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Today in San Diego

Monday, February 8th, 2016


Today - Monday the 8th

Jazz at the Athenaeum
Yuko Maruyama Athenaeum Music & Arts Library • 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, February 8...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Eddie Condon's Hotshots record "I'm Gonna Stomp" and "Mr. Henry Lee" in 1929 for Victor Records.
  • Lester Young, Roy Eldridge and "Sweets" Edison record the album "Keep From Cryin" in 1958 for Verve Records.
  • Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa cut "Jazz Samba Encore" in 1963.
  • On a sad note, organist Jimmy Smith died on this date in 2005, of natural causes, in Scottsdale, AZ California. He was 79.

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Jazz Live

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Station News

Jazz Live- Fat Tuesday Celebration with The Euphoria Brass Band with Bourre Party! • Tuesday, February 9th

It will be one big party on Fat Tuesday, February 9th. First, we will begin at Bourrre Southern Bistro for a terrific pre-party before Jazz Live. The festivities will begin at 5:30pm when you sit down to enjoy an authentic Louisiana Seafood Boil. There will be a full cash bar and great music as master clarinetist, Ken Peplowski, will be providing the festive tunes while you eat. At 8pm, Jazz Live will be rocking as The Euphoria Brass Band brings its New Orleans swagger to the Saville Theatre. Please call 619-388-3743 to make your reservation for the pre-party. A $75 dollar donation is required per person to attend, but, hurry, there is very little room left in this intimate setting. If you are just attending the Jazz Live and wish to make your reservations on-line you can do so in The Speakeasy. As always, when attending Jazz Live please check our ticket policy and print the parking pass.  
Jazz88.3 celebrates Black History Month

Jazz88.3 celebrates Black History Month

This February Jazz 88.3 celebrates Black History Month with Nechel Best from Nechel Best- The Best Voice Choice, producer of San Diego Black History profiles. These minute-long educational stories delight, inspire and honor the contributions of San Diego’s African American community!  Jazz came from the rich experience of African American culture and Nechel’s local cultural art radio productions provides more context, information and access to those influences in San Diego’s unique cultural heritage.  Listen all month long and throughout the day for the exceptional legacies of past and present San Diego Black history makers.
'Some Like it Hot' at the Hotel Del

'Some Like it Hot' at the Hotel Del

Jazz 88.3 is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with a recreation of the swinging charts Barney Kessel recorded in 1959 of the music from Some Like It Hot! We’re going to present a concert at the Hotel Del, featuring guitar genius Larry Koonse, along with Gene Cipriano – the man who ghosted for Tony Curtis! It’s all happening Saturday, March 12th and all you have to do is make a one-time donation of just $175 – along with the concert, your ticket also includes a spectacular dinner in the ballroom at the Del, overlooking the San Diego Bay, along with a panel discussion! And, if you want, you can also stay the night in one of the gorgeous rooms at the Del (extra charge). We have a limited number of tickets, so call NOW to make a reservation - 619-388-3743! 
La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series • Thursday, February 11th

La Jolla Music Society's jazz concert series is in full-swing! Next up: Grammy winners: Aaron Neville on February 11th, followed by Keb’ Mo on March 4th. Both concerts will take place at the historic Balboa Theatre located in the heart of downtown. And--if you become a La Jolla Music Society subscriber, you'll save when you buy tickets for this 3-part Jazz concert series. To purchase tickets or for more information,simply click here!
"Jazz @ The Jacobs"!

"Jazz @ The Jacobs"! • Friday, February 12th

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: “Jazz @ The Jacobs" -- (2) incredible concerts remain, beautifully curated by the ever so talented Gilbert Castellanos! The next show is Dianne Reeves, Friday, February 19th at 8PM and the series concludes with another terrific vocalist, Gregory Porter, Saturday, May 7th at 8PM. Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
"When The Rain Stops Falling"

"When The Rain Stops Falling"

"When The Rain Stops" will officially hit the Cygnet Theatre stage, running January 14th - February 14th. In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, "When the Rain Stops Falling" explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future. Voted "The Best New Play of Year" in 2010 by Time Magazine, this play is sure to be a hit yet again! Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Valentine's Day: Latin-Style!

Valentine's Day: Latin-Style! • Sunday, February 14th

Valentine's Day just got a little more special, as the historic Lafayette Hotel is putting a Latin-spin on this lover's holiday! This year, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Latin-inspired three-course dinner menu, paired beautifully with live Latin music! As a special treat, they’re also offering special room enhancements such as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne! To RSVP, or for more information, simply click here!

Blues Jam

Blues Jam

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. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Special guests this month include: 2/3- Chill Boy, 2/10- Sharifah, 2/17 & 2/24- Charles Burton. 
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! 2/5- Jason Hanna & Alex Ciaverelli, 2/12- Rob Eschete & Rob Whitlock, 2/19- Steph Johnson & Rob Thorsen, 2/26- Richard Sellers Trio

Latest Blogs

New This Week in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library 2016-02-08 by Vince Outlaw

San Diego Jazz pianist Mikan Vlatkovich's new release "Fly Away" with his band JazzMikan featuring loads of San Diego musicians leads the new releases to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of February 8, 2016. Tune in all week for New Jazz Music specially selected by your Jazz 88 on-air hosts. Tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw (Airing: Tuesday, Midnight-2am; On-Demand Immediately After) for 2 hours of all New Jazz Music and Jazz News.  
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

Aaron Neville Inside Art Interview Previews La Jolla Music Society Concert by Dave Drexler

New Orleans R&B and Funk legend Aaron Neville chats with Inside Art (Sundays 6-6:30pm PT) host Dave Drexler about his remarkable career as both a soloist and a member of the legendary Neville Brothers, plus his new album of New Orleans R&B and Funk and other highlights from his five decade career. Neville performs at the Balboa Theater on February 11, 2016 at 8pm (GET TICKETS NOW!) as part of the La Jolla Music Society's 2016 Jazz Concert Series. 

Ernie Andrews Reflects On His Career In Jazz Before Happy Hour Appearance by Vince Outlaw

Jazz Vocal Legend Ernie Andrews has enjoyed a long and continuing career singing the music he loves and he seems to keep getting stronger. He stopped by the Jazz 88.3 studios and chatted with Afternoon Jazz host Ron Dhanifu (Mon-Fri, 1-4pm PT) before his appearance at the monthly Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour at The Lafayette Hotel on Thursday, February 4, 2016. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE to see some shots from Ernie Andrews and his great band including saxophonist Rickey Woodard at the Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour...

Follow Jazz 88 On Twitter by Vince Outlaw

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...
  • @Jazz88 - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter Feed: Links to trending Jazz News and Conversations, reviews of Jazz and other music albums, concerts, and events, and retweets from Jazz 88.3 partners and listeners. Let us know when you are listening with a @Jazz88 tag or use the #Jazz88 hashtag!
  • Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List: Subscribe to the list and follow your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts and you'll see during-show tweets and between show Jazz news and conversation. Check out the latest Jazz 88.3 host tweets below. If you want to only follow your favorite host, here's the list members.
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for what's happening right now on the Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List...
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