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Hank Mobley - Artist of the Week July 7 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 6, 2015
Hank Mobley, "one of the Blue Note label's definitive hard bop artists" (Steve Huey, AllMusic.com) at saxophone, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting July 7, 2015! Listen to Jazz 88.3 all week as our on-air Jazz hosts share their favorite Mobley tunes with you. Share your favorite Hank Mobley composition or collaboration with us and other Jazz fans using the Comment feature below or via any of Jazz 88.3 social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter @Jazz88

Hank Mobley - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week - July 7, 2015

Check out the full KSDS Jazz88.3 On-Air Weekly Schedule and LISTEN LIVE!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on this great Jazz artist...
Airmen of Note Kick Off Weekend Celebration July 3 Noon PT
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 3, 2015
Kick off your Fourth of July Weekend Celebrations on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Noon PT with a 3 hour broadcast of the United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2015 Radio Broadcasts featuring guest artist Bobby Shew, a Tribute to the Greatest Small Jazz Groups, and a Best of Jazz Heritage Series program. 

United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2015 Radio Broadcast


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on the 2015 broadcast...
Mark Dresser Receives 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 30, 2015
San Diego Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator, and Innovator Mark Dresser has been named as one of 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Impact Awards for 2015, receiving $80,000 to be used over 3 years as he wishes. Since April 2014, the foundation has awarded a total of $3.2 million in Impact Awards to 40 artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theatre. The Doris Duke Impact Award, in particular, has a unique nomination process, as explained by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, "The Doris Duke Impact Awards are based on nominations submitted by artists, identifying others (often less widely known) that will have enormous impact on the jazz, dance or theatre fields in the future.

Congratulations Mark Dresser! 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award Winner

Dresser’s reaction to the award, as captured by Robert Bush, San Diego Jazz Writer, in an NBC San Diego Blog Post, "I felt gratified being recognized by this organization and it’s especially meaningful to know that I was chosen by a panel made up of distinguished but unknown colleagues in the field. I’m still trying to get a handle on the implications of such a significant financial prize attached and continuing to figure out what that could mean in realizing my music on a more dimensional level."

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more coverage of the award, Dresser's music at Jazz 88.3, and more...
Ahmad Jamal - Artist of the Week June 29 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 29, 2015
Ahmad Jamal, who celebrates his 85th birthday this Thursday, July 2, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 29, 2015! Your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts will be playing his music and telling their personal stories of the impact of his music overall and on them personally. 

Ahmad Jamal - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for June 29, 2015

Check out the full KSDS Jazz88.3 On-Air Weekly Schedule and LISTEN LIVE!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on this great Jazz artist...
Bill Cunliffe Is Our Artist of the Week for June 22 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 22, 2015
Bill Cunliffe, leader on over 20 albums and winner of both a 2009 Grammy Award and the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 22, 2015. You can hear this fantastic composer, arranger, and pianist's music all week played by your favorite hosts LIVE on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Worldwide at Jazz 88.3. 

Bill Cunliffe - Artist of the Week for June 22, 2015

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for 14 albums you can hear Bill play on and to learn more about our Artist of the Week...
Jazz Journalists Association Celebrates 2015 Award Winners and Jazz Heroes
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 17, 2015
The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA, JazzJournalists.org) celebrated the winners of their 2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards at the organization's annual public Jazz Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 2015 JJA Awards For Musical Achievement were chosen in 32 categories for achievement in work in 2014 and were previously announced in May 2015. 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media were announced at the event on Tuesday. Additionally, 23 previously announced 2015 Jazz Journalist Award Jazz Heroes were celebrated at the party. 

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org send BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the Winners and Jazz Heroes for the great work they do to keep Jazz Alive and Well!

2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award Winners and Jazz Heroes

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional links, coverage, and pictures of the winners and heroes...
Tom Harrell Is Our Artist of the Week for June 15 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 15, 2015

Tom Harrell is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 15, 2015. You can hear this fantastic trumpter, flugelhornist, composer, and bandleader's music all week played by your favorite hosts LIVE on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Worldwide at Jazz 88.3. 

Tom Harrell - Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for June 15, 2015

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for a Portrait in Jazz video preview of Tom Harrell, 26 Tom Harrell albums you can hear on Jazz 88.3, and links to more about this great Jazz artist.

Young Jazz Lions Looking For A New Den
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 4, 2015
Word came to Jazz 88.3 via Facebook from San Diego Jazz trumpter, band leader, educator, and entrepreneur Gilbert Castellanos...

 Hello family & friends, I am sad to say that the month of June will be the last month for the Young Lions series at Croce's Park West. I want to thank the people who came out on Wednesday nights to support the young musicians. I am proud of the young talented musicians for the work they put into promoting their night, preparing and rehearsing music for their sets, and showing true professionalism on stage. This is really where my passion and heart and soul is, watching these young adults blossom into amazing musicians! I also want to thank Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock for giving us a home to perform for the last 16 months. I DO NOT want this to be the end of the young lion series! It's crucial that we keep this going for the future of jazz in San Diego! As of today, I am searching for a new home for the series! I would love to get the program back on it's feet by July! Please feel free to inbox me if you would like to share your thoughts/suggestions! 

Keep jazz alive!!!

With love and respect,

Gil

Gilbert estimates that there have been over 200 young musicians that have played for the series, with 80% of them still in high school. The evening usually draws a big crowd with standing room only being not uncommon. Gilbert's goal is to "find a venue that can guarantee the young musicians a fee" in order to keep the evening free and "really pack the joint!" According to Gilbert, the lions have been doing a "great job" promoting their nights on the bandstand. 

Jazz 88.3 is helping to get this search underway with this blog post, but this is an opportunity that will take the community of business leaders, art directors and presenters, music educators to move forward AND ESPECIALLY the support of Jazz, Music, Education, and Art Lovers and Supporters dedicating themselves to go and see and hear and exhort The Future of Jazz forward to do as Gilbert says, KEEP JAZZ ALIVE, at whatever home these Young Lions find next. 

