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Monday, June 29th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, June 29:
    • Ralph Burns (Arranger, Piano, Composer) was born in Newton, MA, 1922–2001.
    • Julian Priester (Trombone) was born in Chicago, IL in 1935.
    • Ove Lind (Clarinet) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, 1926–1991.
    • Vladmir Tarasov (Drums and Percussion) was born in 1947.
    • Gilberto Gil (Guitar, Drums and Percussion, Songwriter (Music & Lyrics)) was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1942.
    • The Miles Davis Quintet recorded Sonny Rollins Classics "Airegin," "Oleo," "But Not for Me", and "Doxy" for Prestige Records in 1954.
    • Benny Carter recorded his theme "Melancholy Lullaby" in 1939.
    • And, sadly, pianist Ross Tompkins died of lung cancer in 2006, in St. Augustine, Florida. He was 68.

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    Station News

    Happy Hour - Sue Palmer!

    Happy Hour - Sue Palmer! • Thursday, July 2nd

    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 from 5-7:30PM! Be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music THIS(!) THURSDAY, July 2nd 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 Thursday, July 2nd in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    July Summertime Jazz Night!

    July Summertime Jazz Night! • Friday, July 3rd

    Jazz 88.3 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 be 21+ 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!
    Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard

    Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard • Tuesday, July 7th

    Our next Jazz Live will be special. San Diego's own Nathan Hubbard will be bringing his eclectic compositions to the Saville Theatre stage. Nathan's "Encinitas and Everything After" won Best Jazz Album at last year's San Diego Music Awards so it's a show you don't to miss. If you are a valid Jazz88 member you can reserve your 2 free tickets right away. Don't forget about that pesky parking pass. See you there!
    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. So dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Blues Jam Special Guest(7/1) Phil Diorio, (7/8) Robin Henkel, (7/15) Lance Deiknan, (7/22) Janice Edwards. 
    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM is TAKING A BREAK. We hope to continue this ALL-AGES good-time at a new location in the near future. We will keep you posted.
    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

    Latest Blogs

    Ahmad Jamal - Artist of the Week June 29 2015 by Vince Outlaw

    Ahmad Jamal, who celebrates his 85th birthday this Thursday, July 2, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 29, 2015! Your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts will be playing his music and telling their personal stories of the impact of his music overall and on them personally. 

    Ahmad Jamal - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for June 29, 2015

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    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on this great Jazz artist...

    Jazz Journalists Association Celebrates 2015 Award Winners and Jazz Heroes by Vince Outlaw

    The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA, celebrated the winners of their 2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards at the organization's annual public Jazz Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 2015 JJA Awards For Musical Achievement were chosen in 32 categories for achievement in work in 2014 and were previously announced in May 2015. 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media were announced at the event on Tuesday. Additionally, 23 previously announced 2015 Jazz Journalist Award Jazz Heroes were celebrated at the party. 

    San Diego's Jazz 88.3 send BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the Winners and Jazz Heroes for the great work they do to keep Jazz Alive and Well!

    2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award Winners and Jazz Heroes

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional links, coverage, and pictures of the winners and heroes...
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