Jazz @ The Jacobs 2016-17

Guided by series curator Gilbert Castellanos, this unique series of concerts will open your heart and mind to the wonders of jazz.



SAT NOV 26—8pm

Count Basie Orchestra: Sinatra’s Jazz

The Count Basie Jazz Orchestra opens the Jazz @ The Jacobs season with a tribute to Frank Sinatra’s unique contributions to the jazz repertoire. Guest vocalists Jane Monheit and Dave Damiani will be on hand to make those Sinatra tunes swing, baby!

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SAT JAN 14—8pm

Birth of the Cool: A West Coast Jazz Salute

A night not to be missed! Series curator Gilbert Castellanos celebrates the music that made the “west coast sound,” paying homage to some of the greatest West Coast artists: Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond and that “prince of darkness” himself, Miles Davis.

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SAT MAR 18—8pm

She’s Got That Swing: Women in Jazz

Jazz @ The Jacobs is proud to present this concert featuring some of today’s most vital female jazz artists: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Katie Thiroux, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly, jazz vocalist Dena DeRose, percussionist Tina Raymond and jazz flute legend Holly Hofmann. Popular local trio Besos de Coco will open the concert.

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SUN MAY 21—7:30pm

Chucho Valdés

Considered the pre-eminent Cuban Jazz pianist in the world, Chucho Valdés is a towering figure who combines the sheer power of McCoy Tyner with the dexterity of Oscar Peterson and a rhythmic sensibility steeped in the intricacies of Afro-Cuban culture. The conservatory-trained son of Cuban music icon Bebo Valdés and an eight-time Grammy winner, Chucho has spent much of his career in the vanguard of Latin music.

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SAT APR 29—8pm

Big Band Bash with the Jazz @ The Jacobs Orchestra!*

A handpicked 16-piece big band of jazz all-stars will make their debut as the Jazz @ The Jacobs Orchestra, led by series curator and trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos. This special concert features the San Diego Symphony and veteran jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison performing the best of Ellington and more!

*Not included with Jazz @ The Jacobs subscription.

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