If you have ideas for a venue to keep the Young Lions series alive, contact Gillbert Castellanos via email at Gilbertc1972@aol.com, his personal Facebook page or the Gilbert Castellanos Music Facebook Fan Page (and give it a "Like" too ;) 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for stories, pictures, and videos about the Young Lions Series from around the Internet.
Kronomorfic Gets All Polymetric on Jazz Live San Diego
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 20, 2015
Kronomorfic, whose latest release "Entangled" is a favorite pick for Jazz 88.3's late weeknight Progressive Night's hosts, performed music from that collection, their 2010 release "Micro Temporal Infundibula", and other original compositions, before a sparse but enthusiastic and engaged audience at San Diego City College's Saville Theater and a much larger live broadcast audience on Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Co-founder's David Borgo, saxophone, and Paul Pellegrin, drums, also sat down with Jazz Live host Vince Outlaw for a recorded interview aired after the groups performance. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the concert and interview, video of the interview, pictures from the evening, odds and ends, and the Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio preview of our NEXT JAZZ LIVE, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 8-10pm PT with Chuchito Valdes Jr.! 

B. B. King Remembered by San Diego's Blues 88.3
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 15, 2015
B.B. King, an icon and world wide ambassador for the Blues, has passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:40pm in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, the San Diego UT is reporting in a long and heart-felt remembrance by George Varga, who had written about B. B.'s many trips to San Diego. "The thrill is gone for millions of music fans around the world", he begins, using the title from a signature piece from King's over 6 decade career in music. At San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3, we send out condolences to the family of B. B. King and to his fans and supporters world-wide. READ ON as Blues 88.3 hosts, listeners, and supporters remember B.B. King.
How Did Your Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music?
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 8, 2015
One of the best things I find out in the interviews I have the honor of doing on The New Jazz Thing or as part of Jazz Live San Diego, or just in talking with Jazz and music lovers I come across is the influence of their family and upbringing on what they love as their passion and/or do as their livelihood. And while having a talented Jazz Mom may give you a little step-up in following in her footsteps, there are many other ways that our parents, and Mom's in particular as we head toward Mother's Day 2015, have put us on the path toward the music we love and play and listen to day in and day out. My Mom, in particular, made sure that we listened to big string orchestrated music which I think directly led to my liking of both small ensembles with strings and to the complexity that can come with large ensemble Jazz music. 

How Did You Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music - Mothers Day 2015

How Did Your Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music? Share with us in the comments below, on our Facebook page (or your own, tagging @KSDS San Diego) or Twitter @Jazz88 and we will update this post with some of your images and thoughts about Mom and Jazz. And then, make plans to celebrate Mother's Day with Sunday Blues Brunch at Proud Mary's and the Sunday Jazz Jam Session at Old Venice Restaurant

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for remembrances shared by Jazz 88 members, listeners, and staff...and Happy Mother's Day!
The Good Times Will Roll on the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at Gator By The Bay 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 7, 2015
It's Gator By The Bay time again and San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3 is pleased to be hosting the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage featuring a great musical gumbo of blues, zydeco, honky tonk, boogie woogie, and more from opening night Thursday with BeauSoleil to Mother's Day Sunday close with Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers. Some of your favorite Jazz 88.3 Jazz, Blues, and Second Line on-air hosts at will be keeping the party moving all weekend, so get down to Spanish Landing, Say Hi, and Let The Good Times Roll! Read on for the full list of performers on the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at the east end of Gator, near the Sheraton! READ THE FULL ARTICLE for full Festival Stage lineup and additional key links!

Drew, Claudia, and J Otis Host the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at Gator By The Bay 2015
This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 30, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, concludes the 2015 series on Saturday, May 9 at 4PM in the Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with "The Latin Connection In Jazz" featuring Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based flautist, saxophonist, and Latin jazz group leader Justo Almario presented by Jazz 88.3 host of "Latin Grooves" (Sat. Noon-3pm PT)Chris Springer

This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad - This Is Jazz- San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org

"The Latin Connection In Jazz" has it's roots in the history of Afro-Cuban music through the Golden Era of Latin Music "When Mambo Was King" through today's continued blending of sounds from throughout the northern and southern hemispheres. This wide range of music will be explored through presentation by Chris and the music of Justo Almario, who was among several Colombian musicians recruited by Mongo Santamaria for his band in the 1970s, notably on the album, Afro–Indio (1975). Justo will be joined by Allan Phillips piano, Tommy Aros congas, and Fernando Gomez on Drums.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the a photo album illustrating "The Latin Connection in Jazz"...
Napoli School of Music Top Jazz Artists of All Time [Guest Blog Post]
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 30, 2015
To join in International Jazz Day Celebrations on this Thursday, April 30, 2015, and on the eve of our launch of the 2015 Music Matters Instrument Drive collection program, part of The Future of Jazz  initiative at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org, we are hosting a guest blog post of The Top Jazz Artists of All Time, as compiled by the students and staff of Napoli School of Music and Dance near Philadelphia, PA. 

Top Jazz Artists of All Time presented by Napoli School of Music and Dance and San Diego's Jazz 88.3

The students at Napoli learn about a wide variety of topics in the jazz realm, including scales, reading, theory, repertoire, and improvisation. Our jazz music lessons take our students through the greats, including Joplin and Gershwin. In preparation for Jazz Appreciation Month, the students were asked who some of their favorite artists were, then the staff worked to put it all together into the first Jazz 88.3 Guest Blog Post...at least that I know of ;) Jazz 88 has taken the YouTube video's selected by Napoli as illustrating each of the artists repertoire and put them into a playlist on the Jazz 88.3 YouTube Channel (SUBSCRIBE!)

If you'd like to discuss your ideas for a guest post on the Jazz 88.3 Blog, send me an email at VinceO@Jazz88.org!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for today's guest post!
Duke Ellingtons Birthday Feted By Real Jazz Radio Social Media Followers
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 29, 2015
We've got THE BEST fans and followers on social media at Jazz 88.3! To close out our celebration of what would be the 116th birthday of the great Duke Ellington, let's share what the best social media followers and fans in REAL JAZZ RADIO-land think about this icon of America's Original Art Form, Jazz! And you can still get in the act...
READ (and SHARE) ON!
Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 24, 2015
San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org has dedicated a gift from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation to further the outreach of “Jazz An American Art Form” (JAAAF). JAAAF is a 45 minute presentation about the birth and development of Jazz and Blues, scaled for elementary and middle school students.  JAAAF was created by San Diegan and world-renowned bassist, Rob Thorsen and features a world-class lineup of San Diego musicians including Gilbert Castellanos trumpet, Bob Boss guitar, and Richard Sellers drums. Working with Young Audiences of San Diego, who schedules and places a variety of  enrichment programs for schools around the county, Jazz 88.3 underwrites a portion of the cost of JAAAF for Title I schools, schools that are often strapped financially.  

Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald and San Diego have long and deep ties, from her earliest appearances here in the late 1930’s at venues like the Mission Beach Ballroom and through her celebrated accompanists who lived here and still make San Diego home.  And to keep the birthday celebration swinging, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts share their thoughts on "Lady Ella" and will be curating some of their favorites tunes featuring the “Queen of Jazz” for you all day Saturday, April 25, the 98th Birthday of “The First Lady of Jazz” and in the weeks ahead. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on “Jazz An American Art Form”, Ella’s ties to San Diego, and thoughts and favorites from your Jazz 88.3 On-Air Hosts and Staff.
Proud Mary's and San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Kick Off The Best Sunday Blues Brunch
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 18, 2015
Proud Mary’s Southern Bar and Grill at the Ramada Inn on Kearny Mesa and San Diego’s Jazz and Blues 88.3 are bringing San Diego’s Finest authentic southern breakfast eats and Live Blues Music together for Sunday’s Best Blues Brunch, with the inaugural hit on Sunday, April 21, 2015 from 11am to 3pm. Proud Mary’s owner and chef Michael Jacobs will be creating all new menu items for the Brunch including such items as Grandma's Picnic Basket with Fried Chicken, Hangover Helper with Chicken Fried Steak, unique “Benedicts” with Grandma’s recipe scratch Potato Pancakes, Graceland Fosters Waffles, and the Proud Mary’s Bloody Brunch. The Blues music will be LIVE with Blues music by harmonica, guitar, bass, drum, singer (whew!) Jon Atkinson with his Allstar Jammers kicking it off, continuing the new sensation that is the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam each Wednesday evening at Proud Mary’s, with Jazz 88.3 On-Air Host J Otis Williams presiding over the Sunday Brunch festivities too! 


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more brunch menu items and information on this great partnership between San Diego’s #1 place for Southern cuisine with Live Blues Music and San Diego’s #1 Jazz and Blues 24/7 Music Station!
8 Things You Need To Know About Jazz Live San Diego Blues Singer Missy Andersen
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 16, 2015
The Missy Andersen Blues Band is coming to Jazz Live San Diego, live from the Saville Theater at San Diego City College and BROADCAST WORLDWIDE via the LISTEN LIVE page at Jazz88.org on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 8 to 10 pm PT! You may know that Missy is currently a nominee for a 2015 Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation in the Soul Blues Female Artist category, to be announced in Memphis, Tennessee on May 7, 2015. But there's a lot more to know about this dynamic, up and coming Blues artist that calls San Diego home!


RESERVE TICKET ONLINE, Share the event on social media, and add it to your calendar NOW! The READ THE FULL ARTICLE to find out more about San Diego's own, soon-to-be-crowned Soul Blues queen (hopefully)...
5 Great San Diego Jazz and Blues Events For Your April Jazz Appreciation Weekend
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 11, 2015
San Diego Jazz and Blues Weekends don't get much better than this 2nd weekend of April 2015's Jazz Appreciation Month, with great concerts and clubs, learning opportunities, and windows to the future of San Diego Jazz. From the This Is Jazz! series in Carlsbad, Middle Earth in Del Mar, Willie Jones III in La Jolla, and the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House Concert and Jam Session in Linda Vista, to Buddy Guy at Downtown San Diego's Historic Balboa Theater, there is Jazz and Blues for everyone to appreciate and celebrate! And you can always check out the Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar for complete listings of Jazz and Blues events, concerts, festivals at top San Diego venues ALL WEEK LONG!


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more details and links of some great events presented by our Jazz 88.3 Partners!
This Is Jazz 2015 Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 10, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, April 11 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego's 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition Finalist Joshua White and his Quartet and Jazz 88.3 host Vince Outlaw present "San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions".



San Diego Jazz has both a rich history and a currently thriving, invigorating and nationally recognized scene, or as San Diego Magazine recently characterized, “the renaissance of West Coast Jazz is happening right here and now." We'll introduce and explore the artists, venues, organizations, media outlets, both past, present, and emerging while hearing music from one of the top Jazz Quartets led by pianist Joshua White, who none other than Herbie Hancock described as a "cutting-edge innovator". 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the presentation slides from the event and Joshua White's set list from the show (YEA!)...
How Jazz 88.3 Hosts and Listeners Are Sharing Billie Holiday's 100th Birthday
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 6, 2015
April 7, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential Jazz artists in the history of the music, Billie Holiday. The impact of her music is something that Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts try to communicate when they individually hand-program their daily and weekly shows...As Jazz 88.3's Sue Palmer says, 

"What a force Billie was!!!"

To mark the occasion, some of the on-air hosts at Jazz 88.3 have contributed thoughts and some of the digital resources they use when individually programming their music shows for their Jazz 88.3 listeners and supporters.  Jazz 88.3 hosts today will be remembering Lady Day by sharing the great music she has made and influenced with you, so please LISTEN LIVE by radio, cable, computer, smartphone wherever you may be.


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for thoughts, links, video's, and more...and then SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LADY DAY via a COMMENT below or on any of of SOCIAL MEDIA platforms. 
You Will Never Believe All The Ways You Can Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month April 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 2, 2015
Jazz April is here and Jazz 88.3 is EXCITED! With the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month celebrated here in the United States throughout April and ending with UNESCO's International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30, 2015, There are LOTS YOU CAN DO TO CELEBRATE! It's the perfect month to discover a new group or genre of Jazz. Check out one of the local Jazz clubs. Try your hand at writing a review of one of the new albums at Jazz 88.3 (we'll publish it!). Add the Jazz Appreciation Month logo or a Jazz April Twibon to your social media profile. 



