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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

JULY 2018

Today - Wednesday the 18th

Blues
7:00 PM
Robin Henkel — 83 Degrees • 660 Carlsbad Villlage Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Jazz
2:30 PM
Dene Davidson & Friends — Carlsbad Village Faire • 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
2:30 PM
Dene Davidson & Friends — Carlsbad Village Faire • 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
6:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series at Panama 66 — 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
8:30 PM
Gilbert Castellanos & The Wednesday Jazz Jam — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, 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 18...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Charlie Barnet's band recorded "Cherokee" for Bluebird Records in 1939.
  • Three years later, Barnet recorded "Old Black Magic", "Oh Miss Jaxson" and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" for Decca.
  • George Shearing's Quintet cut the "Lullaby of Birdland" for MGM Records in 1952.
  • Also, the first Newport Jazz Festival took place on this day in 1954 in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • On a sad note, "Lady Day," the great Billie Holiday, died on this day in 1959. She was just 44 years old.
  • And, long-time Jazz 88 announcer and vocalist Peggy Claire, died of lung cancer on this day in 2006, in San Diego. She was 53.

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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 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
San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights Jazz Concert Series! This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. The shimmering skyline and spectacular fireworks provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying the great San Diego Symphony and special guest artists. Bayside Summer Nights offers an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert setting like no other. The series continues with the Godfathers of Latin Jazz: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, Thursday, July 26th (7:30PM). For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Digital Gym Cinema (Summer)

Digital Gym Cinema (Summer)

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Digital Gym Cinema's 5th Anniversary all month of July. To commemorate, they will be hosting a week-long film series happening now through the 12th, featuring 7 iconic films celebrating their own anniversaries in 2018, including Almodovar's "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios". Upcoming featured films: July 12: The Red Shoes - 70th  Anniversary! For mote information, click here
Jazz in the Courtyard, 2018

Jazz in the Courtyard, 2018

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Jazz in the Courtyard, happening Saturday, August 4th. Headlining this year is Holly Hofmann’s “Four Women Only” Band, featuring outstanding female music students from Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Jazz Academy.  Special guests include Mike Wofford and Gilbert Castellanos. Opening the show will be Archie Thompson & The ArchTones with guests, Derek Cannon and Alex Ciavarelli. This year’s concert is in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, which exists to confront human trafficking. Doors open at 5:00PM (music starts at 5:30). There will be food trucks and refreshments, as well! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at fpcsd.org, at First Presbyterian San Diego Church offices, and at the door.
Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2018 season! The series continues with the Kendra Shank Trio, Friday, July 13th (7:30PM) at The Athenaeum! You'll want to be absolutely sure to mark your calendars because it's bound to be one spectacular show! The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually at four venues in four different zip codes in San Diego. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!       
Jazz in the Pines, 2018

Jazz in the Pines, 2018

Jazz 88.3 is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual "Jazz in the Pines" festival, happening Friday through Sunday, August 10–12, in Idyllwild, California. The three-day event will feature more than two-dozen bands on the breathtaking 205-acre Idyllwild Arts mountain campus among the pines, under the festival’s signature colored parachutes. Attendees can choose to purchase any of five different ticket packages, including the new VIP All-Access Pass, the Patron Pass, the Two-Day Pass, and daily admission passes for Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Idyllwild Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that changes lives through the transformative power of art. The festival takes place rain or shine! For the complete line-up, click here! To purchase tickets, click here
Madeleine Peyroux at The Music Box

Madeleine Peyroux at The Music Box

Madeleine Peyroux, and American Jazz singer, songwriter (compared vocally to Billie Holiday and ella Fitzgerald), will hit the Music Box stage Sunday, September 23rd (8PM). Madeleine Peyroux will grace the audience with a tight trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass–-a concert that is a musical anthology of her nearly 20-year career and certainly one you won't want to miss! Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians of incredible caliber--she is sure to light up the stage! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at The Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop is officially underway! For more information, click here
KSDS and Arts for Learning

KSDS and Arts for Learning

Jazz 88.3 and Arts for Learning San Diego invite you to jazz up your school with the Rob Thorsen Jazz Quartet.  Jazz, An American Artform is an interactive program that gives students the opportunity to learn about the history of jazz and its music presented by San Diego’s top jazz artists like Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Boss and Curtis Taylor, to name a few.  To learn more about this program, please e-mail Sherrie Brown at Arts for Learning or call her at 619-282-7599.
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?! 7/13- Vocalist Sacha Boutros Trio with Mikan Zlatkovich and Evona Wascinski, 7/20- Pianist Richard Thompson with Mackenzie Leighton and Charles Weller, 7/27- Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker with Peter Sprague and Rob Thorsen, 8/3- Pianist Chase Morrin Trio with Max Kraus and Fernando Gomez, 8/10- Guitarist Frank Potenza with Rob Thorsen and Jim Plank, 8/17- Echos Quartet with Matt DiBiase, Max Bessesen, Evan Levine and Chase Kuesel, 8/24- Bassist Rob Thorsen with Hugo Suarez and Richard Sellers, 8/31- Alto Saxophonist Paul Combs Trio
Blues Jam

Blues Jam

The Blues Jam, hosted by J. Otis Williamsis 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! 7/18- Michele Lundeen, 7/25- Steve Pandis, 8/1- Will Lee Brown, 8/8- Len Rainey, 8/15- Aubrey Fay, 8/22- Ruby, 8/29-Benji Davis.
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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