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Monday, April 27th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, April 27:
    • Connie Kay (Drums and Percussion) was born in Tuckahoe, NY, 1927–1994.
    • Denzil Best (Drums and Percussion) was born in NYC, NY, 1917–1965.
    • Sal Mosca (Piano) was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, 1927–2007.
    • Calvin Newborn (Guitar) was born in Whiteville, TN in 1933.
    • Matty Matlock (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Arranger) was born in Paducah, KY, 1907–1978.
    • Lionel Loueke (Guitar) was born in Benin in 1973.
    • Scott Robinson (Saxophones/, Clarinet) was born in Pompton Plains, NJ in 1959.
    • Tommy Smith (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1967.
    • Ruth Price (Vocals-Lead) was born in Phoenixville, PA in 1938.
    • Bud Powell records "Piano Interpretations" for Norgran Records in 1955.

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    Station News

    Jazz Jam RETURNS!

    Jazz Jam RETURNS! • Sunday, May 3rd

    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM RETURNS(!), THIS(!) SUNDAY, MAY 3rd AT Old Venice Restaurant on Canon Street in Point Loma from 6 to 9pm! Mark Augustin and Friends will lead the jam and Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar will be your host. Oh, and Happy Hour will also be extended til 7PM. This ALL-AGES good-time is FREE to attend, so dust off those instruments, break-out those dancing shoes and plan to come out and jam out! There's also FREE Parking! We hope to see you there!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Ian Tordella!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Ian Tordella! • Thursday, May 7th

    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel takes place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music THURSDAY, May 7th with the Ian Tordella Organ Trio! 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, May 7th in the Mississippi Ballroom!

    * SHARE the Facebook Event: Ian Tordella Organ Trio. ARE YOU GOING?!
    This is Jazz! series in Carlsbad

    This is Jazz! series in Carlsbad • Saturday, May 9th

    Jazz88.3 Program Director Claudia Russell is curating "This is Jazz!" with the Cultural Arts Office in Carlsbad. The final event on Saturday May 9th combines discussion with live jazz music spotlighting the different styles, directions and textures of America's true art form. Join Latin Grooves DJ Chris Springer and saxophonist Justo Almario for the next session, "Celebrating the Latin Connection in Jazz." The event starts at 4pm in the Ruby G. Schulman auditorium, and it's free! Here is the information.    
    Jazz Live Kronomorfic

    Jazz Live Kronomorfic • Tuesday, May 19th

    Jazz Live brings in the modern and the technology on May 19th with Kronomorfic, lead by saxophonist David Borgo. Personnel is as yet tentative, but count on quality and agility. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or at 619-388-3037. Jazz Live always starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre at City College. All Ages Welcome! Print Parking Permit!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    Blues Jam & Blues Brunch!

    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! April Blues Jam Special Guests: (4/29) - Catherine Denise. And, heads-up(!), Blues lovers! EVERY SUNDAY, Jazz 88.3 will host a Blues Brunch at Proud Mary's from 1130-3pm. It's your chance to come out, jam out, and spoil your palate while you're at it! This Sunday's (5/3) brunch will feature the Sue Palmer Trio!
    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

    Latest Blogs

    Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald by Vince Outlaw

    San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 has dedicated a gift from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation to further the outreach of “Jazz An American Art Form” (JAAAF). JAAAF is a 45 minute presentation about the birth and development of Jazz and Blues, scaled for elementary and middle school students.  JAAAF was created by San Diegan and world-renowned bassist, Rob Thorsen and features a world-class lineup of San Diego musicians including Gilbert Castellanos trumpet, Bob Boss guitar, and Richard Sellers drums. Working with Young Audiences of San Diego, who schedules and places a variety of  enrichment programs for schools around the county, Jazz 88.3 underwrites a portion of the cost of JAAAF for Title I schools, schools that are often strapped financially.  

    Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald and San Diego have long and deep ties, from her earliest appearances here in the late 1930’s at venues like the Mission Beach Ballroom and through her celebrated accompanists who lived here and still make San Diego home.  And to keep the birthday celebration swinging, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts share their thoughts on "Lady Ella" and will be curating some of their favorites tunes featuring the “Queen of Jazz” for you all day Saturday, April 25, the 98th Birthday of “The First Lady of Jazz” and in the weeks ahead. 

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on “Jazz An American Art Form”, Ella’s ties to San Diego, and thoughts and favorites from your Jazz 88.3 On-Air Hosts and Staff.
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