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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 with acclaimed latin artists such as Juanes, Calamaro, Fito Paez, Bunbury, Diego El Cigala, Mercedes Sosa, and much more. The late Gabriel Garcia Marquez proclaimed him a guitar master.”

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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 […]

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BJW Blog 3/12/2020: The Kyle Burnham Group this Tuesday (3/17)

BJW Blog 3/12/2020: The Kyle Burnham Group this Tuesday (3/17)

  3/17: The Kyle Burnham Group (aka POSH-GYLE Jazz Quartet) Jazz fusion (ft. Paul Cierley, Josh Otum, Kyle Burnham, Gary Rink)     BJW March 2020 Featured Artist/Ensemble Schedule 3/3: Special JAZZ VOCAL CLINIC and PERFORMANCE by very special guest (from L.A.), Cathy Segal Garcia – 6:30-9:30pm (NO BEGINNING JAZZ ENSEMBLE CLASS or OPEN JAM SESSION this night!) This 3-hour […]