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2011 Jazz In The Parks Struts In June 24

by The Editors on June 2, 2011

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Big Time Operator swinging the crowd at Stagecoach park, July 9, 2010. Click here for photos.

Carslbadistan’s Jazz In The Park is getting a fresh start for its 26th season. Not one of the bands who performed last summer is returning. There may be a reason for that, but it’s certainly has nothing to do with the energetic, friendly crowds that flocked to Stagecoach, Poinsettia, and Calavera Hills Parks last summer.

The all-new season of Jazz In The Park kicks off on Carlsbadistan’s Eastern Front at Stagecoach Park Friday, June 24, 2011 as the electrifying blues singer Javina Magness returns after a two-year absence.

Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Charismatic, gutsy and known for her electrifying live shows, she won the Blues Music Awards’ B.B. King Entertainer of The Year in 2009 – only the second woman ever to win the coveted award. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty and beauty born from teen homelessness and deep experience. USA Today declared, “Magness is a blues star,” and The Philadelphia Inquirer said, “Magness sings superb, potent soul-blues with a scorching intensity.”

Better get out the picnic basket and start collecting all that wine and cheese because you”ve only got three weeks. For the complete Jazz In The Park schedule click the link. [click to continue…]

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2010 Jazz In The Park Kicks Off June 25

by The Editors on May 26, 2010

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Time to get the picnic baskets, wine glasses, and cheese knives all cleaned up because Carlsbadistan’s Jazz in The Park is rolling in for the 25th rocking summer season. This summer will see nine free shows in three parks beginning June 25, 2010 at Stagecoach Park with Ruby & The Red Hots.

Continuing its commitment to present jazz in its many forms, the TGIF concerts cover a range from big band swing to west coast blues to Latin salsa, performed by some of the region’s most acclaimed bands. Nine TGIF concerts on consecutive Friday evenings begin June 25 and continue through August 20, presented by the city’s Cultural Arts Office and produced by On the Other Side Productions, Inc. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

For the complete line-up and more infor follow the jump. . .
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2009 TGIF: Jazz In The Parks Schedule

by The Editors on May 20, 2009


It’s summer time again and that means sipping wine to the sounds of the finest traveling bands in the business as the City of Carlsbadistan kicks off its 24th season of TGIF Jazz In The Parks.

This summer, like last, only three parks will be in the mix: Stagecoach, Poinsettia, and Calavera. Here’s what we all have to look forward to:

Stagecoach Park 3420 Camino de los Coches, 92009
June 19 Canned Heat – boogie blues
June 26 Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas – zydeco
July 3 Big Time Operator – big band swing
July 10 Bill Magee Blues Band – southern blues

Poinsettia Park 6600 Hidden Valley Road, 92011
July 17 Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca – afro-cuban
July 24 Lowrider Band – latin/funk
July 31 Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars – cajun

Calavera Hills Park 2997 Glasgow Drive, 92008
August 7 The Screamin’ Primas – jump jive swing
August 14 Tinsley Ellis – electric blues
August 21 Coco Montoya – rockin’ blues

All concerts are 6 – 8 p.m. Follow the jump for all the details.
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2008 TGIF: Jazz In The Park Line-up

by The Editors on May 21, 2008


The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF: Jazz In The Park Series has mostly left Carlsbadistan for the 2008 season which is kind of a bummer (no more walking to the shows), but truthfully, we don’t need those inland crowds cluttering up our streets anyway.

This year the 10 events shared among Stagecoach Park, Poinsettia Park, and Calavera Hills Park. The first concert is on Friday June 20 with the Debbie Davies Band at Stagecoach Park.

Follow the jump for all the other details and we will keep you posted all summer long.

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Thank God It’s Full: Jazz In The Park

by The Editors on March 27, 2008


The annual Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Park series has gotten so popular that it is outgrowing its venues according to a Barbara Henry story in the North County Times. So event planners are going to change things up a bit.

The plans will be unveiled at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stagecoach Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches. . . . Under the city’s tentative plan, no concerts will be held at downtown’s Pine Avenue Park, because it isn’t big enough to hold thousands of people, Gordon said.

But it appears that some aren’t too happy about the changes. Especially news about moving the stage at Stagecoach Park. Or in our case, we’re not happy about not being able to walk to any of the TGIF events next year (which ruins half the fun in our opinion). Maybe Carlsbadistan will just have to start their own concert series.

[Link: North County Times]

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TGIF 9: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay

by The Editors on August 15, 2017

We had to wait all summer long (until the last event of the 2017 TGIF Concerts In The Parks series) but we’ll finally get some jazz in a Carlsbad park on August 18, 2017 as the JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay cools down Alga Norte Community Park.

Directed by Chaz Cabrera and Whitney Shay, the JazzKatz members are some of the finest and most experienced jazz musicians hand-picked in the San Diego area. The JazzKatz exhibit a passion for modern to classic jazz and emulate the swing sounds of big band music, helping to create a distinctive style that is their own, and never fails to impress.

As always, the music begins at 6 PM. Alga Norte Community park is located at 6565 Alicante Road in Carlsbad, California. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 to 9 p.m. from Ocean Collection, 2510 Gateway Road in Carlsbad.

[Link: TGIF Concerts In The Parks]

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TGIF Concerts In The Parks 2016 Lineup

by The Editors on May 9, 2016


The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin on June 24, 2016 at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches. The outdoor concert series runs each Friday through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city.

For the complete 2016 lineup, please follow the jump.
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Big Time Crowd At Stagecoach Park

by The Editors on July 9, 2010

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Warren Lovell and Big Time Operator has TGIF Jazz In The Park swinging tonight (July 9, 2010). There is no sunshine, but the miles of smiles are making up for it. Follow the jump for more photos.

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Dsc02273Mmmm, dees shore am shweet jazz een doe pox. Get ready for a little Cajun spice this Friday night as Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars heat up Carlsbadistan’s Poinsettia Park with a little Southern Louisiana rhythm and soul.

Roddie’s passionate vocals, pumping accordian and mastery of the slide guitar leads the funkified groove of his talented band, the Hub City All Stars. You will not only experience great, original music at a Hub City All Stars’ concert, but you’ll witness the tightest band from the swamps of Louisiana put on an electrifying show.

That sounds like exactly what we were looking for this Friday night. Do not miss this one ’cause there are only three more this summer.

[Link: Jazz In The Park]

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TGIF Jazz July 25: Tinsley Ellis

by The Editors on July 22, 2008


[Editor’s Note: This event has been cancelled due to a dead bird.] Get ready for what will probably be the most hard rocking night of the entire TGIF Jazz In The Park as Tinsley Ellis drowns Poinsettia Park in his own brand of southern fried blues, tonight July 25, 2008.

Tinsley Ellis sings and plays with the energy and soul of all the great Southern musicians who have come before him. Ellis attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, following in the tradition of Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman, Freddie King, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. His live shows feature extended fretwork filled with melodic and rhythmic experimentation, in the spirit of jam bands like his friends Widespread Panic and The Allman Brothers. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.”

We’re going to guess that means he’s amazing. Show starts at 6 PM at Poinsettia Park and remember to bring earplugs for the kids.

[Link: TGIF Jazz In The Park]

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