The San Diego Concert Jazz Band

Jack Houghton: Trumpet | Steve Ebner: Trumpet | Ron King: Trumpet | Leo Adelman: Trumpet | Gary Boucher: Trombone | Harrison Kirk: Trombone | Kevin Malmgren: Trombone | Tim Hall: Trombone | Carl Janelli: Saxophone | Howie Segurson: Saxophone | Bob Campbell: Saxophone | Bill Shreeve: Saxophone | Barry Farrar: Saxophone | Ed Kornhauser: Keyboards | Jesse West: Bass guitar | Gary Nieves: Drums | Kenneth Asseni: Guitar (electric)

Genre: Jazz

Sound description: 17-Piece big band.

RIYL: Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Chic Corea

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Inception: San Diego, 1976

Influences: Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Robb McConnell, Sammy Nestico, Tom Kubis, David Hoffman


The San Diego Concert Jazz Band was formed in 1976 as a jazz band class at Southwestern Community College. It later became a jazz band class at San Diego City College. Since then, it has continued to play at various venues, including several area hotels, the San Jose Jazz Festival, and Dizzy’s Jazz Club. They played in the Mississippi Room of the Lafayette Hotel for the past twelve years.

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