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Today in San Diego

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

JUNE 2017

Today - Sunday the 25th

11:00 AM
Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay — Union Kitchen & Tap • 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
Jam Session
6:00 PM
Tony Ortega Jazz Jam Mr Peabody's • 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
2:00 PM
Ulrik Merstrand - Solo Jazz Guitar — BK Cellars Urban Winery • 2225 Barham Dr, Escondido , CA 92029
5:00 PM
Sounds Like Four Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
5:30 PM
Robin Henkel Band with Horns! Lestat's • 3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, CA 92116
Jazz Gospel
9:00 AM
Janet Hammer Group Soul Notes also at 11am — Unity Center • 8999 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
5:00 PM
Earl Vaults & New Vision of Praise — Christian Fellowship Congregational Church UCC • 1601 Kelton Road, San Diego, CA 92114
6:00 PM
Sundays in The Park: A Funky Music Monthly Jam Session — Panama 66 @ SDMA • 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, June 25...

  • Joe Chambers (Drums and Percussion, Vibraphone) was born in Stoneacre, VA in 1942.
  • Bill Russo (Composer, Trombone) was born in Chicago, IL, 1928–2003.
  • Johnny Smith (Guitar) was born in Birmingham, AL, 1922–2013.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Glenn Miller records "Adios" for Bluebird Records in 1941.
  • The Stan Kenton Orchestra record "Willow Weep For Me" featuring the vocals of June Christy, in Hollywood, in 1946.
  • The "Three Giants" -- Art Tatum, Benny Carter and Louis Bellson record for Verve Records in 1954.
  • Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald cut the classic "April in Paris" in 1956.
  • On a sad note, one of our great composers, Johnny Mercer, died on this day in 1976. He was 67.
  • Also, sadly, legendary record executive, Arif Mardin, died in 2006 of pancreatic cancer, in New York City. He was 74.
  • The Benny Goodman Band recorded "Sing, Sing, Sing" in Hollywood for Victor Records back in 1937.
  • Two years later, in 1958, he recorded such classics as "Stardust", "My Ideal", "I'll Get By", "Spring is Here", "Invitation", "I'm a Dreamer -- Aren't We All", "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Don't Take Your Love From Me" for Prestige Records.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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7/18/2017Darek Oles Presents: A Celebration of John Coltrane

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Station News

The 2nd Annual KSDS Jazz Club Caravan

One Night, The Best of San Diego Jazz in The Best Clubs in San Diego, No Driving: It's the 2nd Annual KSDS Jazz Club Caravan Tuesday, July 25th from 7-11PM! It's a guaranteed great time. Tickets are only $15 per person but you must make your reservation right away by calling 619-388-3301. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door the night of the event. The venues and performers will be announced soon so stay tuned!
Jazz Live- Darek Oles Presents: A Celebration of John Coltrane

Jazz Live- Darek Oles Presents: A Celebration of John Coltrane

Acclaimed Bassist Darek Oles brings a super group in to the Saville Theatre for our next Jazz Live on Tuesday, July 18th. The night will focus on the music of John Coltrane as that week we recognize the 50th anniversary of the great saxophonist's passing. The band includes Chuck Manning on tenor, Jon Mayer on piano, Larry Koonse on the guitar and Roy McCurdy on drums. It will be a very memorable Jazz Live. To reserve your tickets please go The Speakeasy. For the general public you can purchase tickets by calling 619-388-3301. Here's the parking pass.
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Ken Theater's presentation of "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" showing THIS(!) Saturday, June 24th. You won't want to miss this thought-provoking, uplifting and powerful film about jazz giant John Coltrane, an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds—a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio), he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words—spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington—illuminate what Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career. Includes appearances by Coltrane’s children, President Bill Clinton, Common, John Densmore of The Doors, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Dr. Cornel West and more. You also won't want to miss a special Q&A session with Jazz 88.3's GM, Ken Poston and director, John Scheinfeld after the 7PM show. Showtimes vary--click here for details! INSIDE ART INTERVIEW / TRAILER / REVIEWS...
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.
HOB World Famous Gospel Brunch

HOB World Famous Gospel Brunch

The House of Blues’ World Famous Gospel Brunch is back on Sunday, July 9th, featuring Gospel music from Ray Sidney and Firm Soundation! This spectacular experience showcases local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs! Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts—and of course, you won’t want to miss their signature chicken and waffles! Included in your ticket purchase is a $1 donation to Music Forward, a national non-profit organization channeling the power of music to help under served youth create pathways to productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lives. To purchase tickets, click here! *Groups of 10+ Receive 10% off discount*-- simply call the box office: (619) 299-2583 for details. 
Summer Jazz Workshop

Summer Jazz Workshop

The 7th Annual Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and San Diego’s House of Blues®, 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 House of Blues®, 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 begins July 10th! For questions, please contact Nate Jarrell, Program Director for the 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop, or the Francis Parker School Summer Program office on (858) 569-7900, ext. 4236. To register now, click here
Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series

Kick-off summer in style at The Westgate Hotel with their annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series! Every Thursday, beginning June 1st, from 6:30-9:30PM, Jazz enthusiasts will sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents, offering an eclectic jazz experience poolside! Set against a backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series will feature a different performance every week, complimented by signature cocktails, wine and craft beer, as well as a gourmet array of appetizers and tapas. The series is curated by world-renowned trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, so it's bound to be a phenomenal summer concert series! To view the complete lineup, click here. *Please Note: There will not be a July 20th concert due to Comic-Con. PREVIEW SERIES ARTISTS...
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?! 
Latin jazz pianist Irving Flores performs with bassist Dean Hulett and drummer Fernando Gomez. 7/7- Vocalist Sacha Boutros with Bob Boss and Dean Hulett. 7/14- Flutist Steve Kujala, with Bob Magnusson and Peter Sprague. 7/21- GPS Plus 1: Justin Grinnell, Jim Plank, Tripp Sprague plus special guest Duncan Moore. 7/28- Tenor saxophonist Paul Combs with Rob Thorsen and Hugo Suarez.
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! June 28- Kenny Beaumont, July 5- Jules Landis, July 12- Stoney B, July 19- Phil Diorio, July 26- Eric French. 
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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