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This Is Jazz!


Are you a jazz expert, and have a collection of records from jazz greats? Are you a music lover who knows about jazz, but has never dived deep into the great American genre? Or, do you have no experience with jazz but have always wondered what it was all about?

Come join on-air host and This is Jazz! Curator, Claudia Russell, from San Diego’s award-winning radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 as she joins the stage with the region’s top jazz talents. This series covers an array of subjects on American jazz, with top-notch performances and lively discussions between artists and audience.

When: Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m. Free tickets distributed beginning at 3 p.m., doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Dove Library Complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Cost: Free


Sept. 30 Young Lions featuring students of the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory in San Diego.
Under the direction of trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos.

Nov. 4 New Jazz Groove  featuring vocalist/guitarist/composer Steph Johnson

Dec. 9 The Gospel Truth featuring vocalist/pianist Yve Evans

Feb. 10 The Language of Love featuring The Whitney Shay Band

April 14 Deep Roots featuring Danny “Slapjazz” Barber

This is Jazz! is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.