Press

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Paul Hormick
Joe Garrison: Creating Jazz Magic with his Society of Friends
“It’s a festive crowd at 98 bottles. Unusual for a Sunday, the place is packed. Every seat looks to be taken, and folks mill about the stage. Despite the size of the crowd, it seems as though everyone knows everyone else, like this is some sort of reunion…”  Read More
(PAUL HORMICK, SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR COVER STORY – 1/2015)

George Varga
2014: The Year in Jazz Concerts
“The La Jolla Athenaeum and San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza both celebrated landmark anniversaries…”  Read More 
(GEORGE VARGA, SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE – 12/31/2014)

Robert Bush
Sweet 16: Top SD Jazz Concerts of 2014
“Composer Garrison’s 18-piece ensemble loaded with star soloists interpreting top-notch creative music was nothing short of joyful…”  Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, NBC SOUNDDIEGO  12/23/2014)

More Press Buzz…

Nocturnal Meditations in the Key of Jazz
“San Diego composer Joe Garrison has reemerged into the local jazz scene in the past few years, and his concert at the Loft in La Jolla made waves with the full-house assembled to witness the 18-member Night People ensemble interpret his music…”  Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, CONCERT REVIEWS, THE READER – 1/9/2015)

Night People Occupy the Loft
“Calling Night People a ‘big band’ doesn’t do them justice. Joe Garrison’s composing and arranging for large ensembles has been a consistent source of inspiration for local jazz audiences…”  Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, NBC SOUNDDIEGO – 12/6/2014)

Opening the Book of Gratitude
“Creative music composer Joe Garrison has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts lately, re-emerging into the San Diego scene with luscious music that defies expectation…” Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, NBC SOUNDDIEGO – 11/26/2014)

Expect to Be Dazzled by Composer Joe Garrison 
“A wonderfully skilled composer and arranger, Garrison writes with a rare combination of precision and fluidity that blurs the lines between notated scores and deft improvisations…”  Read More
(GEORGE VARGA, SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE – 1/10/2014)

Joe Garrison’s Saturday Night Music Treat
“One of the San Diego jazz scene’s most vital homegrown resources, Garrison is an arresting composer and arranger whose melodically and rhythmically compelling music features seamless arrangements and heady improvisations in equal measure…”  Read More
(GEORGE VARGA, SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE – 1/10/2014)

Joe Garrison And His Night People
“Joe Garrison’s compositions come to life with 14-piece Night People ensemble. Composer Joe Garrison is something of an underground San Diego phenomenon, perhaps heading towards acknowledgement as a legendary one…”  Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, NBC SOUNDDIEGO – 11/11/2013)

Joe Garrison & Night People: Veranda
“Although Joe Garrison has played music around San Diego for a long time, he is not as well known as many of his colleagues. That’s unfortunate, mainly because he is a musician of considerable talent and imagination…” Read More
(PAUL HORMICK, CD REVIEWS – SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR – 11/2013)

SRO for Joe Garrison & Night People
“After being off the radar for five years, the composer returns to action with a soon-to-be released CD, and a sold out show featuring many of SD’s finest improvisers…”  Read More
(ROBERT BUSH, JAM SESSION, THE READER – 12/3-
2012)