Jazz 88.3is bringing "The Wrecking Crew" to the Saville Theater for (2) shows on Saturday, July 20. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at a group of studio musicians in 1960s Los Angeles who played with some of the most influential and talented musicians to date; everybody from the Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra, to Lalo Schifrin and Nat King Cole. And if the names Tommy Tedesco, Hal Blaine, or Carol Kaye also ring a bell, then this is a film you MUST see! It's also a chance for you to support your favorite Jazz Station, too, as a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Jazz 88.3! Also, Jazz 88.3 Members get a discount (just use "Miles" as the promo code). Click here for tickets!
Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band play our next Jazz Live on Tuesday, June 25. She's an award winning songbird and the band are some mugs that mean business. Donnay has a new disc called "A Little Sugar," and the band...are some mugs that mean business! All ages welcome to Jazz Live, and Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets at 619-388-3037. Remember the new parking structure at 15th & Broadway and the parking permit that goes with it.
Really excited about 3 large ensemble recordings (Joel Harrison 19, Kim Richmond, Dave Ricard) among the New being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library starting next Tuesday, June 18, 2013. You can get the jump on everyone by checking out their debut on on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday 6-8PM PT, June 17, 2013. The full list is after the split, but here's a funky little taste from San Diego's own Pocket and their new disc "Resonance"...
Just wanted to let those folks know who listen to Weekend Late Jazz that I'll be DJing at the Belly Up on Tuesday night, June 11 in support of JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound performing, all the way from Chicago. If you enjoy blues rock with touches of soul, then definitely come check out the show!
Here's a full performance of them playing live on KEXP in Seattle!
6:40 PM PT - Grace Kelly - New disc "Grace" (Hymns, Her Sax and Vocals), Playing PBJF Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Phil Woods.
7:20 PM PT - ELEW and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble Artistic Director Pat Taylor discussing the World Premier of their new Jazzy collaboration at PBJF Sunday, June 16, 2013. Joe is adding ELEW's latest RockJazz Vol. 2 to the New list this week!
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart June 10, 2013: No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart now for a fourth consecutive week is Christian McBride & Inside Straight People Music (Mack Avenue). Most added (+24) and the week’s biggest gainer (+108) is George Benson Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (Concord). The week’s highest debut (No. 26) is Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack Dejohnette Somewhere (ECM) and the most reported (50 stations) is Eliane Elias I Thought About You (A Tribute to Chet Baker) (Concord).
The New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for June 10, 2013 includes the latest from Pat Metheny, Jerry Bergonzi, Freddy Cole, and lots more familiar and new names. You can hear them debuted on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, 6-8 PM PT, June 10, 2013. The full list of adds are after the split, but in the meantime here's something from "Brooklyn Babylon", a multimedia performance piece by graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj and composer Darcy James Argue. The Brooklyn Academy of Music presented the world premiere of the work November 9, 2011. The full "Brooklyn Babylon" is being added this week!