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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

JULY 2016

Today - Tuesday the 26th

7:00 PM
Robin Henkel solo blues House of Blues • 1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
7:00 PM
Clyde & Mac — Manhattan of La Jolla • 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, July 26...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Count Basie's band recorded "April in Paris" in 1955 for Verve Records.
  • Billy Banks' Rhythmakers, that featured Red Allen, Pee Wee Russell and Fats Waller cut "Mean Old Bed Bug Blues" in 1932.
  • Stan Kenton recorded "Concerto to End All Concertos" back in 1946.
  • Also, Chet Baker cut "Minor Yours" and "Sweet Lorraine" for Pacific Jazz Records in 1956.
  • And, Artie Shaw recorded "Just Floatin' Along" for Bluebird Records in 1945.

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Jazz Live

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8/2/2016The Danny Green Trio Plus Strings
9/13/2016To Be Announced
10/11/2016Machito's Latin Big Band

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Station News

Jazz 88.3's Trip to Ireland!

Here's all the information for the Trip to Ireland!
Inaugural San Diego Jazz Club Caravan

Inaugural San Diego Jazz Club Caravan

One Night, The Best of San Diego Jazz in The Best Clubs in San Diego, No Driving: It's the Inaugural KSDS Jazz Club Caravan! Tuesday, August 30th and it's a guaranteed great time. Tickets are only $15 per person ($12 for current KSDS members) but you must make your reservation right away by calling 619-388-3743. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door. MORE DETAILS...
Jazz Live- Danny Green Trio Plus Strings!

Jazz Live- Danny Green Trio Plus Strings!

Pianist and San Diego resident Danny Green returns to the Saville Theatre for another great Jazz Live, Tuesday, August 2nd. Downbeat magazine wrote about Danny recently. "His pieces often flow, and there can be a natural, unforced quality to his writing." Come see and hear Danny as he brings his trusted trio: Justin Grinnell- bass and Julien Cantelm- drums along with a terrific string section Jazz Live. To reserve your tickets please go to the Speakeasy. If you have to purchase tickets please call 619-388-3743. When arriving please use the parking pass
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! COMING UP Thursday, July 28th...Charlie Arbelaez Quartet! MORE ON THIS SUMMER'S LINEUP...
Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2016-2017 season. The remaining concert is Curtis Taylor on July 28th and many more in the months 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...
Jazz 88.3's 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop

Jazz 88.3's 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop

House of Blues is pleased to support Jazz 88.3's Summer Jazz Workshop in partnership with Francis Parker School. The 6th annual jazz workshop is open to middle and high school students and will be held at Francis Parker School July 11th-25th (in two-week sessions). The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and jazz history. Students will also perform at the HOB on the Saturday following each session. The Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced jazz students. REGISTER NOW!
Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Style!

Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Style! • 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. 
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, 8/5- Lizzi Trumbore with Peter Sprague and Harley Magsino, 8/12- Bob Sheppard Quartet featuring Peter Sprague, Rob Thorsen and Duncan Moore, 8/19- John Rekevics with Dave Marr and Tim McMahon, 8/26- Antar Martin Quartet with Ian Patrick Cler, Fernando Gomez and Jesse Audelo.
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: 7/27- Ruby, 8/3- David Mosby, 8/10- Michele Lundeen, 8/17- Leilani Kilgore, 8/24- Victor Marquez, 8/31- Lady Star
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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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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