San Diego Coastkeeper To Host 4th Annual Concert

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Coastkeeper rocks for a cause at its 4th-annual Ocean Commotion Concert. The April 18 concert is bigger, better and more fun at Campland on the Bay to raise money and celebrate San Diego Coastkeeper’s 20th year protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters. Oceanside’s The Barnwell Shift will again headline the show. […]

First Ever Latin Album Salute To The King Of Pop

Smooth criminal

NEW YORK–Fueled by his relentless commitment, quiet determination and passionate faith in the loving message behind much of Michael Jackson’s music, producer/multi-instrumentalist/arranger Tony Succar has thoughtfully created Unity: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson. The result is Jackson’s timeless pop and R&B tunes, such as “Thriller,” “Billie Jean,” and “I Want You Back” married with glorious […]

Jazz Education Network 2015 Conference Convened World’s Largest Group of Jazz Educators, Promoters and Performers

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock signs a copy of his book for Bobby Watson, director of Jazz Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Danny R. Johnson SAN DIEGO – An enthusiastic and exuberant group of jazz intellectuals, educators, promoters, and performers were in attendance for the Jazz Education Network 6th Annual Conference held at The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on January 7-10, 2015. The agenda was inundated with a topnotch lineup of performers, presenters, and speakers. […]

Feeding The Soul Foundation To Present Benefit Concert

SAN DIEGO–Feeding the Soul Foundation, a local non-profit that creates concerts for causes, will present a benefit concert on December 20 at the Star Theater in Oceanside. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, a non-profit empowering young girls through music education to “rock” in life. Artists slated […]

“Prince Of The Violin” Edvin Marton Brings His Tour To San Diego

Violinist Edvin Marton

SAN DIEGO–Internally acclaimed violinist Edvin Marton brings his U.S. debut “Prince of the Violin” tour to San Diego at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium on Sunday. The 6:30 p.m. performance will feature Marton’s fusion of classical music and contemporary rhythms performed on a $7 million dollar 1699 Stradivarius violin, the “ex-Leopold Auer.”  This […]

Justin Timberlake Teams Up With AfterMaster Audio

Justin Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD–(Businesswire)–AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., an industry leading audio technology company based in Hollywood today announced that Justin Timberlake has joined the company as an owner. Teaming up alongside music and sound industry’s elite, Justin will play an integral role as AfterMaster prepares its launch into the marketplace, providing […]

Country Legend Merle Haggard To Perform At Art Center

Merle Haggard

ESCONDIDO–Country Music Hall of Famer, GRAMMY Award-winner and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, Merle Haggard will perform at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of the 20th anniversary 2014/2015 season on December 10. Haggard is a country music icon and living legend whose songs retain the grit, heart and honesty that […]

For the Sender Holiday Concert Benefits Bro-Am Foundation

SAN DIEGO–“For the Sender” a book, album and concert series that turns letters into songs, written by author and musician Alex Woodard, is hosting a benefit concert for the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation on December 14 at Belly Up Tavern. The night will make for a wonderful evening of well-known musicians such as Sara and Sean […]

Clive Davis To Celebrate GRAMMYS At Gala


SANTA MONICA–Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Feb. 7, 2015, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, the evening before the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards. Sponsored by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyundai, JBL, and MasterCard Worldwide, this invitation-only, VIP event will feature special musical performances and will be […]

Pharrell Williams and President Bill Clinton Rocked the House at Monk Jazz Institute 2014 All-Star Gala

resident Bill Clinton, 2014 recipient of the Maria Fisher Founder's Award, with Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Chairman Herbie Hancock.

By Danny R. Johnson HOLLYWOOD – The hottest ticket in Hollywood on Sunday night, November 9, 2014, was the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala, which was held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and San Diego County News had a front row seat to all the excitement. Things started happening right from […]