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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


Today - Wednesday the 13th

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
Jazz 88.3 Presents...
6:30 PM
Wednesday Night Blues Jam Proud Mary's • 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
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, December 13...

  • Sonny Greer (Drums and Percussion) was born in Long Branch, NJ, 1903–1982.
  • Ben Tucker (Bass) was born in Nashville, TN, 1931–2013.
  • Mark Elf (Guitar) was born in Queens, NY in 1949.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Back in 1940 Lester Young split from the Count Basie orchestra.
  • Bennie Moten's Kansas City band held their last recording session at the Victor records studios in 1932.
  • The Roy Eldridge quintet record "Little Jazz" on a 10" lp for Clef records in 1952.
  • The Stan Kenton orchestra records "A Night at the Gold Nuggett" in 1961 in Hollywood.
  • Horace Silver recorded "Room 608", "Creepin", "Stop Time", and "Doodlin'" on Blue Note records in 1954.

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Station News

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
Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 season is officially in full-swing! Up Next: "Let it Snow" happening Sunday, December 17th at Bread & Salt (6:30PM). Join Camarada as they celebrate the holidays in style at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan. Enjoy a one of a kind art exhibit and festive music: Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls, and more! Not to mention a fabulous guest artist, Lilian Palmer backed by a powerhouse band- Mike Wofford- piano, Gunnar Biggs- bass, Jim Plank- vibes, Beth Ross Buckley and Holly Hofmann- flutes and Duncan Moore- drums. “[Lilian] has a beautiful voice and is devoted to bringing out the very best in a song. She sings with passion, humor and a touch of sadness. What an artist!” – Martin Grusin. Meet the artists as we “gift wrap” the night with an elegant champagne reception. Save the date for this special event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. It's a Winter Wonderland in sunny San Diego! 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. A seminal figure in American music, Charles Mingus is considered alongside Duke Ellington as one of the most important composers in jazz history. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply 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?! 
12/08- The Joshua White Trio (Dan Schnelle on drums and Dean Hulett on bass), 12/15- Vocalist Leonard Patton with pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Marshall Hawkins, 12/22- Saxophonist Charlie Arbeleaz with his quintet, 12/29- NO HAPPY HOUR- but, on 12/31- New Year's Eve- Mikan Zlatkovich Trio with vocalist Sacha Boutros and bassist Will Lyle. 

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! 11/22- Ray Brown, 11/29- Benji Davis, 12/6- Christine Gilardi, 12/13- Janet Hammer, 12/20- Aubrey Fay, 12/27- Steve Pandis. 
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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Dr. Ricky Shabazz, President of San Diego City College, addresses the community from the campus of San Diego City College, the flagship institution of the San Diego Community College District. His radio address, City College Update, airs monthly on the first Monday of every month (barring any holidays). The next airing is Monday, January 8. To listen to past addresses please CLICK HERE on the 'City College Update' Page.
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