26th Annual San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival
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Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie got his start in Motown as part of the Commodores, but it's as a solo artist that he really shines. He became one of the most successful male solo artists of the 1980s, earning No. 1 hits starting with his debut in 1982 with "Truly." His other hits include the Caribbean-flavored "All Night Long," "Endless Love" with Diana Ross, "Hello" and "Say You, Say Me," which also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Now the five-time Grammy winner is following up a sold-out European run with a North American tour, including a stop at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. He'll perform hits from his 30-year discography, beginning with his eponymous 1982 debut and extending through last year's Tuskegee, a platinum-selling collection that features duets of his hits with a variety of artists. Word on the street is that these concerts tend to become a giant sing-along, so brush up on your lyrics and get ready for some of the greatest ballads the '80s had to offer and much more. Sharing the stage with the five-time Grammy winner will be CeeLo Green. Known for his solo career as well as being a part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Green has recorded numerous hits and is most widely recognized for the chart-topping single "Crazy" and his time as a judge on The Voice. Learn More
America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS) presents the 26th Annual San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival Nov. 23-27 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. The Festival features 20 bands from across the U.S. and two international bands, playing music for dancing and listening in seven nonsmoking venues.
The 2005 Festival bands include: Steamboat Stompers (Czech Republic); Cornet Chop Suey (St. Louis); Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band (Orlando); Yerba Buena Stompers (New York City); Buck Creek Jazz Band (Springfield, VA); Mighty Aphrodite Jazz Band (Vancouver, B.C.); and the Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band (Seattle). The festival also features several California bands: Night Blooming Jazzmen (Claremont); Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals (Santa Ana); Hal’s Angels (La Jolla); Titanic Jazz Band (Burbank); Golden Eagle Jazz Band (Pasadena); Gremoli (Long Beach); High Society Jazz Band (La Jolla); pianist Carl Sonny Leyland (New Cuyama); and the Chicago Six (Vista). In addition, several community bands from the San Diego area will perform. These groups are comprised of musicians who have attended the AFCDJS Adult Jazz Camp and monthly Dixieland workshops.
Special events include a “Pianorama,” featuring solo performances by Festival pianists; swing dance exhibitions by Southern California dance groups; gospel music; and “JazzSea Jam”— organized jam sessions led by cornetist Dick Williams.
The festival is funded in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.