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Mingus Dynasty: Tijuana Moods
• What we'll do Hi Jazz Fans, Before I get to the "official" description of the event below, a bit of helpful history to place this event in context. For years, three bands lovingly assembled by Sue Mingus, including the 14-piece Mingus Big Band, the 10-piece Mingus Orchestra, and the 5 to 7-piece Mingus Dynasty have alternately been playing on Monday nights at the Jazz Standard on E. 27th St. in NYC. I've seen the Mingus Big Band in Orange County about 3-4 years ago and they blew me away! This is a rare chance to see and hear Mingus' iconic Tijuana Moods album played by a very talented set of musicians from NYC. A rare treat indeed! Here's a Spotify link to the Tijuana Moods album ( For more info on Charles Mingus, the band, and watch a sample video or two, head over to OK, now the official stuff: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Athenaeum’s spring series at the Auditorium at TSRI (10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive) begins early this year with this special performance by Mingus Dynasty, composed of seven members of the Mingus Big Band, all leading jazz artists from New York City: Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Brandon Wright, alto sax and flute; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone & vocals; Theo Hill, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; and Adam Cruz, drums. They come to Athenaeum Jazz to perform a rare revival of Charles Mingus’s celebrated 1957 album Tijuana Moods, documenting Mingus’s lively and compelling impressions of our neighboring city of Tijuana. A seminal figure in American music, Charles Mingus is considered alongside Duke Ellington as one of the most important composers in jazz history. While based for most of his career in New York City, Mingus was born along the border in Nogales, Arizona, and was raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. This concert is presented in association with the San Diego Symphony’s 2018 winter festival, It’s About Time: A Festival of Rhythm, Time and Place, with grant support from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). • What to bring Bring yourself, any other straight-ahead classic Jazz lovers. • Important to know I've confirmed with the venue that it is open seating and doors open at 7 PM. I will try to be there by 6:30 PM. Tickets are available here for $35 for non-members of Athenaeum: Note that our meetups never charge anything. All tickets are obtained through the venue itself. Thanks!

The Auditorium at The Scripps Ranch Institute. La Jolla (TSRI)

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    Meet other local fans of Jazz music! These days, we're a small but avid minority. The meetups will be to see and hear quality classic jazz, big bands, and jazz fusion performers. What the meetups will not be is to attend smooth jazz concerts. Sure, there is a place for smooth jazz (elevators?) but we strive to support genuine music that will stand the test of time. Welcome, you found a home here!

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