READ THE FULL ARTICLE for our handy list of ideas and links and then tell us how you plan to celebrate with a COMMENT BELOW or on our social media pages at Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn!
Celebrate Jazz April With FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy Concert Tickets
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 1, 2015
Jazz 88.3 and our Jazz and Arts Partners are launching Jazz Appreciation Month in Jazz April with FREE TICKETS through the Jazz 88 Speakeasy. SIGN-UP for / LOGIN with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account at http://Jazz88.org/speakeasy, then click the Enter Giveaway
Charles Lloyd Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule - Week of March 16 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 16, 2015
Charles Lloyd, Jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, in his 6th decade of performing and who will receive his 2015 NEA Jazz Master recognition in April, 2015, is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for March 16, 2015. His life and music will be celebrated by Jazz 88.3 hosts all week. Ruby Braff, Tommy Flanagan, Lem Winchester, Harold Mabern, Marian McPartland will be the featured artists each weekday from Noon to 1pm PT on Portrait in Jazz with Joe Kocherhans. Before we share more information on these past and living Jazz legends....

BECOME A MEMBER or GIVE A GIFT to support San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org during our Spring Membership Drive...


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on our featured artists...
This Is Jazz 2015 Celebrates Womens History Month with Women In Jazz in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 11, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, March 14 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with a celebration of Women's History Month as San Diego's Queen of Boogie Woogie (and Jazz 88.3 weekend host) Sue Palmer and Jazz 88.3 host Janine Harty present "Women In Jazz". 


The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz says ""Women have participated on every instrument, in every style, and in every era of jazz history. Yet, with the notable exception of singers and a number of pianists, female jazz musicians have been continuously overlooked in the most prestigious areas of jazz practice, marketing, and documentation." Sue and Janine attempt to set the record straight with a program illustrating, through both music and words, the contribution of women in Jazz from pre-1920's through today. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for images of some of the women to be featured along with more information...
TICKET GIVEAWAYS - MOMIX Alchemia by La Jolla Music Society - Tin Hat by ArtPower! at UCSD
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 5, 2015
The La Jolla Music Society and ArtPower! at UCSD are teaming up with San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz 88.org to OFFER YOU FREE TICKETS to their upcoming performances! 

Just Sign Up and Log In to the Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy at http://Jazz88.org/speakeasy and then ENTER GIVEAWAY for your chance to attend these fantastic Jazz 88.3 Partner Events!

WIN TICKETS To See Monk Award Winner Kris Bowers Presented by ArtPwr at The Loft
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 25, 2015
UPDATE: Ticket giveaway closed Friday morning at 9:30am. CONGRATULATIONS Jerry C., Rick V, Miriam K, Kim C, and James S! Tickets still available for this show!

ART PWR! is presenting pianist Kris Bowers at The Loft at UCSD on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 and Jazz 88.3 has YOUR TICKETS! Enter the drawing for 1 of 5 pair of tickets to see the Winner of the 2011 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition in his San Diego debut. Ticket winners will be announced on Friday morning!



READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on this dynamic young lion of Jazz...
Ticket Giveaway To See Kei Akagi at the Loft at UCSD Saturday February 28 2015 8pm
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 23, 2015
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and The Loft at UCSD are teaming up to give you the chance to see the Kei Akagi Trio perform music from their new release "Circle Point" on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00pm. The Kyle Motl Trio open the show. Enter for the drawing all day Monday and we'll announce the winner on Tuesday.



READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on Kei and his band from Japan...
Jazz Trumpeter and Educator Clark Terry Passes At Age 94
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 22, 2015
The Jazz World is honoring the life of one of the greats today at the news of the passing of Jazz Trumpter, Educator, Mentor and more, Clark Terry. His wife Gwen Terry made the following announcement on his website on Saturday evening, 

"Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he’ll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends. Clark has known and played with so many amazing people in his life. He has found great joy in his friendships and his greatest passion was spending time with his students. We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world. Clark will live in our hearts forever.

With all my love, Gwen Terry"

The family has asked the Jazz world to post their remembrances on the website Guestbook and Facebook pages. San Diego's Jazz 88.3 would like to highlight comments from our listeners and supporters and the rest of the San Diego Jazz Community. We offer our Comments section at the end of this blog post as a place to share links to your personal remembrances and links to special articles about Clark Terry.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE to follow updated comments from San Diego's Jazz 88.3 hosts, San Diego Jazz artist and community, and links to other news about the passing of "Mumbles"

Ticket Giveaway To See Paul Thorn at the Belly Up Tavern Friday February 20 2015 9PM
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 18, 2015
The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach has 4 pair of tickets for Jazz 88 listeners and supporters to this Friday's, February 20, 2015 9pm, performance of Paul Thorn with Nancarrow. Paul Thorn's new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer, a perfect match for listeners of Jazz 88's Blues, Guitar, and Roots shows. This is an age 21 and over show. 

Enter your name, email, and phone number below during our giveaway on Wednesday and we'll let you know Thursday if you've won tickets!


This Is Jazz 2015 Kicks Off With International Songs Of Love on Valentines Day in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 13, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, kick off the 2015 series with "International Songs of Love" with vocalist Allison Adams Tucker and Jazz 88.3 Monday Evening Jazz host Jeff Dalrymple ever-so appropriately on Valentines Day, Saturday, Februrary 14, 2015 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. 


This first in a series of 4 programs is on Valentine’s Day and spotlights love songs from around the world.  Allison Adams Tucker brings her jazz quartet to the library and Jazz 88 radio host Jeff Dalrymple narrates.  Listen as Allison sings songs from the different stages of love!  Early love, fickle love, being in love, breakup love!  Allison has chosen some great standards, some contemporary songs and all will get the full jazz treatment.  Also, since she sings in many languages, we will find out about love songs from other countries and cultures.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional info on times, location, the full This Is Jazz! 2015 series, and your chance to COMMENT ABOUT THE EVENTS!
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday February 9 2015 - Joshua White + Polyphase
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 9, 2015
LIVE Monday, February 9, 2015, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!).  Tonight on the show...
  • Joshua White + Polyphase: San Diego's far reaching pianist continues upward this Friday, February 13, 2015 with Polyphase at The Loft at UCSD. Polyphase includes Rebecca Jade (vocals), Jeff Parker (guitar), Stephen McKinney (bass) and Greg McKninney (drums). The show at this Jazz 88.3 Partner in support of Black History Month at UCSD includes special guests Stevie and the Hi-Staxx featuring Josh Weinstein. Joshua will be joining us in Hour 1 of the New. 
  • 2015.2.9 New Jazz in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library
  • More to come....

