While jazz as an art form did originate in the South, San Diego has taken quite a liking to the genre. The city is home to a number of great jazz venues that showcase both fantastic local talent and national touring acts. San Diego owes much to its Latin roots and its jazz is no different. The city often plays host to many great players who borrow liberally from the Latin and Afro-Cuban palette.
Check out venues like Dizzy’s if you are are a fan of great music with no-frills, hot spots like La Gran Tapa if you’re in the mood for gypsy & Brazilian jazz, or Croce’s if you find that your tastes run toward the more refined.
San Diego has a wealth of opportunities to hear live music, especially jazz. Check back often here at Arts America to see what’s new and swingin’ in “America’s Finest City.” (Angela Rivera)