San Diego Jazz Party

Thanks to our many devout Patrions, Contributors and Supporters, our 2015 Party had another outstanding attendance. Our talented musicians were so good, and played to so many standing ovations, we are going to do something that is unprecidented - we have invited all of them to perform again in 2016. Those of you who missed our Party in 2015 will have the opportunity to enjoy this remarkable group of talented musicians in 2016.

February 19-21, 2016
At the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
in Del Mar, California

View and listen to live sessions from our parties here.

As always, our Jazz Party will feature weekend-long performances by world-class, mainstream jazz musicians, all of whom are popular and renowned recording artists.

We have an annual tradition of honoring one of our musicians as an SDJP "Jazz Legend" for his or her outstanding contribution to America's jazz heritage. Past honorees have included:

  • Ed Polcer
  • the late Barney Kessel
  • trumpet legend the late Joe Wilder
  • pianist/composer Dick Hyman
  • Jeannie Cheatham and
    the late Jimmy Cheatham
  • the late Jake Hanna
  • Bucky Pizzarelli.
  • Houston Person.
  • Johnny Varro
  • Mundell Lowe
  • Butch Miles

In 2016, we will be pleased to honor one of the world's most talented vocalists - Becky Kilgore

Our three-day festival will be held again in the ballroom of the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar - a great location for a weekend of good food, relaxation, libations, and outstanding classic jazz. Those who purchase Patron badges for the three-day weekend will be Jazz Party guests on Friday afternoon for a Cocktail Party and for brunch on Saturday morning. Music will be provided at both events.

Please visit our "Musicians" link for a list of the talented professionals who will perform at our Party in February 2016.



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