Intersections Concerts are a multidimensional event series, presented by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies, that takes place at the multi-tenant, mixed-use business, arts, and educational office building in downtown San Diego’s East Village. A monthly series of Intersections events offering new, diverse takes on traditional ideas and forms in a variety of disciplines, from artistic performances to educational lectures will take place at Park & Market’s state-of-the-art Guggenheim Theatre.
Intersections Concert Co-curators
Rebecca Jade, a San Diego-based singer/songwriter and international recording artist that has been able to turn her love for music into a career for close to two decades. Rebecca has toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., and Grammy-nominated sax player Dave Koz, and has shared the stage with many other world-renowned artists all over the world. Rebecca has earned eight San Diego Music Awards and in 2022, earned the title of “Breakout Artist of Year” from Smooth Jazz Network and “Debut Artist of the Year” by JazzTrax.
“I am excited to be a first-time host for the 2024 Intersections series,” says Jade. “Being able to bridge my love for music and the opportunity to co-create this series with some of my peers is an honor, and I think this will be a unique musical experience for patrons and artists alike.”
Damian DeRobbio has produced and managed live entertainment for 3 decades and 25 years with Belly Up Entertainment. He has toured as a Bassist for The BSide Players and Maiz from 1999 to 2009. Currently, he manages production at The Belly Up and The Sound and is Owner Operator of Beer Food and Music. He still writes music and plays guitar and bass solo and with The Folk Cartel.
Kamau Kenyatta is a Grammy-Award winning American musician, record producer, arranger, film composer, and jazz educator. He is a lecturer of music at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He was given the Barbara J. and Paul D. Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award at UCSD in May 2009.
Yale Strom |
Violinist Yale Strom is one of the world’s leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Romani music and history. His books, photos, films, and recordings are in galleries, museums, and universities throughout the world. Strom has performed throughout the world including at the United Nations when he was the first klezmer violinist invited to perform there.