Jazz Scene

Jazz came knocking

“He’s like a breath of fresh air to our community. I don’t have to worry at all about the direction the music is taking because when you play with Joshua, he’s going to bring it. ...

This week in the San Diego jazz clubs, April 16-21

Chris Speed Trio performs on Easter Sunday

Wednesday 16 L.A.-based violinist Nora Germain is the star of this weeks’ Young Lion’s series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) joined by pianist Ed Kornhauser and bassist Will Pierce. 7 p.m. $5 cover… ...

This week in the San Diego jazz clubs: April 1–5

Tuesday 1 The good folks at SD Center for the Arts will be present a special evening of solo percussion with Tatsuya Nakatani and special guests Mudhead. The organization has a new venue in North ...

This week in the San Diego jazz clubs: March 26-30

Violinist Jamie Shadowlight leads an all-star band on Friday

Wednesday 26 Trumpet master Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 5th Avenue). This week’s featured artist is saxophonist Chaz Cabrera. Castellanos will play the first set (7:00 p.m., $5 ...

Price of jazz

“We have a diverse audience.” Mark DeBoskey is the general manager of KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM at City College. “We have the traditional jazz listeners who are 55-plus and remember the golden age of jazz.” ...

This week in the San Diego Jazz Clubs: March 17–23

Check out the "Legends of Jazz" on Saturday night

Monday 17 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) with Celtic Groove featuring Wanda Law on Irish fiddle, Beth Ross-Buckley on flute, Fred Benedetti on guitar, Jon Szanto on percussion and Jeff ...

This week in the San Diego jazz clubs: March 10–16

Jazz is happening every night this week

Monday 10 Pianist Danny Green’s trio with bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm play a free noontime concert at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street, La Jolla). The Robin Henkel Band ...

This week in the San Diego jazz clubs, March 4–8

Nicole Mitchell makes a rare San Diego appearance.

Tuesday 4 Bassist Ben Wanicur hosts the Jam Session at 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) with John Opferkuch on piano and Tim McMahon on drums. Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich is joined by Katie Thiroux on bass ...

This week in jazz, November 5–11

Lots of local and national acts coming our way

More jazz than you can shake a stick at this week. Tuesday 5Joe Garrison and Night People perform at UC San Diego's The Loft. The composer is bringing in a 14-piece version of Night People, ...

Castellanos wins big at the SDMA

First time an Artist of the Year goes to a jazz musician

"To be honest, I've been going to these things every year for the last 18 years," says trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos of the San Diego Music Awards. "And I've learned to accept that I'm probably not ...

Halloween week jazz picks

A full week of jazz ahead

Lots of musical tricks and treats for the jazz fan this week. Here are the Reader's top picks: Tuesday 29ECM recording artist Lucian Ban makes his debut San Diego appearance at UCSD's Loft. Ban is ...

Slapjazz Danny: Hambone around the world

Slapjazz Danny settles his muscular frame onto a stool in a La Mesa coffee shop and he goes to work, first with his left hand, then his right. The hands move from thigh to chest, ...

The week in jazz 'round San Diego

Friday night is busy

Lots of jazz coming your way this week. Here are our prime picks. Wednesday 23Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos continues his weekly Jam Session in North Park. It's the "Latin Week" session, featuring pianist Irving Flores, bassist ...

Jazz Joints

If you know where to go, the dedicated jazz fan can find something happening in San Diego seven days a week. Here are eight recommended spots: The New Dizzy’s All ages. Cover: $15, $10 students. ...

Open your ears

KSDS assistant music director Chad Fox plays nontraditional jazz: “I’d say that at least 85 percent of our listeners have been very positive.”