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Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel
takes place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
! Be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music TONIGHT(!)
with Sue Palmer
! This Happy Hour will be a little extra-special
, as Sue, and her entire Motel Swing Orchestra will celebrate the release of their new album: “Bricktop.”
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 TONIGHT(!)
in the Mississippi Ballroom!
is putting a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night
rooftop concert series! This year, we’re throwing TWO BIG BASHES
and giving them a Latin-spin
! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM
on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel
, THIS FRIDAY, July 3rd
to usher in summer with "Sexteto Sonero Del Caribe
" - Cuban Salsa, and again on Friday, September 4th
to bid the season a proper farewell with "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha
Both events will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!)
and you must
to attend. There's also $5 valet parking
for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves
, Chris Springer
will be your host! What better way to celebrate the season?! We’ll see you this summer!
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
Phil Diorio, (7/8)
Robin Henkel, (7/15)
Lance Deiknan, (7/22)
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|San Diego Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator, and Innovator Mark Dresser has been named as one of 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Impact Awards for 2015, receiving $80,000 to be used over 3 years as he wishes.
Since April 2014, the foundation has awarded a total of $3.2 million in Impact Awards to 40 artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theatre. The Doris Duke Impact Award
, in particular, has a unique nomination process, as explained by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, "The Doris Duke Impact Awards are based on nominations submitted by artists, identifying others (often less widely known) that will have enormous impact on the jazz, dance or theatre fields in the future.
Dresser’s reaction to the award, as captured by Robert Bush, San Diego Jazz Writer, in an NBC San Diego Blog Post
, "I felt gratified being recognized by this organization and it’s especially meaningful to know that I was chosen by a panel made up of distinguished but unknown colleagues in the field. I’m still trying to get a handle on the implications of such a significant financial prize attached and continuing to figure out what that could mean in realizing my music on a more dimensional level."
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for more coverage of the award, Dresser's music at Jazz 88.3, and more...
Among the 10 new releases in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library the week of June 29, 2015, there are 4 fantastic new Latin discs led by 50-time Grammy Nominated trombonist and leader Wayne Wallace's latest "Intercambio". Read on for the full list of new Latin and other Jazz releases, along with links to artist websites and more!
- “JEFF DENSON TRIO + LEE KONITZ”
- CHRIS DINGMAN – “THE SUBLIMINAL AND THE SUBLIME”
- STOCKTON HELBING – “PATINA”
- JEFF MIGUEL – “PERSEVERANCE”
- JOSE NEGRONI – “NEGRONI PIANO + 9”
- MICHEL NIRENBERG – “RETRATO/PORTRAIT”
- JIM MARTINEZ – “GOOD GRIEF! IT’S STILL JIM MARTINEZ”
- STEVE SLAGLE / BILL O’CONNELL – “THE POWER OF TWO”
- WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET – “INTERCAMBIO”
- JOHANNES WALLMANN – “THE TOWN MUSICIANS”
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for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
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