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Rob Bush Benefit Concert

On Monday, June 19th from 6PM to 8PM there will be a very special benefit concert for jazz writer Robert Bush. Robert is having some serious medical issues and we need the San Diego music community to step up. It will be held at Tio Leos- 5302 Napa Street in San Diego. Musicians that already slated to appear are Gilbert Castellanos, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, Christopher Hollyday, Joshua White, Mikan Zlatkovich, Marshall Hawkins, Justin Grinnell, Rob Thorsen, Duncan Moore, Richard Sellers, Jim Plank, Bob Boss, Louis V and many more. Donations can be made directly to Rob through Venmo. User name is Robert-Bush-158.

Lou Curtiss Documentary

Lou Curtiss Documentary

Yale Strom (“The Last Klezmer”, “American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs”) explores the life and work of Lou Curtiss in a documentary called "Recordially, Yours- Lou Curtiss."  Here's a trailer for the film.  Lou was the creator of the San Diego Folk Festival, Adams Ave. Unplugged Festival, audiophile, folklorist, author, raconteur, radio host and proprietor of Folk Arts Rare Records, a mecca for some of the most celebrated American roots musicians in America (Jack Tempchin, Jason Mraz, Tom Brousseau, A.J. Croce, George Winston, Sue Palmer, Alison Brown, Tomcat Courtney, Tom Waits, Gregory Page, Mike Seeger, Sam Hinton, Sam Chatmon and many others). Archival footage, live interviews and music tell the story of this San Diego icon and unsung hero. The film opens on June 23rd at Digital Gym CinemaHere is a link for tickets and information. 

Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's new jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, June 9th

  • Cole Porter (Composer, Songwriter (Music & Lyrics)) was born in Peru, IN, 1891–1964.
  • Les Paul (Guitar) was born in Waukesha, WI, 1915–2009.
  • Kenny Barron (Piano) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1943.
  • Jimmy Gourley (Guitar) was born in St. Louis, MO in 1926.
  • Igor Bril (Piano) was born in Moscow in 1944.
  • Mick Goodrick (Guitar) was born in Sharon, PA in 1945.
  • Sanford Gold (Piano) was born in Cleveland, OH in 1911.
  • Mike Melillo (Piano, Arranger) was born in Newark, NJ in 1939.
  • Eje Thelin (Trombone) was born , 1938–1990.

On This Day

June 9th in Jazz History…

  • Claude Thornhill cuts the first post-World War II recordings in 1946.
  • Jelly Roll Morton records "Jelly Roll Blues" for Gen records in 1924.