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Today in San Diego

Sunday, February 19th, 2017


Today - Sunday the 19th

7:00 PM
Robin Henkel Band with Horns! Lestat's • 3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, CA 92116
Boogie Woogie
5:00 PM
Sue Palmer Quintet Dance Place Liberty Station • 2650 Truxton Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Brazilian Jazz
7:00 PM
9th Annual Brasil Jazz Festa — Dizzy's (New Location) • 1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
Jam Session
6:00 PM
Tony Ortega Jazz Jam Mr Peabody's • 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
11:00 AM
Jesse Davis Trio Kona Kai • 1551 Shelter Island Dr, Shelter Island, CA 92106
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
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
5:00 PM
Jerome Dawson & Wazabe Blue — Coyote Bar & Grill • 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, February 19...

  • Louis Madison (Trumpet) was born in New Orleans, LA, 1899–1948.
  • David Murray (Saxophone) was born in Berkeley, CA in 1955.
  • Johnny Dunn (Trumpet) was born in Memphis, TN, 1897–1937.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Woody Herman records "Apple Honey" for Columbia Records in 1945 in New York City.
  • Benny Goodman recorded "Scarecrow" on Columbia records in 1941.
  • Miles Davis records “Tasty Pudding”, “Willie The Wailer”, “Floppy”, and “For Adults Only.” for Prestige Records, 1953.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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2/21/2017A Celebration of the Music of Tadd Dameron featuring The Paul Combs Quintet with special guest Bill Cunliffe

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Station News

Jazz Live- A Celebration of Tadd Dameron

Jazz Live- A Celebration of Tadd Dameron • Tuesday, February 21st

February is Black History Month and Jazz Live will be celebrating one of the architects of modern jazz composition and orchestration, Tadd Dameron. The concert will be on February 21st at 8pm and it will feature saxophonist and the world's foremost expert on Tadd Dameron, Paul Combs. His quintet along with special guest, pianist Bill Cunliffe will be playing Tadd's compositions all night long for this very special evening of music. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve up to 2 free tickets in the Speakeasy. For the general public you can purchase tickets for $10 by calling 619-388-3301. The parking pass needs to be printed and displayed. MORE ON SHOW...
KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

On February 26th San Diego's Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating 100 years of recorded jazz. Back, in 1917, The Original Dixieland Jass Band cut two sides for the Victor Recording Label. Since then we have been blessed with hundreds of quintessential jazz recordings. On Sunday, February 26th (beginning at 10am), we will be airing our Top 100 Jazz Recordings of all time to celebrate this historic date. This list will be put together with your help. Please E-mail us at and give us YOUR top 5 jazz recordings (songs/individual tracks) of all time. The 100-year anniversary celebration of recorded jazz will include hourly giveaways as well as a Grand Prize drawing. It all begins at 10am on February 26th. Again, E-mail us your Top 5. SHARE ON SOCIAL...
ArtPower at UC San Diego 2016-2017 Jazz Concert Series

ArtPower at UC San Diego 2016-2017 Jazz Concert Series

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support ArtPower's 3-part jazz concert series! The series continues Wednesday, February 22nd at 8PM with The Miguel Zenon Quartet, touring his tenth album Tipico, with band members: Luis Perdomo, Hans Glawischnig, and Henry Cole. Following that, the series moves forward February 24th at 8PM with beautiful Brazillian jazz by Thalma & Laercio de Freitas and concludes on Sunday, March 13, with award-winning vocalist, Charenee Wade (rescheduled from 2/9/17)This is one series that's sure to be splendid--don't miss it! To purchase tickets, simply click here! SERIES ARTISTS AND MORE...
San Diego Jazz Party!

San Diego Jazz Party!

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Jazz Party, happening Friday through Sunday, February 24th-26th at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar! The San Diego Jazz Party carries on a tradition of presenting classic, mainstream jazz to the public on an annual basis in a weekend-long festival featuring outstanding musicians from across the country in a relaxed, intimate setting. If you've never been, this is definitely the year to attend. Check out the spectacular line-up for this 3-day festival by clicking here!
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2017 season! Up next: "She's Got That Swing: Women In Jazz" happening Saturday, March 18th at 8PM. This particular concert will feature some of today’s most vital female jazz artists: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Katie Thiroux, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly, jazz vocalist Dena DeRose, percussionist Tina Raymond and jazz flute legend Holly Hofmann. Popular local trio Besos de Coco will open the concert! It's truly one show you won't want to miss! To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Camarada's 2017 Season

Camarada's 2017 Season

Camarada's 2017 is officially here! Up next: "Tango Obsession, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, February 18th (6:30PM). This season is certainly one you won't want to miss! MORE ON THE SERIES...
Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017 season. Up next: Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson, on February 25th, followed by Ralph Towner on March 2nd! 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...
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?! 2/17- Drummer Richard Sellers with Kamau Kenyatta, Mackenzie Leighton and Curtis Taylor, 2/24- Drummer/Vocalist Dave Tull and his trio, 3/3- Drummer Matt Smith and his Neu Jazz Organ Trio, 3/10- Vocalist Melissa Morgan and her trio, 3/17- Bassist Justin Grinel and his trio.
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: 2/22- Eric French, 3/1- Charles Burton, 3/8- Sea Monkeys, 3/15- Barry Baugh, 3/22- Daneen Whitley Wilburn, 3/29- Whitney Shay. 
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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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...
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