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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, August 21:
    • Count Basie (Piano, Band Leader) was born in Red Bank, NJ in 1904.
    • Art Farmer (Trumpet) was born in Council Bluffs, IA in 1928.
    • Addison Farmer (Bass) was born in Council Bluffs, IA in 1928.
    • Leon Parker (Drums and Percussion) was born in White Plains, NY in 1965.
    • Steve Smith (Drums and Percussion) was born in Brockton, MA in 1954.
    • The Benny Goodman Band opened at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles in 1935.
    • Woody Herman recorded "Woodsheddin' With Woody" in 1941 for Decca in New York City.
    • Lionel Hampton And His Sextet recorded "A Martin On Every Block" and "Pig Foot Sonata" in New York City in 1940.
    • Also, Ella Fitzgerald sings "The Rodgers And Hart Songbook" for Verve Records in 1956.
    • And, on a sad note, local singer Barbara Jamerson died in 2008.

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    Station News

    Jazz 88.3 JazzWeek Station of the Year 2014

    Jazz 88.3 JazzWeek Station of the Year 2014

    Message from Jazz 88.3 Program Director, Claudia Russell- "We are thrilled to receive this award. The JazzWeek awards are voted on by people directly connected to the industry. Our listeners vote for us every time they tune in and we will continue to strive to give you our best."
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour! • Thursday, August 21st

    Join us THIS Thursday from 5-7:30PM for our monthly Happy Hour featuring guitarist Jaime Valle and his Quartet! The band includes Jim Plank (vibes), Gunnar Biggs (bass) and Richard Sellers (drums). Come out and groove to great live music, enjoy an array of hosted appetizers, happy hour drink prices, and more! It's all happening in the "Mississippi Ballroom"at our new Happy Hour home - the newly renovated and historic, Lafayette Hotel, located on El Cajon Blvd., just west of Texas Street. There's also $7 valet parking for your convenience, as well as an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you there!  
    Saturday Pool Parties!

    Saturday Pool Parties! • Saturday, August 23rd

    Jazz 88.3 will continue celebrating summer in style EVERY Saturday in August from 12-3PM at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel, located on El Cajon Blvd., just west of Texas Street. Come out and relax by their exquisite Weissmuller pool and groove to great tunes, courtesy of us, your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station. Please Note: There's a $15 day-pass fee to enjoy the festivities (purchase the day of at the Lafayette Hotel) and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for safety purposes. There is, however, an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets for your convenience. This Saturday's (8/23) pool party will feature the Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer! So consider this your official summer-save-the-date and plan to join us! 
    Blues Jam!

    Blues Jam!

    Heads Up Blues Lovers! The Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam has moved. The Blues Jam now takes place at Proud Mary’s …5500 Kearny Mesa Road (Ramada Inn, on the west side of 163) every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! That's the news, the rest is unchanged; Mark Augustin - guitar slinger, J. Otis Williams - our Blues Jam host. It's also FREE and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Join Jazz 88.3 every Sunday night from 6:30-9:30PM at Busalacchi's Spaghetteria in the heart of Little Italy for our Jazz Jam! It's your ultimate chance to join Mark Augustin, Bruce Cameron, Tommy Gannon and Jeff Dalrymple and jam OUT! It's FREE, family-friendly and a smashing good time. We will see you there!
    Donate Used Vehicles

    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 2013!  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!
    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    There are so many ways to attach oneself to San Diego's Jazz 88.3 beginning with the listening stream.  It has been improved! We have bumped up the bitrate and now offer more choices to listen via the web. You can bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Get our new upgraded app(s) for Android or iPhone and stay with us. Also, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and +1 us on Google Plus. Wait, what? There we are on YouTube! In response to listener calls, yes we're still on cable, just over a little bit; Cox 963 and Time Warner 965.'ll never miss a Jazz Live.
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Are you proud of your favorite Jazz and Blues Station? Of course you are! We're proud of you for having such good taste in music. So, we want to show you off a little (or a lot).  Please send us a picture(s) of your Jazz 88.3 swag in action and we'll display it for all the world to see. The more the merrier and the further from San Diego the better.  The e-mail address is
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