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Ba-da-boom! Four jazz dynamos to perform on one drum set at four La Jolla concerts

By George Varga 

Jan. 19, 2020

 

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/story/2020-01-19/ba-da-boom-four-jazz-dynamos-to-perform-on-one-drum-set-at-four-la-jolla-concerts?fbclid=IwAR1bigMwDelYKIctNN2MtxsSUjKTDf2YB88LsKcFP3_wsIdh4GX0KjIH0Ts

 

 

Jazz at the Athenaeum

 

Drum greats Brian Blade, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Mark Whitfield Jr. and Matt Wilson will perform with four different bands as part of the Athenaeum’s Winter Jazz concert series

 

"How different can four acclaimed jazz drummers sound when playing on the same drum set, in the same venue, on four different nights, with four different bands?

 

"San Diego music fans will soon be able to find out firsthand at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s Winter Jazz concert series in La Jolla. The drummers include Mark Whitfield Jr., 29; Brian Blade, 49; Matt Wilson, 55; and Marvin “Smitty” Smith, 58.

 

"Between them, they have performed with a who’s who of music greats, from Sonny Rollins, Joni Mitchell and Chick Corea to Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello and Dave Holland. The maple drum set they will perform on here was custom-made by San Diego’s esteemed Paul Bleifuss, who died in 2007.

 

"The legends and near-legends who have played on that set at the Athenaeum and at Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI concerts include Billy Higgins, Antonio Sanchez, Leon Parker and at least two of the four drummers — Blade and Wilson — who will perform as part of the 2020 Athenaeum winter jazz series."

 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in the press:

 

Exhibitions  |  Jazz  |  Chamber  |  Acoustics  |  New Music  |  Sound On  |  Lectures  |  Flicks on the Bricks  |  The Night Owls  |  Murals of La Jolla  |  Gala  |  Other

 


Exhibitions

 

https://www.lajollalight.com/art/sd-cm-ljl-art-prize-20190529-story.html

https://www.lajollalight.com/art/sd-cm-ljl-artshow-athenaeum-20190123-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/local-news/sdljl-best-bet-sept-1-2016aug31-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/cm-ljl-athenaeum-exhibit-sept-22-20160920-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/sd-exhibit-pays-homage-architect-irving-gill-20160921-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-oct-20-story.html

http://hyperallergic.com/337518/clusters-of-loose-geometries-in-conceptual-thought-drawings/?wt=2

http://sdcitybeat.com/article-18053-to-see-or-not-to-see-'give-me-a-minute-i%E2%80%99m-thinking'.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/print-article-18053-permanent.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/lifestyle/philanthropy/sdljl-athenaeum-art-exhibit-give-me-a-minute-i-m-thinking-20161130-photogallery.html

http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/27331847/article-La-Jolla-news-and-community-briefs?instance=most_popular1

http://sdcitybeat.com/culture/seen-local/2017-art-preview/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/things-to-do/sd-et-things-todo-20170105-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-jan-5-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sd-et-visual-athenaeum-20161228-story.html

http://sandiegoliteraryscene.blogspot.com/2017/01/poetry-transformed-into-book-art.html?spref=fb

http://sandiegoliteraryscene.blogspot.com/2017/01/derli-romero-small-works-on-paper-books.html

http://sandiegoliteraryscene.blogspot.com/2017/01/books-for-dollar-via-gumball-machine.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-jan-26-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-feb-2-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-march-2-story.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/culture/features/shinpei-takeda-has-become-an-international-artistic-force/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-march-23-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sd-et-visual-art-spring-picks-20170310-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-march-30-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-april-6-story.html

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/arts/culture-report-19/

https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/district-arts/la-jolla.aspx

http://sdjewishjournal.com/sdjj/june-2017/summer-exhibition-preview/

http://sdcitybeat.com/culture/seen-local/2017-summer-art-show-preview/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sd-et-visual-wonderspaces-20170530-story.html

http://dosd.com/p/20-arts-events-in-june

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-bell-20170620-story.html

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/arts/culture-report-28/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-aug-3-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/sd-juried-art-athenaeum-20170803-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sd-et-fall-visual-picks-20170901-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/sd-joyce-art-athenaeum-20170919-story.html

