Our Tribute to Sinatra Featuring Steve McCann at Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes was a SOLD OUT Success
SLO Jazz Festival is sponsoring two films at the SLO IFF:
Co-sponsored by SLO Jazz Festival & Films for Good/Bob & Christine Williams
Whether you’re a fan, or have no idea who Nathan East is, you’ll enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into the career of one of the most influential bass players in modern music. While recording his first solo album last November, this making-of documentary was also part of the mix. Little did East know he would end up starring in a full-blown fascinating film chronicling his career from a wide-eyed 16-year-old touring with Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra to Grammy Award-winning session player for Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton and more. Includes interviews with colleagues Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and many more. USA. 85 min.
Nathan East will attend the Thursday afternoon screening.
Director: Chris Gero
Writer: Sara Bachler, Chris Gero
Thursday, March 17th at 1:00pm, Palm Theatre
Sunday, March 20th at 10:00am, Mission Cinemas
SWEET DILLARD film at SLO IFF
Co-sponsored by SLO Jazz Summer Workshop, Cuesta Jazz, Cuesta Community Programs, and Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden
This documentary follows a year in the “life” of the Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble in Fort Lauderdale, exploring the group’s quest for excellence and ability to overcome adversity. SWEET DILLARD provides an inside look at one of the nation’s best public high school jazz bands. Under the leadership of the inspirational, tough but charming Mr. Christopher Dorsey, his talented students excel, many of them earning national scholarships to the best college music programs. This is one of those “sweet” documentaries that make you laugh, cry and root for the home team. USA. 55 min. Director/Producer: Jim Virga Trailer
Thursday, March 17th at 4:15pm, Palm Theatre
Sunday, March 20th at 3:00pm, Palm Theatre
SOLD OuT! November 14, 2015 6P-10PM "Blame It On The Bossa Nova" A Fall Fundraising Party at the Marriott Courtyard Ballroom in San Luis Obispo, CA. Featuring live music by Téka, Black Market Trio, and guests!
The Alfano Motorcars Presents: the 2015 2nd Annual Mercedes-Benz SLO Jazz Festival was again a BIG Success!
With jazz ranging from sultry to funky, come experience the finest Central Coast jazz musicians performing their craft. All shows located by Pottery Barn and Sephora near Osos and Higuera on the Terrace by Court Street. All shows are Noon to 3PM.
SLO Jazz Festival kicks off their summer season in 2013 with the 3rd Annual Court Street Summer Jazz – a lineup of music featuring local jazz heroes and stars of the Central Coast Jazz Scene.
Featuring nine weeks of the Central Coast's finest quality jazz music, each show is presented from NOON to 3PM on Saturday at the Court Street Terrace, by Pottery Barn and Sephora in San Luis Obispo upstairs near the intersection of Higuera and Osos.
Come out and enjoy the music and hear fantastic local musicians perform.
NOTE: these shows were all in 2013 - all have taken place. Please visit our EVENTS PAGE for current events.
All shows are FREE to the general public.
June 22 – The Tipsy Gypsies
June 29 – Cuesta Jazz Collective
July 13 – Mark Pietri Trio
July 27 – Choro de Ouro
August 10 – Black Market Trio
August 17 – Dylan Johnson Trio
August 24 – Damon Castillo, Joe Duran, Larry Kim, and James Conver
September 7 – Darrell Voss Trio
September 21 – Larry Arone Latin Jazz, featuring Maité
Court Street Summer Jazz returns with nine summer shows featuring world-class jazz artists to celebrate jazz in all its artistry and imagination. Court Street Summer Jazz gives San Luis Obispo residents a reason to stay in town, and yet another perfect reason for tourists to visit San Luis Obispo during the summer.
SLO Jazz Festival, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping residents and patrons of San Luis Obispo celebrate jazz and nurture the human spirit, one event at a time. Featuring year-round events, lectures, special performances, and the 2014 SLO Jazz Festival on May 17, 2014, our organization offers many reasons to get involved, listen, donate, sponsor, and join as a member. Visit our website at www.slojazzfest.org for more details.
Court Street Summer Jazz is partially endowed by The San Luis Obispo Collection, by Jamestown Properties. Visit www.sanluisobispocollection.com for more information.##
Press Contact: Kevin Costigliolo, Festival Coordinator
Court Street Summer Jazz Poster/Flyer design by Barry Goyette, painting by John Landon.
In 2011, we did a fundraiser at STAX Wine Bar in Morro Bay for God's Havens for Children, a children's foster care agency, and SLO Jazz Festival
This event has taken place. We raised over $300 for God's Havens for Children and SLO Jazz Festival with a "SOLD OUT" party! And the music was simply sublime!
In 2009, Festival Founder Scott Andrews and Matt Clark Tile and Stone through a Funk Festival in SLO.
This event featured multiple bands, and for posterity sake, we're glad it's behind us! It was a windy day - Scott's folks stayed in the car it was so miserable. Fortunately, for the die-hard funk fans who weathered it out, they were treated to several awesome sets of funk music by local favorite bands.
Everyone who attended received a groovy funky t-shirt and a CD single by local funk band, BODY:
It's not every day you see a band playing bad bad funk with a singer singing through a megaphone, the band in space suits, with movies about space shuttles on a big wall behind them. Yep, that really happened! Far out, right?
Who knows what the next SLO FUNK FESTIVAL will be like?! We are considering bringing back a funk festival in the future, after we get the 2014 Jazz Festival under our belts. Stay tuned... !
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