Jefferson Jay Band and Jamie Shadowlight
The spring Acoustic Evenings at the Athenaeum series opens with a concert featuring Jamie Shadowlight, the Jefferson Jay Band, and Mikerotones. Based in Pacific Beach, violinist Shadowlight plays jazz and Latin-flavored music, usually infused with an imaginative and highly visual contemporary spin. Her instrument of choice is a 5-string NS CR5 WAV electric violin (nicknamed “Badass”) filtered through various effects pedals. Ambitious local performances have included a version of West Side Story staged with local jazz maven Gilbert Castellanos as a Latin love story for trumpet and violin, and a jazz exploration of the Nutcracker Suite. Expect the La Jolla setlist to include her perennially popular cover of the Game of Thrones theme, “Winter is Here.” Ocean Beach’s Jefferson Jay Band blends classic rock, funk, blues, jazz and reggae. The Mikerotones (pronounced mike-row-tones), founded in 2017 by longtime San Diego Songwriter’s Guild member Michael Hoisington, play rock, blues, and soul originals and covers.