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Jazz West was formed by Joe Dyke and Doug Kvandal in 2010 to revisit, rehearse, and perform music from the bebop and cool jazz era, primarily for the enjoyment of its band members as well as audiences at any of its performances. The core of the group is Joe on trumpet and Doug on piano, with other members of the group drawn from working musicians in the San Diego area.

What is West Coast Jazz?

How to listen to Jazz - Part 1

How to listen to Jazz - Part 2


Jazz West CD featured on Jazz88

Jazz West's new CD "Straight Ahead" was featured on Vince Outlaws Monday night show "The New Jazz Thing" on Jazz88 - KSDS (88.3) on Monday, July 25.

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Harry Griffin Park Concert

Jazz West was the closing act for the last week of the Chipolte La Mesa "Sunday At Six" concert series on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 6pm at the Harry Griffin Park ampitheatre, a great venue.

Click on the "Photos" option to see pictures.

The crowd seemed very receptive and applause was heard after most solos, etc.

Roxanne Fulkerson was our guest vocalist and sang "Sway" and "Since I Fell For You". She did a great job with no rehearsal with the band at all.

Several of Joe Dyke's former students were in attendance (they're peppered throughout San Diego, and there always seems to be at least one or two at many of our appearances).

Our new CD was on sale for the first time.

The "Patch" was there - http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/concert-series-ends-on-swinging-note-hundreds-enjoy-jazz-west


Jazz West CD Released

Jazz West has just released it's new CD - "Straight Ahead".

You can hear some of the tracks by clicking on the "Music" menu option

CDs are available for sale by contacting Doug at 619/337-5005 or dkvandal@gmail.com

Look at some of the recording session photos by clicking on the "Photos" menu option


Doxy Video Posted

Just got and posted a new video of the band from Dick Robinette. Thanks, Dick!

Video posted

It's grainy, it's noisy, but hey, it's live and captured on my iPhone at the Riviera, Oct 15th

October 7 2010 Photos now available

Just posted pictures from the first Jazz West performance. Press the "Photos" link to see them.

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