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Madeleine Peyroux at The Coach House

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Madeleine Peyroux The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA August 19, 2023 On the eve of Tropical Storm Hilary barreling up the Southern California coast, Madeleine Peyroux was scheduled to perform at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. The storm threat did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the sold-out ...


News: Award / Grant

San Diego's High School Ensemble Wins Coveted Jazz Award

San Diego's High School Ensemble Wins Coveted Jazz Award

San Diego's Young Lions Jazz Conservatory (YLJC) is proud to announce that New Soil Ensemble has won the prestigious Downbeat Student Music Awards for High School Honors Ensemble Outstanding Performance. The DownBeat awards are considered among the most coveted student honors in the music industry. This is the 46th annual Student Music Awards which were launched ...

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Jimmy Noone Jr.


The oldest of New Orleans clarinetist Jimmie Noone's three children, Jimmy Jr. was born in Chicago. When he was still a toddler, the family moved to Los Angeles after his father took a job on Orson Welles' radio program. After his father passed in 1944, his mother, Rita, married bandleader Troy Floyd - who moved the family south to San Diego, where he helped manage the Creole Palace, one of the largest dance clubs catering to black audiences.

Noone Jr. made his professional debut in 1964 - and played piano, organ and saxophone at first. He played organ in saxophonist Ted PIcou's jazz band, "Good News," in the early 1970s, and composed "Logan Avenue Blues" which was featured on the 1976 compilation KGB Home Grown IV.

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Andrew Ginzel


Andrew Ginzel is a sought-after professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and educator in the San Diego area.

His ability to perform and produce many genres of music is his strength. His versatility to switch from Rock, Alternative, and Indie stylings to genres such as CCM, Funk, Jazz, Folk, and Gospel keep him in demand as a professional live and studio guitarist and producer.

Originally from the Central Illinois area, he moved to San Diego when he started high school. He has received a B.A. in Commercial Music Composition and Production at Point Loma Nazarene University (2022)


News: Award / Grant

Roman Miroshnichenko Wins Gold Medal Of The Global Music Awards

Roman Miroshnichenko Wins Gold Medal Of The Global Music Awards

Award-winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko continues to collect musical trophies. His album “My Best Songs" just won the Gold medal in the “Best Instrumental Album" category! This is not the first success of the virtuoso guitarist. In early December, the instrumental composition “Pianino" from the album “Roman Miroshnichenko plays Daniel Figueiredo" received the highest ...


Article: In Pictures

Live Art At The Wednesday Night Jazz Jam At Panama 66

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A collection of artwork painted live at the Wednesday Night Jazz Jam at Panama 66 in San Diego from May 2022 to September 2022. This jam is led by Gilbert Castellanos, happening every Wednesday from 7-10:30 at the San Diego Museum of Art, inside their restaurant Panama 66. The first hour is led by students from ...

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With influences ranging from Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, Tower of Power, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan and Donna Summer to Bruno Mars, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Teena Marie, Jill Scott and Whitney Houston, SoulCal is a 10-piece Soul/R&B/Funk show band. The San Diego-based ensemble, is the brainchild of Vas Panos and Craig Harris; two respected and accomplished musicians in the music community. They have hand-selected elite performers from all over Southern California, enlisting international award-winning singer/songwriter and recording artist, Joanna Pearl as front woman. SoulCal specializes in private gatherings, social events, weddings, corporate festivities, fundraisers and other formal functions.


Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Michele Zousmer

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Although she grew up hearing her father's beloved big band records, our first Super Fan of 2022 took a roundabout path to jazz. This artistic soul was more drawn to dance, photography, and humanitarian work than to music. It was only after a series of life changing events that she rediscovered jazz, realizing that improvised music ...


Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

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The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...


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