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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, July 7:
    • Frank Rehak (Trombone) was born in Brooklyn, NY, 1926–1987.
    • Doc Severinson (Trumpet) was born in Arlington, OR in 1927.
    • Hank Mobley (Saxophone) was born in Eastman , GA, 1930–1986.
    • Joe Zawinul (Piano, Keyboards-Various) was born in Vienna , Austria, 1932–2007.
    • Micheal Henderson (Bass, Vocals) was born in Yazoo City , Mississippi in 1951.
    • Sue Evans (Percussion-Various) was born in 1951.
    • Bill Trujillo (Tenor Saxophone) was born in 1930.
    • Count Basie recorded the classic "One O'clock Jump" along with "Smarty", "John's Idea" and "Listen My Children and You Shall Hear" for Decca Records in 1937.
    • Twenty years later, the Basie's band performed their historic Newport concert in Freebody Park, Rhode Island in 1957.
    • The year prior, in 1956, also at the Newport Jazz Festival, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra gave a legendary performance that has become a true piece of Jazz history. Those in attendance will never forget Paul Gonsalves performing 27 choruses of epic tenor saxophone on the 15 minute version of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue".
    • Also on this day, Benny Goodman's Orchestra recorded the Mary Lou Williams composition and arrangement "Roll 'em" back in 1937 for Bluebird Records.
    • And, bebop lost a great one on this day back in 1950. Trumpeter Fats Navarro died in New York City at the age of 26.

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    Station News

    Stars Align Proteges

    Stars Align Proteges • Wednesday, July 15th

    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support "Stars Align Protégés" happening Wednesday, July 15th at 7PM at JCC Performing Arts Theater in La Jolla. It's your chance to come out and enjoy an incredible evening of music by some of San Diego's most talented young musicians! And, as a very special treat, Jazz 88.3 is giving away 10-Pairs of tickets to the performance! All you have to do is join the Speakeasy (if you haven't already!) and enter to win! It's going to be one special night you simply won't want to miss.
    Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard

    Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard • Tuesday, July 7th

    Jazz Live TONIGHT(!) will be special! San Diego's own Nathan Hubbard will be bringing his eclectic compositions to the Saville Theatre stage. Nathan's "Encinitas and Everything After" won Best Jazz Album at last year's San Diego Music Awards so it's a show you don't to miss. If you are a valid Jazz88 member you can reserve your 2 free tickets right away. Don't forget about that pesky parking pass. See you there! READ FULL ARTICLE for Jazz Live Preview Audio...
    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. So dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Blues Jam Special Guest(7/1) Phil Diorio, (7/8) Robin Henkel, (7/15) Lance Deiknan, (7/22) Janice Edwards. 
    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM is TAKING A BREAK. We hope to continue this ALL-AGES good-time at a new location in the near future. We will keep you posted.
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    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act. Also, you get a TAX  DEDUCTION for 2014! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative. Isn't that reason enough? 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you support Jazz 88.3. Thanks!
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    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

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