San Diego Jazz Party

It's difficult to improve on perfection, but the musicians that perform at our Jazz Party continue to do that every year. We are confident that our Party next year, February 23-25, 2018, will be as entertaining and enjoyable as ever. Many of the musicians who have performed for us in the past will return again next year. There may be some new talented performers who will make our 2018 Party an even more memorable event.

February 23-25, 2018
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
  • Rebecca Kilgore
  • Eddie Erickson

In 2018, we will be pleased to honor one of the world's most popular and talented musicians - Dan Barrett.

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 2018.



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