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This Is Jazz!

The Cultural Arts Office’s enormously popular four-part lecture/performance series covers an array of subjects on American jazz, with live demonstrations by musical guests and lively discussions between artists and audience.

Our 2017 series brings on-air host from San Diego’s award-winning radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 and This is Jazz! Curator Claudia Russell with Southern California’s finest musicians. These 90-minute sessions let audiences listen to jazz, learn about jazz and talk about jazz with savvy specialists and our region’s top talents.  

KSDS, San Diego's Jazz 88.3, blends new, upcoming artists with the great performers who have given jazz its identity. 

2017 Schedule

When: Saturdays afternoons 4-5:30 p.m. (see schedule below). Entrance tickets are distributed at 3:15 p.m., doors open at 3:40 p.m.

Where: Dove Library Complex, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane

Cost: Free



Jan. 14

World Influences on Jazz Guitar with TBD

Feb. 11 Brass Bands and Mardi Gras featuring Euphoria Brass Band
March 11
Piano Women in Jazz featuring Sue Palmer
April 8                   
Vocalese and Jazz Singing featuring Leonard Patton

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