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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

Read "Meet Michele Zousmer" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

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

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

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 ...


Article: In Pictures

Can You Hear Me? A Tribute To San Diego Jazz Musicians During The Pandemic

Read "Can You Hear Me?  A Tribute To San Diego Jazz Musicians During The Pandemic" reviewed by Michele Zousmer

It's been an extraordinarily difficult year for the live music industry due to the pandemic. Musicians understand the importance of music as a tool to help deal with the situation we are currently in. The power of music has no limits. Music heals, it unites, it is medicine for the soul. Music is one of the ...


Article: Interview

A Conversation with Jackie McLean

Read "A Conversation with Jackie McLean" reviewed by AAJ Staff

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in October 1998. All About Jazz: You grew up in the same neighborhood as Bud Powell. How did he impact your life? And, what was Bud Powell the man like? Jackie McLean: He certainly lived in the vicinity of my ...


Article: SoCal Jazz

Dean Brown: Global Fusion on Acid

Read "Dean Brown: Global Fusion on Acid" reviewed by Jim Worsley

From the outset, the equation was simple enough. Jazz + rock = fusion. However, whether it was Miles Davis, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, or any of the pioneers of fusion, the music has always been far from simplistic. Musical depth has long been the trademark of a genre that has been through many incarnations and traversed ...

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Lillian Palmer

Music was the heart of our home. I remember singing and dancing around the living room listening to my father’s record collection, which contained a variety of big band swing, The Four Freshmen, June Christy, Sinatra plus other vocalists and movie soundtracks. Singing in the shower was a guaranteed concert. The acoustics were great. Mom, after forty-five minutes, and inspired by the water bill would turn off the hot water to inspire me to come out. It’s where I developed my high notes!

Singing and a love for music came naturally. I sang in my elementary school choir. One night on KPBS, a musical tribute to a guy named George Gershwin hooked me on the American Songbook and jazz


Article: Jazz Fiction

Jazz Night At The Oceanic Brew Pub, Part 3: How You Loved Me On Mars

Read "Jazz Night At The Oceanic Brew Pub, Part 3: How You Loved Me On Mars" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Oceanic Brew Pub's waitress, Rafaela, told the owner, Roy Leahy, not to hire that dumb ass pianist and his chihuahua again to play on Jazz Night. But Roy ignored her. The place had gotten a lot of publicity out of the duo's previous engagement, when pianist Sinbad Rindowski's howling vocal accompanist chihuahua, Sweetie Pie, damned ...

Results for pages tagged "San Diego"...


Steph Richards

"The musical headspace in which rising Brooklyn-via-Canada trumpeter Steph Richards operates stretches far beyond avant-garde jazz—an area she’s explored with visionaries such as Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and John Zorn—and into art- pop territory (she’s logged studio time with Yoko Ono and David Byrne too).” (JazzTimes). Driven by a curiosity of how listeners engage with sound, Canadian trumpeter and composer Steph Richards is a radical innovator in the avant and experimental scenes. From choreography to underwater percussion, her compositions have premiered on stages as varied as Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center to underground iconic venues such as The Stone


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