Dixieland 2012

33rd Annual San Diego Jazz Festival Reviews

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center (San Diego, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

41 ratings
4.7 average rating
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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 22 2012

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...continued

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77 events
25 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

This Saturday was one of the best in the past five years. Dave Bennett is the ultimate showman. He is very talented and very entertaining. Nanette and the Hotsy Totsy Boys were the newest group we heard and they were great. Nanette's rendition of...continued

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110 events
56 reviews
30 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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35 events
30 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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23 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Lots of choices of bands. Several play more than one time, so if you have a conflict between several you want to hear you can catch them at different times. The quality of bands is very good. Nice to have food and outside vendors available as well.

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10 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 22 2012

Very enjoyable program! Booths were well staffed; ample parking with easy exit access.

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11 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

This was our 5th. We always go on Sat and this time were lasted 14 hours, end to end. Thats good for us old seniors. Will go next year.

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Theresa Eggleston
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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16 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

It's exhilarating, fun and finger-snapping good!! We don't dance, but sure enjoyed watching others - young , old, and VERY old -dancing. We'll go again next year!!

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

Various jazz groups performing in six different venues at the same time.
Wonderful music.

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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 22 2012

I love this jazz festival, as the music is always great and it is wonderful to hear old time jazz being played. I go each year on Thanksgiving day, as the Town and Country hotel has a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet, so you can eat and then spend...continued

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20 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

New Orleans Bourbon Street music came to us! Here in San Diego! Great talent, variety, etc. Loved every minute. We stayed 10 hours on Friday. We look forward to next year's Dixieland Jazz Festival. More and more younger performers and...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

The festival was wonderful. We had a great time.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Great event - very many great bands and talent. Fun filled day.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

The festival is always great given the wide array of different jazz bands. One can move from one to the other and enjoy many sounds or stay in one venue and enjoy as the jazz bands come to you.

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5 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Nov 23 2012

We loved it all! This year had great leadership of the younger jazz musicians! Keep it up !! All the music and dancing were fun! It is like going to a concert every set; personal (the bands connected with the audience), informational (on the...continued

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25 events
14 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

Diverse musical styles and easy access to performances in the venue - very low key and fun and excellent performances - a nice day.

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10 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 21 2012

The musicians, especially Dave Bennet, were outstanding. The hotel caused MUCH confusion by not placing arrows or directions to the front auto exit requiring drivers to drive around searching for a way out. It took us 22" after locating the exit...continued

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9 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Enjoyable, but repetitious in style. A couple of stars--Stephanie Trick, and Sue Palmer and her group.

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32 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 25 2012

It was fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I was amazed at the professionalism of two of the bands. The people around us were having fun and dancing for joy. Thank you.

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