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Bob Boss: 1952-2024

The San Diego jazz community lost a beloved family member when guitarist Bob Boss died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Idyllwild, after performing what would be his last concert. Within hours, tributes began to flood social media from fellow artists, former students, and loving family members and friends who never wanted the music to end. He was 71.

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Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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March 3rd in Jazz History…

  • The Benny Goodman Band opens at the Paramount Theater to great response in 1937.
  • Gene Krupa plays his last date with the Goodman band at the Earle Theater in Philadelphia in 1938.
  • The Jimmy Giuffre (jew-free) Trio recorded their first date "In The Morning Out There" for Verve Records in New York City in 1961.
  • The Stan Kenton Orchestra Records "Sweets" in 1954 in Hollywood.
  • Artie Shaw recorded "Frenesi" on Bluebird Records in 1940.