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Green Jazz at Dizzy’s

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

At 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 three notable San Diego musicians will present A Night of Green Jazz, with Chris Vitas and Keltik Kharma, featuring Chris, violin(s); Fred Benedetti, guitar; Jeff Pekarek, bass; and Duncan Moore, drums. Green Jazz is a lost art form that infuses traditional Irish fiddle tunes with intricate jazz harmonies (by […]

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Travis Tatum Mills at the Epicentre April 19

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travis Tatum Mills at the Epicentre April 19

  Twenty-four year old Travis Tatum Mills (aka T.Mills) has been able to turn a laptop musical experimentation in his bedroom into national tours (alongside Breathe Carolina, We The Kings and Sammy Adams among others) and a deal with Columbia Records, all in just over two years. In March 2012, Mills received a 2012 MTV […]

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Jeff Black Releases Folklore April 1

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jeff Black Releases Folklore April 1

Singer/songwriter Jeff Black is pleased to announce the release of his upcoming album, “Folklore” on April 1, 2014. “Folklore” is the eleventh album from Black, a respected and pioneering influence on modern folk and roots music for more than three decades. “Folklore” closely follows the back to back critically acclaimed releases “Plow Through The Mystic” […]

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The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

It’s the muse of GRAMMY-winning artists, an edgy anchor of modern punk bands, the dueling partner of guitars, mandolins and fiddles, a catalyst for social change, and the centerpiece of a cultural renaissance juggernaut. It’s the banjo, and it’s everywhere: A symbol of hope amid hardship, resolve amid political unrest, and simple joy amid celebration. […]

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Hello again from San Diego Opera!

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hello again from San Diego Opera!

  by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator I’m writing to you on the day of San Diego Opera’s second opening night in its 2014 season. “Pagliacci” closed after four successful performances, and we are now poised to do a 180 degree turn to the lively and sweetly amusing opera comedy which is Donizetti’s […]

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Lorraine Feather Garners Grammy Nomination for “Attachments”

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lorraine Feather Garners Grammy Nomination for “Attachments”

  Lyricist and Jazz Singer Lorraine Feather was born in Manhattan. Her parents named her Billie Jane Lee Lorraine after godmother Billie Holiday, her mother Jane (formerly a big band singer), her mother’s ex-roommate Peggy Lee, and the song “Sweet Lorraine.” She is the daughter of the late jazz writer Leonard Feather. With lineage like […]

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Classics 4 Kids Presents Music of the World

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Classics 4 Kids presents the Classics Philharmonic, a professional orchestra under the direction of Dana Zimbric, in a program of “music of the world” at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 23 in the Balboa Theater, located in downtown San Diego. “Journey Down the Silk Road” features music and artists representing areas of Europe, Persia, Africa, China […]

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Eight Finalists Perform Challenging Concertos

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Eight Finalists Perform Challenging Concertos

Last Round of Youth Symphony Competition A recital to determine the winners of San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s (SDYS) annual Concerto Competitions will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 11 at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. SDYS students performing at the recital have been selected as finalists following a preliminary competition […]

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AMSDConcerts Saved By Move to New Venue

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
AMSDConcerts Saved By Move to New Venue

  Carey Driscoll certainly didn’t conceive the idea of acoustic concerts in a church, but with his string of about 530 concerts at the Normal Heights United Methodist Church on Mansfield over the last ten years, Driscoll has set the bar so high in San Diego that no one else will ever clear it. Driscoll’s […]

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Hello again from San Diego Opera!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Karen Keltner, resident conductor and music administrator Holidays have come and gone and our focus at SDO is now entirely on the season which officially began rehearsals of “Pagliacci” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. On Monday, Jan. 6 we had our first production meeting of the 2014 season. At 3 p.m. on the Monday […]

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