Court Street Summer Jazz is BACK!
This fabulous jazz series featuring some of the finest local jazz musicians and bands is located near Pottery Barn and Sephora at the TERRACE above Court Street near Osos Street and Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Each show takes place EVERY OTHER SATURDAY starting at 12:30PM and lasting until 2:30PM.
This week features CHORO de OURO, headed by guitarist Grant Chase and Cuesta Director of Jazz Studies Ron McCarley, who performs on Soprano sax and flute with Choro de Ouro. You may recall that this fine Brazilian music called "Choro" is the music from Brazil that predicated the Bossa Nova movement. The music is upbeat and highly enjoyable and relaxing -- perfect to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon. We've had Choro de Ouro perform at each of our Court Street Summer Jazz Series and at the 2017 SLO Jazz Festival. Here is a video of them at Court Street in 2011:
Other events around the County this July
SUNDAY, JULY 22
THE FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES AT THE HARMONY CAFE PRESENTS, IN CONCERT, MASTER JAZZ PIANIST JOE BAGG IN A
SOLO RECITAL AS WELL AS DUETS WITH CHARLIE & SANDI SHOEMAKE.
TWO PERFORMANCES....4:00 and 7:00
$20 / $10 FOR STUDENTS. WINE, BEER, AND THE HARMONY CAFE. MENU AVAILABLE (at affordable prices). Reservations...firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on Sunday for those in the North County you may want to check out Marshall Otwell at the jazz brunch they have at La Consecha. Matthew Evans on wood bass, Marshall on keyboards, and Darrell Voss on drums. It's a *great* place for brunch and a whole bunch of nice people come in to hear some Sunday jazz! What could be better?
They play three sets starting at 11:30a and finishing at 2:30p. La Cosecha is at 835 12th Street in Paso (on the park, look for the blue awning).
Wednesday at the Manse - Live JAZZ!
Last, check out the Manse for some fun jazz!
Jazz Band Summer Concert
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm
Savor Cajun style snacks while the “Crustacea Jazz Band” entertains us with their upbeat, humorous, swinging tunes in the New Orleans jazz style. In this “old fashioned” Jazz, the players will improvise around a familiar melody line resulting in a fun time for the audience where dancing and singing along are encouraged. Crustacea’s repertoire showcases this original music, as well as spirituals and gospel music, blues, and early pop tunes--all played in the New Orleans jazz style – an American Original!
Of course, every Wednesday at the Seaventure in Pismo Beach they have Jazz, usually from about 7PM - 9PM. The last time we dropped in it was Dylan Johnson with Karl on sax. It was quite enjoyable.
This month's Pismo Jazz Sunday Session is featuring Ulysses Jasz Band from Santa Barbara on July 29 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jam Session starts at 11:00 a.m. Always held at the Pismo Beach Veterans’ Memorial Building – 780 Bello Street
Cost - $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Silver Members are free.
You'll often see our Director, Scott Andrews, performing at the 3rd jam session to keep his Dixieland chops up. If you play, bring your axe and join in on the jam - it's a lot of fun!