Unlocking the Rhythms: Exploring the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation

Nestled in the vibrant cultural landscape of California's Central Coast lies the beating heart of jazz music aficionados the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation (SLO County Jazz Federation). As a pivotal institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of jazz, the Federation serves as a focal point for both enthusiasts and artists alike.


Overview and History

Founded with a passion for jazz excellence, the SLO County Jazz Federation has been a cornerstone of the region's musical tapestry since its inception. With a mission to foster a thriving jazz community, the Federation provides a platform for local talent while also welcoming renowned national and international artists.

At the heart of the Federation's ethos lies a commitment to education, performance, and community engagement. Through a myriad of concerts, jam sessions, and outreach programs, the Federation continues to enrich the cultural fabric of San Luis Obispo County.


Upcoming Concerts in 2024

The 2024 concert lineup promises an eclectic array of performances that will captivate jazz enthusiasts of all tastes. Notable among these is the eagerly anticipated showcase by the Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project, scheduled for April 6, 2024, 7:30 PM at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo. For more details and ticket information visit this link.

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San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation

 Image courtesy of Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project


Jam Sessions at The Mark in San Luis Obispo

For those eager to immerse themselves in the improvisational spirit of jazz, the Federation hosts regular jam sessions at The Mark, located at 673 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. Taking place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 7-9 pm, these sessions welcome musicians of all skill levels. The house rhythm section, comprising Craig Updegrove on piano, Ken Hustad on bass, and Darrell Voss on drums, sets the stage for memorable musical dialogues. All ages are welcome, ensuring a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere for players and listeners alike.


Becoming a Member of San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation

Joining the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation is a gateway to a wealth of musical experiences and community connections. To become a member and support the Federation's mission, visit https://www.slojazz.org/membership for more information.


Directions to The Mark in San Luis Obispo

For those navigating their way to The Mark at 673 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, from the 101 freeway, simply follow these directions:

Take the exit toward downtown San Luis Obispo

Merge onto Santa Rosa Street

Turn right onto Higuera Street

The Mark will be on your right


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Why Join the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation

Attending or joining the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation is not just about experiencing exceptional music; it's about becoming part of a dynamic community united by a love for jazz. Whether you're a seasoned musician, a curious listener, or simply someone who appreciates the power of music to connect and inspire, the Federation welcomes you with open arms. Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of jazz and discover the magic that awaits within the vibrant corridors of the SLO County Jazz Federation.


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