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Bring Your Dancing Shoes to the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza This Week

If you’re a fan of that great and diverse American musical form jazz, you’ll most definitely want to be in San Diego Thanksgiving week—and happily ensconced at the Sofia, of course, where you’ll enjoy the finest in Downtown accommodations at our historic boutique hotel here on Broadway.

What’s happening Thanksgiving week, you ask? Only the 39th annual San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza, one of the country’s foremost celebrations of traditional jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, and rockabilly. The leaping brass, sizzling hi-hats, and spinning basses will be getting folks moving from Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th, so book your Sofia Hotel stay for sometime during that interval—or hey, why not the entire five-day stretch?

The 39th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza

From intimate salons to dancefloor-equipped ballrooms, the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza takes place at multiple venues within the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center (500 Hotel Circle N), just minutes away from the Sofia Hotel. In fact, you can hop the trolley a few blocks from your Sofia guest room and ride it to Old Town for maximum convenience!

As usual, the Jazz Fest—presented by the America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society—will draw fantastic musicians from near and far, and covering a lot of sonic and stylistic territory under its “jazz and swing” umbrella. Performers include some ace representatives from San Diego itself, including the Mad Hat Hucksters, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, and the Uptown Rhythm Makers, plus plenty of other Southern California groups, including the Night Blooming Jazzmen and Gino & the Lone Gunmen. They’ll be rubbing shoulders with acts from farther afield, from the Chicago Cellar Boys and the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band to Cornet Chop Suey and the Grand Dominion Jazz Band.

The music goes down 7 to 11 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 AM to 11 PM on Friday, from 9 AM to 12:30 AM on Saturday, and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.

Jazz Fest Tickets

You can purchase both daily tickets as well as three-, four-, or five-day badges at the festival door: the Atlas Lobby of the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.

Enjoy the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza With Downtown San Diego Accommodations at the Sofia Hotel

Let us treat you to the best in Downtown San Diego boutique luxury here at the Sofia Hotel this Thanksgiving week and weekend while you attend one of America’s Finest City’s longest-running annual musical events in the form of the 39th annual San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza!