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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 10/12/2020 – Roger Martin LIVE Online 10/13/2020!

BJW Blog 10/12/2020 – Roger Martin LIVE Online 10/13/2020!

10/13/20 – Featured Artist: Roger Martin! Tuesday, October 13, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will host another exciting live online event, with jazz music by  Roger Martin, Bakersfield’s number one “crooner.” Roger continues to perform for private and public events throughout our area and has been a regular participant of Bakersfield Jazz Workshop. His smooth jazz vocal […]

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BJW Blog 10/5/2020 – John T. Butler Live Online 10/6/2020

BJW Blog 10/5/2020 – John T. Butler Live Online 10/6/2020

10/6/20 – Featured Artist: John T. Butler (w/ Sam Sands)! Tuesday, October 6, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will host another exciting live online event, with jazz music by  singer/guitarist John T. Butler (w/ Sam Sands on percussion). John has been a long-time participant and supporter of BJW and currently serves on the Board of Directors.   This […]

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Blog Post 09/28/2021 – Studio O Rhythm Section – Live Online!

Blog Post 09/28/2021 – Studio O Rhythm Section – Live Online!

9/29/20 – Featured Artist: Studio O Rhythm Section! Tuesday, September 29, Bakersfield Jazz Workshop will host an exciting event with live online jazz by Studio O Rhythm Section. Studio O have been participants, supporters and featured artists of Bakersfield Jazz Workshop for many years. Consisting of Becca O’Hearn on piano and vocals, Mike O’Hearn on drums, […]

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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 […]