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Today in San Diego

Saturday, February 13th, 2016


Today - Saturday the 13th

Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI
7:30 PM
Gary Peacock Trio Scripps Research Institute • 10640 John J. Hopkins Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
10:00 AM
Robin Henkel solo blues Birdrock Coffee Roasters • 5627 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
7:00 PM
Lady Star Blues Band — Bourre Southern Bistro • 6523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
Gypsy Swing
8:00 PM
Allison Adams Tucker's Saturday Spotlight: La Vie En Rose Patrick Berrogain & Chris Vitas — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
6:30 PM
Douglas Kvandal LiveJazz Quartet — Kings Inn • 1333 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, CA 92108
7:30 PM
Whitney Shay Northern Spirits • 727 W San Marcos, #115, San Marcos, CA 92078
Jazz Singers
9:00 PM
David Patrone Valentine's Quartet — The Abbey • 2825 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, February 13...

  • Wardell Gray (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Oklahoma City, OK0, 1921–1955.
  • Wingy Manone (Trumpet) was born in New Orleans, LA, 1904–1982.
  • Les Hite (Alto Saxophone, Band Leader) was born in Duquoin, IL, 1903–1962.
  • Ron Jefferson (Drums and Percussion) was born in New York, NY, 1926–2007.
  • Keith Nichols (Piano) was born in London, England in 1945.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • The first use of the word “Jazz” in print in 1913.
  • Earl "Fatha" Hines cuts his first record, "Sweet Ella May" in 1929 for Victor Records. On the same date, 11 years later (1940), "Fatha" Hines records "Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues".
  • In 1941, Woody Herman records his theme "Blue Flame".
  • Ella Fitzgerald cuts the classic "Mack the Knife" in Berlin in 1960 for Verve Records.
  • Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd recorded their classic "Jazz Samba" in 1962.
  • Frank Sinatra founded Reprise Records in 1961.
  • On a sad note, pianist Tee Carson, who took Basie's place at the piano in the Basie band, died in Cedar Park, Texas in 2000. He was 70.
  • In 2005, Ray Charles’ last recording “Genius Loves Company” picked up 8 Grammy awards.

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Station News

'Some Like it Hot' at the Hotel Del

Jazz 88.3 is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with a recreation of the swinging charts Barney Kessel recorded in 1959 of the music from Some Like It Hot! We’re going to present a concert at the Hotel Del, featuring guitar genius Larry Koonse, along with Gene Cipriano – the man who ghosted for Tony Curtis! It’s all happening Saturday, March 12th and all you have to do is make a one-time donation of just $175 – along with the concert, your ticket also includes a spectacular dinner in the ballroom at the Del, overlooking the San Diego Bay, along with a panel discussion! And, if you want, you can also stay the night in one of the gorgeous rooms at the Del (extra charge). We have a limited number of tickets, so call NOW to make a reservation - 619-388-3743! 
Gary Peacock Trio!

Gary Peacock Trio! • Saturday, February 13th

The Gary Peacock Trio will grace San Diego with their talent and presence THIS Saturday, February 13th at 7:30PM as part of the Athenaeum's Jazz @ TSRI series! This rare West Coast appearance featuring Peacock on bass, Marc Copland on piano, and Joey Baron on drums will be one for the books! Heralded worldwide for the past 32 years as the bassist in the landmark Keith Jarrett Trio, Peacock celebrates his 80th birthday this year with a special tour and CD release. Peacock’s six-decade career has included notable stints with artists including Bill Evans, Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, and Miles Davis. You can't miss this show--you just can't! Click here for tickets!
Jazz88.3 celebrates Black History Month

Jazz88.3 celebrates Black History Month

This February Jazz 88.3 celebrates Black History Month with Nechel Best from Nechel Best- The Best Voice Choice, producer of San Diego Black History profiles. These minute-long educational stories delight, inspire and honor the contributions of San Diego’s African American community!  Jazz came from the rich experience of African American culture and Nechel’s local cultural art radio productions provides more context, information and access to those influences in San Diego’s unique cultural heritage.  Listen all month long and throughout the day for the exceptional legacies of past and present San Diego Black history makers.
"Jazz @ The Jacobs"!

"Jazz @ The Jacobs"! • Friday, February 19th

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: “Jazz @ The Jacobs" -- (2) incredible concerts remain, beautifully curated by the ever so talented Gilbert Castellanos! The next show is Dianne Reeves, Friday, February 19th at 8PM and the series concludes with another terrific vocalist, Gregory Porter, Saturday, May 7th at 8PM. Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Valentine's Day: Latin-Style!

