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B.B. King- 1925-2015
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 15, 2015
Blues legend B.B. King passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 14. B.B. was a nickname for "Blues Boy" and he definitely lived up to that monicker. B.B.'s playing style was so straight-forward yet so unique with his signature vibrato. He was quoted as saying "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions." As a frequent visitor of San Diego B.B. enjoyed playing venues like the Belly Up and House of Blues. He also was involved in charity work in San Diego as an ambassador for Photocharity, a non-profit that houses homeless youth. He would autograph guitars (that looked similar to his 'Lucille') and othe memorabilia that would be auctioned off for the benefit of the charity. His smile was infectious and his appeal crossed over many generations and genres of music. Rest in peace King.   
Music Matters Instrument Drive
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 29, 2015
Our annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is nearing an end! For the rest of the 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 Live Kronomorfic
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 23, 2015
Jazz Live brings in the modern and the technology on TONIGHT with Kronomorfic, lead by saxophonist David Borgo. Personnel is as yet tentative, but count on quality and agility. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or at 619-388-3037. Jazz Live always starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre at City College. All Ages Welcome! Print Parking Permit!

Jazz Jam!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 22, 2015
Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM is TAKING A BREAK. We hope to continue this ALL-AGES good-time at a new location in the near future. We will keep you posted.
Summer Jazz Workshop Concert
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 12, 2015
Jazz 88.3 and House of Blues present the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House & Concert today at Francis Parker School. The free event runs from 3-5pm today. The Ambassadors of Soul Big Band will perform, as will the Workshop Faculty All-Stars. After that it's a Jazz Jam with Middle and High School students invited to the bandstand. Francis Parker School is located at 6501 Linda Vista Rd, 92111. Hear the Future!
Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Lower Left!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 16, 2015
Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel will now take place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music TONIGHT(!) with Lower Left, featuring Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend! Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you TONIGHT in the Mississippi Ballroom!
Jazz Live Missy Andersen- SOLD OUT
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 13, 2015
Missy Andersen has been going strong since her teens and each day adds more momentum. Currently living in San Diego, she is nominated for Female Artist of the Year (Soul/Blues) for this year's Blues Music Awards. That makes TONIGHT'S SOLD OUT Jazz Live a homecoming showcase and a chance to see someone truly on the rise. Hear what the world knows, this deal is for real. Finally worked a hip layout for the parking permit so please print and bring.
88K in 88 Hours!!!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 9, 2015
Our “88K in 88 Hours” Pledge Drive has concluded. WE DID IT! THANK YOU! Congratulations to Clarence for winning the Nathan East autographed guitar and to our winners of the Monterey Jazz Festival trip. If you didn't get a chance to help out we sure can still use your support. Please call 619-388-3000 or MAKE A PLEDGE NOW.
Euphoria Jazz Live
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 1, 2015
You have sweated and you have swooned, but do you know Euphoria? You will soon enough! Jazz Live TONIGHT goes Mardi Gras with Euphoria Brass Band, 10 strong including Leonard Patton and Sue Palmer. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or by calling 619-388-3037. Hey man, be sure to grab a parking permit.
Top Ten Discs of 2014
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 30, 2014
Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers. It was a great year of music. Due to our move and other factors it was necessary to keep it 'in-house' this year for the selection of our top ten CDs of 2014. Jazz 88.3's Program Director and Music Director (Claudia Russell and Joe Kocherhans, respectively) chose the selections:
  • 1- Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden- "Last Dance"
  • 2- Holly Hofmann- "Low Life"
  • 3- Sean Jones- "Im-Pro-Vise"
  • 4- Eric Alexander- "Chicago Fire"
  • 5- Gregory Porter and Various- "Great Voices of Harlem"
  • 6- Frank Wess- "Magic 201"
  • 7- Conrad Herwig- "The Latin Side of Joe Henderson"
  • 8- Houston Person- "The Melody Lingers On"
  • 9- Billy Childs- "Map to the Treasure"
  • 10- David Hazeltine- "For All We Know"
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