Jazz 88.3's annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is upon us! For one month, beginning May 1st, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments at any Coles Fine Flooring location, or, at the Jazz 88.3 business office. All instruments will be refurbished and distributed among San Diego City School music programs. And, this year, the Julian Union School District will also be a benefactor! With your help, this could be our most successful Music Matters Instrument Drive yet! So if you have an instrument that you no longer need or use, feel free to dust it off and drop it off and help keep San Diego's youth musically-inspired!
Progressive Nights concludes with the subtle textures and captivating inventions in the particular style as curated every Thursday night by yours truly. This might sound like a generic phrase cooked up before a pressing deadline, but it's the real deal. Get into The Speakeasy and have a listen. Individual experience may vary each week, but this is a long term commitment and relevant within its context.
Yes I played "Western Wren (A Bird Call)" again. It's a magical interaction between Jeff Ballard drums, Lionel Luoeke guitar, and Miguel Zenon saxophone. Found on Ballard's Time's Tales.
Yes the Rosetta Trio piece might have seemed out of place after "Bloodcount." But what a transition to "Lena" and the majestic power of Cecil Taylor. Free Time!
Yes Todd Sickafoose Tiny Resistors came to the rescue at the very last minute. What a great night. Special thanks to Mark and Kimi from Brooklyn.
Charles McPherson’s Jazz ballet Sweet Synergy Suite, originally presented on Jazz 88.3 on March 8th, 2014 can be watched in its entirety at Jazz88.org. The 75 minute program will feature a concert by the Charles McPherson sextet, an interview with Charles, and the ½-hour Jazz ballet workshop created in conjunction with San Diego ballet Company. Sunday, April 27th at 7pm.
The Lisa Hilton Trio is performing tonight, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, during Jazz Live San Diego, 8 to 10 PM PT and whether you are at the Saville or listening live in San Diego and around the world, you can share what you think about the show before, during, and after...we will!
Monday, April 21, 2014 - Allison Adams Tucker "April In Paris" CD and Release Party Preview: Allison Adams Tucker will be releasing her new album "April In Paris" on June 3, 2014 and will first be playing CD Release Party on April 26, 2014 at The Loft at UCSD to commenmorate both the disc and "Jazz Appreciation Month". We'll get to chat with Allison and hear music from the New disc first on The New Jazz Thing!
Monday, May 27, 2014 -
Anna Danes "Longing" and 5/30/14 CD Release Concert Interview. Local vocalist with her debut CD will be performing at Cedros Social Club in Solana Beach on Friday, May 30, 2014 with many of the musicians from the new disc.
Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn "Joni Mitchell's Hejira" Performance Preview: On June 1st Robin Adler and her band Mutts of the Planet will be performing Joni Mitchell's Hejira album. They have a fantastic 9 piece band for this show including Grammy winning guitarist Jamie Kime from L.A. We are also flying in bassist Kevin Hennessy, Peter Sprague's bassist for many years, from Missouri to hold down the Jaco parts. Robin and her husband, Dave Blackburn, may be performing live in studio.
After the split, Top 10 Countdown replay/links, 2014.4.14 Adds @Jazz88, Previously on TNJT, Playlist screenshot, more...
Anxious to dig into some New Jazz Music to kick off the 3rd week of Jazz Appreciation Month, April 14, 2014, with highlights sure to come from Eric Alexander, The Bad Plus, Alan Broadbent, Abdullah Ibrahim, The L.A. Treasures Project (featuring Jazz Live Alum Ernie Andrews), Eric Reed, Jessica Williams AND San Diego's own Peter Sprague with a new vocal album featuring Kevyn Lettau and Leonard Patton. And maybe something New and fresh will catch your ear! The full list with additional notes from the Jazz 88 Music Directors after the split, along with your chance to comment on the New!