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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017


Today - Wednesday the 20th

Big Band Jazz
6:00 PM
The Elktones Big Band with N. Scott Robinson — El Cajon Elks Lodge #1812 • 1400 East Washington Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019
Jam Session
8:30 PM
Gilbert Castellanos & The Wednesday Jazz Jam — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
6:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents: The Young Lions Series — 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
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, September 20...

  • Red Mitchell (Bass) was born in New York City, 1927–1992.
  • Jackie Paris (Vocals, Guitar) was born in Nutley, NJ, 1926–2004.
  • John Collins (Guitar) was born in Montgomery, AL, 1912–2001.
  • Eric Gale (Guitar) was born in New York City, 1938–1994.
  • Billy Bang (Violin) was born in Mobile, AL in 1947.
  • Vi Redd (Vocals, Saxophone) was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1928.
  • John Dankworth (Saxophone) was born in London, England, 1927–2010.
  • Joe Temperly (Baritone Saxophone) was born in Scotland in 1929.
  • Bill Dearango (Guitar) was born in Cleveland, OH, 1921–2006.
  • Paul Howard (Saxophone) was born , 1895–1980.
  • Monica Zetterlund (Vocals) was born in Hagfors, Sweden, 1937–2005.
  • Steve Coleman (Alto Saxophone) was born in Chicago, IL in 1956.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Claude Thornhill records his first record in Hollywood in 1940.
  • Stan Kenton recorded "Easy Street" in Hollywood back in 1951.
  • John Coltrane cuts "Wheelin", "Dealin", "Robbin's Nest" and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" for Prestige records in 1957.
  • Woody Herman performs "Backtalk" for Columbia records in 1946.
  • And on a sad note, saxophonist Ben Webster died on this day in Amsterdam in 1973.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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10/3/2017 Cubana Be-Cubana Bop-Celebrating the Afro-Cuban Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo featuring The Gilbert Castellanos Big Band

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Station News

Latin Grooves live at the Havana Grill

Latin Grooves live at the Havana Grill

Join Chris Spinger THIS FRIDAY at the Havana Grill for a live broadcast of Latin Grooves. There will be Cuban food, drink specials, music and dancing. Join members of the Jazz88 staff and be part of the program. The Havana Grill is located at 5450 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. just west of the 805 freeway.
Jazz Live- Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Music of Dizzy and Chano

Jazz Live- Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Music of Dizzy and Chano

Jazz Live will have a stellar show in October. The show is "Cubana Be-Cubana Bop- Celebrating the Afro-Music of Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo." Gilbert Castellanos will lead a Big Band for this concert at the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, October 3rd. We will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage month so it's a show not to be missed. If you are a current Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. Call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 to become a member. Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because Simply Fresh Gourmet Food Truck will be on site!
Al Di Meola at Balboa Theatre

Al Di Meola at Balboa Theatre

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support San Diego Theatres, as they present Al Di MeolaFriday, September 22nd at 8PM at Balboa Theatre, located in the heart of downtown. A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating with some of the very best Jazz musicians to date. This is undeniably one show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here!
Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair, happening Saturday, September 30th from 10am-10pm and Sunday, October 1st, from 10am-6pm in the heart of Normal Heights! The festival will feature 80 musical acts on six stages -- and to top it off, Jazz 88.3 will be broadcasting live during Southern California’s largest free two-day music festival! The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods, 300 arts and crafts booths and much more! For more information, click here! We hope to see you there!
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.
The Handlery Hotel presents Big Band Sunday

The Handlery Hotel presents Big Band Sunday • Sunday, September 24th

Ira B. Liss' Big Band Jazz Machine will perform at the Handlery Hotel's Terrace Garden Sunday, September 24th at 5PM. The hotel is located at 950 Hotel Circle North. Tickets for this all-ages show are $15 and can only be purchased here. Parking is $5 per car. See you there!
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?! 
9/22- Guitarist/Vocalist Lorraine Castellanos with pianist Tony Tixier and bassist Dean Hulett, 9/29- SDSU Professor and Composer pianist Richard Thompson featuring bassist Mackenzie Leighton and drummer Charlie Weller.
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! 9/20- Lawrence Johnson, 9/27- The Derringers, 10/4- Robin Henkel, 10/11- Gilbert Ardilla, 10/18- Phil Diorio, 10/25- Lance Dieckmann. 
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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