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Jazz in Bakersfield

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Blog Post – Sept 19, 2020 – Scholarships and LIVE Concert!

Blog Post – Sept 19, 2020 – Scholarships and LIVE Concert!

2020 Scholarships and live stream concert! Tuesday, September 22, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will host an exciting event with a live online jazz concert, and presentation of our 2020 scholarship recipients! This event begins at 7:00 pm with a set by the Jay Smith Trio.  Called a “fixture in the Central Valley” (NPR), keyboard virtuoso Jay […]

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BJW Blog Post – May 11, 2020

BJW Blog Post – May 11, 2020

Important message from our BJW Financial Officer HEY, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop fans and supporters!!! BJW will soon celebrate our 14th anniversary and, despite current events, we hope to bring Tuesday nights back to you very soon. BUT, we need to talk about that a bit. As you know, for many years, BJW has given out […]

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BJW Blog – April 18, 2020 – Scholarship Info

BJW Blog – April 18, 2020 – Scholarship Info

  BJW 2020 Scholarship Application Info Because of social distancing and suspension of weekly Workshops, our 2020 scholarship application process will be delayed. Our tentative schedule (subject to quarantine progress) will be as follows: Tue, Aug 11, Applications available for download on BJW website Tue, Sept 8, Applications due, turned in to any BJW Board […]

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BJW Blog – April 8, 2020 – Jazz Appreciation Month

BJW Blog – April 8, 2020 – Jazz Appreciation Month

  Hey, Jazz lovers, April is Jazz Appreciation Month! (https://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz/jazz-appreciation-month) Since we’re all safely quarantined at home and keeping each other safe, this is a great time to pull out those great jazz LP’s and CD’s and listen to them. Maybe you’ll hear something new that you never noticed before. All you musicians, use this […]

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Wallace Roney, Intrepid Jazz Trumpeter, Dies From COVID-19 Complications At 59

Wallace Roney, Intrepid Jazz Trumpeter, Dies From COVID-19 Complications At 59

Another sad reminder of the impact this COVID-19 pandemic is having on every aspect of society. Read NPR’s tribute to Roney’s life and music, learn about his impact on the jazz world, and watch a video of him playing his trumpet, here:  https://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/824801424/wallace-roney-intrepid-jazz-trumpeter-dies-from-covid-19-complications-at-59

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  Important announcement: Because of concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will be temporarily suspended, until further notice. We will monitor guidance from health officials week-to-week and base our decision of when to resume on their recommendations. Although this is disappointing for our musicians and jazz lovers, we are erring on the […]