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Thursday, July 7th, 2022

JULY 2022

Today - Thursday the 7th

5:30 PM
Jon Walters Solo Jazz Guitar, Jon Walters Solo Jazz Guitar — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Jazz, Swing, Latin & Standards from the Great American Songbook
4:00 PM
The Front Porch Pandemic Jazz Jam with Greg Pardue-saxes, Jack Hoffman-keys, Roy Jenkins-bass, Phil Marcus-guitar & Ray Conseur-drums — University City Neighborhood • 5600 Bloch St., San Diego, CA 92122

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, July 7...

  • Frank Rehak (Trombone) was born in Brooklyn, NY, 1926–1987.
  • Doc Severinson (Trumpet) was born in Arlington, OR in 1927.
  • Hank Mobley (Saxophone) was born in Eastman , GA, 1930–1986.
  • Joe Zawinul (Piano, Keyboards-Various) was born in Vienna , Austria, 1932–2007.
  • Micheal Henderson (Bass, Vocals) was born in Yazoo City , Mississippi in 1951.
  • Sue Evans (Percussion-Various) was born in 1951.
  • Bill Trujillo (Tenor Saxophone) was born in 1930.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Count Basie recorded the classic "One O'clock Jump" along with "Smarty", "John's Idea" and "Listen My Children and You Shall Hear" for Decca Records in 1937.
  • Twenty years later, the Basie's band performed their historic Newport concert in Freebody Park, Rhode Island in 1957.
  • The year prior, in 1956, also at the Newport Jazz Festival, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra gave a legendary performance that has become a true piece of Jazz history. Those in attendance will never forget Paul Gonsalves performing 27 choruses of epic tenor saxophone on the 15 minute version of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue".
  • Also on this day, Benny Goodman's Orchestra recorded the Mary Lou Williams composition and arrangement "Roll 'em" back in 1937 for Bluebird Records.
  • And, bebop lost a great one on this day back in 1950. Trumpeter Fats Navarro died in New York City at the age of 26.

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Harlem Tribute (Uptown Nights) at the Rady Shell- July 9th

Harlem Tribute (Uptown Nights) at the Rady Shell- July 9th

The San Diego Symphony presents a celebration of Harlem's Hey-Day! Trumpeter Byron Stripling presents, Uptown Nights- a Tribute to Harlem's Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, Saturday, July 9th (7:30PM). 

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop- 2022

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop- 2022

Francis Parker is hosting their 12th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. This program provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school-aged students to study with some of San Diego's most gifted professional jazz performers and educators.

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