Jazz Scene

A swing-meets-bebop joint for Athenaeum series

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet — a band that honors the basic structures set forth during the Golden Age of jazz music

You’ve got to wonder about that mind of Joe Lovano’s. He wanders onto a stage with the rumpled demeanor of a grandfather or a favorite uncle and for a spell, if the mood strikes him, ...

Joe Lovano blows into town

And other jazz highlights for the week ahead

Wednesday 5 Saxophonist Drew Ceccato and his quintet perform Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater with Kyle Motl, Tommy Babin, Judith Hamann, and T.J. Borden at 7 p.m. ...

Rebecca Jade at Cafe 21

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

Monday 27There’s a jam session going on tonight, led by guitarist Louis Valenzuela with Harley Magsino and TBA on drums at Busalacchi’s Modo Mio (3707 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover. Tuesday ...

Clayton Brothers come to town

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

Monday 20Begin the jazz week in style with a free concert featuring Joshua White on piano in duet with Peter Sprague on guitar at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12 ...

The perfect place to become human again

Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos find the Red Fox Room essential

The team of Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos make music together and apart. She plays guitar and sings in Besos de Coco and her own sextet, and he might be San Diego’s busiest jazz musician.” The ...

A place for soup at 3 a.m.

Joshua White is a night-owl, an avid reader, and an avid gym-goer.

To El Cajon–based pianist Joshua White, “vibe” is the determining factor for just about every place he chooses to spend his time. “My number-one music venue is the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. It’s a ...

Endangered Blood at Bread & Salt

This week in San Diego jazz happenings

Monday 13Start off the jazz week in San Diego with a free, noon-time concert featuring pianist Joshua White and trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos at the Lyceum Theatre (79 Horton Plaza)…. Stephanie Richards + Phantom Station: Conduction ...

Danny Green Trio plays the Rancho Bernardo Library

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

Tuesday 7Sue Palmer & the Motel Swing Quintet play Tio Leo’s (5302 Napa Street ) at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge. Wednesday 8The Danny Green Trio with Justin Grinnell and Julien Cantelm perform at the ...

Ralph Towner returns to San Diego

...and the best of the rest on the San Diego jazz scene this week

Monday 27Start the jazz week off with a free lunchtime concert showcasing the U.S. Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra with special guest Gilbert Castellanos at SDSU’s Smith Recital Hall (5500 Campanile Drive) from noon to 1:30 ...

Joshua White Brings Codes to the Loft

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

Tuesday 21KSDS Jazz 88 presents Jazz Live celebrating the music of Tadd Dameron with the Paul Combs Quintet featuring Bill Cunliffe at the Saville Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College. The doors ...

Brazilian tapestry

Allison Adams Tucker's Brasil Jazz Festa in its tenth year

“Before we started this nine years ago,” says vocalist Allison Adams Tucker, “many San Diegans had no experience with Brazilian culture — the language, the music, the dances. Now it’s become a part of the ...

Bebop revivalist Miguel Zenón

Throwback jazz with a Latin twist hits ArtPower at UCSD

Miguel Zenón is not your grandmother’s jazzman — so many of them are, for better or worse. Ever since a handful of the perkiest among them invented bebop in the 1940s, followed by the next ...

Besos de Coco at Panama 66

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego February 13–19

Monday 13There’s a Monday jam session going down at Busalacchi’s (3707 Fifth Avenue) with Louis Valenzuela on guitar, Mackenzie Leighton on bass, and Kevin Higuchi on drums from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover ...

Rob Thorsen plays benefit For Music in Schools

...and other jazz happenings in San Diego this week

Monday 6The jazz week begins with a free, noon-time concert by the Gilbert Castellanos Trio at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street.) All ages… Pianist Mikan Zlatkovich plays “acoustic fusion” with a ...

New Orleans saxman Donald Harrison blows into the Athenaeum

...and more jazz happenings in San Diego this week

Monday 30Start off the jazz week with a free solo piano concert featuring Joshua White at the Lyceum Westfield Horton Plaza from noon to 1 p.m…. Trumpeter Stephanie Richards plus Phantom Station present Conduction for ...