Latest San Diego Music News

Kenny Barron reflects on rich career in jazz
His artful approach to performing and composing have earned him praise from many jazz luminaries, including former San Diego saxophone giant Moody, who died here in 2010. In a 2007 Union-Tribune interview, an effusive Moody declared: “I've worked …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Taylor Swift falls off treadmill while rapping during Apple Music ad
SAN DIEGO — Taylor Swift falls hard while running on a treadmill in a hilarious new Apple Music commercial. The ad, titled “Taylor vs. Treadmill,” shows the 26-year-old selecting some songs for her workout. Like all of us, she gets lost in the music …
Read more on fox5sandiego.com

Nathan Hubbard to soar with 'A Thousand Butterflies'
In 2014, Hubbard won a well-deserved San Diego Music Award for his five-CD “Encinitas and Everything After.” It features 25 pieces that he wrote between 1998 and 2014, clocks in at combined five hours, and is a consistently rewarding listen. Hubbard's …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation 'gives music' to San Diego youth

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation 'gives music' to San Diego youth
SAN DIEGO – House of Blues Music Forward Foundation will be presenting $ 4,100 in new instruments to five dedicated young San Diego-area musicians as part of its annual Give Music program. The reception will take place at House of Blues San Diego on …
Read more on 10News

CRSSD Festival Becomes the Anti-Rave For the Mature Electronic Crowd
Many Orange County house and techno heads are probably already packing their cars and prepping for the long drive down the 5 Freeway South for this weekend's CRSSD Festival in San Diego, a two-day electronic music festival on its third edition in 12 …
Read more on OC Weekly

Sharing Latino struggles through music

Sharing Latino struggles through music
The group — Denise Carlos, Leah Rose Gallegos, Daniel French, David Flores, Hector Flores and Jose Cano — combine a large variety of influences: traditional Son Jarocho (Afro-Caribbean music from Veracruz, Mexico), folk music, spoken word and …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Local musician Nicki Carano killed during Sunday's storm
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Around San Diego, people are recovering from the severe storm that hit the area Sunday night and early Monday morning. In Pacific Beach, many were mourning the loss of Nicki Carano, a very talented drummer in San Diego. Sunday's …
Read more on KUSI

Nations no longer matter in classical music

Nations no longer matter in classical music
#In reviewing the most recent San Diego Symphony concert, I made something of a big deal about countries of origin not being important in classical music. While that is true when it comes to performing or listening to classical music, it is not true …
Read more on San Diego Reader

Falling tree killed musician on her way to gig
Carano was an active drummer and a member of a prominent San Diego music family. She played in her own band and an all-woman band called Nectarine. She also played in the band Donna Chrisy & The Camel Tones. Carano taught drums at Nightingale …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Harlem Quartet: Musical ambassadors
The quartet's San Diego debut performance at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on Friday — an ArtPower presentation — is a reflection of that. They will play Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4; Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E Minor …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Music Men ready to sing for Valentine's Day

Music Men ready to sing for Valentine's Day
My closest new friends are from the Music Men Chorus,” Redler said. The Music Men has 33 members and meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave. The group is open to men of all ages and visitors are welcome.
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cameron Crowe remembers David Bowie
Before Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and well before Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe was a rock-music journalist for Rolling Stone and other publications, and one of his most interesting and generous interview subjects was David Bowie, who died Sunday …
Read more on USA TODAY

William Shatner on acting, music, life & “Star Trek”
I do have a moment where work in a local reference, and I will I do so in San Diego. When I was a kid about to go to college, I hitchhiked around the U.S. from Montreal and I got as far as San Diego. I remember stopping there overnight. I was camping …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Daniel Jackson's music to be celebrated at Dizzy's

Daniel Jackson's music to be celebrated at Dizzy's
If a San Diego Jazz Hall of Fame ever becomes a reality, it should have a permanent Daniel Jackson exhibit. It's difficult to think of another musician who did more to champion jazz here, on stage and off, than this soft-spoken La Jolla native, who was …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Yale Strom: A Multitalented, Musical Mensch
Although his parents were not musicians, music was always present in the house growing up. The family moved to San Diego when Yale was child, and he graduated from SDSU with a BA in both American Studies, and in Furniture Design. He went on to get …
Read more on Times of San Diego

Napa Music Fest: BottleRock Line-Up

Napa Music Fest: BottleRock Line-Up
These sounds are sunny, and are very much about the large-scale music festivals of the spring and summertime. For it is right in the heart of winter that many of the biggest parties start to come together in terms of line-ups and special happenings and …
Read more on NBC 7 San Diego (blog)

Deaths in the San Diego music family in 2015
#As 2015 comes to a close, we look back at the local musicians who have passed away over the past 12 months. #January 12, Garrett Smythe, aka drummer Tank Johnson of Deadbolt. #February 5, Professor Guy Duckworth (91), pianist, teacher, theorist …
Read more on San Diego Reader

Sony debuts portable speaker for music elitists
It may not look novel, but Sony's new portable wireless speaker should sound better than ever. The company Tuesday announced the "h.ear go" compact speaker at CES, the annual technology bazaar in Las Vegas. The new device, available in a variety of …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

Latest San Diego Music News

Special needs class embraces holiday music
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The holiday spirit is in the air and some local dancers gave an encore presentation of their beloved Christmas performance. For the first time, dance students with special needs are taking the stage as a team. Ariel's Dance Studio …
Read more on CBS 8 San Diego

Watch the video for Hinds' San Diego
Life on the road for Hinds 2015 is all contained in one handy on 'life on the road' music video. Watch the video for San Diego below – which captures the group playing, drinking, dancing, crying, drinking, texting, signing autographs and doing some …
Read more on The Guardian

8 Top Music Videos of 2015
Here at SoundDiego, we're privvy to San Diego's finest music videos — mainly because we feature a boatload of them on our TV show throughout the year. Truth be told, we saw some of the best ever in 2015. While live videos shot on iPhones and at shows …
Read more on NBC 7 San Diego (blog)

2015 arts rewind: Classical music

2015 arts rewind: Classical music
It's a great time for classical music in San Diego. There seems to be a growing recognition that it is infinitely more than nostalgia or background music. As Art of Élan and others are increasingly showing, we can find ourselves in the music of our …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego bands kicking off 2016 with new music
#This week, Nathan Williams's Ghost Ramp Records is launching a monthly subscription service featuring exclusive vinyl releases, starting with a Wavves/Best Coast 7-inch, a Wavves/Cloud Nothings 7-inch, and a Sweet Valley 12-inch, with more to be …
Read more on San Diego Reader

Christmas song revamped by gay San Diego couple
Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion are best known as the founders of San Diego IndieFest , the 11-year-old music fete that has been held in North Park, Hillcrest, Liberty Station and, most recently, City Heights. But the married couple is now …
Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune