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Sunday, May 24th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, May 24:
    • Artie Shaw, complete with string section, scores a big hit at the first official swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York City in 1936.
    • It was on this day that Jazz lost a royal tradition; Duke Ellington died at the age of 75 in 1974.
    • In 1963, blues guitarist Elmore James died in Chicago. He was 45.
    • The J.A.T.P. ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall with Billie Holiday in 1947.
    • Dizzy Gillespie cuts his classic "Manteca" in 1954 in New York City.
    • John Coltrane recorded "Tenor Madness" in 1956 for Prestige records.
    • Woody Herman and his orchestra records "Farewell Blues" in 1939 in New York City.
    • On a sad note, organist Jimmy McGriff died on this day in 2008 of complications from multiple sclerosis, at a nursing home in New Jersey. He was 72.

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    Station News

    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party!

    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party! • Sunday, May 31st

    Consider this your official summer save-the-date! Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating summer in style on the last Sunday of each month (May-September) with a jazz-inspired pool party at the Lafayette Hotel! We're kicking it off on Sunday, May 31st from 12-3PM with live, Brazilian Jazz by Allison Adams Tucker. So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there!

    Jazz Live Chuchito Valdés, Jr

    Jazz Live Chuchito Valdés, Jr • Tuesday, June 9th

    Jazz 88.3 jumps to hyperdrive with 2 shows a month in June and July. First up is the great Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés, Jr on Tuesday, June 9. We anticipate ticket sales will be brisk. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets now online or at 619-388-3037. All ages are welcome. There will be a parking permit. Better get some rest while you can.
    Music Matters Instrument Drive

    Music Matters Instrument Drive

    Our annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is officially in full-swing! For the entire month of May, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments to Jazz 88.3 and in turn, we will refurbish each instrument collected and distribute them among San Diego City School music programs. So dust off your old instrument(s) and swing by the Jazz 88.3 business office to drop 'em off (we're located in the L-Building on the City College campus) and help keep San Diego's youth musically-inspired!

    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM now takes place at Old Venice Restaurant in Point Loma from 6 to 9pm! Mark Augustin and Friends leads the jam and Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar is your host. Oh, and Happy Hour is also every Sunday night during the jam. This ALL-AGES good-time is FREE to attend, so dust off those instruments, break-out those dancing shoes and plan to come out and jam out! There's also FREE Parking! We hope to see you there!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. So dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Blues Jam Special Guest: (6/3) Tony Agosta. And, heads-up(!), Blues lovers! EVERY SUNDAY, Jazz 88.3 will host a Blues Brunch at Proud Mary's from 1130-3pm. It's your chance to come out, jam out, and spoil your palate while you're at it! 
    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act. Also, you get a TAX  DEDUCTION for 2014! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative. Isn't that reason enough? 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you support Jazz 88.3. Thanks!
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Are you proud of your favorite Jazz and Blues Station? Of course you are! We're proud of you for having such good taste in music. So, we want to show you off a little (or a lot).  Please send us a picture(s) of your Jazz 88.3 swag in action and we'll display it for all the world to see. The more the merrier and the further from San Diego the better.  The e-mail address is showyour88@jazz88.org.

    Latest Blogs

    Kronomorfic Gets All Polymetric on Jazz Live San Diego by Vince Outlaw

    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.! 

    Former Jazz Live San Diego Performers Breakstone and Mintz Lead New Releases at Jazz 88.3 by Vince Outlaw

    Your ears will be overflowing with 23 new Jazz music releases the week of May 18, 2015 in this Jazz Live San Diego Week (Kronomorfic, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8-10pm PT) with the latest releases by former performers at our monthly concert and radio show Joshua Breakstone (Jazz Live 4/14/14, new "2nd Avenue") and Billy Mintz (JL 10/8/13, new "The 2nd Bass Band...Live"). Jazz 88.3 hosts will be introducing you to these new releases all week, so Listen Long, Often, and LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego and Worldwide at Jazz88.org!  You can check out the debut of all the new releases each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT.

    New This Week @Jazz88 2015.5.18 - Adds To San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Music Library
    • TONY ADAMO – “THE NEW YORK CREW”
    • ALBARE – “ONLY HUMAN”
    • DMITRY BAEVSKY – “OVER AND OUT”
    • RODRIGO BONELLI – “SEPTET WORKS”
    • JOSHUA BREAKSTONE – “2ND AVENUE”
    • DAN BRUBECK QUARTET – “CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF DAVE AND IOLA BRUBECK”
    • LORIN COHEN – “HOME”
    • ROGER DAVIDSON TRIO – “LIVE AT CAFFE VIVALDI”
    • LARRY DOUGLAS & JORGE PINEDA ALLTET – “DEDICATORIAS DOS”
    • EUGENIE JONES – “COME OUT SWINGIN’”
    • BENNY GREEN – “LIVE IN SANTA CRUZ”
    • STEVE JOHNS – “FAMILY”
    • FEDERICO LANUZA – “ꜟSIVA!”
    • DEBORAH LATZ – “SUR L’INSTANT”
    • JOE LOCKE – “LOVE IS A PENDULUM”
    • BILLY MINTZ – “THE 2 BASS BAND…LIVE”
    • WES MONTGOMERY – “IN THE BEGINNING”
    • JOANNA PASCALE – “WILDFLOWER”
    • CRISTINA PATO – “LATINA”
    • ROBERTA PIKET – “EMANATION-SOLO: VOLUME 2”
    • TROY ROBERTS – “SECRET RHYMES”
    • SNARKY PUPPY & METROPOLE ORKEST – “SYLVA”
    • RAMON VALLE – “TAKE OFF”
    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites and social networks, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

    B. B. King Remembered by San Diego's Blues 88.3 by Vince Outlaw

    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.
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