Stan Getz Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule February 2 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 2, 2015
Stan Getz, whose recording "Getz/Gilberto" won the Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental, and Record of the Year (for "Girl from Ipanema") awards at the 1965 Grammy's, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting February 2, 2015, so you will be hearing his music, hand-picked and presented by YOUR Jazz 88.3 hosts all week!


Also in the spotlight each weekday in the Noon PT hour at Jazz 88.3, our Portrait In Jazz features are:
  • Stan Getz - Monday, 2/2/15 - Happy Birthday, Stan! B-February 2, 1927, D-June 6, 1991 (age 64)
  • Sonny Stitt - Tuesday, 2/3/15
  • Sadao Watanabe - Wednesday, 2/4/15
  • Bill Mays - Thursday, 2/5/15
  • Rufus Reid - Friday, 2/6/15
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on our featured artists this week...
Win Tickets To The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 27, 2015
Jazz 88.3 Partner The Loft at UCSD presents The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet featuring Kei Akagi, Gilbert Castellanos, and more, Saturday, January 31, 2015 with separate shows at 7 and 9 PM...AND WE'VE GOT TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to either the 7pm show or the 9pm show . CONGRATS to winners Hillary (7pm show) and Miriam (9pm show). Purchase tickets here.



Post-bop alto saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez brings an all-star lineup to the Loft, UCSD, featuring San Diego jazz legend, Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Miles Davis band member Kei Akagi (piano), west coast meets east coast sensation, Danny Weller (bass), and world-renown jazz master, Willie Jones III (drums). 

Kei Akagi:
Pianist and composer, Kei Akagi, has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades. Perhaps best known for his work as a member of the Miles Davis band in the late 1980's, his career also includes extended associations with major figures such as Stanley Turrentine, James Newton, Joe Farrell, Al DiMeola, and Airto Moreira. 
Win Tickets To The Darrell Hammond Project at The La Jolla Playhouse
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 26, 2015
The world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project is coming to The La Jolla Playhouse January 31, 2015 through March 8, 2015 and Jazz 88.3 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to see the world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project presented by The La Jolla Playhouse on Thursday, February 5, 2015 8PM at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre on the UCSD campus. 



The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammond’s acclaimed memoir, "God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem", invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian. (Contains strong language, mature themes and adult situations.)

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on The Darrell Hammond Project...
J J Johnson Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule January 19 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 19, 2015
J J Johnson, one of the first trombonists to embrace be-bop, according to Wikipedia, and an influence to many who came after him, is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 19, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!


Joining Jay Jay (his aka) in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Horace Parlan - Monday, 1/19/15
  • Valery Ponomarev - Tuesday 1/20/15 
  • J.J. Johnson - Wednesday, 1/21/15
  • Gary Burton - Thursday, 1/22/15
  • Steve Grossman - Friday, 1/23/15
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.
San Diego's Chase Morrin Wins Jazz Education Network 2015 Student Composition Showcase Award
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 16, 2015
San Diego's Chase Morrin was awarded the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) 2015 Student Composition Showcase winner at JEN's January 7-10, 2015 conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. His composition "Three Brahmin" was one of 4 works chosen by a panel of 4 adjudicators from 24 submissions and was performed at the conference by the world-renowed, Washington D.C.-based Alan Blaylock Orchestra. Chase is no newcomer to awards, especially since he had a small combo composition win at the 2012 JEN conference! The JEN Student Composition Showcase, designed to spotlight young jazz composers, gives students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level. The winners of the 2015 competition also had the newly added benefit of a private mentoring session with a leader in the Jazz field. Chase's reaction to the award, 

"This year was especially exciting and different than the 2012 JEN, first, because my big band chart won apposed to a small combo piece. This meant Alan's Orchestra played my piece which was a real privilege. Second, this year they paired the composers with mentors to chat about music, the future, etc. I was paired with Ellen Rowe. She was incredibly kind and gave me some great advice. I really enjoyed talking with her. "

Before heading back to continue his studies at Harvard, Chase will be performing at Dizzy's San Diego TONIGHT, Friday, 1/16 at 8pm with the trio he performed with during a separate session at the JEN conference, including Justin Grinnell bass and Charlie Weller drums. 

Here is the performance of Chase's winning piece "Three Brahmin" by the Alan Blaylock Orchestra, 


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for your chance to comment and send shout-outs to Chase, along with more information about his winning piece and the JEN Student Composition Showcase
Cedar Walton Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule for January 12 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 12, 2015
Cedar Walton, 2010 NEA Jazz Master and Jazz Live San Diego alumni, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 12, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!


Joining Cedar in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Jay McShann - Monday, 1/12/15
  • Joe Pass - Tuesday 1/13/15 
  • Cyrus Chestnut - Wednesday, 1/14/15
  • Jane Ira Bloom - Thursday, 1/15/15
  • Cedar Walton - Friday, 1/16/15
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Welcomes The Jazz Education Network Conference 2015 to San Diego
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 7, 2015
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 extends an America's Finest City welcome to The Jazz Education Network and their 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt starting TODAY, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 and going through the late evening hours of Saturday, January 10, 2015 (and you know those late Jazz Jam session will run into early Sunday)! Starting with Wednesday evening's full evening concert lineup, there will be 71 clinics and panel presentations, 36 Research Presentations, the next JENeration of Jazz with the JENerations Student Jazz Festival, 77 concerts including Pancho Sanchez, Bobby Shew, Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage, and Grammy winner and recently nominated again, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Oh, and did we mention that Herbie Hancock will be delivering the Keynote Speech on Thursday, January 8, 2015?! YOU CAN STILL BE PART OF IT!



