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Rob Bush Benefit Concert

On Monday, June 19th from 6PM to 8PM there will be a very special benefit concert for jazz writer Robert Bush. Robert is having some serious medical issues and we need the San Diego music community to step up. It will be held at Tio Leos- 5302 Napa Street in San Diego. Musicians that already slated to appear are Gilbert Castellanos, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, Christopher Hollyday, Joshua White, Mikan Zlatkovich, Marshall Hawkins, Justin Grinnell, Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore, Richard Sellers, Jim Plank, Bob Boss, Louis V and many more. Donations can be made directly to Rob through Venmo. User name is Robert-Bush-158.

Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's new 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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June 6th in Jazz History…

  • Stan Kenton & his Orchestra open at the Rendezvous Ballroom at Balboa Beach in 1941.
  • Bird & Diz record their first Verve studio session together in 1950 in New York City.
  • Billie Holiday cuts "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1956 in New York City.
  • Count Basie recorded "Mama Don't Want No Peas n' Rice n' Coconut Oil", "Blues and Sentimental" and "Doggin' Around" in 1938 for Decca.
  • On a sad note, pianist Hilton Ruiz died in 2006, from injuries suffered during a fall, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 54.