Jazz Scene

Mark Dresser digs deep at City College

...and the best of the rest in San Diego jazz clubs this week

Monday 9Bassist Gunnar Biggs kicks off the jazz week with a Tribute to Mose Allison at Dizzy’s (1717 Morena Boulevard) at 8 p.m. with Tripp Sprague, John Opferkuch, Duncan Moore, Ruby Etoire, and Robin Henkel. ...

A night for the Young Lionesses

Jazz happenings around San Diego, January 4–8

Wednesday 4Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins a double-header evening at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) when he hosts the Young Lions Series this week featuring high-school bassist Angelica Yume Pruitt at 6 p.m. At 8:30, he ...

Ring in the New Year with Steph Johnson

...and other Jazz happenings around San Diego this week

Tuesday 27Trombonist/vocalist Lizzi Trumbore is back in town, playing a house party gig with guitarist Peter Sprague and vocalist Leonard Patton at the Trumbore household (17738 Villamoura Drive, Poway). Concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and ...

Peter Sprague's Christmas Eve Celebration

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

Tuesday 20The annual “Unsilent Night” festivities kick off at 7 p.m. at the Gaslamp Quarter Station (Fifth Avenue/King Promenade). A large group of participants, each carrying a different sonic device, play Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” ...

Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot do Jazz Live

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego December 12-18

Monday 12 Gilbert Castellanos will be leading a group to celebrate the inauguration of SD City Councilmember Chris Ward, with Lorraine Castellanos on vocals, Bob Boss on guitar, Dean Hulett on bass, and Kevin Higuchi ...

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 ...

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