Jazz Scene

Catch the Charles McPherson Quintet for free!

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 15–21

Monday 15Guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos and bassist Evona Wascinski perform in duo at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. for free! Tuesday 16 Steph Johnson on guitar and vocals and Rob ...

Joshua White debuts new trio at Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 10–14

Wednesday 10 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos opens the night by presenting the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) this week featuring John Avery. Castellanos plays the first set, starting at 7:00 p.m. ...

R.I.P. Daniel Jackson

Sax master leaves San Diego jazz scene many musical memories.

San Diego jazz sax master Daniel Jackson passed away this morning (September 3). Jackson was active in the jazz community since the late 1940s, famously touring Europe as a member of the Ray Charles band, ...

Fresh Sound September: Thollem McDonas & Alex Cline

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 2–7

Tuesday 2 Bassist Ben Wanicur and his trio featuring Ian Tordella on saxophone and Charles Weller on drums host the monthly jam session at 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) at 8:00 p.m. for a $5 ...

Nathan Collins does Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, August 25–31

Monday 25 The San Diego Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Brad Steinwehe, play creative big-band charts at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 cover … the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra with Dr. ...

New York City pianist Larry Fuller comes to Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 20-24

Wednesday 20 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins his busy night presenting the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring a young, up-and-coming jazz player at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. He’ll ...

Tonga Ross-Ma'u digs in at 98 Bottles

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego Aug. 11–17

Monday 11 Special farewell concert for vocalist/trombonist Lizzie Trombure will be held at the Reusch House (contact lenjumusic@gmail.com for details) with Leonard Patton on cajon and vocals and Peter Sprague on guitar. Patton promises an ...

Peter Sprague, Leonard Patton play Northern Spirits

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 5-10

Tuesday 5 Bassist Ben Wanicur hosts his monthly jam session at 3rd Space (4610 Park Avenue) with pianist Jason Shattil and drummer Duncan Moore at 8:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. Musicians are encouraged to ...

Catch Steph Johnson at Ecoverse

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, July 30–August 3

Wednesday 30 Steph Johnson brings special guests Tim McNalley on sitar and double bass with Jesse Charnow on tablas to Ecoverse (302 11th Avenue) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The concert is free, but donations ...

Shape & Sound: Welcome to Sax Diego

The instrument is a reflection of the performer.

“It sounds like a human voice,” Weiss says, “because that’s your breath coming out of it.”

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