Jazz @ The Jacobs 2018-19
4 Concerts + 1 Special
Guided by series curator Gilbert Castellanos, our Jazz @ The Jacobs Concert Series will open your heart and mind to the wonders of Jazz! World-renowned guest artists such as Pat Metheny, Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band, a tribute to Art Blakey and more make this season our most exciting yet!
The San Diego Union-Tribune has just published a preview of the new 2018-19 season!
SAT OCT 27, 8PM
An Evening With Pat Metheny
Antonio Sánchez, drums
Linda Oh, bass
Gwilym Simcock, piano
Add this concert to your series order! Four decades into a career at the leading edge of progressive and contemporary jazz, Pat Metheny has virtually redefined the sound of modern jazz guitar. An early proponent of twelve-string guitar, electric guitar and synthesizer in jazz, Metheny was recently named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master for “bringing fresh sonic potential” to jazz guitar “while offering a deep reservoir of improvisational insight and musicality.” He will be joined on this special concert evening by his renowned collaborators drummer Antonio Sánchez, bassist Linda Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock.
SAT NOV 24, 8PM
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
Winner of ten Grammy® awards (including the first-ever Grammy® for Best Latin Recording), Eddie Palmieri is a living legend and innovator who in the 1970s dared to combine elements of salsa, funk and soul with a Latin jazz heritage absorbed from early collaborators Tito Rodríguez, Carl Tjader and his own beloved brother, Charlie Palmieri. Founder of the bands La Perfecta, La Perfecta II and Harlem River Drive, Palmieri recently received the coveted Jazz Master award from the National Endowment of the Arts and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
SAT JAN 26, 8PM
Generation Next: Hearing the Future of Jazz
Just as popular melodies find new life and perspective with every jazz improvisation, so too is jazz music constantly revitalized by the emerging artists who fall under its spell and make it their own. In the spirit of “Hearing the Future,” this concert will feature some of today’s most interesting and innovative young jazz musicians.
SAT FEB 23, 8PM
Brubeck's Time Out In Concert
With its bewitching tunes (“Take Five,” “Blue Rondo à la Turk”) and exotic multi-meter grooves, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out album has become an indispensable favorite in many music collections around the world. The classic 1959 Columbia recording has been inspiring musicians for decades, and now it will get the Jazz @ The Jacobs treatment as Series Curator Gilbert Castellanos brings together several of today’s most exciting jazz artists for an unforgettable performance of the album in its entirety!
SAT APR 20, 8PM
Freedom Rider: An Art Blakey Centennial Celebration
In a career that spanned the decades between the Big Band sounds of Billy Eckstine and the modern generation of neo-traditional jazz practitioners such as Wynton Marsalis, percussion master and band leader Art Blakey boldly blazed a trail of his own. For 35 years he led several incarnations of the Jazz Messengers through the glory years of bebop and beyond, incubating a dazzling lineup of young jazz talent along the way. Series Curator Gilbert Castellanos has assembled a stellar group of musicians, including some former Jazz Messengers, for this centennial tribute.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear as part of these concerts.