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/arts/innovative-ucsd-program-aims-to-draw-compassion-out-of-future-doctors/

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/story/2019-10-17/nikko-mueller-athenaeum

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/story/2020-01-08/five-paintings-san-diego


Jazz

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-etinenne-20180329-story.html

http://www.kusi.com/etienne-charles-creole-soul/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/music/sd-cm-ljl-daniel-atkinson-20180326-story.html

http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2018-jazz-heroes.html

https://www.jazz88.org/articles/Athenaeum%27s_2017_Season/

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/sep/18/blurt-geoffrey-keezer-plays-hometown-gig/

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego/The-Collective-Wisdom-of-SF-JAZZ-396695251.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_SDSoundDiego

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/nov/27/blurt-dorado-schmitt-django-all-stars/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-varga-music-dorado-20161117-story.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/article-18065-Camila-Meza-Mingei-Holiday-Market-and-December-Nights.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-varga-albums-20161215-story.html

the star-studded Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI concert series celebrated its 20th anniversary in La Jolla. 

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego/Twelve-of-the-Best--San-Diego-Live-Jazz-Concerts-408058425.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-lookahead-20161212-story.html

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/jan/29/blurt-saxman-donald-harrison-blows-atheneum/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-donald-harrison-20170126-story.html

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/feb/05/blurt-rob-thorsen-plays-benefit-jazz-schools/

http://www.lajollalight.com/lifestyle/sd-athenaeum-jazz-series-20170208-story.html

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/feb/12/blurt-besos-de-coco-panama-66/

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/jan/29/blurt-saxman-donald-harrison-blows-atheneum/

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/feb/27/san-diego-clubs-create-home-jazz/

https://kpbs.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/audio/2017/02/27/20170227-TF-JAZZ.mp3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF4pGrVvGgY

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/feb/26/blurt-ralph-towner-returns-san-diego/

http://sandiegotroubadour.com/2017/03/ralph-towner-unconcerned-with-which-label-is-applied-to-his-music/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-clayton-brothers-20170309-story.html

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/mar/19/blurt-clayton-brothers-come-town/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-athenaeum-jazz-20170412-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-varga-charlap-rosnes-20170427-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-june-1-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-june-20170606-story.html

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/may/31/note-chris-potter-will-toy-you/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-finest-concerts-20170502-story.html

http://www.sandiegostory.com/the-chris-potter-quartet-throws-down-at-the-la-jolla-athenaeum/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-artscal-linda-oh-20170606-story.html

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/events/sd-cm-rsf-event-briefs-20170707-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-artscal-shai-maestro-20170703-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-wofford-20171113-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-lorraine-castellanos-20171210-story.html


Chamber

 

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-et-classical-maxwell-string-quartet-20190117-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sdut-athenaeum-summer-festival-gustavo-romero-2016jul11-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sdut-fall-arts-preview-classical-music-picks-2016sep13-story.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/article-17807-chamber-music-gets-remixxed.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-et-classical-zwilich-20161026-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-me-review-athenaeum-20161109-story.html

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/events/sd-cm-rsf-event-briefs-20170303-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-radar-gustavo-romero-20170623-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-me-review-athenaeum-20170916-story.html


Acoustics

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-music-jefferson-jay-20180404-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/events/sd-best-bets-sept-29-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-april-27-story.html

http://dosd.com/p/20-arts-events-to-do-in-may

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-radar-acoustic-evenings-20170511-story.html

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/may/10/blurt-blind-guitarmans-blues/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-may-25-story.html


New Music

 

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-et-radar-new-music-20161018-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-me-review-new-music-20161020-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/music/cm-ljl-sound-on-music-fest-dec-29-issue-20161228-story.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/upcoming-events/short-list-event-picks/soundon-festival-of-modern-music/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/music/cm-ljl-sound-on-music-fest-dec-29-issue-20161228-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-me-review-sdnewmusic-20170104-story.html

http://socalpulse.com/blog/2017/01/04/san-diego-weekend-events-roundup-jan-5-8/

http://www.sandiegostory.com/soundon-festival-brilliant-again/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-march-16-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sd-me-review-adler-20170317-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-et-classical-spring-picks-20170310-story.html

