5 Great San Diego Jazz and Blues Events For Your April Jazz Appreciation Weekend

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5 Great San Diego Jazz and Blues Events For Your April Jazz Appreciation Weekend

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 11, 2015

San Diego Jazz and Blues Weekends don't get much better than this 2nd weekend of April 2015's Jazz Appreciation Month, with great concerts and clubs, learning opportunities, and windows to the future of San Diego Jazz. From the This Is Jazz! series in Carlsbad, Middle Earth in Del Mar, Willie Jones III in La Jolla, and the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House Concert and Jam Session in Linda Vista, to Buddy Guy at Downtown San Diego's Historic Balboa Theater, there is Jazz and Blues for everyone to appreciate and celebrate! And you can always check out the Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar for complete listings of Jazz and Blues events, concerts, festivals at top San Diego venues ALL WEEK LONG!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more details and links of some great events presented by our Jazz 88.3 Partners!

Willie Jones III Presented by Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI

The 2015 installment of the Athenaeum Jazz at The Scripps Research Institute, or TSRI, series (formerly the Neurosciences Institute), presented by the La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, continues on Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm with the Willie Jones III Quintet (click for tickets), an all-star ensemble featuring Jones on drums, past Tonight Show band member Ralph Moore on sax, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, former Wynton Marsalis band member Eric Reed on piano, and acclaimed veteran jazz artist Buster Williams on bass. Jones’ association with the Athenaeum jazz series goes back to 1995, when he first appeared at the library in the stellar collective group Black/Note alongside longtime friend and musical collaborator Gilbert Castellanos. An L.A. native who studied with West Coast masters Billy Higgins and Tootie Heath, Jones moved to New York City in 1997.

Buddy Guy at the Balboa Theatre presented by the La Jolla Music Society 

American guitarist, singer and blues legend Buddy Guy performs on Saturday, April 11, 8pm at the historic Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego presented by the La Jolla Music Society. Buddy Guy is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced such musicians as, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This performance marks Buddy Guy's La Jolla Music Society debut. This concert will be proceeded by a Live, Onstage Prelude at 7 PM, "Buddy Guy: Living the Blues" with Jazz 88’s Claudia Russell.

Middle Earth At The PopUp Culture Series Presented By The Del Mar Village Association

Middle Earth, a San Diego based group that performs original and traditional music for belly dance, and other ethnic styles, plays on Saturday, April 11 from 5 to 7 PM for the 2nd installment of the PopUp Culture series presented by the Del Mar Village Association. This April and May 2015 series of pop up concerts, performances and various entertainment scheduled for outdoor performances at L’Auberge Amphitheater on the corner of 15th Street and Camino Del Mar.  Bring a blanket, grab a picnic, and enjoy Del Mar Village at dusk!  FREE to the public (except for 5/16 CineCucina – a ticketed event).

This Is Jazz! 2015 at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium Presented by City of Carlsbad

This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, April 11 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with "San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions", a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego's 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition Finalist Joshua White and his Quartet and Jazz 88.3 host Vince Outlaw.

Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop Open House, Concert, and Jam Session

The 5th Annual Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop Presented by House of Blues, with 2 sessions in June and July 2015 TAKING APPLICATIONS NOW, kicks off their 2015 season with a FREE open house, concert, and jam session in Crivello Hall at Francis Parker School on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from 3:00-5:00pm. The concert will feature the Ambassadors of Soul, a fantastic big band directed by trombonist Andy Geib that features some of San Diego's best student musicians and many alumni of the Summer Jazz Workshop, with guest appearances by Summer Jazz Workshop faculty members including Derek Cannon(Trumpet), Justin Grinell(bass), Danny Green(piano), Tommy Collins(Guitar), Melonie Grinnell(piano), Ian Tordella(Saxophone), and Leonard Patton(Voice). Following the performances will be an open Jam session and all middle and high school students are encouraged to bring their instruments and sit in with the band!! This a great opportunity to hear some hear some of the best students and professionals in the area as well as check out the excellent facilities where the summer jazz workshop takes place!
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