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giveBIG? What the Heck is That?
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Ann Bauer , Underwriting Account ManagerPosted on: April 29, 2014
Like Jazz and Blues, nonprofit organizations were created by Americans, in America.  The music and the organizations sprang up with a spirit of kinship and mutual understanding. The music is an expression of the condition of life: what’s happening, why it seems to be happening, and what, (if anything), we can do about it.  giveBIG logoNonprofits sprang up in response to common needs, filling a gap where, depending on one’s point of view, government cannot, or should not, go; funding scientific research, or feeding the hungry, or making arts and culture available to entire communities.   Jazz and Blues - and nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes - serve the public good

And they are funded, for the most part, by the very people they serve, and their loved ones.
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The Celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Mark DeBoskey , Station ManagerPosted on: September 3, 2013
The duo of Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson was electrifying, with Carlos Vasquez on percussion, Marshall Hawkins on bass and Mikan Zlatkovich on the keyboard.

I attended the celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles on Sunday and quite a celebration it was! The room was packed, the music outstanding and the crowd was immensely responsive as the parade of musicians lit it up with fabulous Jazz.
Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 22, 2013

Jazz 88.3 has a heavy heart for losing another icon in jazz this past week - pianist Marion McPartland. NPR noted her for her individualistic voice in her compositions and the New York Times highlighted her formidable success as a jazz musician in late 1940s and 1950s as a woman, additionally also as a spokeswoman for the music. NPR honors her with some of her compositions, as featured in her longtime radio show on public radio, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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Federal Jazz Project
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: March 28, 2013
Federal Jazz Project

San Diego trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos, recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, has hosted weekly jazz sessions in local warehouses and clubs for 15 years. Inspired by those sessions, playwright Richard Montoya conceived a brand new fusion of live jazz, spoken word, dance, song and story that celebrates the landscape of San Diego from 1959 to the present. Immerse yourself in this world premiere featuring extraordinary music and unforgettable stories of the musicians who've made the city such a fascinating place.

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Joe Marillo Interview on Offramp with T. Michael Crowell
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 19, 2012

Joe Marillo has been a force in the San Diego jazz scene since the mid-1970s when he began bringing top-name jazz musicians to Mission Beach's Catamaran Hotel. He's a fine tenor sax player in his own right and, as a teacher, Joe has helped many an aspiring jazz player learn the rudiments of the music. Now 80, Joe's brings a lot of things to the table, but his most important asset is the size of his heart. It's huge. Joe Marillo recently sat down with Offramp's host T. Michael Crowell to talk about his life in music.




Ron Dhanifu: A Lifetime of Radio Activity
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2012
Here's a recent article written by Robert Bush about Jazz 88.3 host Ron Dhanifu's life in radio that was originally published in the San Diego Troubador.  


It’s always been about the radio for me.
—Ron Dhanifu

“I feel like I was born to do this,” says Ron Dhanifu. Dhanifu mans the afternoon slot, from 1-4pm, on KSDS, the local jazz station. When he says he was born to be a disk jockey, he speaks from experience. He’s spent 40 years in radio, 30 of them (in two installments) at KSDS.
Jazz Live Photos of 2012
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 13, 2012
Here's some photos of the past Jazz Live performances for 2012. Lots more after the jump!



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Jazz 88.3 Summertime Events
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: October 8, 2012

Here's some photos taken from our events done this past summer!



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Hope for the Art Form
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Jeff Dalrymple Posted on: August 13, 2012

An interesting partnership this summer between a music venue and a private school has resulted in a summer jazz program for tween and teen jazz musicians.

Howard Berkson, owner of the food and music club Anthology here in San Diego, got the idea last year for a jazz institute and, with the help of San Diego trumpeter and educator Derek Cannon, put together a great music faculty, outlined a curriculum and set up a whole jazz program. Local top-shelf musicians were enlisted as the teaching staff, most or all of whom are music educators as well. I’m talking about — in addition to Cannon — Mike Holguin, Justin and Melonie Grinnell, Danny Green, Steve and Ella Steinberg, Andy Geib and Tommy Collins. In addition to these instrumentalists, Melonie Grinnell and Leonard Patton took charge of the two jazz singing groups.
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Our Music Director, Joe Kocherhans, will be in Europe!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: May 7, 2012
Attention to all our European fans and listeners! Our music director, Joe Kocherhans, will be across the pond during the month of May and may be near you. If youre interested in a meet n greet sort of thing, hell be in these towns during the following dates:

May 9 - 13: Dubrovnik, Croatia
May 14-16: Split, Croatia
May 17-19: Bruges, Belgium
May 20-22: Brussels, Belgium
May 23-25: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26-27: Sligo, Ireland
May 28: Donegal, Ireland
May 29-30: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
May 31: Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 1: Dublin, Ireland

Shoot him an email at joek at jazz88 dot org if youre interested in meeting up with him!
Next Week on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles - Bernard "Pretty" Purdie!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: March 27, 2012
Next week, April 3rd on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles at 10pm PT, legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie will be live in the studio for an exclusive interview. You do not want to miss this!


