Jazz Scene

Sixteen-year-old jazz drummer talks practice routine, future plans

Steele drums

Although 16-year-old percussionist Johnny Steele is a committed jazz head, he actually caught the drum bug when his dad took him to his first concert at the age of eight to see the Canadian prog-rock ...

Allison Adams Tucker and the JazzKatz Orchestra

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego December 5–11

Monday 5 The Mikan Zlatkovich Trio plays acoustic jazz fusion at Eddie V’s Seaport Village (789 W. Harbor Drive) at 6 p.m. No cover. Tuesday 6 The Mikan Zlatkovich Trio play acoustic jazz fusion, this ...

Dorado Schmitt & the Django All Stars

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 29–December 4

Tuesday 29 Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars with Amati Schmitt, Franko Mehrstein, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, and Xavier Nikq play Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI (10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive) at 7:30 p.m. General admission ...

Jane Monheit with the Basie Band

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 23–27

Wednesday 23 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos has two gigs at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) beginning at 6 p.m. when he hosts the Young Lions Series this week featuring the Pizzaro Brothers outside on the patio ...

Mundell Lowe, Lorraine Castellanos at the Westgate

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 15–19

Tuesday 15 The School of Creative and Performing Arts Jazz Ensemble performs at Dizzy’s new location (1717 Morena Boulevard). Tickets run $15 cash at the door. Wednesday 16 Gilbert Castellanos begins the first of two ...

Joshua Breakstone Trio does Jazz Live

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego Nov. 8-12

Tuesday 8 KSDS presents Jazz Live at the Saville Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College (14th & C Street) featuring the Joshua Breakstone Trio with Chris Connor on bass and Roy McCurdy ...

Stephanie Richards plays the Loft

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 1-6

Tuesday 1 The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell on bass and Julien Cantelm on drums play 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) at 8 p.m. They play a set and then open it up for ...

Peter Sprague Trio in La Jolla

..and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 24-29

Monday 24 Musical brothers Alan and Mark Ferber headline a double-bill concert at The Loft (911 Lyman Lane) leading a group with Jon Gordon, Joshua White, and Matt Pavolka, with the Kyle Motl Trio featuring ...

Mark Dresser keeps on steppin'

Jazz bassist puts a bicoastal band together for this year's Sedimental You

“So I’m glad there is a buzz and it’s not accidental” says bassist Mark Dresser, on a Skype call from his office at UC San Diego. We’re discussing the pre-album promotion for his disc due ...

Joel Harrison returns to San Diego

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 17-22

Monday 17 NYC-based guitarist Joel Harrison returns to San Diego with an all-star group featuring former Pat Metheny sideman Cuong Vu on trumpet, Paul Hanson on bassoon, Jeff Denson on bass, and current Wayne Shorter ...

Vinny Golia and Nathan Hubbard play Bread & Salt

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 10–15

Monday 10 Allison Adams Tucker fronts a trio with Ed Kornhauser on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass for a show at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12 to 1 ...

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. ...

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, ...

Geoffrey Keezer plays hometown gig

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 19–25

Monday 19 The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm play the Lyceum Theater (79 Horton Plaza) from Noon to 1 p.m. No cover charge… The Bob Boss Quartet with Gilbert Castellanos, Dean ...

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