33rd Annual San Diego Jazz Festival
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Friday nights are reserved for rock at the Fleet Science Center, with the debut of an exciting concert series celebrating the groundbreaking new exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World. Each live show boasts a top local headliner, with an opening set by singer-songwriter Michael Tiernan. You can also enjoy beer, wine and cocktails from the cash bar, order food from the French Gourmet, and have fun exploring the 100-plus hands-on science exhibits at this local favorite museum in beautiful Balboa Park. Please see the full event description for the upcoming lineup. Learn More
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What a FANTASTIC event! My boyfriend and I were the youngest people there by far (mid 40's) but the music was incredible and the dancing was very fun. All of the regulars that attend this event are full of life! People dressed up every way imaginable. But truly, the bands were the best part. If you are looking for a great night of fun, I would say, DON'T MISS THIS!
The Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in Hotel Circle is the site of the 33rd Annual San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving weekend. A wonderful variety of jazz styles will be presented by America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society. Among the weekend's highlights:
- A Wednesday night pre-festival concert-dance, with San Diego's own High Society and the Dave Bennett Quartet.
-On Thursday, a great finale for Thanksgiving from 6-11p with 6 bands.
-Over 25 bands, 7 rooms and 12 hours of continuous music each day Friday and Saturday, and until 5:00pm on Sunday.
- Exciting swing by the Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals, the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band and the Dave Bennett Quartet.
- Jumping blues by Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, with vocalist Deejha Marie.
- A one-night-only (Fri.) multimedia presentation — "Nouveau Stride" — featuring the amazing young pianist Stephanie Trick and singer/composer Lorraine Feather.
-The Memphis Boys (Fri. and Sat. nights), performing high-energy, Jerry Lee Lewis-inspired '50s Rock.
- Authentic New Orleans traditional jazz by the Black Swan Class Jazz Band, Original AZ Wildcat Jass Band, Yerba Buena Stompers, Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Uptown Lowdown, Red Pepper Jazz Band and Titanic Jazz Band.
- High-Energy performances by the sensational young musicians of the Mission Bay High School Preservationists.
-Guest appearances and small combos led by Festival favorites Chloe Feoranzo and Katie Cavera.
- New Orleans and Traditional jazz plus by Tim Laughlin, Connie Jones and the New Orleans All-Stars; Cornet Chop Suey; the Night Blooming Jazzmen; Dixie Express; High Society Jazz Band; Uptown Rhythm Makers and the South Bay Jazz Ramblers.
- "Pianorama" — solo piano performances highlighted by the stride music sensation Stephanie Trick.
-Special sets, including the music of Louis Armstrong and Harry Warren; Hot Dance Music of the '20s; The history of the washboard in Jazz; Parasol Parades; Dance Classes; Swing Dance exhibitions; the music of Lu Watters and Turk Murphy; and Sunday morning gospel and "Hymn-a-Long."
- A Ragtime Extravaganza featuring San Diego's Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra and vintage dancers in costume.
- Banjo music by the San Fernando Valley Banjo Band and the San Diego Banjo Band.
- "JazzSea Jams" led by cornetist Dick Williams; an opportunity for musically-inclined festival patrons to jam with an organized band.