Jazz Scene

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.”

Antar Martin does a Dolphy tribute

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego Tuesday, July 22, through Saturday, July 26

Tuesday 22 Jazz Live a KSDS Jazz 88 production, continues their summer concert series with LA vocalist Barbara Morrison fronting an 18-piece orchestra and reflecting on the legacy of Dinah Washington at the Saville Theatre ...

Pat Metheny Unity Group headlines at the Thorton Winery

...and other jazz happenings in San Diego Monday, July 14, through Sunday, July 20

Monday 14 A tribute to the late San Diego tenor saxophone giant Gary LeFebvre will be held at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) featuring the West City Big Band under the direction of Rey Vinole. ...

Joe Garrison and Night People do a double-header

...and all that jazz around town this week

Tuesday 8 KSDS Jazz 88 continues their summer concert series with the Henry Franklin Quartet at the SD City College Saville Theatre (14th & C Street). Bassist Franklin will be joined by Theo Saunders on ...

Dizzy for Neruda

San Diego jazz guitarist and singer Chuck Perrin admits that he wasn’t initially transfixed by the poetry of Pablo Neruda. “I do not speak Spanish,” he explains, “[so] I didn’t really come to appreciate the ...

Come jam with Ben Wanicur

Start July with a jam session!

Tuesday 1 It’s time for the monthly jam session hosted by the Benjamin Wanicur Trio with Joshua White on piano, Wanicur on bass, and Julien Cantelm on drums at 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) which ...

Sprague & Friends debut new CD at City College

...and other jazz happenings in and around San Diego this week

Tuesday 24 The KSDS Jazz Live series kicks off their summer festivities with Peter Sprague & Friends doubling as CD- release party for Sprague’s new Ocean In Your Eyes disc featuring the guitarist's core duo ...

Saxophonist Melissa Aldana blows into La Jolla

The Monk competition winner makes her San Diego debut

Wednesday 18 The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) continues their concert series with the Melissa Aldana Crash Trio featuring Aldana on tenor saxophone, Pablo Menares on bass, and Francisco Mela on drums. ...

Out-of-town guitarists highlight this week in jazz

Nir Felder from NYC, Stanley Jordan from AZ, and Alex Noice from LA all play SD

Tuesday 10 The jazz week begins with visits from two out-of-town guitarists. From NYC, Nir Felder plays Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) with Frank Locrasto and Noah Garabedian, 8:00 p.m., $15 cover… Over at SD ...

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