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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, January 31:
    • Bobby Hackett (Cornet, Trumpet) was born in Providence, RI, 1915–1976.
    • Isham Jones (Band Leader, Composer) was born in Coalton, OH, 1894–1956.
    • Benny Morton (Trombone) was born in New York, NY, 1907–1985.
    • Frank Ricotti (Vibraphone) was born in London, England in 1949.
    • Emanuel Sayles (Banjo, Guitar) was born in Donaldsonville, LA, 1907–1986.
    • Charlie Musselwhite (Harmonica) was born in Kosciusko, MS in 1944.
    • Anita O'Day makes her debut for Verve records in 1957 with "Anita Sings the Most".
    • Horace Silver and his quintet recorded "Finger Poppin'" for Blue Note records in 1959.

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    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour! • Thursday, February 5th

    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel will now take place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY, from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live Latin Jazz by guitarist, Jaime Valle! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend! Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you on Thursday, February 5th in the Mississippi Ballroom!


    The Wednesday Night Blues Jam is back in full-swing! It happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's! It's also FREE, family-friendly and begins at 6:30pm. So be sure to dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Proud Mary's is located at the Ramada Inn, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111. *Also, please note: Our Sunday Night Jazz Jam is taking a little break for a tune-up! Not to worry, tho! It’ll be back soon enough and we will be ready to JAM when it is! 
    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!
    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    Another way to join San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is with the listening stream.  Recent improvements include upping the bitrate and offering more ways to listen via the web. You can bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Going social you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and +1 us on Google Plus  and there we are on YouTube! In response to listener calls, yes, we're still on cable; Cox 963 and Time Warner 965.'ll never miss a Jazz Live.
    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

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    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.)

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