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Friday, August 18th, 2017


Today - Friday the 18th

7:00 PM
Gregory Page — Pardon My French • 3797 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92103
Blues and Swing
7:00 PM
Johnny Key and the Sharks — Voce Del Mare • 5721 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Gypsy Swing
11:45 AM
Allison Adams Tucker - Jazz Mediterraneo ft Joe Amato & Monette Marino — CB Ellis Plaza • 550 West C Street, San Diego, CA
5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:00 PM
George Kezas & Alan Worthington Jazz Quartet with N. Scott Robinson & Eric Dobko — Brew Coffee Spot • 6101 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
8:00 PM
Jason Hanna Trio — Bahia Hotel • 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
8:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents: Jazz at The Westgate — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
Jazz CD Release Event
8:00 PM
Zzymzzy Quartet CD Release Concert and Dance — Queen Bee's • 3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104
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, August 18...

  • Oscar Brashear (Trumpet) was born in Chicago, IL in 1944.
  • Adam Makowicz (Piano) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1940.
  • Don Lamond (Drums and Percussion) was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1920.
  • Eddie Shu (Violin, Guitar, Saxophone) was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1918.
  • Zinky Cohn (Piano) was born in Oakland, CA, 1908–1952.
  • Chuck Conners (Trombone) was born in 1930.
  • Frank Parker (Drums and Percussion) was born in 1919.
  • David Benoit (Piano, Keyboards/) was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1953.
  • Shelly Berg (Piano) was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Shelly Manne, Andre Previn and Leroy Vinnegar recorded the jazz version of "My Fair Lady" in Los Angeles in 1956.

In Memoriam

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9/12/2017Reedman Vinny Golia and his Quintet

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Jazz Live- Reedman Vinny Golia

Jazz Live- Reedman Vinny Golia • Tuesday, September 12th

Jazz Live welcomes acclaimed reedman, Vinny Golia, as he marks his debut at the Saville Theatre. This composer, bandleader and multi-woodwind performer will be fronting a quintet for an unforgettable night of music. 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 Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, as we'll have food trucks on site before the show!
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...
Baja Blues Fest

Baja Blues Fest

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 6th annual Baja Blues Fest, happening August 18th-20th at Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort! Their mission and goals remain the same this year: To provide a fundraising opportunity for local qualifying Children’s Charities in Baja California and expand the cultural activities of their area to help promote Northern Baja as a safe and fun place to visit. Their hope is to continue to bring North and South Rosarito closer together to share ideas and events so Rosarito becomes a stronger self-supporting municipality. The response to their first five festivals was absolutely tremendous and in turn, they have raised over $55,000 for local Children’s Charities. This is a weekend full of great music, gorgeous scenery, delicious food--all to support a great cause! It's undeniably one experience you won't want to miss! To purchase tickets and/or reserve a hotel room, simply click here!
An Evening with the Regina Carter Quartet

An Evening with the Regina Carter Quartet

Grammy® nominated violinist Regina Carter makes her La Jolla Music Society SummerFest debut, Saturday, August 19th at 8PM at UCSD's Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. The Los Angeles Times calls her “a talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument.” Wherever this Grammy® nominated violinist performs, she takes her audiences with her on a journey through tradition and creativity. An Evening with the Regina Carter Quartet is certainly one extraordinary summer concert you won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Music Box - Maceo Parker

Music Box - Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker will grace the Music Box stage, Saturday, August 19th at 8PM and if you haven't had your chance to see this acclaimed saxophonist, now's the time! The amazing P-funk Parker has been at it with his legendary sound for time that dates back to the 1960's. That's when Maceo and his drummer brother Melvin climbed on board the James Brown funky soul funk train. It wasn't long before James coined the solo summoning signature, "Maceo, I want you to Blow!". To most musicologists it's the musically fertile group of men from this period of James Brown's band who are recognized as the early pioneers of the modern funk and hip-hop whose sounds we still jump to in the present day. You truly don't want to miss this show. To purchase tickets, simply click here
HOB World Famous Gospel Brunch (August)

HOB World Famous Gospel Brunch (August)

House of Blues' World-Famous Gospel Brunch returns, Sunday, August 20th! It's your chance to experience local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts. Don't miss their signature chicken and waffles! And if you're in the mood, you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine! This is a great event for large parties and for the entire family. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more! To purchase tickets, click here
Odessa/Havana Concert

Odessa/Havana Concert

For the first time in San Diego, award-winning trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder teams up with his crew of top jazz and world musicians, in partnership with Havana Grill, to present: "Odessa/Havana: The Cuban-Klezmer Connection" happening Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:30PM at the Garfield Theatre in University City! For the first time in San Diego, trumpeter, composer and cultural innovator David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, and an 8-piece global ensemble of jazz greats to present an exhilarating project of musical discovery. This brilliant blend of two cultures will thrill fans of Latin, jazz and Jewish music alike. Get ready for a truly unique night of jazz-fusion! To purchase tickets, click here! (Use the discount codeFAN18)
Imperial Avenue Street Festival

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

You won't want to miss one of summer's biggest street fairs--the Imperial Avenue Street Festival, happening Saturday, August 26th! The festival blends art and soul in one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods. The festival celebrates the rich history, arts, and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community. From its rich African-American roots to the strong Latino influence that exists today. The festival grooves to the sounds of live music from multiple stages. Browse the offerings of 4 blocks of local artists, crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. The Festival is held on Imperial Avenue between 28th & 30th and between “L” Street & Commercial Avenue. The Imperial Avenue Street Festival, one of the oldest streets in San Diego, boasting a mix of businesses, restaurants, shops and local entrepreneurs. It continues to echo the music of its birth, transcending boundaries, embracing diversity, and celebrating personal style. The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is proudly hosted by BAME Community Development Corporation (BAME CDC)--a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthening residents and businesses in Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth, and housing development. Click here for more information!
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...
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?! 
 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! August 16- TBA, 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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