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Experience live music in one of San Diego’s most beautiful historical landmarks. Witness the stunning architecture of this intimate Japanese garden while supporting music education in San Diego. Our aim is to combine our city's finest music with the breathtaking setting of the Japan Friendship Garden and to share this with our guests.

*All profits from the Japanese Friendship Garden Concert Series will go to the Mission Bay High School music program to help the Preservationists travel to Japan in April.  This series is organized and produced by the music students of MBHS.


“Born in Columbus, Ohio, San Diego-based Saxophonist Robert Dove is ‘As a soloist, he’s in a word, formidable.’ Robert Bush proclaims, a freelance jazz writer of the San Diego Reader, NBC San Diego, and All About Jazz. He has performed and recorded alongside John Ellis, Marcus Roberts, Lee Konitz, Wessel ‘Warmdaddy’ Anderson, Jason Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rupp, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, Gene Walker, and other prominent musicians. He is well versed in all aspects of jazz, and uses this facility to arrange, compose, perform, and educate with multiple groups throughout Southern California. Robert currently leads his own group, the Robert Dove Quartet, featuring his debut album ‘Paradigm Shift’ featuring Gilbert Castellanos and Marshall Hawkins, which highlights the influences of jazz royalty, but with a more modern approach.”