cost: $10 per person. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. A six-person table is $90 for the entire evening and a four-person table is $60.

Rules: This event does not allow dogs or smoking. Guests are required to wear a mask unless eating or drinking, and all guests will be temperature-checIzaak Weatherwax Trio concert

n Cost: $10 per person. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. A six-person table is $90 for the entire evening and a four-person table is $60.

n Rules: This event does not allow dogs or smoking. Guests are required to wear a mask unless eating or drinking, and all guests will be temperature-checked prior to being allowed in.  

n When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Gates are open at 4 p.m. for picnicking.

n Where: The Asistencia, 26930 Barton Road, Redlands.

n To make reservations: Go to https://asistencia-jam-jazz.eventbrite.com.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Gates are open at 4 p.m. for picnicking.

n Where: The Asistencia, 26930 Barton Road, Redlands.

n To make reservations: Go to https://asistencia-jam-jazz.eventbrite.com.

Izaak Weatherwax Trio concert

n Cost: $10 per person. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. A six-person table is $90 for the entire evening and a four-person table is $60.

n Rules: This event does not allow dogs or smoking. Guests are required to wear a mask unless eating or drinking, and all guests will be temperature-checked prior to being allowed in.  

n When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Gates are open at 4 p.m. for picnicking.

n Where: The Asistencia, 26930 Barton Road, Redlands.

n To make reservations: Go to https://asistencia-jam-jazz.eventbrite.com.