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August 5th, 2014

The Hot Club of Detroit

The Calendar

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, July 29:
    • Charlie Christian (Guitar, Guitar-Electric) was born in Dallas, TX, 1916–1942.
    • Don Redman (Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Saxophone, Arranger, Clarinet, Composer) was born in Piedmont, WV, 1900–1964.
    • Vic Lewis (Trombone) was born in London, England, 1919–2009.
    • Joe Beck (Guitar) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1945–2008.
    • Al Wynn (Trombone) was born , 1907–1973.
    • Ellyn Rucker (Vocals-Lead, Piano) was born in Des Moines, IA in 1937.
    • Miles Davis began recording the classics "Here Come De Honey Man," "You is My Woman Now," It Ain't Necessarily So," "Fisherman" and "Strawberry and Devil Crab" for Columbia Records back in 1958.

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    Station News

    Summertime Jazz Night!

    Summertime Jazz Night! • Friday, August 1st

    Summer is officially in full-swing, and it sure does feel like it! And, what better way to celebrate than with our annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series! Join us THIS Friday, from 5-8PM on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, along with the Charlie Chavez Latin Jazz Quintet! While you're there you can also enjoy an array of adult beverages, hosted appetizers, raffle prizes and more! There's a $10 cover charge (CASH ONLY!), and you MUST be 21+ to enter. So mark your calendars and plan to join your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station, Jazz 88.3! Valet parking is also available for only $5! We'll see you there!
    Saturday Pool Parties!

    Saturday Pool Parties! • Saturday, August 2nd

    Jazz 88.3 will continue celebrating summer in style EVERY Saturday in August from 12-3PM at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel, located on El Cajon Blvd., just west of Texas Street. Come out and relax by their exquisite Weissmuller pool and groove to great tunes, courtesy of us, your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station. Please Note: There's a $15 day-pass fee to enjoy the festivities (purchase the day of at the Lafayette Hotel) and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for safety purposes. There is, however, an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets for your convenience. This Saturday's (8/2) pool party will feature Jazz 88.3's very own, DJ Marcus Rosario! So consider this your official summer-save-the-date and plan to join us! 
    The Hot Club of Detroit

    The Hot Club of Detroit • Tuesday, August 5th

    Jazz Live on Tuesday, August 5th will be a swinging good time with The Hot Club of Detroit, a four-piece jazz ensemble with the tight tricky gypsy style that makes sitting almost impossible. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve free tickets by calling 619-388-3037.  As a courtesy, your parking permit is also free of charge, but you must print it.
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour! • Thursday, August 21st

    Join us Thursday, August 21st from 5-7:30PM for our monthly Happy Hour featuring the Jaime Valle Trio! Come out and groove to great live music, enjoy an array of hosted appetizers, happy hour drink prices, and more! It's all happening in the "Mississippi Ballroom"at our new Happy Hour home - the newly renovated and historic, Lafayette Hotel, located on El Cajon Blvd., just west of Texas Street. There's also $7 valet parking for your convenience, as well as an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you there!  
    Blues Jam!

    Blues Jam!

    Heads Up Blues Lovers! The Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam has moved. The Blues Jam now takes place at Proud Mary’s …5500 Kearny Mesa Road (Ramada Inn, on the west side of 163) every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! That's the news, the rest is unchanged; Mark Augustin - guitar slinger, J. Otis Williams - our Blues Jam host. It's also FREE and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
    Jazz Jam!

    Jazz Jam!

    Join Jazz 88.3 every Sunday night from 6:30-9:30PM at Busalacchi's Spaghetteria in the heart of Little Italy for our Jazz Jam! It's your ultimate chance to join Mark Augustin, Bruce Cameron, Tommy Gannon and Jeff Dalrymple and jam OUT! It's FREE, family-friendly and a smashing good time. We will see you there!
    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 2013!  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

    There are so many ways to attach oneself to San Diego's Jazz 88.3 beginning with the listening stream.  It has been improved! We have bumped up the bitrate and now offer more choices to listen via the web. You can bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Get our new upgraded app(s) for Android or iPhone and stay with us. Also, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and +1 us on Google Plus. Wait, what? There we are on YouTube! In response to listener calls, yes we're still on cable, just over a little bit; Cox 963 and Time Warner 965.'ll never miss a Jazz Live.
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

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