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Rebecca Jade Quartet live at 98 Bottles

Jade has power, nuance and a red-hot band.

Soulful songbird Rebecca Jade's well-oiled quartet made their 98 Bottles debut on Sept. 6, laying it down before a packed-house ...

Jazz choices for the days ahead

There's a whole bunch of jazz coming your way, including 3 sterling choices on Sept. 6

Once again, there is so much jazz coming up that decisions will have to be made. Here are some prime ...

Eric Byers: solo cello & electronics, Sept. 13

Bonnie Wright's first concert at Bread & Salt features the cellist from the Calder Quartet.

Concert promoter Bonnie Wright kicks off her Fresh Sound Fall series on September 13 at a brand new venue, Bread ...

Dresser, Mitchell, Melford & Dessen: live

With flutist Nicole Mitchell, pianist Myra Melford and trombonist Michael Dessen, Dresser presented "Sound and Image" at the SD Museum of Art.

Mark Dresser's final concert at the San Diego Museum of Art on August 29, was an ambitious and virtuosic affair ...

This week in jazz, August 29-September 4

From the cutting edge to multiple musician tributes, there's a lot of jazz happening.

Looks like another busy week in San Diego jazz, with something for just about everyone. Here are some prime picks: ...

Double Trios at Dizzy's

Ian Tordella, Justin Grinnell and Kevin Higuchi played the first set, Joshua White, Mark Dresser and Danny Campbell wrapped it up.

San Diego tenor saxophonist Ian Tordella has been organizing these "double-trio" evenings for the better part of the year now, ...

Joe Marillo salutes Gary LeFebvre at Dizzy's

Relaxed and very loose, Marillo keeps creating.

Tenor saxophonist Joe Marillo has been a San Diego jazz institution since the 1970's and he continues to carry the ...

Art of the Contrabass

Six contrabasses in one concert? Mark Dresser made it happen.

"Bass is the Space," was the operating theme for Mark Dresser's Aug 22 performance at the SD Museum of Art, ...

Mark Dresser: six bass hit!

Dresser will team with five other bass players to explore the low end possibilities.

Contrabassist Mark Dresser continues his Thursday evening residency at the San Diego Museum of Art on August 22, at 7 ...

CD Release: "Just Sayin" by Lower Left

SD jazz veterans hit hard on this trio session.

Mikan Zlatkovich, Bill Andrews and Barry Farrar, the piano/bass/drum trio collectively known as Lower Left have been playing together for ...

Mark Dresser's night at the museum, volume 1

Leading a string-heavy quartet, the bassist dazzled a packed house.

There are some nights when the music is just so good, it defies description. When contrabass virtuoso Mark Dresser opened ...

New Mark Dresser Quartet: August 15 @ SD Museum of Art

Dresser and Maroney go way back. Nordeson is originally from Sweden and the violinist must be something special.

"It's a first outing with this band. I'm excited," says contrabass master Mark Dresser who opens his concert series at ...

Teagan Taylor Group at Hooley's Irish Pub

Taylor is equally impressive as a singer and horn player.

Non jazz bars are the proving grounds for young jazz musicians-- kind of a Petri dish to learn and ply ...

Full house for Coast Bop debut

Hard bop and burning tempos characterized this sterling performance at 98 Bottles

A standing room only crowd gathered for the debut performance by the Coast Bop quintet at 98 Bottles on August ...

Mark Lessman Quartet live

The saxophonist capitalized on a rare San Diego visit from NYC pianist Rob Schneiderman, who was a vital force in the SD jazz scene back in the day.

There's nothing quite as exhilarating as experiencing four masters create in the moment. Thirty years ago, some of the finest ...

JW 4: a night of Monk

Joshua White's latest distillation of Monk took on a new sonic density.

One of the greatest advantages of having an artist of the stature of Joshua White in town is the ability ...

Matt Slocum Trio at Jazz Live

Slocum's compositions came to life with the able assistance of Josh Nelson and Dave Robaire.

Matt Slocum the New Jersey- based drummer and composer returned to KSDS' Jazz Live on August 6, fronting a potent ...

SRO for Allison Adams Tucker

A large crowd gathered at Dizzy's to take in the singer's tribute to Django Reinhardt.

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker has a lot of fans, as the standing room only situation on August 4 at Dizzy's ...

Packed house for 'Trane tribute

Gilbert Castellanos welcomed Azar Lawrence, Alphonse Mouzon, Hamilton Price and Joshua White into a meditation at 98 Bottles.

The spiritual gravitas of jazz icon John Coltrane hung thick in the air at 98 Bottles on August 4, especially ...

Tribute to John Coltrane featuring Azar Lawrence & Alphonse Mouzon

Gilbert Castellanos hooks up with jazz legends to honor the jazz legend.

Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos continues his musician-tribute series on August 3 at 98 Bottles with a night devoted to the legacy ...

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