San Diego REP presents the world premiere production of “Federal Jazz Project"

Credit:  Daren Scott

Credit: Daren Scott

 (SAN DIEGO) San Diego REP presents the world premiere production of “Federal Jazz Project,” conceived and written by Richard Montoya with original jazz score and onstage jazz band led by trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos. Directed by Sam Woodhouse, “Federal Jazz Project” is a fusion of spoken word, historical fiction, border poetry, live jazz, bi-national history, percussive tap dance and original song, also including performances from sit-in musicians. ” conceived and written by Richard Montoya with original jazz score and onstage jazz band led by trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos. Directed by Sam Woodhouse, “Federal Jazz Project” is a fusion of spoken word, historical fiction, border poetry, live jazz, bi-national history, percussive tap dance and original song, also including performances from sit-in musicians.

“Federal Jazz Project” was conceived and written by Richard Montoya, the co-founder and lead writer for Culture Clash, who is also featured in the production. For 15 years, Montoya has regularly enjoyed trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos’ weekly jam sessions held in various downtown San Diego warehouses and clubs. These sessions featured Castellanos’ first class “house band” and included musicians from across the western United States and Mexico. In 2011, San Diego REP and its Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse supported the vision of Montoya as a playwright and commissioned him and Castellanos to create a full-length work that is bilingual, multi-national and multi-disciplinary – what has now become “Federal Jazz Project.”

“Federal Jazz Project” runs April 6 to May 5, 2013
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (except preview Sunday).
Performances also are scheduled on selected Saturdays at 2 p.m. and selected Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Please visit www.sdrep.org for specific days and times.
Prices: $31 to $52 / Students $18
Discounts for groups, seniors and military also available.
San Diego REP Box Office (619) 544-1000.
Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org.
Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre.
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