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Jazz in Bakersfield

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Diego “El Twanguero” Garcia, Guitar virtuoso

Diego “El Twanguero” Garcia, Guitar virtuoso

Latin Grammy winner, songwriter, and guitarist Diego García “”El Twanguero”” presents his acclaimed new album blending Latino-Twang & American roots music: “Argentina Songbook” (Warner Music). This Spanish guitar virtuoso and pioneer of the Latin-Twang genre that inspired his nickname has played this unique style of music all around the world. El Twanguero has shared stages […]

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The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet – Fire Keeper Tour, Sept. 24

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet – Fire Keeper Tour, Sept. 24

Fresh from an appearance at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet will be giving a FREE clinic/concert at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop on September 24, 2014. The appearance is part of a West Coast tour celebrating the release of their debut album, Fire Keeper. As noted on their website, the group is […]

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Sam Boshnack Quintet, Free clinic/concert

Sam Boshnack Quintet, Free clinic/concert

Acclaimed composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack brings the Sam Boshnack Quintet to the BJW on August 13 for a FREE clinic/concert. They will be playing tunes from their debut release, Exploding Syndrome. The event is open to all ages and will be held in the main dining room of Le Corusse Rouge on White Lane. It starts […]

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Trumpeter Carl Saunders returns to the BJW this week!

Trumpeter Carl Saunders returns to the BJW this week!

We are having a special event this week, another of our FREE clinic/concerts that feature jazz clinicians from around the world. This Wednesday, June 18, marks the return of renowned trumpeter Carl Saunders to the BJW. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will continue until about 9:30 p.m.   He will be backed by […]

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Aram Shelton, Ton Trio II, & 2014 scholarship awards at the BJW this week

Aram Shelton, Ton Trio II, & 2014 scholarship awards at the BJW this week

The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will present another in its series of free clinics/concerts this Wednesday with an appearance by the Ton Trio II, featuring Aram Shelton. This will be the second appearance at the workshop for Shelton, who last visited in August of 2012 just prior to his performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. His […]

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2014 BJW Scholarship/Awards Program

2014 BJW Scholarship/Awards Program

May 8, 2014 – For Immediate Release: As we have been announcing for the last month or two, the BJW will be accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Award Program. Each year, as our budget allows, we try to award monies to deserving jazz students in the area to help them improve their jazz skills. […]