JENerosity Celebration 2015 Supports Jazz Music and Education Scholorships and Outreach
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 5, 2015
JENerosity Celebration 2015, with a full late afternoon to late evening of dinner, cocktails, honorees, and performances by Mundell Lowe, Pancho Sanchez, and many more, in support of the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) Jazz Music and Education scholarship and outreach programs takes place on Friday, January 9, 2015, as part of JEN's 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Your $125 donation ($88 for conference attendees) includes a late afternoon concern by Mundell Lowe starting at 3pm, the JENerosity Celebration of music, cocktails, dinner, and awards with artists including NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, Lynne Arriale, John Clayton, Charles McPherson, Holly Hoffman and more, a special performance by 2015 JEN LeJENds of Latin Jazz Poncho Sanchez, special seating at the conference's evening concerts including Caliente, Joe Santerre Ensemble, Army Jazz Ambassadors with Bobby Shew, and m-pact. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for this NOT TO BE MISSED evening of and for Jazz in San Diego!


There is also still time to participate in the Wednesday, January 7, through Saturday, March 10, 2015 conference! Click here for 5 ways...
Milt Jackson Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule - December 29 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 29, 2014
Milt Jackson is our Artist of the Week for this last week of 2014, December 29, 2014, and, appropriately, the first days of 2015. You will hear the music of one of the greatest Jazz vibraphonist ever all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org, in addition to a new Portrait in Jazz featuring a different Jazz artist each weekday between Noon and 1 PM PT...with this Wednesday, December 31, 2014...New Year's Eve...being a special day when we will be playing, in their entirety, the Top 10 Jazz Releases of 2014 from 10AM to 9PM. 

Here's a preview of this Thursday's Portrait in Jazz feature of Milt Jackson from the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 YouTube channel...


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional info on our Artist of the Week, the daily schedule for Portrait in Jazz features, and a place for your Comment on your favorite Milt Jackson, MJQ, and PIJ artist.
It's All About His Beloved Bolts For San Diego Charger Jazz 88
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 27, 2014
On the eve of the San Diego Chargers' win-or-stay-home final game of the 2014 season in Kansas City, Sunday, December 28, 10 AM PT, we catch up with Charger Jazz 88, aka Barry Farrar, host of Percussive Profiles each Thursday, 8-10 PM PT and Early Evening Jazz on Wednesday's 6-8 PM PT. He took some time to answer a few questions between holiday preparations, sharpening his drum sticks, and getting his tail-gate all ready for the big game. GO CHARGERS! GO JAZZ 88!


Jazz 88 (J88): Thanks for the check-in, Barry...I mean Charger Jazz 88...ah...What should we call you?
Charger Jazz 88 (CJ88): Doesn't matter. Its all about Jazz..Jazz 88 and my beloved BOLTS!!!!

J88: When did you become a Charger?
CJ88: I became a Charger in 1960 when the team moved here after 1 year in LA. My Dad, Barry Farrar, Sr. played sax in the Charger band. He was a single parent raising 2 boys. He would bring me to the games...his gigs. 

CONTINUE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more of this riveting interview and your chance to Comment with a shout out to Barry's Chargers and Jazz 88! GO BOLTS!
What Are Your Top Jazz Releases of 2014?
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 20, 2014
While we are all patiently waiting to hear San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Jazz Releases of 2014 on New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, starting at 10am and are beginning to read (and post) some of the pontification's from the "pros", Jazz 88 would like to know what you think about this past year in the music we love...JAZZ! 



What are YOUR Top Jazz Releases of 2014? Here's how it will work....
  1. Make your list (via blog / Tumblr / public social media post / YouTube), check it twice, add a few literary flourishes if you dare (and even better, create an image/graphic) and put it somewhere online where we can link to it. If you need a reminder of what NEW you heard on Jazz 88.3 this year, review the Jazz 88 New This Week blog
  2. Let us know where your list is via the Comments section below or via any of our Social Media Channels (also listed below), preferably using the #TopJazz2014 hashtag,
  3. We will add the link to this blog, quoting your most pithy observations, and share links to the best, most creative, most insightful, most strange via Jazz 88's social media channels with the #TopJazz2014 hashtag.
Read the entire article to see A LINK TO YOUR POST, links to lists from those other folks who think they know Jazz ;), and the Jazz 88 Social Media Channels you can share your post at
Curtis Fuller Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule for December 15 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 15, 2014
The great Jazz trombonist, NEA Jazz Master, and Jazz Live San Diego alumni (Sept. 2010) Curtis Fuller is our Artist of the Week starting Monday, December 15, 2014. And we want to kick off the week by wishing a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURTIS, on this the 80th anniversary of his birth in Detroit, Michigan! You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!


Joining Curtis in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Monday, 12/15 - Stan Kenton
  • Tuesday, 12/16 - Curtis Fuller
  • Wednesday 12/17 - Cecil Payne
  • Thursday 12/18 - Clark Terry
  • Friday 12/19 - Bobby Timmons
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.
Jazzlamp Presents A Tribute To The Legends of Latin Jazz Saturday December 13 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 9, 2014
Jazzlamp, a Jazz 88 Partner, presents A Tribute To The Legends of Latin Jazz featuring Gilbert Castellanos, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 pmJazzLamp once again brings some of San Diego’s best Jazz musicians to the heart of the Gaslamp district for an evening of musical perfection, this time to inspire you with masterful interpretations in a tribute to Latin Jazz Legends. In addition to Gilbert on trumpet, you can hear Irving Flores piano, Dean Hulett bass, Tommy Aros congas, and Fernando Gomez drums. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 and at the door for $20.

5 Ways To Experience The Jazz Education Network Conference in San Diego January 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 8, 2014
The Jazz Education Network (JEN) 6th Annual Conference is coming to San Diego, January 7-10, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on San Diego Bay. Over 4 Jam-packed days, YOU can be one of the over 3,000 Jazz Musicians, Educators, Advocates, and Enthusiasts experiencing and learning about breadth of the music you love, JAZZ, in 71 clinics and panel presentations, 36 Research Presentations, the next JENeration of Jazz with the JENerations Student Jazz Festival, 77 concerts including Pancho Sanchez, Bobby Shew, Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage, and Grammy winner and recently nominated again, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Check out the full, mind-blowing 2015 Conference Clinician and Performer linepup!  Oh, and did we mention that Herbie Hancock will be delivering the Keynote Speech on Thursday, January 8, 2015?!


On a personal note, I attended the 2014 conference in Dallas and was BLOWN AWAY by the how much I learned and experienced in 4 short days...and the future of Jazz looks bright!