Brass Brighten New Music Horizon at the La Jolla Athenaeum

http://www.sandiegostory.com/brass-brighten-new-music-horizon-at-the-la-jolla-athenaeum/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-me-review-sdnewmusic-20170422-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-oct-19-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-me-review-new-music-20171027-story.html


Sound On

 

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/music/sd-sound-on-festival-modern-music-athenaeum-2018-story.html 

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-jan-4-htmlstory.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/upcoming-events/short-list-event-picks/art-for-the-new-year/

https://timesofsandiego.com/arts/2018/01/05/san-diego-weekend-guide-jan-5-7/

http://www.delmartimes.net/lifestyle/events/sd-cm-nc-events-gestival-20180105-htmlstory.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/people/sd-et-things-todo-20180104-story.html

http://www.kpbs.org/alerts/samples/kpbs-arts/

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/events/sd-cm-rsf-events-music-20171208-story.html


Lectures

 

https://www.jazz88.org/MP3/IA042918JacquelyneSilver.mp3

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-nov-17-story.html

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/events/sd-cm-rsf-event-briefs-20170623-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-june-29-story.html

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/events/sd-cm-rsf-event-briefs-20170629-htmlstory.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/sd-cm-ljl-hitler-art-20171101-story.html


Flicks on the Bricks

 

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/sd-news-nuggets-april-20170405-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/things-to-do/sd-et-radar-flicksonthebricks-20170801-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-aug-10-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-aug-17-story.html


The Night Owls

 

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/bands/midnight-pine/

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-dec-8-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-aug-31-htmlstory.html

http://www.10news.com/lifestyle/holiday-pop-up-bars-drink-and-food-specials-around-san-diego-2017

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/events/cm-ljl-holiday-calendar-2017-20171130-story.html

http://sdcitybeat.com/upcoming-events/short-list-event-picks/holiday-performances-makers-arcade-and-gin-gerbread-night-ow/


Murals of La Jolla

 

San Diego Community News Group - New mural titled Landing being installed in La Jolla 

http://www.sdnews.com/view/full_story/27253387/article--New-mural-titled--Landing--being-installed-in-La-Jolla-?instance=arts

http://www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1478283920&archive&start_from&ucat=34

Mural Watch: “Favorite Color”

http://sdcitybeat.com/article-18014-mural-watch-%E2%80%9Cfavorite-color%E2%80%9D.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/sd-once-upon-a-time-in-the-west-mural-goes-up-la-jolla-20170920-story.html

https://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2017/9/12/grace-and-frankies-san-diego

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sd-et-visual-lajolla-20170925-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/best-bets/sd-best-bets-oct-12-htmlstory.html

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/a-wave-of-street-art-for-san-diego


Gala

 

http://www.lajollalight.com/lifestyle/cm-cm-ljl-hulala-vpa-0073-20160915-photo.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/lifestyle/philanthropy/sdut-athenaeum-patrons-say-aloha-to-island-magic-20160915-photogallery.html


Other

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/arts/design/between-tijuana-and-san-diego-an-art-ethos-thrives.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/local-news/sd-cm-rsf-dewhurst-20161201-htmlstory.html

http://modernluxury.com/san-diego/features/7-top-art-influencers

http://www.lajollalight.com/cm-ljl-atheneaum-gala-20161215-story.html

https://www.evensi.us/page/athenaeum-music-arts-library/10000536087

http://dosd.com/venues/athenaeum-music-and-arts-library

http://www.performingartslive.com/?Method=Advanced&SearchKeywords=Athenaeum&MCatID=0&DR=1000&FreeOnly=False&CatID=20,31,21,25,27,1,6,22,23,3,5,29,7,8,30,24,9,10,12,11,16,28,14,19,17,18,26

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/sd-one-more-lifeguard-childrens-pool-20170523-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/news/sd-blinking-crosswalk-20170606-story.html

http://www.lajollalight.com/art/cm-ljl-lady-museum-directors-part-2-20170810-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/sd-et-theater-wowfest-20171004-story.html

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/columnists/diane-bell/sd-me-bell-20171216-story.html

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/story/2019-10-20/live-from-the-library-how-erika-torri-transformed-the-athenaeum-music-and-arts-library