Tonight is a really special night for San Diego jazz. Third Story is a band started by three San Diego natives, two of which now live in Brooklyn. They have racked up numerous prestigious awards as individuals, and tonight's CD release show has been getting a lot of attention in jazz circles. It's pretty rare for a band to do 2 sets around here, which speaks to how big a show this is going to be.
Even if you're concept of jazz starts and ends with Miles and Coltrane, I think you might like this show. Guitarists especially should see how Jeff Miles puts effects to use. This guy won the 2008 Montreaux jazz guitar competition and it's thrilling to watch him play.
The shows are at 8 and 10pm tonight at 98 Bottles, a block away from the Casbah. You could catch the first set and still make it to the other shows on Rosey's list.