Read on for 5 ways you can experience this unique and one-of-a-kind event!
35th San Diego Jazz Fest Swings Americas Finest City Thanksgiving Week 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 23, 2014
The 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest, presented by America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS), will be swinging the Town and Country Convention Center Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30 with over 30 bands and guest artists, 8 venues, double dance floors, hours and hours of great trad, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and more. Download the event flyer. 
  • LISTEN to Inside Art host Dave Drexler previewing the 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest. 

Read the entire article for more coverage of the festival
6 Reasons For San Diego Jazz Fans To Vote In The JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 19, 2014
While it’s good in any case to let your Jazz voice be heard in the JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014...and an entry for a package to the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival ain’t a bad one itself, San Diego Jazz fans have at least 6 more reasons to get their vote in before the polls close at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 24.

Here's the first one...Read The Entire Article to see the rest...or better yet...add a comment and give your suggestion for more San Diegan's to Write In!

1. Holly Hofmann - Best Flutist

Are You Seeing Kronomorfic at The Loft at UCSD TONIGHT? #SDJazz Hashtag Experiment
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 17, 2014

Post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ with the San Diego Jazz hashtag, #SDJazzand San Diego's Jazz 88.3 will retweet, share, like, and all number of things social with your Jazzy contribution to what should be an awesome evening exhibiting what's GREAT about our San Diego Jazz Scene! 


For instance...#SDJazz Twitter Search (may change to @Jazz88 Twitter Feed as we start retweeting and such)....



Read the entire article for #SDJazz embeds, and more about this great band and CD...which you can hear on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!

Embed #SDJazz Facebook Thread
Coleman Hawkins - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 17 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 17, 2014
Coleman Hawkins (Born: November 21, 1904 in St. Joseph, MO; Died: May 19, 1969 in New York, NY) is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for November 17, 2014. AllMusic.com's Scott Yanow sums it up this way: "A jazz legend and the colossus of the tenor saxophone, the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression."


Read the entire article for more on this Jazz pioneer...
Jeffery Zeigler Comes To San Diego - Jazz 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 13, 2014
Cellist Jeffery Zeigler, deemed by the New York Times as a cellist who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone,”, is coming to San Diego in an ArtPower! at UC San Diego show on Thursday, November 20, 8pm. AND JAZZ 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!
  1. Complete the entry form below to be entered in the random drawing for 5 pairs of tickets. 
  2. Get a 2nd (and 3rd) entry by Retweeting our Twitter announcements and Sharing our Facebook Announcement
  3. Check out some of the Jeffery's music and info from links below
Congratulations to Hillary! She picked up two tickets to see Jeffery Zeigler! Jazz 88 will have tickets to the upcoming Michael Dessen and Charlie Arbelaez show at The Loft at UCSD...stay tuned!

Read the entire article for your chance at additional entries in the ticket drawing and more on Jeffery Zeigler....
Ticket Giveaway For Airto and Eyedentity at The Loft at UCSD Saturday November 15
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 11, 2014
Airto and Eyedentity are coming to The Loft at UCSD, Saturday, November 15, 8PM and Jazz 88 has TICKETS FOR YOU! Just enter your name, email, and phone below for a chance drawing for one of 5 pair of tickets to the event. We will contact you if you've won tickets. UPDATE 11/12/14 8:45 AM: Drawing closed :( but..

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Increase your chance of winning by ReTweeting our Twitter post and Share our Facebook post! You will get one additional entry in the drawing for each RT/Share!

WE HAVE WINNERS! Congratulations to Tomas, Tom, Steven, Oswald, and Andrew, who will be seeing Airto and Eyedentity!

RETWEET THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!

SHARE THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!


Houston Person - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 10 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 10, 2014
Houston Person, who AllMusic.com calls "A rock-solid, full-toned tenor saxophonist who played ballads and blues with flair, expressive ardor, and power." is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for November 10, 2014. LISTEN for his music all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3. 

Check out a preview of Houston from our Portrait In Jazz archive...



Read the entire article for links to more information about this great Jazz artist!
November 2014 Jazz 88 Blues Jam Session Lineup - The Pots Will Be ON!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 5, 2014
The November 2014 lineup is set for the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam each Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 at Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill located in the historic Ramada Conference Center (5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego 858-278-0800). You know that Jazz 88 Host J. Otis Williams will make sure that the Pots Are On!

Read the entire article for Facebook / Twitter threads and such....
Morning Jazz Host Gary Beck Is Back Where He Started
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 4, 2014
Jazz 88.3 is sooo proud of the on-air hosts that bring Jazz to Life for us all each day by hand-picking the Jazz we hear and providing it to us with their added  thoughts, feelings, and experiences that have come from many years in the music. Gary Beck is one those hosts, bringing you Morning Jazz each weekday from 9AM to Noon PT. Gary is celebrating his 40th year with Jazz 88 and San Diego City College and we couldn't be prouder and happier for him!


Gary was recently featured in the San Diego Reader article "Back Where I Started" by Dave Good, and sums up his approach and outlook on Jazz,

"...I love the music. I like the jazz classics, but I also like what’s going on now musically. The standards have already been done, and they’ve been done by the best. Now, I look for the singers that are doing something different. And musicians,” he says, “that aren’t bored and that still play with the same intensity as they did when I was 18.”

You can tell the special feel that Gary has for Jazz Singers in this June 2013 interview with Roberta Donnay (MP3).

And Gary appreciates the recognition from the Reader article: "It's nice to be thought of after all these years, I owe it to the Music"

You can send Gary your well wishes and thoughts in the Comments below or via our Jazz 88 Facebook and Twitter
Phil Woods - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 3 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 3, 2014
Phil Woods, "one of the most successful saxophonists in jazz" (Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com), is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for November 3, 2014. He was born November 2, 1931 in Springfield, MA. Stay tuned in all week for music from this living Jazz icon!


Read the entire article for more info on our Artist of the Week and your way to SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PHIL!
Zoot Sims - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 27 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 27, 2014
Zoot Sims, as Portrait In Jazz host Joe Kocherhans calls him, "A Cool, Swinging Saxophist", is our Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for the week of October 27, 2014. John Haley Sims was born October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California and he will be featured on "Portrait" on the 89th Anniversary of his birth, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

Here how Zoot got his nickname in this Portrait in Jazz preview...


