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Monday, May 25th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, May 25:
    • Charlie Parker records "In the Still of the Night" in 1953.
    • Frankie Masters cuts "Scatterbrain" in New York City in 1939.
    • Saxophonist Wardell Gray died on this day back in 1955 at the age of 34.
    • Oscar Peterson recorded "Main Stream", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Swampfire" and "Lady of the Lavender Mist" for Pablo records in 1974.

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    Station News

    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party!

    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party! • Sunday, May 31st

    Consider this your official summer save-the-date! Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating summer in style on the last Sunday of each month (May-September) with a jazz-inspired pool party at the Lafayette Hotel! We're kicking it off on Sunday, May 31st from 12-3PM with live, Brazilian Jazz by Allison Adams Tucker. So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there!

    Jazz Live Chuchito Valdés, Jr

    Jazz Live Chuchito Valdés, Jr • Tuesday, June 9th

    Jazz 88.3 jumps to hyperdrive with 2 shows a month in June and July. First up is the great Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés, Jr on Tuesday, June 9. We anticipate ticket sales will be brisk. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets now online or at 619-388-3037. All ages are welcome. There will be a parking permit. Better get some rest while you can.
    Music Matters Instrument Drive

    Music Matters Instrument Drive

    Our annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is officially in full-swing! For the entire month of May, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments to Jazz 88.3 and in turn, we will refurbish each instrument collected and distribute them among San Diego City School music programs. So dust off your old instrument(s) and swing by the Jazz 88.3 business office to drop 'em off (we're located in the L-Building on the City College campus) and help keep San Diego's youth musically-inspired!

    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM now takes place at Old Venice Restaurant in Point Loma from 6 to 9pm! Mark Augustin and Friends leads the jam and Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar is your host. Oh, and Happy Hour is also every Sunday night during the jam. This ALL-AGES good-time is FREE to attend, so dust off those instruments, break-out those dancing shoes and plan to come out and jam out! There's also FREE Parking! We hope to see you there!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    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: (6/3) Tony Agosta. And, heads-up(!), Blues lovers! EVERY SUNDAY, Jazz 88.3 will host a Blues Brunch at Proud Mary's from 1130-3pm. It's your chance to come out, jam out, and spoil your palate while you're at it! 
    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 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!
    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 showyour88@jazz88.org.

    Latest Blogs

    If Words Could Only Describe The New Adds To The Jazz 88.3 Music Library For May 25 2015 by Vince Outlaw

    "Funky", "Minimalist", "Eclectic", "Edgy", "Original" are just some of the ways Jazz 88.3 is describing the new music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of May 25, 2015...which is also the last week of our Music Matters Instrument Collection Program (GET YOUR INSTRUMENTS IN!). However you describe them, your Jazz 88.3 hosts will be introducing you to these new releases all week, so Listen Long, Often, and LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego and Worldwide at Jazz88.org!  You can check out the debut of all the new releases each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT.

    New This Week 2015.5.25 In The Jazz 88.3 Music Library
    • TERENCE BLANCHARD – “BREATHLESS”
    • VINICIUS CANTUARIA – “VINICIUS CANTA ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM”
    • CHRISTIAN FINGER – “ANANDA”
    • BEHN GILLECE – “MINDSET”
    • JAZZ IN THE NEW HARMONIC – “PRIMAL SCREAM”
    • MICHAEL LE VAN TRIO – “A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE”
    • DONNY McCASLIN – “FAST FUTURE”
    • JOHN MILLS – “INVISIBLE DESIGNS FEATURING CARMEN BRADFORD”
    • LUIS PERDOMO & CONTROLLING EAR UNIT – “TWENTY-TWO”
    • GEORGE ROBERT & KENNY BARRON – “COMING HOME”
    • JACOB SHULMAN – “UNTIL AUTUMN”
    • ENOCH SMITH, JR. – “MISFITS II POP”
    • STEVE TOROK – “EYE TO EYE”
    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites and social networks, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

    Kronomorfic Gets All Polymetric on Jazz Live San Diego by Vince Outlaw

    Kronomorfic, whose latest release "Entangled" is a favorite pick for Jazz 88.3's late weeknight Progressive Night's hosts, performed music from that collection, their 2010 release "Micro Temporal Infundibula", and other original compositions, before a sparse but enthusiastic and engaged audience at San Diego City College's Saville Theater and a much larger live broadcast audience on Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Co-founder's David Borgo, saxophone, and Paul Pellegrin, drums, also sat down with Jazz Live host Vince Outlaw for a recorded interview aired after the groups performance. 

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the concert and interview, video of the interview, pictures from the evening, odds and ends, and the Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio preview of our NEXT JAZZ LIVE, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 8-10pm PT with Chuchito Valdes Jr.! 

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