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Sunday, August 28th, 2016


Today - Sunday the 28th

Blues and Swing
7:00 PM
Robin Henkel Band with Horns! Lestat's • 3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, CA 92116
2:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Museum of Making Music • 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
5:00 PM
Peter Sprague Blurring the Edges White Box Live Art Theatre • 2590 Truxton Rd #205, San Diego, CA 92106
5:00 PM
Sounds Like Four Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
6:00 PM
Anthony Ortega Quartet Mr Peabody's • 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
6:00 PM
Besos De Coco — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
7:00 PM
Fred Hardy Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Jazz CD Release Event
7:00 PM
Rob Thorsen - Solos and Duos Concert w/Heavy Special Guests — Bread & Salt • 1955 Julian Ave, Logan Heights, CA 92113
Jazz Gospel
9:00 AM
Janet Hammer Group Soul Notes also at 11am — Unity Center • 8999 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
Special Notice
6:00 PM
Barbara Morrison w/Ira B Liss BBJM — Bernardo Winery • 13330 Paseo del Verano, San Diego, CA 92128
Swing Dance
3:00 PM
Downbeat Big Band Dance — Queen Bee's • 3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104
5:00 PM
Gino & the Lone Gunmen — Veterans Museum • Balboa Park, San Diego , CA 92101

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, August 28...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Fats Waller recorded a classic series of pipe organ solos in London in 1938.
  • Cal Tjader's first Verve session is recorded on this day in 1961.
  • And, Benny Golson recorded "Groovin' With Golson" on Prestige/New Jazz in 1959.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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9/13/2016Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band
10/11/2016To Be Announced

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Station News

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

Imperial Avenue Street Festival • Saturday, August 27th

The 3rd Annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival, featuring Grammy® Award-winner Poncho Sanchez is set to take place Saturday, August 27th from 12-9PM! Come celebrate the eclectic and unique Greater Logan Heights area on Imperial Avenue between 28th Street and 30th Street. Admission is FREE(!) to this all-ages event! While you're there you'll enjoy multiple stages with live local musicians and dancers, blocks of vendors, arts, and crafts and the best eats in the community. VIP Beer Experience is available for just $15. New this year is interactive Kid’s Zone and stage line-up. Entertainment lineup includes: Bill Magee Blues Band and Kamau Kenyatta, Grammy® Award-winning producer and arranger, pianist and soprano saxophonist. It's sure to be a great day, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi!

Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi! • Friday, September 2nd

Jazz 88.3's annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series returns to the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, September 2nd (6-9PM) with The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi, featuring Larry Vuckovich! Pianist Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guraldi’s only student and played in Vince’s two-piano group “Powder Keg”. This program features the Latin works of Vince Guaraldi performed by a stellar quintet including guitarist Josh Workman, who captures the excitement of Vince’s collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. The Quintet includes: Josh Workman on guitar and John Santos on percussion. While you're there, you'll not only enjoy live Jazz, but also an array of Latin-inspired fare and cocktails. In addition, Chris Springer, host of Jazz 88.3's Latin Grooves will be your host! So mark your calendars and plan to usher in summer with your favorite jazz and blues radio station! Please Note: Admission is $20 per person--cash only and you must be 21+ to attend. MORE ON THE ARTIST AND SERIES...
Jazz Live- Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band

Jazz Live- Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band

Bandleader extraordinaire Gordon Goodwin comes to the Saville Theatre with his "little" Phat Band on Tuesday, September 13. It will have all the phatness just a little less. The Phatness includes Eric Marienthal- sax, Mike Rocha- trumpet, Andy Martin- trombone, Andrew Synowiec- guitar, Kevin Axt- bass, Ray Brinker- drums, Joey DeLeon- percussion and, of course, Gordon Goodwin- piano and tenor sax. Make your reservation Jazz Live San Diego reservation in the Speakeasy. If you need to purchase tickets please call 619-388-3743. It will be a Jazz Live you don't want to miss. We'll see you on September 13th...oh, and don't forget that parking pass.
Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2016-2017 season. The Fall season is soon approaching and there is a great line-up ahead. The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here! MORE ON THE SERIES' ARTISTS...
2016 Sunset Poolside Jazz Series!

2016 Sunset Poolside Jazz Series!

Mark your calendars because it's going to be one jam-packed jazz-inspired summer! Every Thursday, from 6:30-9:30PM, jazz enthusiasts can groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest jazz artists alongside The Westgate Hotel's luxurious pool that's set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline. The 3rd annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series will not only feature jazz entertainment, but will also offer a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine, beer, and an array of gourmet appetizers and tapas. For more information and to check out the entire summer line-up, click here! MORE ON THIS SUMMER'S LINEUP...
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?! 7/29- Frank Potenza Trio, 8/26- Antar Martin Quartet with Ian Patrick Cler, Fernando Gomez and Jesse Audelo, 9/2- Lorraine Castellanos trio with Bob Boss and Antar Martin.
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! Here's the schedule: 8/31- Lady Star, 9/7- Minor Blues, 9/14- Bill McGee, 9/21- Jocko Marcellino, 9/28- Len Rainey
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! 

Latest Blogs

Yardbird In Lotus Land - Charlie Parker's West Coast Jazz 1945-47 - Jazz Explorations with Ken Poston by Vince Outlaw

Charlie "Bird" Parker came to the land of West Coast Jazz in 1945 with Dizzy Gillespie for an engagement at Billy Berg's on Vine St. in Hollywood and what followed included the founding of Dial Records, Bird's infamous Lover Man session, nervous breakdown, and stay at Camarillo State Hospital. Jazz Explorations (Saturday's 7-10am PT) host Ken Poston tells the story in "Yardbird in Lotus Land", Saturday, August 27, 2016, including it's San Diego connection Jim McVea, through very rare music and interview segments, including McVea's telling of his last minute call to play with Dizzy, Bird and Slim Galliard on the "Slim's Jam" sessions.
Yardbird In Lotus Land - Charlie Parker's West Coast Jazz 1945-47 - Jazz Explorations with Ken Poston - Saturday, August 27, 2016 7-10am PT

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Follow Jazz 88 On Twitter by Vince Outlaw

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!
  • Jazz 88.3 Radio Hosts Twitter List: Subscribe to the list and follow your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts and you'll see during-show tweets and between show Jazz news and conversation. Check out the latest Jazz 88.3 host tweets below. If you want to only follow your favorite host, here's the list members.
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