Read the entire article for more on Zoot and your chance to comment on this great Jazz Legend!
Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 20 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 20, 2014
Dizzy Gillespie, as AllMusic.com's Scott Yanow said, "Trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre.", is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 20, 2014. You'll be hearing from this artist, who literally is the source for much of the Jazz music we love today, all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Dizzy Gillespie and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!
Ray Brown - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 13 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 13, 2014
Ray Brown, bassist extraordinaire in both mainstream and be-bop styles, met and played with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie on his first day in New York in 1945, having been born (October 13, 1926) and grown up in Pittsburgh, PA. The famous Ray Brown Trio included, among other pianists, San Diego's own Geoffrey Keezer! You'll be hearing from this fantastic leader, accompanist, and mentor all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Ray Brown and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!
Congratulations To 2014 San Diego Music Award Jazz and Blues Winners!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 7, 2014
Jazz 88 sends a big CONGRATULATIONS to the all of the 2014 San Diego Music Awards winners and nominees, especially those winners in the Jazz and Blues categories:
  • Best Jazz: Gilbert Castellanos
  • Best Jazz Album: Nathan Hubbard, "Encinitas and Everything After"
  • Best Blues: Robin Henkel
  • Best Blues Album: Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, "Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact"
  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Tomcat Courtney
  • Industry Achievement Honoree: Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars

Read the entire article for a recap of pictures, videos, and links to other stories about the great night of recognition!
Art Blakey - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 6 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 6, 2014
Art Blakey, an innovator for many styles of music and whose bands gave us several generations of Jazz greats, is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week starting October 6, 2014. He was born October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3. 

Here's our Artist of the Week summary from the Art Blakey Portrait in Jazz that will be featured this week at noon. 



Read the entire article for your chance to leave a comment and for more links and information out our Artist of the Week, Art Blakey!
Oscar Pettiford - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 29 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 29, 2014
One of the first innovators on the bass during the be-bop era, Oscar Pettiford is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for the week of September 29, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3 and he will be the feature during the Noon PT Portrait in Jazz feature on the 92nd Anniversary of his birth in Okmulgee, OK, September 30, 1922. He passed away at the age of 37 in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 8, 1960. 


Read the entire article for more information on the great innovator in Jazz and leave your comment about Oscar Pettiford.
Frank Foster - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 22 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 22, 2014
One of the true swingers on the saxophone, Frank Foster (B 9/23/1928, D 7/26/2011) is the Artist of the Week at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 for the week of September 22, 2014. Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 23, the 86th anniversary of his birth in 1928.



You'll be hearing the music of Frank Foster all week on Jazz 88.3. Continue Reading the full article for links and other information about this great Jazz artist!
Brother Jack McDuff - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 15 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 15, 2014
Brother Jack McDuff is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting September 15, 2014. AllMusic.com's Ron Wynn calls McDuff "A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger..." and about the work on his instrument "...one of the funkiest, most soulful styles of all time on the Hammond B-3."  Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 17, the 88th anniversary of his birth in 1926.


Tune into Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org all week as our hosts play the music of this versatile artist. Read the entire article for more facts about Brother Jack and your chance to comment on your favorite tunes...
Steve Turre - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 8, 2014
Steve Turre is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week as our hosts pay tribute to the man AllMusic.com calls "Perhaps the most visible jazz trombonist of the 20th and 21st centuries. " Here's our "AOW" version of the Portrait in Jazz feature of Steve Turre...



Read the full article for your opportunity to pay tribute, through comments, to this great, living Jazz Trombonist, along with links to additional information about Steve, video and photos of his appearance at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, and more!
Daniel Jackson 1937-2014 - Resources and Remembrances
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 3, 2014
From the Jazz88.org Home Page News Article this morning, Daniel Jackson, 1937-2014

It is with a heavy heart that Jazz 88.3 has learned of Daniel Jackson's passing this morning. He was a first rate composer, saxophonist, pianist, educator and mentor. Daniel's passion for the music and the energy it creates was unmatched. Born in La Jolla and graduated from San Diego High School, he was the epitome of San Diego Jazz. A staple. His collaborations and relationships with legends like Lenny McBrowne, Art Farmer, The Adderley brothers, Jimmy Smith, to San Diego's own- Marshall Hawkins, Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos is a testament to his gift of expression. He will be cherished always. 

Read the full article for more link resources and remembrances of this largest of beings on the San Diego Jazz Music scene and your chance to leave your own comment at the bottom...but first, here's Daniel, with Marshall Hawkins and Mike Wofford from the 2013 San Diego Music Awards where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award,

Jazz 88 On-Air Staff Wishes You Happy Labor Day!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 1, 2014
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 On-Air Staff wishes you and yours the happiest, most productive, and especially Jazzy Labor Day 2014 to you!


Read the entire article to see a larger version of this mosaic and then leave a comment for your favorite On-Air host!
Invitation to Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference Community Meeting - Thursday August 7 3:00 PM
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 6, 2014
The Jazz Education Network (JEN) will be holding it's 6th Annual Conference in San Diego, January 7-10, 2015 at the Hyatt Grand Manchester Hotel and they would love the San Diego Jazz Community to be involved from the get-go! They are inviting all Jazz Loving, Living, and Educating San Diegans to a Community Planning meeting this Thursday August 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM at San Diego Hyatt Grand Manchester Hotel, Deluxe Hospitality Suite 560 (5th Floor Seaport Tower). If you'd like to be involved in conference Outreach, Volunteers, Promotion and Support (specifically in the areas of Production and Sponsorships)...or just find out more about the conference...then join me in attending and making this THE BEST JAZZ CONFERENCE SAN DIEGO HAS EVER SEEN!


Continue reading for the complete invitation from JEN President Bob Sinicrope and more details...and make plans to help plan!
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.
Read full article at: giveBIG? What the Heck is That?
The Celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Station Manager , 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

Read full article at: Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
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.

Read full article at: Federal Jazz Project
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!



Read full article at: Jazz Live Photos of 2012
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!



Read full article at: Jazz 88.3 Summertime Events
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.
Read full article at: Hope for the Art Form
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]

Read full article at: 2011 Grammy Winners
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.

Read full article at: Let's Use Our Brainpower
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/Web/HostPosted 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.
Read full article at: Web Site Updates
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