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August Wilson’s Jitney and The John Jorgenson Quintet

Events January 23-January 24, 2020

August Wilson's Jitney
August Wilson's Jitney

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August Wilson's Jitney

August Wilson’s Jitney

A jitney is an unlicensed taxicab. Five tireless drivers in Pittsburgh’s Hill District fight for love, survival, and respect as the powers-that-be threaten to close down their garage in the name of neighborhood improvement.

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The John Jorgenson Quartet
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The John Jorgenson Quintet

  • Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • AMSDconcerts Bonita, 5305 Sweetwater Road (Sweetwater Community Church), Bonita

The John Jorgenson Quintet

First earning acclaim in the mid-’80s as part of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson went on to the Hellecasters and a six-year stint of touring, recording, and doing TV appearances with Elton John. He won the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year award in two consecutive years and has performed and recorded with Sting, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Mike Nesmith, and Billy Joel. His gypsy jazz quintet includes guitarist Doug Martin, violinist Jason Anick, bassist Simon Planting, and percussionist Rick Reed.

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August Wilson's Jitney
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A jitney is an unlicensed taxicab. Five tireless drivers in Pittsburgh’s Hill District fight for love, survival, and respect as the powers-that-be threaten to close down their garage in the name of neighborhood improvement.

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  • Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
  • AMSDconcerts Bonita, 5305 Sweetwater Road (Sweetwater Community Church), Bonita

The John Jorgenson Quintet

First earning acclaim in the mid-’80s as part of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson went on to the Hellecasters and a six-year stint of touring, recording, and doing TV appearances with Elton John. He won the Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year award in two consecutive years and has performed and recorded with Sting, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Mike Nesmith, and Billy Joel. His gypsy jazz quintet includes guitarist Doug Martin, violinist Jason Anick, bassist Simon Planting, and percussionist Rick Reed.

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Late last month I went up to Los Angeles to see the rave-reviewed August Wilson play, "Jitney, " directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the Mark Taper Forum. Now "Jitney" has come to San Diego, lock stock and barrel. We are blessed to be able to see this exquisite production running until February 23. Don't miss it.

Director Santiago-Hudson appeared at the Old Globe last week in an hour of public conversation with Globe director Barry Edelstein, describing his long association with late black playwright August Wilson and his experience presenting Wilson's 10-play cycle about African-American life in Pittsburgh over decades of the 20th century. "Jitney" was the first play Wilson wrote and the last to be staged.

Describing himself, Santiago-Hudson said, "I didn't matter in the world until I did art. Art is power: it gave me a voice." He reminded the audience that August Wilson never finished high school and educated himself at the public library. (Santiago-Hudson has founded a charter school for the fine arts in his hometown of Lackawanna, New York.) Speaking of August Wilson's plays, he said, "August captures the music of speech -- black talk -- and in his plays, everyone has an aria. Aces all around."

Jan. 20, 2020

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