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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

JULY 2017

Today - Wednesday the 26th

Jam Session
8:30 PM
Gilbert Castellanos & The Wednesday Jazz Jam — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
6:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents: The Young Lions Series — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
7:30 PM
Burnett's Bliss Cafe La Maze • 1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950
Jazz 88.3 Presents...
6:30 PM
Wednesday Night Blues Jam Proud Mary's • 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Bradley Leighton solo pop Seaport Village • 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
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, July 26...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Count Basie's band recorded "April in Paris" in 1955 for Verve Records.
  • Billy Banks' Rhythmakers, that featured Red Allen, Pee Wee Russell and Fats Waller cut "Mean Old Bed Bug Blues" in 1932.
  • Stan Kenton recorded "Concerto to End All Concertos" back in 1946.
  • Also, Chet Baker cut "Minor Yours" and "Sweet Lorraine" for Pacific Jazz Records in 1956.
  • And, Artie Shaw recorded "Just Floatin' Along" for Bluebird Records in 1945.

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8/15/2017Pianist Alan Broadbent with Bassist Putter Smith

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Station News

The 2nd Annual KSDS Jazz Club Caravan

The 2nd Annual KSDS Jazz Club Caravan

The Caravan was a success. Thank you for attending!
We want to thank the below performers and venues for their participation. Stay tuned for details on the next Caravan. The venues and performers were as follows: 

Jazz Live- Alan Broadbent with Putter Smith

Jazz Live- Alan Broadbent with Putter Smith • Tuesday, August 15th

Jazz Live welcomes acclaimed pianist, Alan Broadbent, comes to the Saville Theatre with bassist, Putter Smith, on Tuesday, August 15th. Lyrical and melodic, Alan's piano work will be on full display in this intimate, duo setting. If you are a current Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. For the general public, you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 to become a member or to purchase tickets. Thanks to BFD Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass.
Damien Escobar at HOB

Damien Escobar at HOB

Acclaimed violinist, Damien Escobar will be gracing the House of Blues stage Thursday, July 27th at --doors at 7PM, show at 8PM! Damien is currently promoting his newest single, Get Up And Dance, which is the lead single from his second solo album, “Boundless”. The “Boundless” album in particular is important to Damien as it marks Damien’s first solo album of all originally produced material. The nationally executed Boundless Tour has brought Damien to a number of US cities for an unprecedented number of sold out shows in various major markets including Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City. His single Freedom premiered at #15 on the iTunes dance charts and subsequently broke the iTunes Hot 100 Top 10. This is one summer show you simply won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply 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.
Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series

Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series

Jazz 88.3 is pleased to support the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series! Bayside Summer Nights will undeniably be the most exciting summer concert series in San Diego! To purchase tickets, or for more information, click here! MORE ON THE SERIES...
Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Summer is officially in full-swing and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate in style at The Westgate Hotel with their annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series! Every Thursday, beginning June 1st, from 6:30-9:30PM, Jazz enthusiasts will sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents, offering an eclectic jazz experience poolside! Set against a backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will feature a different performance every week, complimented by signature cocktails, wine and craft beer, as well as a gourmet array of appetizers and tapas. The series is curated by world-renowned trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, so it's bound to be a phenomenal summer concert series! To view the complete lineup, click here. PREVIEW SERIES ARTISTS...
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?! 7/28- Tenor saxophonist Paul Combs with Rob Thorsen and Hugo Suarez. 8/4- 
Lower Left Trio featuring Mikan Zlatkovich, Antar Martin and Barry Farrar. 8/11- 
Trumpeter Curtis Taylor is back with pianist Kamau Kenyatta and bassist Rob Thorsen. 8/18-
 Former San Diego bassist, Paul Gormley  for a night with pianist Mike Wofford and drummer Jim Plank. 8/25-
 Guitarist Bob Boss presents pianist Jaeryoung Lee and bassist Rob Thorsen.
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! July 26- Eric French, August 2- Dave Good, August 9- Lady Star, August 16- Benji Davis, August 23- Lenny Fuzzy Rankins, August 30-Jocko Marcellino. 
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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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!
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