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Daniel Jackson Week 2016 Celebrated With San Diego Jazz
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 19, 2016
San Diego Jazz Legend Daniel Jackson's life and music are celebrated by San Diego City Council decree every January and there are several events in town this week to keep his memory and music alive in 2016.

Daniel Jackson Week 2016 Celebrated in San Diego

Dizzy's San Diego, led by Chuck Perrin, hold 2 consecutive nights of celebration on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, with all proceeds benefiting the children of Daniel Jackson:
  • Fri Jan 22: We kick off Daniel Jackson Week with performances Daniel's music by some of his favorite collaborators, including Marshall Hawkins, Charles Owens, Joshua White, Brett Sanders, Bob Boss, & many more. 8PM - $20 cover
  • Sat Jan 23: In honor of Daniel Jackson Week, bassist Marshall Hawkins presents a tribute to Daniel's uniquely spiritual jazz compositions with Charles Owens, Mikan Zlatkovich, Brett Sanders, Bob Boss, Jamie Shadowlight, & more. Saturday evening's Celebration will also feature an ensemble of young musicians from the International Academy of Jazz San Diego and the Idyllwild Arts Academy playing Daniel's music. 8PM - $20 cover
Jazz 88.3 hosts, staff, and listeners provided their thoughts on the passing of Daniel in 2014 in this article, Daniel Jackson 1937-2014 - Resources and Remembrances.
'Some Like it Hot' at the Hotel Del
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 12, 2016
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! The full band is as follows: Larry Koonse (guitar), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendell Kay (drums). It’s all happening TONIGHT (7pm start) 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 - 562-619-1101! 
Bill Evans Time Remembered Documentary Producer Bruce Spiegel Interview
Blog Name: The Jazz Ride HomeAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 11, 2016
Claudia Russell chatted with documentary producer Bruce Spiegel on The Jazz Ride Home on Monday, January 11, 2016, the day before his Bill Evans documentary "Time Remembered" has it's west coast premiere as part of a special Jazz Live San Diego tribute concert featuring pianist John Campbell on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8-10pm PT.

"When The Rain Stops Falling"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 8, 2016
"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!
Jenn Renee Cruz at 98 Bottles!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 6, 2016
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support vocalist Jenn Renee Cruz and her upcoming show at 98 Bottles, in the heart of Little Italy, Saturday, January 30th at 8PM (doors at 7PM). If you're a fan of jazz and blues fusion and love the sound of a compelling voice that possesses both tenderness and power, then be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out and support this local, talented rising star! Please Note: This event is 21+. For more information or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
San Diego Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Best Jazz of 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 31, 2015
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 congratulates Russell Malone for his 2015 release "Love Looks Good On You" and designation as the #1 album in our Top 10 Best of 2015 selections. We also congratulate the rest of our Top 10 and especially all of the Jazz Artists around the world who released new music in 2015. Jazz 88.3 adds new albums to our playlist each Monday and announces those on our New This Week blog and shares that on our Social Media Profiles like Facebook, Twitter @Jazz88, and Instagram @Jazz883.

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Best Jazz of 2015

Here's the full Top 10!
  1. Russell Malone - "Love Looks Good On You"
  2. Harold Mabern - "Afro Blue"
  3. Albert "Tootie" Heath - "Philadelphia Beat"
  4. J D Allen - "Grafitti" 
  5. Cassandra Wilson - "Coming Forth By Day"
  6. Charles McPherson - "The Journey"
  7. Houston Person - "Something Personal"
  8. Steve Turre - "Spirit Man"
  9. Rez Abassi Acoustic Quartet - "Intents and Purposes"
  10. Mary Stallings - "Feelin' Good"
This Is The New Jazz Thing December 29 2015
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 27, 2015
On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, airing Tuesday, December 29, 2015, we look at the New releases in 2015 by San Diego artists and those that made an impact in San Diego, as well as continue to troll the Internets for the Best Jazz 2015 lists, preview the week in Live Jazz in San Diego, and feature music and biography from the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week, Michel Pettruciani. Thanks for tuning in and listening...

COMING: On-Demand Streaming of This Weeks Show

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for links to our retrospective of New San Diego Jazz in 2015 and on The New Jazz Thing...{{SPLIT}

Here are links to some of the 2015 TNJT shows that artists we featured tonight appeared on...

3 Jazz Live San Diego Concerts Make Sound Diego's Unforgettable of 2015
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 27, 2015
KSDS-FM's Jazz Live San Diego's 2015 Concerts by Kronomorfic, Joe Garrison and Night People, and Joe Chambers were featured in NBC San Diego / Sound Diego's list of Unforgettable Jazz Concerts of 2015, compiled by noted Jazz critic Robert Bush. 

3 Jazz Live San Diego Concerts Make Sound Diego's Unforgettable of 2015
(photo creds to great jazz fans Barbara Wise, Deborah Wolfe, Michael Oletta)

In the full article, Mr. Bush provides a quick synopsis of why each show made the cutoff...and if you've been to shows around San Diego, you know Robert sees a lot of them! Here's the short list, then further below, we provide links to Roberts original reviews of the Jazz Live shows, along with a link to hear the entire Kronomorfic show, interviews from that show and Joe Garrison, pictures and more.
San Diego Picks Best Jazz and Blues of 2015
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 24, 2015
What are your picks for the Best Jazz and Blues of 2015? What are your Jazz and Blues Plans for 2016? I will put these into a Jazz 88.3 blog post and you may get a mention on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw airing Midnight-2am Tuesday, December 29, 2015 and available for on-demand streaming thereafter. 

BONUS: Write A "Best Jazz and Blues of 2015" post ON YOUR OWN BLOG with more of your insight, then post the album/artist results and a link here and WE WILL LINK TO YOUR BLOG POST, which is great for your blog, our blog, and San Diego Jazz and Blues on the web! 

San Diego Picks Best Jazz and Blues of 2015 - Jazz88.org/thenewjazzthing

The Form Is Below, so READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE and FILL IT OUT!
San Diego Holiday Jazz Rings With The Sounds Of The Season
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 24, 2015
From 6 A.M. Thursday, December 24, through Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 at 8 PM, Jazz 88.3 KSDS presents The Sounds of the Season, a 38-hour celebration highlighted by a reading of the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas by the late southern California jazz radio personality Chuck Niles. Here's the Playlist.

San Diego Holiday Jazz Rings With The Sounds Of The Season

There will be six opportunities to hear the Niles narrative: 6 A.M., noon, and 6 P.M. December 24, and December 25 at midnight, 6 A.M., and noon. All times are P.S.T. Featured will be holiday music spanning more than 60 years from a wide range of artists and styles, including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Wynton Marsalis, Banu Gibson, Kenny Burrell, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, and many others. 

Wishing You The Best of The Holiday Season From Your Jazz and Blues Radio, KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org!
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