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|Jazz Live on Tuesday, August 5th will be a swinging good time with The Hot Club of Detroit, a four-piece jazz ensemble with the tight tricky gypsy style that makes sitting almost impossible. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve free tickets by calling 619-388-3037. As a courtesy, your parking permit is also free of charge, but you must print it. |
|A Jazz Great of the Modern Era has passed away. Bassist Charlie Haden was musical before he could walk and his influence is like a major branch of the Jazz Tree. He always created on the highest level, and he is remembered as a warm and giving individual. There will be much written about him in the coming days. Take a minute and read or hear something by/about/for Charlie Haden and just kind of dig that quietly. |
|A pure light will shine brightly when vocalist Barbara Morrison reflects on the legend of Dinah Washington at Jazz Live, TONIGHT. With an 18-piece orchestra supporting her, Barbara Morrison will present "I Wanna Be Loved: The Stories of the Queen of the Blues." As a Jazz Live will, the program starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre on the City College campus. Jazz 88.3 Members are reserving their free tickets as you read this, 619-388-3037. Be sure to Print The Parking Permit. |
|Our next Jazz Live happening TONIGHT, features the straightahead creativity of bassist Henry "Skipper" Franklin. He leads a quartet with Theo Saunders piano, Ramon Banda drums, and Chuck Manning sax. There's still time for Jazz 88.3 members to reserve their free tickets--just give us a call at (619) 388-3037. Comfy seating, good acoustics in the Saville Theatre at City College. 8pm. Please Print the Parking Permit. We'll see you tonight!|
|Horace Silver was a Jazz Musician of the highest calibre. Two of the most famous Jazz Tunes ever are his. "Song For My Father" and "Senor Blues." If you're familiar with Horace Silver then you're already in your personal ritual. If, somehow, you are unfamiliar with Horace Silver we urge you to research this very creative musician. Rest in peace, Horace Silver. |
|After 36 years at KSDS (30 years of "Blues") our beloved T has retired. T wanted you all to hear from him personally so we have made his message available on T's Bio Page. |
|Hometown favorite Peter Sprague will shine some of his musical genius on Jazz Live, TONIGHT. Bassist Gunnar Biggs and drummer Duncan Moore will be there, as well as vocalists Leonard Patton, Kevyn Lettau, Lisa Hightower, and Matt Falker. Sprague will galvanize this talented group into a wonderous recreation of his latest recording "Ocean In Your Eyes." Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets at 619-388-3037. Please print the parking permit. City College Saville Theatre, 8pm. |
|Jazz Guitar Innovator, Stanley Jordan will be our next Jazz Live guest! It's all happening TONIGHT at 8PM at the Saville Theater on the City College campus. The show is officially SOLD OUT, so please plan accordingly. Also, please print the parking pass! We'll see you tonight! |
Jazz 88.3 will continue celebrating summer in style EVERY Saturday
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 (8/2
) pool party will feature Jazz 88.3's very own, DJ Marcus Rosario
! So consider this your official summer-save-the-date and plan to join us!
annual Music Matters Instrument Drive
is officially over! Thanks to everyone who donated, and thanks to Coles Fine Flooring.
You can be rest assured that the used saxophone, flute, trumpet and the like, will be refurbished and distributed among San Diego City School music programs. And, this year, the Julian Union School District
will also be a benefactor! With your help, we hope this year will be our most successful Music Matters Instrument Drive yet! Stay tuned!
Summer is officially in full-swing, and it sure does feel like it! And, what better way to celebrate than with our annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series
! Join us Friday, August 1st
on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel
, along with the Charlie Chavez Latin Jazz Quintet!
While you're there you can also enjoy an array of adult beverages, hosted appetizers, raffle prizes and more! There's a $10
cover charge (CASH ONLY!
), and you MUST
be 21+ to enter. So mark your calendars and plan to join your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station, Jazz 88.3
! Valet parking is also available for only $5! We'll see you there!
THANK YOU! Jazz Night San Diego,
a county-wide, multiple venue celebration of Jazz was an incredible success. A huge thank you to all the hosts, musicians and all the guests who turned our inaugural Jazz Night San Diego into a reality. Thanks as well to Casa Artelexia
in Little Italy, Wild Thyme Catering
and Carruth Cellars.
House of Blues
, in partnership with Francis Parker School
, presents the 4th Annual 2014 Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop
! The workshop is open to middle school and high school students and will offer (two
) 1-week sessions
) at Francis Parker School. The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and music history. Students will also perform at the House of Blues at the end of the workshop, too! The Jazz 88.3 Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced Jazz students.
You can now SIGN UP
. Good luck from all of us here at Jazz 88.3!
|The “Keep the Beat” Spring Membership Campaign has come to a close. WE HIT THE GOAL! You stepped up and joined our rhythm section to keep this great music flowing for years to come. Thank you so very much! We are so grateful to have the very best listeners and members in the world. If you missed your chance to DONATE you still can! Please call 619-388-3000. And a 1-2-3-4...GO! |
|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 email@example.com. |
Join us Thursday, August 21st
for our monthly Happy Hour featuring the Jaime Valle Trio
! 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!
|It's almost 2014 and we need your help. Jazz 88.3 needs to raise $40k in December, and we're only $15k away. Can you assist? The line is open- 619-388-3000. Many thanks to those who have already lent a hand. |
|Our Top Ten of 2013: 10 Kevin Eubanks "The Messenger" 9 Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine "It's About Time" 8 Joey DeFrancesco "One for Rudy" 7 Rob Thorsen "Live!" 6 Mike Wofford "It's Personal" 5 Tierney Sutton "After Blue" 4 Gilbert Castellanos "Federal Jazz Project" 3 Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" 2 Kyle Eastwood "The View From Here" 1 Ahmad Jamal "Saturday Morning" |
Thank you for your contribution to The Jazz 88.3 "Play It Forward" Membership Campaign.
The campaign has ended and we achieved our goal! Every dollar counts though so if you didn't get a chance to make your contribution we are hoping you can do it now and become a "Jazz Hero!" There are great benefits
when you sign up, plus you will be supporting the music you love. Join now
or call 619-388-3000
|There's a bit of a bug that we are working on for the Internet Explorer Browser for the Jazz 88 site. You may notice that the drop down menus are not working properly. We need a little more time to work it all out but in the meantime you can help things move along a bit better by adjusting your settings. If you are on IE 10 please look at this diagram. Please find that item on your browser and click it. The browser should refresh and then the menu items should work as they are supposed to. |
|As you may have noticed our stream and apps are not working. We are experiencing technical difficulties. We are working on the solution and will hopefully be up and running soon. Thanks for your patience. Wednesday, 4:53 pm |
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!
|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! |
|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. Upshot...you'll never miss a Jazz Live. |
|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! ||
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