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Camarada- 2022-2023 Season

Jazz 88.3 has partnered again with Camarada. Join Camarada for an evening that explores the wide range of tango from the 1900’s all the way to an exciting world premiere of Tango Bajo el Agua by Andrés Martín. "The Essence of Tango" will be performed on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30PM at the Conrad (7600 Fay Ave.) in La Jolla.

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Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's new jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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Born on this day, January 26th


On This Day

January 26th in Jazz History…

  • In 1934, the Apollo Theater in Harlem presented its' first live stage show, featuring Benny Carter and his big band.
  • The Esquire All-stars record "Basin Street Blues" and "Mop Mop" on V-disc in 1944. (the All-stars included Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden and Coleman Hawkins).
  • Jimmy Lunceford's band records "White Heat" in 1934 for Victor records.
  • The Dorsey Brothers orchestra recorded "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" for Okeh records in 1929 in New York.
  • Count Basie cuts "Oh! Red", "Fare Thee Honey - Fare Thee Well", "Depree Blues", "When the Sun Goes Down" and "Red Wagon" in 1939 for Decca.
  • Gene Ammons cuts "Nice and Cool" for Moodsville records in 1961.