2011 Grammy Winners
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: February 13, 2012
We here at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM have compiled some of the Grammy winners that we've shown lots of air love for. In case you missed them, here are the winners that pertain to us.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Forever Corea, Clarke & White [Concord Records]

Ron Dhanifu ~ Its hard to beat him because hes such an instrumentalist.

Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington & V.A. [Concord Jazz]

Vince Outlaw ~ I liked the variety.


Best Blues Album: Revelator Tedeschi Trucks Band [Masterworks]


Best Folk Album: Barton Hollow The Civil Wars [Sensibility Music LLC]

Best World Music Album: Tassili Tinariwen [Anti Records]

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Top 10 Releases of 2011 As Voted By Jazz 88 Listeners
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 3, 2012
Here they are! These are top ten releases of 2011 we played on New Year's Eve in their entirety, as voted by you!

1. Kurt Elling - "The Gate"


2. Pat Metheny - "What's It All About"


3. Tom Harrell - "The Time of the Sun"


4. Monty Alexander - "Uplift"

5. The New Gary Burton Quartet - "Common Ground"


6. Geoffrey Keezer & Peter Sprague - "Mill Creek Road"

7. Kyle Eastwood - "Songs from the Chateau"


8. Brian Lynch - "Unsung Heroes"

9. Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - "Sotho Blue"




New This Week 2011.03.28 In The Jazz 88 Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 28, 2011

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 3/28/11



VERNELL BROWN, JR. DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME (Pianist, leading various band configurations, doing all original material).
Let's Use Our Brainpower
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: March 1, 2010

So here we are in The Speakeasy meeting, learning how to use the blog.  Key thing learned today: "Don't click on the 'Save' icon."  It does not Save.  It breaks hearts.

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Living High Off the Blog
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: February 4, 2010

Patience is not one of my virtues.  An ability to accessorize?  Sure.  But to say I've been "patiently" waiting for the day when we could finally get the Jazz88.3 blog up and running wouldn't be a correct characterization.  Foaming at the mouth?  Maybe.  Pestering webguy Michael incessantly?  Yes.

When you work at a non-profit, patience is a must.  Things just don't happen as quickly as you want them to, whether it's from lack of funds, lack of staffing, or any number of bureaucratic loopholes.  We've been working to improve our website for quite some time now, and an ongoing blog has been one of the key components.  As an avid blogger in my personal life, I couldn't wait to connect with Jazz88.3 fans in a way that allows them to see the a bit behind-the-scenes.  I'm thrilled the blog is finally here, with many more exciting web developments to come!

2010 has already started off with a bang at Jazz88.3.  Next week Henry "The Skipper" Franklin comes to Jazz Live, and we couldn't be more delighted.  He was here a few years back, played to a sold out crowd, and went down as one of the best shows we've ever had.

In the Development Office, we're pursuing grants to help bolster our education initiatives in the community, we're working on informing our listeners about the Hope Shaw Legacy Society (a way to make a planned estate gift to KSDS), and we're getting ready for a very fun event at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts for our Leadership Circle--starring Ed Asner!

The Membership Department is eagerly planning the Spring Membership Campaign, and continues to strive to make it a time of year that doesn't elicit groans but rather begs the question "what interesting twists will they come up with next?" 

But now, I've gotta skedoodle and get to writing this week's edition of The Speakeasy!  See you next time!

THANKS!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Mike Rovatsos , Production Director/WebPosted on: October 11, 2009
I'm real excited about hitting our Fall Membership goal. I want to thank everyone involved.  Looking forward to the next year and beyond.
Thelonious Monk
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: October 11, 2009

Since I'm not a professional writer it's easy to dismiss anything I might type about Thelonious Monk. I have no particular insight into his career or his life. Nothing to reveal about "'Round Midnight" or his singular style on piano. Instead of typing, let me try telepathy.

I'm not going to tell you that you're going to love Monk's music. Maybe you've already made up your mind. Do a quick personal inventory. See if there's a little room for something fun and serious, something surprising and traditional. Go ahead, give it a shot.

With a computer it's easy to dig in. Spell it right the first time, "Thelonious Monk." Then listen, especially the solo stuff. Read some of the history or stories about Monk. Watch a documentary. At least watch until you find the scene on a bus in Copenhagen, I think, when Johnny Griffin shows his new pants to Monk. So worth it.

Stay with it.
Fall 2009 Membership Campaign
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: September 30, 2009
This Friday, Jazz88 begins their Fall Membership Campaign.  Stay tuned for information on how you can win an I-Pod Nano.
Web Site Updates
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: July 30, 2009
Finally, the new blog is available on our web site. Please bookmark and check out this page frequently, as we will keep you informed not only about everything that happens in the Jazz scene in San Diego, but in the Jazz world in general.
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