Staff Blog Entries

Double Duos at Villa Musica

Vinny Golia teamed with Nathan Hubbard; David Borgo with Jeanette Kangas.

The small group of people behind the San Diego Center for the Arts keep putting on increasingly dynamic shows for ...

Live at TSRI: Dave Douglas Quintet

One of this year's best concerts, for sure.

Dan Atkinson and the folks at Athenaeum Jazz pulled off one the best concerts of 2013 with the Oct. 9 ...

Billy Mintz Quintet at Jazz Live

Mintz's group blended jazz from the tradition with thoroughly modern music in a dynamic performance.

KSDS Jazz 88 brought in a veteran group of improvisers playing music grounded in the tradition while looking to the ...

Dave Douglas and Vinny Golia top this week in jazz

The Dave Douglas Quintet hit La Jolla on Oct.9, Vinny Golia joins SD musicians on Oct. 12

As usual, there's a lot of jazz coming up this week, but I want to alert fans of the music ...

Joshua White debuts new group at Dizzy's

Following a hit at The Blue Whale in LA, White's band exploded in Pacific Beach.

Piano man Joshua White likes to mix it up, constantly experimenting with groups of different personnel as part of his ...

Matt Hall's Tribute to Duke Ellington

The trombonist gave props to the legend at 98 Bottles.

Young trombone master Matt Hall brought a potent mix of emergent talent and veteran experience into 98 Bottles for his ...

Re: Trio + @ 98 Bottles

Ben Schachter brought long-time East Coast associates in for an exciting show.

98 Bottles was the spot for a rare appearance by saxophonist Ben Schachter's "East Coast" trio with bassist Leon Boykins, ...

Schachter Seven live at Dizzy's

Three basses? Two drummers? Somehow these cats pulled it off.

Tenor saxophonist Ben Schachter brought together a large and unusual ensemble into Dizzy's on Oct. 2, for a wonderful and ...

Mallets & Sticks: Ian David Rosenbaum, live

Solo percussion in Barrio Logan.

New music champion Bonnie Wright's Fresh Sound concert series continued on Oct. 1 with a dynamic evening of solo percussion ...

Jeff Hamilton Trio: live

The LA trio graced the Saville Theatre stage to fund-raise for KSDS Jazz 88

Mainstream jazz got some serious representation on Sept. 29 with a rare afternoon concert by LA's Jeff Hamilton Trio who ...

Fresh Sound presents Ian David Rosenbaum, Oct. 1

Rosenbaum will perform on marimba and other percussion instruments at Bread & Salt.

Adventurous music promoter Bonnie Wright continues her dynamic concert series Fresh Sound with an evening of solo percussion by Ian ...

Kornel Fekete-Kovacs Quintet live

Long, loose interpretations of classic material with lots of improvisation.

Hungarian trumpeter/flugelhornist Kornel Fekete-Kovacs blew into Dizzy's on Sept. 26, fronting a red-hot band comprised of LA pianist Mike Garson, ...

Larry Goldings Trio

Creative organ-trio music live in La Jolla

Dan Atkinson and the folks at Athenaeum Jazz kicked off their Fall Series of concerts at TSRI on Sept. 25 ...

The jazz week ahead.

Plenty of jazz happening, with a mix of local and international talent.

There's a busy week ahead for San Diego jazz fans with top-flight musicians from Hungary, NYC, and LA all making ...

Jaime Valle and the Colors of Latin Jazz

A full camera crew from San Diego State filmed the concert.

Guitarist Jaime Valle brought the all-star Colors of Latin Jazz to Dizzy's on Sept. 20, for an exciting evening celebrating ...

JazzMikan live in Pacific Beach

Mikan Zlatkovich led a very strong sextet featuring Daniel Jackson, Lori Bell, Jamie Shadowlight, Bill Andrews and Duncan Moore.

San Diego piano powerhouse Mikan Zlatkovich began his Sept. 14 concert at Dizzy's fronting a potent trio featuring bassist Bill ...

Solo cello in the Barrio

Eric Byers combined cello with laptop electronics very effectively.

Bonnie Wright kicked off the Fall schedule of her Fresh Sound series on Sept. 13 at brand-new venue Bread & ...

Tonga Ross-Ma'u Trio + 1

Nice opportunity to catch some rising stars.

One of the coolest things about Chuck Perrin and Dizzy's, is the opportunity he provides San Diego's next wave of ...

Heading into the jazz weekend

It all starts on Sept. 12, with multiple choices ahead.

There is compelling jazz and new music to experience three nights in a row this weekend. Sept. 12, Tonga Ross-Ma'u ...

Lorraine Castellanos salutes Eydie at 98 Bottles

Lorraine Castellanos is a vocal natural.

Lorraine Castellanos, fronting an ad hoc group featuring guitarist Joey Carano, bassist Rob Thorsen, drummer Fernando Gomez and her trumpet-master ...

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