Valentine's Day: Latin-Style! • Sunday, February 14th

Valentine's Day just got a little more special, as the historic Lafayette Hotel is putting a Latin-spin on this lover's holiday! This year, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Latin-inspired three-course dinner menu, paired beautifully with live Latin music! As a special treat, they’re also offering special room enhancements such as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne! To RSVP, or for more information, simply click here!

John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet

John Scofield & Joe Lovano Quartet • Wednesday, February 24th

The John Scofield and Joe Lovano Quartet will hit the UCSD Price Center Ballroom stage, Wednesday, February 24th at 8PM! This is truly one show you simply won't want to miss! The lineup: John Scofield - guitar, Joe Lovano - sax, Bill Street - bass and Lewis Nash - drums. What's better?! There are still tickets available for you to see and enjoy this incredible assembly of musicians! Simply click here!
La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series • Friday, March 4th

La Jolla Music Society's jazz concert series is in full-swing! Next up:  Keb’ Mo on March 4th. The show will take place at the historic Balboa Theatre located in the heart of downtown. And--if you become a La Jolla Music Society subscriber, you'll save when you buy tickets for this concert. To purchase tickets or for more information, simply click here.
Blues Jam

Blues Jam

The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Special guests this month include: 2/3- Chill Boy, 2/10- Sharifah, 2/17 & 2/24- Charles Burton. 
"When The Rain Stops Falling"

"When The Rain Stops Falling"

"When The Rain Stops" will officially hit the Cygnet Theatre stage, running January 14th - February 14th. In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, "When the Rain Stops Falling" explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future. Voted "The Best New Play of Year" in 2010 by Time Magazine, this play is sure to be a hit yet again! Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! 2/5- Jason Hanna & Alex Ciaverelli, 2/12- Ron Eschete & Rob Whitlock, 2/19- Steph Johnson & Rob Thorsen, 2/26- Richard Sellers Trio

Latest Blogs

Danny Green Group at the Loft at UCSD by Vince Outlaw

For his recent concert at UCSD’s Loft, pianist Danny Green augmented his usual trio-mates, bassist Justin Grinnnell and drummer Julian Cantelm, with three other stellar San Diego musicians – reedman Tripp Sprague, percussionist Mark Lamson and vocalist Leonard Patton.

Danny Green at The Loft at UCSD , January 2016

Danny Green is a gifted keyboardist and an equally gifted composer. His recent recordings include most, if not all, of his own compositions, and several of those works made it to the set list at the Loft, along with offerings from Michael Jackson, Djavan and Stevie Wonder.


New This Week in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library 2016-02-08 by Vince Outlaw

San Diego Jazz pianist Mikan Vlatkovich's new release "Fly Away" with his band JazzMikan featuring loads of San Diego musicians leads the new releases to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of February 8, 2016. Tune in all week for New Jazz Music specially selected by your Jazz 88 on-air hosts. Tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw (Airing: Tuesday, Midnight-2am; On-Demand Immediately After) for 2 hours of all New Jazz Music and Jazz News.  

New This Week in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library 2016.2.8
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

Aaron Neville Inside Art Interview Previews La Jolla Music Society Concert by Dave Drexler

New Orleans R&B and Funk legend Aaron Neville chats with Inside Art (Sundays 6-6:30pm PT) host Dave Drexler about his remarkable career as both a soloist and a member of the legendary Neville Brothers, plus his new album of New Orleans R&B and Funk and other highlights from his five decade career. Neville performs at the Balboa Theater on February 11, 2016 at 8pm (GET TICKETS NOW!) as part of the La Jolla Music Society's 2016 Jazz Concert Series. 

Ernie Andrews Reflects On His Career In Jazz Before Happy Hour Appearance by Vince Outlaw

Jazz Vocal Legend Ernie Andrews has enjoyed a long and continuing career singing the music he loves and he seems to keep getting stronger. He stopped by the Jazz 88.3 studios and chatted with Afternoon Jazz host Ron Dhanifu (Mon-Fri, 1-4pm PT) before his appearance at the monthly Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour at The Lafayette Hotel on Thursday, February 4, 2016. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE to see some shots from Ernie Andrews and his great band including saxophonist Rickey Woodard at the Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour...

Follow Jazz 88 On Twitter by Vince Outlaw

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...
  • @Jazz88 - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter Feed: Links to trending Jazz News and Conversations, reviews of Jazz and other music albums, concerts, and events, and retweets from Jazz 88.3 partners and listeners. Let us know when you are listening with a @Jazz88 tag or use the #Jazz88 hashtag!
  • Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List: Subscribe to the list and follow your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts and you'll see during-show tweets and between show Jazz news and conversation. Check out the latest Jazz 88.3 host tweets below. If you want to only follow your favorite host, here's the list members.
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