Jazz 88.3 Blog
|San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts' Jazz Ensemble has been chosen to go to New York City to compete in the "Essentially Ellington Swing Competition," May 5-7th. This band is one of only 15 bands chosen throughout the United States and Canada to compete. Please help these kids and DONATE to their cause for their journey to NYC! Here's more information about the band. Speaking of the band, they will be performing HERE AT CITY COLLEGE (Saville Theatre) TONIGHT (on Duke Ellington's Birthday). WE ARE BROADCASTING LIVE NOW (FOR A ONE HOUR PERFORMANCE). This event is FREE to the public. If you do head down use the parking pass. Again, it is our pleasure to offer our support to these talented kids...PLEASE DONATE! |
|Saxophonist Joe Marillo passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Jazz and Passion were in his every breath. Those who knew him, studied with him, or even just heard him play one time, know this as fact. He will be missed. His family will hold a nonmusical Celebration of Life at Java Joe's on Monday, April 4, at 6:00pm. Also, a Birthday Tribute to Joe Marillo will be held Tuesday, May 24, at Dizzy's. This event, which will include a jam session at some point, begins at 7:30pm.|
|Happy Hour Goers--please note that our monthly Happy Hour at the Lafayette Hotel is on hiatus for a bit! We hope to continue the event in the near future and will surely let you know well ahead of time when it's back in full-swing. To all the happy hour faithful, we thank you for the support over the last few years. We'll see you soon! |
House of Blues
is pleased to support Jazz 88.3's Summer Jazz Workshop
in partnership with Francis Parker School
. The 6th annual jazz workshop is open to middle and high school students and will be held at Francis Parker School July 11th-25th
(in two-week sessions). The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and jazz history. Students will also perform at the HOB on the Saturday following each session. The Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced jazz students. REGISTER NOW
KSDS is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with some very special concerts! The second one will be TONIGHT
at 7:30PM at Hoover High School
and it will celebrate the informal beginning of The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
. The group only lasted a couple of years but was one of the most unique small groups in jazz history and is often overlooked. Out of all of Mulligan’s ensembles, the sextet was one of his favorites. This is not
a re-creation of the original concert, rather a celebration of it! We will be forming a group of world-class jazz musicians to perform the original arrangements and it will be a rare opportunity to hear the music played live. Pete Christlieb will be filling the baritone chair
and Harry Allen
(tenor) will play the Zoot Sims book. Ron Stout (trumpet), Linda Small (trombone), Jim Hughart (bass). Kendall Kay (drums) and Mike Wofford (piano)
are also tapped for this special night. Tickets are only $20 (cash only if you're paying at the door the night of the concert
)! Make your reservation NOW by calling 619-388-3743.
|Coming up on the next session of The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, airing Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Midnight to 2am, then available for On-Demand Streaming (Podcast coming soon) later Tuesday morning...|
Danny Green Trio "Altered Narratives" Interview
Pianist Danny Green stops by to chat about his latest and third release with his Trio (Justin Grinnell bass and Julien Cantelm drums), "Altered Narratives".
Sue Palmer "The Thunderbird Sessions" Interview
Hear San Diego Jazz history being made when an all-star band recreated the music of Barney Kessel's "Some Like It Hot" in the ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The inaugural concert in the San Diego Jazz Heritage Series presented by KSDS-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 included dinner and a panel discussion led by Jazz 88.3 Station Manager and Los Angeles Jazz Institute Founder Ken Poston and featuring Gene Cipriano, multi-decade veteran of the Hollywood film industry and the man who "ghosted" the saxophone parts played by Tony Curtis in the movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the same Hotel Del in 1959.
The band for the event included Larry Koonse (g), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendall Kay (drums).
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
for the set list for the concert, video of the panel discussion, and photos from the evening at "The Del"...
|Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+Evolution, happening TONIGHT at 8PM at The Music Box, located in Little Italy. Esperanza will undeniably captivate the audience with her latest eclectic project, which is centered around rekindling her childhood interests in theater, poetry and movement. This is certainly one show you simply won't want to miss! Doors open at 6:30PM, sharp! Click here for tickets. |
|Phyllis Kessel, widow of the great Jazz Guitarist Barney Kessel, chats with Claudia Russell, hosts of The Jazz Ride Home (Weekdays, 4-8pm PT) about the life and music of Barney which will be celebrated at "Some Like It Hot" at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7pm. Phyllis and Claudia also talk about some items from the Barney Kessel archive that Phyllis brought in to share, including items related to Mr. Kessell's arrangements of music inspired by the 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado. Barney and Phyllis were residents of San Diego during the later part of Barney's life before he passed away in 2004. Mrs. Kessel came by the Jazz 88 studios for the interview on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. |READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE
for a great photo of Claudia and Phyllis...
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