Join the Library for the 2022 Summer Festival Jazz Concerts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Coronado Library and Hotel Del Coronado, concerts will take place every other Friday from June 3-August 26. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each performance.
On Friday, July 29, the Uptown Rhythm Makers will showcase their unique style of authentic New Orleans style traditional jazz. A staple of the San Diego music scene since 2003, they've performed at the California Center for the Arts and the San Diego Jazz Fest . This concert will show off their range and feature favorites from traditional jazz hits and songs written especially for jazz bands in the 1920’s and 1930’s. If you listen closely, you’ll recognize tunes from King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Isham Jones, Duke Ellington, Spencer Williams, and more.
Bruce Vermazen, cornet & vocals: Bruce is a retired Cal - Berkeley professor and jazz cornetist since his teens. He is also a published jazz historian and has led jazz and ragtime orchestras in San Diego and the Bay Area.
Bob Andersen, trombone & leader: Bob works part-time as a home health Occupational Therapist and leads the Uptown Rhythm Makers. He was a member of the seminal post-Katrina New Orleans trad jazz revival band, the Loose Marbles.
Jim Fiedler, clarinet: Jim is a retired Navy veteran and a professional jazz clarinetist since high school in the late 60s.
Armand Frigon, guitar: Armand is a former college music professor and professional jazz guitarist since the 70s.
Jeremy Eikam, string bass: Jeremy is a high school music teacher and band director, and an in demand bassist around San Diego.
Ray Conseur, drums: Ray teaches part-time with the San Diego USD and has been a professional drummer since the 70s.
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