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Friday, October 28th, 2016


Today - Friday the 28th

5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
5:30 PM
Gypsy Swing Cats — 950 Lounge • 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
7:30 PM
"JazzMikan", The Mikan Zlatkovich Trio Northern Spirits • 727 W San Marcos, #115, San Marcos, CA 92078
8:00 PM
Jason Hanna Trio — Bahia Hotel • 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
8:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos Presents: Jazz at The Westgate — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM
Joshua White Trio: Bill Evans Dizzy's • 4275 Mission Bay Dr, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, October 28...

  • Cleo Laine (Vocals-Lead) was born in Southall, Middlesex, England in 1927.
  • Chico O'Farrill (Trumpet) was born in Havana, Cuba, 1921–2001.
  • Andy Bey (Piano, Vocals-Lead) was born in Newark, NJ in 1939.
  • Bill Harris (Trombone) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1916–1973.
  • Elton Dean (Saxophone) was born in Nottingham, England, 1945–2006.
  • Dink Johnson (Clarinet, Drums and Percussion, Piano) was born in Biloxi, MS, 1892–1954.
  • Jay Clayton (Vocals-Lead) was born in Youngstown, OH in 1941.
  • Kurt Rosenwinckel (Guitar) was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1970.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • John Kirby, trumpeter Charlie Shavers and the Onyx Club Boys record the classic "Undecided", "Rehearsin' for a Nervous Breakdown" and "From A Flat to C", for Decca records in 1938.
  • Ella Fitzgerald records "These Are the Blues" for the Verve records in 1963.
  • Duke Ellington and the Blanton/Webster band record "Across the Track Blues" and "Chloe (Song of the Swamp)" in Chicago in 1940.
  • Gene Ammons along with Sonny Stitt recorded "Stringin' the Jug", "When I Dream of You" and "A Lover is Blue" for prestige in 1950.
  • Milt Jackson’s From Opus de Jazz to Jazz Skyline recorded “Opus De Funk,” “You Leave Me Breathless,” “Opus and Interlude,” and “Opus Pocus,” on Arista in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1955.

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Jazz Live

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11/8/2016Joshua Breakstone Trio
12/13/2016Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot

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Station News

Jazz Live- The Joshua Breakstone Trio

Jazz Live- The Joshua Breakstone Trio • Tuesday, November 8th

Bop-based guitarist Joshua Breakstone returns to the Saville Theatre at City College with a tremendous trio setting- Chris Connor-bass, Roy McCurdy-drums. Joshua has gained an international reputation for his sophistication and his fiery- and often witty- swinging style. You can see and hear that style in action at Jazz Live on November 8. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. If you wish to purchase tickets you can do so by calling 619-388-3743. Please use the parking pass when you arrive.
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2016-2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2016-2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2016-2017 season! The Count Basie Jazz Orchestra opens the Jazz @ The Jacobs season with a tribute to Frank Sinatra’s unique contributions to the jazz repertoire. Guest vocalists Jane Monheit and Dave Damiani will be on hand to make those Sinatra tunes swing, baby! It all takes place Saturday, November 26th at 8PM. To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here
Camarada's 2016-2017

Camarada's 2016-2017

Camarada's 2016-2017 is officially here! Up next: "Bohemian Journey," at the Mingei, Sunday, November 6th (6PM), "Memories in Watercolor," at the Mingei, Sunday January 15th (6PM), "Tango Obsession, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, February 18th (6:30PM), "Bossa Brazil," at the Mingei, Sunday, April 2 (6PM), and will conclude with "Cantos De Amor, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, May 6th (6:30PM). This season is certainly one you won't want to miss! 
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...
La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2016-2017

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2016-2017

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support La Jolla Music Society's 2016-2017 season! This year, they're bringing some of the very best to Balboa Theater! Up Next: The Branford Marsalis Quartet, with special guest Kurt Elling February 10th. This upcoming concert is one for the books, so be sure to mark your calendars! To purchase tickets and/or to become a member of LJMS, simply click here!
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?! 10/28- Gypsy Swing Cats, 11/4- Violinist ChrisVitas with Rob Thorsen and Ed Kornhauser, 11/11- Vocalist Leonard Patton with Peter Sprague and Mackenzie Leighton, 11/18- Trio de Janeiro (Lori Bell- flute, Ron Satterfield- guitar/vocals, Tommy Aros (percussion), 11/25- Trumpeter Curtis Taylor with Rob Thorsen and Bob Boss.
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: 11/2- Charles Burton, 11/9- Phil Diorio, 11/16- John Carey, 11/23- The Derringers and 11/30- Ray Brown.
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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