Jazz @ the Jacobs

New Series: 
Jazz @ The Jacobs!

Gilbert Castellanos, Series Curator

See our Press Release and read a recent San Diego Union-Tribune "Night and Day" story (as well as an August 2015 U-T storyby George Varga about this exciting new series! NBC San Diego has also featured Gilbert Castellanos and Jazz @ The Jacobs in a recent SoundDiego blog post.

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KICKOFF CONCERT:
LIVING JAZZ LEGENDS

SATURDAY November 21, 2015 – 8pm

Alto Saxophone Charles McPherson

Trumpet Gilbert Castellanos
Flute Holly Hofmann
Tenor Saxophone / Alto Saxophone Tom Scott
Piano Mike Wofford
Bass Henry “The Skipper” Franklin
Bass Marshall Hawkins
Drums Roy McCurdy
Vocals Barbara Morrison

Students of International Academy of Jazz San Diego

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra’s brand new “Jazz @ the Jacobs” series gets off to an auspicious start with a concert featuring some of the most experienced and beloved working jazz musicians in America today, never before seen on the same stage (and probably never again!). The concert will open with a set from students of San Diego’s International Academy of Jazz (San Diego's only non-profit after-school program specializing in Jazz Music), often seen at Panama 66's weekly Young Lions jam sessions!

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JAZZ PIANO MASTERS:
A TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONK, ART TATUM AND BUD POWELL

SATURDAY January 23, 2016 – 8pm

Piano Joshua White
Piano Helen Sung
Piano Eric Reed
Bass Rodney Whitaker
Drums Willie Jones III

Jazz Piano takes center stage during the San Diego Symphony Orchestra’s Piano Festival as four of the brightest keyboard talents around come together for this unique tribute to the masters of piano jazz. 

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DIANNE REEVES

FRIDAY February 19, 2016 – 8pm

Vocalist Dianne Reeves
Trumpet Gilbert Castellanos

Winner of the Grammy® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for an unprecedented three years in a row, Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. 

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GREGORY PORTER

SATURDAY May 7, 2016 – 8pm

Vocalist Gregory Porter
Trumpet Gilbert Castellanos

The charismatic California jazz sensation Gregory Porter is about to go BIG, and you can see him LIVE on the Jazz @ the Jacobs season finale! 

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