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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!
Discover Cuba & Havana with San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Earthbound Expeditions
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 25, 2014
Join KSDS Program Director Claudia Russell and fellow KSDS jazz lovers on an in-depth cultural exploration of the isle of Cuba for 9 days and 8 nights, starting in Miami on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, with Jazz 88 Partner Earthbound Expeditions. Enjoy the rhythms of Latin jazz and the beat of hot salsa songs. Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts and Cuba’s leading music school. Stroll through Old Havana and enjoy salsa dancing lessons. Visit Hemingway’s home and go on multiple outings to some of Havana’s top jazz clubs. Don’t miss out! Enjoy the magic of Cuba before it changes forever.


Read the entire article for the itinerary, includes, and more!
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

Michael Dessen Trio and Charlie Arbelaez Trio Play The Loft at UCSD Friday November 21 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 18, 2014
Michael Dessen Trio, following on the heels of their 2014 release "Resonating Abstractions", comes to The Loft at UCSD, Friday, November 21, 2014 8PM. The Loft at UCSD is one of our great Jazz 88.3 Partners supporting our mission to Present and Promote Jazz...your business can SUPPORT JAZZ 88.3's MISSION TOO!. Come back to the Jazz 88.3 Blog for your chance to win tickets this week!

Update: ENTER NOW TO WIN a pair of tickets to see these great Jazz trios FREE!!! Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 20!

















AllAboutJazz.com's Robert Bush sums up his review of this latest Michael Dessen Trio release this way: 

"Anyone curious about the state of the art in trombone improvising needs to investigate Michael Dessen, and Resonating Abstractions is a great place to start."

Opening the show is The Charlie Arbelaez Trio, featuring outstanding San Diego musicians, Charlie Arbelaez (sax), Mackenzie Leighton (bass) and Matt Smith (drums).

Read the entire article for more on the Michael Dessen and Charlie Arbelaez
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: 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

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/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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