The listing of nightclubs in San Diego contains all sorts of interesting names. For example there's "The Bitter End," "Galileo 101," and "Club Montage." Among the listed nightclubs, San Diego has one club with a very hard-to-spell name-"5ifth Quarter." Another of those nightclubs underscores the proximity of Mexico. That night club is "Ole Madrid."
Yet a close examination of this list reveals the need for jazz in San Diego night clubs. Why? Jazz is need there because San Diego could serve as a likely focus for visits by retirees now living in Arizona. The realization of that possibility, however, relies upon the appearance in San Diego of entertainment that would appeal to retirees. Most retirees grew up in the era when jazz was popular. That's why there is a need for jazz in San Diego night clubs..
On New Year's Day the United States started a year when ever larger numbers of its citizens became 60 years of age. Those were the aging baby boomers, the citizens born in the period right after World War II. Their entrance into retirement would bring even more transplants to Arizona, and could thus bring more people to the nightclubs in San Diego. But in order for that to happen, there should be more jazz music in nightclubs. San Diego especially needs more jazz in nightclubs.
San Diego might do well to examine and to copy what was done in New York City in 2004. There they opened a new auditorium, the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium. In a building on the edge of Greenwich Village they offered weekly jazz concerts. This might serve as a model for other night spots, especially nightclubs. San Diego nightclub owners should study the list of the performers who appeared on stage at that Auditorium. Many residents of Arizona would love to see such performers in the San Diego night clubs.
San Diego night clubs could increase the attendance at their evening shows by featuring artists such as Hilary Gardner and Lionel Hampton. The San Diego nightclub owners might also consider offering a performance by trumpeter Joe Magnareli or guitarist Adam Raffery. All of those jazz musicians performed in New York City at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium.
If the owners of the San Diego night clubs need help with locating those jazz musicians, perhaps they could contact the members of the San Diego Baha'i Center. The John Birks Auditorium is located in the Baha'i Center for New York City. Members of both Centers could have valuable advice for the owners of the San Diego night clubs.
Meanwhile the aging retirees in Arizona could look forward to the announcement that trumpeter Nabate Isles would be coming to San Diego. They would wait with anticipation word that the John Clark Quartet would play some of its great music at one or more of the San Diego nightclubs. All of this could come about if there is a movement to bring more jazz music into the nightclubs of San Diego. Such a movement might represent the first of many changes that could make an appearance as the baby boomers all reach retirement age.