Venue Details

5 Star Starred
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108
619-291-7131
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Goldstar Member
The weather was sunny but it didn't matter because the venue is indoors.. I wore jeans, long sleeves, and ankle boots. I should've just worn flats and dressed a little less bum-ish, like a nice blouse or something..
34th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest dress Dec 03 2013 star this tip starred
Richard L.
The Ice Cream Bar is always a treat.
33rd Annual San Diego Jazz Festival info Nov 26 2012 star this tip starred

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30 events
24 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Our second time, and we'll go again! Non stop music with some of the best. Be sure to spend time with the piano soloists; they are amazing! "Tickling the ivory" doesn't begin to describe it. More like fingers of neutrino!

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Theresa Eggleston Red Velvet
23 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

This event occurred inside of a hotel convention center. Each of the breakout rooms/ballrooms had a full schedule of bands/groups/performers. Light snacks were available in the lobby (popcorn $1, ice cream). The setup of the rooms (chairs,...continued

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102 events
53 reviews
29 stars
attended Nov 21 2012

Very special. A rare opportunity to hear amazing musicians. Two large dance floors... Bring your dancing shoes and your friends!

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Website

http://www.dixielandjazzfestival.org/order.html

Description

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. 

About the Ticket Supplier: America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society

Since 1979, America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS) has promoted Traditional Jazz, Dixieland and Swing throughout the San Diego area. Their goal is not only to provide quality entertainment for the community but to support artists and encourage new talents through a variety of concerts and workshops. At the heart of their organization is the annual 5-day Dixieland Jazz Festival held Thanksgiving weekend.