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San Diego Jazz Fest

500 Hotel Cir. North
San Diego, CA 92108

Region: Mission Valley and Old Town

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Date: November 23 - 27, 2016

Price: $20-$50

Venue: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

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The 37th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to dixieland at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.

Festival presentations include great variety: trad, swing, boogie-woogie, ragtime, dixieland, gospel, rockabilly

  • Blues, swing and jump music performed by San Diego's own Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, with vocalist Deejah Marie
  • High Society (San Diego) to open the festival Wednesday evening
  • Wonderful Ragtime featuring San Diego's Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra together with vintage dancers in costume
  • A great Swing Extravaganza with two amazing swing bands
  • Tom Rigney and Flambeau playing Cajun, zydeco, blues and New Orleans music
  • The Euphoria Brass Band of San Diego, fun New Orleans Street Music with 2nd line Parades.
  • Big Butter Jazz Band with the swingin', spontaneous, spunky, and exceedingly entertaining style 
  • "JazzSea Jams" led by cornetist Dick Williams offers an opportunity for musically-inclined festival patrons to jam with an organized band
  • The Memphis Boys with Dave Beenett featured on piano and vocals performing Rockabilly classics by Jerry Lee Lews, Elvis, and others.
  • Guest artist Katie Cavera (banjo, guitar, bass and vocals)
  • The Mission Bay High School Preservationists - talented young musicians who put on a terrific show
  • A pianorama, featuring a variety of stylists from across the U.S. and Canada: Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi and more
  • Dance demos by Joel Ply's Hang 10 Hoppers plus dance classes by Georgia and Hal Myers
  • Sunday morning Gospel music with the Night Blooming Jazzmen of Claremont

Daily Ticket Prices:

  • Wednesday - $20
  • Thursday - $25
  • Friday - $50
  • Saturday - $50
  • Sunday - $30
  • After 5:00 PM on Friday or Saturday - $30

Multi-day Ticket Prices:

  • Wednesday-Sunday - $110
  • Thursday-Sunday - $105
  • Friday-Sunday - $100


  • Under 30 tickets at the door (Check our website)
  • 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult
  • Active Duty Military free with proper ID

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