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33rd Annual San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival Nov 21-25, 2012

News | 19th Nov 2012

Known as the “crown jewel of jazz festivals” the San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival brings to town discerning jazz fans from all over the world.  Held Thanksgiving weekend at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, this event is a great way to cap off your holiday festivities.

About the Festival

The five-day festival has been delighting jazz fans for over 25 years and has attracted visitors from all over the world.  The festival features large concert rooms with double dance floors as well as small, intimate listening rooms.  The musical acts participating in the festival represent a wide variety of jazz styles, including traditional, Dixieland and swing.  Some of the featured bands and guest artists include:

  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Red Skunk Jipzee Swing
  • Dave Bennett Quartet
  • Black Swan Classic Jazz Band
  • South Burgundy Street Jazz Band
  • Titanic Jazz Band
  • Yerba Buena Stompers
  • Uptown Lowdown
  • Grand Dominion Jazz Band
  • Tim Laughlin/Connie Jones and the New Orleans All Stars
  • Night Blooming Jazz Band
  • Carl Sonny Leyland
  • Stephanie Trick
  • Chole Feoranzo
  • High Society Jazz Band
  • Dixie Express Jazz Band
  • Red Pepper Jazz Band
  • Nannette and Her Hotsy Totsy Boys
  • Mission Bay High Preservationists
  • Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals
  • Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra
  • Dick William’s JazzSea Jams
  • Katie Cavera
  • Myers Dance Classes

The festival starts with a dance on Wednesday evening followed by a Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday afternoon where live jazz will be played.  On Thursday night several bands will perform from 7pm to 11pm.  Music begins on Friday at 10am and concludes at 11pm.  Saturday features music from 9am to 11pm and Sunday 8am to 5pm.  Dancing is allowed and encouraged!

Thanksgiving Buffet

The Town and Country Resort is offering a Champagne Thanksgiving Dinner to festival goers on Thursday, November 22, in the Golden West Room of the Convention Center.  The buffet will include all the traditional dishes and will be served from 3pm to 6pm.  Price for the dinner is $28 advance registration for adults / $30 at the door, $17 for children under 12.

Other Activities to Enjoy

In addition to all the great jazz offerings of the weekend, guests can enjoy three swimming pools, a full service European spa and a health club at the hotel.  The resort is adjacent to the Riverwalk Golf Club and the Fashion Valley Shopping Center.  Other nearby attractions include Sea World, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Tijuana, Mexico and beaches.

More Information

The festival is held at Town and Country Resort and Convention Center located at 500 Hotel Circle North in San Diego.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • 5 Day event badge – $95
  • 4 Day event badge – $90
  • 3 Day event badge – $85
  • Wednesday badge – $15
  • Thursday badge – $20
  • Friday and Saturday badges – $40 each ($20 after 6pm)
  • Sunday badge – $25
  • Discounts are available on all badges for visitors under 30
  • Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult

To learn more about the San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival, please call (619) 297-5277 or visit their website.




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