Blurt: San Diego Music News

School of Creative and Performing Arts jazz band to open for Wynton Marsalis

Lincoln Center outreach program chooses Paradise Hills school for Balboa Theatre show

“I think they were all kind of stunned,” explained Dr. John Reynolds, who is the music department chair at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, a small Title 1 program in Paradise Hills, after ...

San Francisco Jazz Collective plays La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 3–9

Monday 3 Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker leads a trio with Danny Green on piano and Julien Cantelm on drums for a midday concert at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza) from noon to 1 p.m. ...

Serotinal dismay

The hottest day of the year forces my ears to Vivaldi and Finzi

Monday was the hottest day of the year, so I was forced to turn toward some autumnal music to keep from falling into an Indian Summer depression. I went to two different pieces of music, ...

What happened to Meyerbeer?

The most successful opera composer of the 19th Century is now a footnote

What happened to Giacomo Meyerbeer? After seeing Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, Chopin proclaimed him to be immortal. His opera Les Huguenots was the first opera to be performed more than 1000 times at the Paris ...

Fall record releases from San Diego bands

Our monthly record-release roundup looks at what's coming in October

Punk rockers Just In Case will release Prior Knowledge via Rdub Recordings on September 27, with a single for “Profiles” now available. The debut self-titled full-length from Oceanside prog-reggae quintet Fluid Foundation premieres October 8 ...

Steph circus

Steph Johnson took her time and got it right — Music is Art

“It’s a record I would listen to,” says musician Steph Johnson, speaking of her new album, Music is Art, adding, “Sometimes you make an album and you’re, like, ‘Okay, cool,’ but you don’t want to ...

Quartyard concept

Urban venue loses its space but finds its way

Good news: you get a 30,000-square-foot lot of prime downtown real estate to hold events. Bad news: the East Village property is so in demand that plans are afoot to plop a highrise on the ...

Cyndi always sang

Ms. Lauper is back on the charts — the country charts

Cyndi Lauper’s sung R&B, electronica, classics, obscurities, and picked up a Grammy and a Tony for writing the Kinky Boots musical. She brings her new country album, Detour, to Humphreys by the Bay October 3 ...

Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey make Fresh Sound

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 27–October 1

Tuesday 27 The Steph Johnson Trio with Rob Thorsen on bass and Fernando Gomez on drums play Café 21 (802 Fifth Avenue) from 7 to 10 p.m. Free… The Natural Sounds Trio with Jake Najor, ...

Opus Pops Gala: San Diego Symphony breaks with tradition

Jazz and the Great American Songbook open the symphony season

September feels as though it is taking forever. It feels that way every year. Football starts, school starts, summer ends, and I’m still waiting for the symphony season to begin. This year the San Diego ...

Punk-rock stable Milo Aukerman

Descendents frontman chucks the UCSD science degree and rejoins the band

When most people go to college it’s not a huge deal. When Milo went to college it changed the world of punk rock forever. His institution of choice was our own UCSD. Besides hitting the ...

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