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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018


Today - Wednesday the 17th

6:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series at Panama 66 — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
8:30 PM
Gilbert Castellanos & The Wednesday Jazz Jam — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Deuces Wild Jazz Band — Albies • Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92103
Deuces Wild Jazz Band — Alpha Center • 6323 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
5:00 PM
Deuces Wild Jazz Band — 3rd Space • 4610 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
Solo Jazz Guitar
5:30 PM
Dan Papaila — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, January 17...

  • Cedar Walton (Piano) was born in Dallas, TX, 1934–2013.
  • Billy Harper (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Houston, TX in 1943.
  • Vido Musso (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Carini, Sicily, 1913–1982.
  • "Big" Sid Catlett (Drums and Percussion) was born in Evansville, ID, 1910–1951.
  • Ted Dunbar (Guitar) was born in Port Arthur, TX, 1937–1998.
  • Harry Reser (Banjo) was born in Piqua, OH, 1896–1965.
  • Cheryl Bentyne (Vocals-Lead) was born in Mount Vernon, WA in 1954.
  • Cyrus Chestnut (Piano) was born in Baltimore, MD in 1963.
  • Eartha Kitt (Vocals-Lead) was born in Columbia, SC, 1927–2008.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Will Bradley records "Celery Stalks at Midnight" in 1940.
  • Basie's "new" band records for Clef records in 1952. The same year he records his first Verve session -- "The Count".
  • Altoist Johnny Hodges records "Sweeping the Blues Away" for Verve records in 1952.
  • Artie Shaw recorded "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Rosalie" on Bluebird records in 1939.
  • Miles Davis records “Morpheus”, “Down”, “Blue Room”, “Whispering” and “I Know” in New York City in 1951.

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Station News

Top Ten Discs of 2017

Top Ten Discs of 2017

Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers! It was a great year of music. Music Director, Joe Kocherhans culled his list down to a mere 10. See below for his Top Ten selections. We hope you have a great and jazzy new year. 

Jazz Live- Ralph Peterson Fo'tet

Jazz Live- Ralph Peterson Fo'tet

Jazz Live kicks off 2018 in a grand fashion. Drummer and leader Ralph Peterson comes to the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, January 23rd (8pm). Peterson has been one of the most in-demand drummer bandleaders for more than a quarter of a century. He has lead a number of influential ensembles which have continually pushed the envelope of imagination and improvisation. One of those ensembles is his Fo'tetThe concert is for Jazz 88 members only. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend their first year at City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here
SD Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus!

SD Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus!

San Diego Dance Theater Presents: New Year with Janus, happening Friday-Sunday, January 19th-21st at the Saville Theatre, right here on the San Diego City College campus! Choreography by Jean Isaacs, Trystan Loucado, and Gina and Kyle Sorensen performed by 12 of the region's most exciting dancers. Founded in 1972 as a 501(c)3 professional company, the San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) has for 45 years enriched the cultural life of San Diego through countless dance concerts and training for young dancers. They are also known for their cross-border projects, site-specific Trolley Dances, summer dance workshops, and for the sheer beauty of our dancers. This is certainly one show you won't want to miss! For specific show times and/or to purchase tickets, simply click here
Camarada's 2018 Season

Camarada's 2018 Season

Camarada's 2018 season is in full-swing! Up Next: "Villa-Lobos & Friends" happening Saturday, January 20th at Bread & Salt (6:30PM). Heitor Villa-Lobos--a nationally acclaimed Brazilian composer, Villa-Lobos’ music captures his audiences with his exotic style, primordial, and contrasting textures. But as he would tell you, he would not be the composer he is today if it wasn’t for his contemporaries: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Johann Sebastian Bach. Be prepared to be immersed in the stories and influences of Heitor’s musical accomplishments, as well as some of his most famous works! This is bound to be one spectacular show! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Athenaeum's 2017-2018 Season

Athenaeum's 2017-2018 Season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017-2018 season! Next UpMingus Dynasty: Tijuana Moods, happening Monday, January 22nd at TSRI at 7:30PM. Mingus Dynasty, composed of seven members of the Mingus Big Band, all leading jazz artists from New York City: Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Brandon Wright, alto sax and flute; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone & vocals; Theo Hill, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; and Adam Cruz, drums. They come to Athenaeum Jazz to perform a rare revival of Charles Mingus’s celebrated 1957 album Tijuana Moods, documenting Mingus’s lively and compelling impressions of our neighboring city of Tijuana.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!  Also, there will be a panel discussion about Tijuana Moods on Saturday, January 20th at 2pm and the SD Central Library. Moderated by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn, with alto sax legend Charles McPherson (a longtime Mingus band member), and UC San Diego faculty members Anthony Davis, internationally-known pianist and composer, and Steve Schick, renowned percussionist and conductor. Admission is free. Here's the information
San Diego Symphony's Winter Season!

San Diego Symphony's Winter Season!

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: "The Roots of Rhythm," featuring John Santos, happening Saturday, January 27th at Copley Symphony Hall (8PM)--part of the Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! As part of the January “It’s About Time” festival, this concert will explore the origins and evolution of the various rhythmic styles that made their way from all over the world to America, becoming part of the modern jazz idiom. John Santos, one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today (as both musician and historian), will survey jazz’s “root system” by way of his remarkable personal collection of percussion instruments in performance with several special guests.What better way to kick-off the new year than with a concert like this?! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

Did you know that SD City College has it's own student-run radio station and stream? It does! SDS Radio enables students to have their own radio show. Learn more about this great and unique opportunity by taking RTVF 131. To access the Radio and TV department at City College click here.
In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

Many of you have contacted us about our mobile App and it's need for updating. We do sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we are working on this matter. It is our hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, please bookmark this link on your phone/device. It is our direct mp3 stream URL address. Thank you for your understanding.
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?! 
1/19- Saxophonist Ian Buss with NY percussionist, Diego Maldonado and Rob Thorsen, 1/26- Pianist Ed Kornhauser with Mackenzie Leighton and Kevin Higuchi, 2/02- Mike Wofford Trio w/ special guest- Trumpeter, Curtis Taylor (Dean Hulett on bass and Richard Sellers on drums), 2/09- 
Mike Wofford Trio w/ special guest- Flutist, Holly Hofmann (Rob Thorsen on bass and Duncan Moore on drums), 2/16- Mike Wofford Trio w/ special guest- Reedman, John Rekevics (Dave Marr on bass and Tim McMahon on drums), 2/23- Mike Wofford Trio featuring Portland bassist, Tom Wakeling and Jim Plank on drums.

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! 1/17- Stoney B, 1/24- Bill Magee, 1/31- Lady Star . 
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 may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! 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! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Click here for details! 

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