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Today in San Diego

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


Today - Tuesday the 27th

7:00 PM
Robin Henkel House of Blues • 1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
7:00 PM
Steph Johnson trio — Cafe 21 • 802 Fifth Ave, Gaslamp, CA 92101
7:00 PM
Clyde & Mac — Manhattan of La Jolla • 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
Jazz Singers
8:00 PM
Ann Hampton Callaway Martinis Above Fourth • 3940 4th Ave, Hillcrest, CA 92103

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, September 27...

  • Bud Powell (Piano) was born in New York City, 1924–1966.
  • Red Rodney (Trumpet) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1927–1994.
  • Hank Levy (Composer, Arranger) was born in Baltimore, MD, 1927–2001.
  • Mike Nock (Piano) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1940.
  • Sammy Benskin (Piano) was born in New York, NY, 1922–1992.
  • Matt Wilson (Drums and Percussion) was born in Knoxville ,IL in 1964.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Glenn Miller's band play their final date at the Central Theater in Passaic, New Jersey in 1942.
  • The Stan Kenton orchestra records "Passacaglia and Fugue" in 1965 in Hollywood.
  • Artie Shaw recorded "Nightmare", and "What is This Thing Called Love?" on Bluebird records in 1938.
  • And on a sad note, drummer J.C.Heard died in Troy, Michigan in 1988. He was 71.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

Reserve Tickets On-Line

10/11/2016Otmaro Ruiz Quartet
11/8/2016Joshua Breakstone Trio
12/13/2016Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot

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Station News

Jazz Live- Otmaro Ruiz Quartet

Jazz Live- Otmaro Ruiz Quartet • Tuesday, October 11th

Our next Jazz Live will be in conjunction with our World Cultures program here at City college and will bring the Otmaro Ruiz Quartet to the Saville Theater. It will also be a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month; so we do hope you can make it down to see it in person and celebrate with us. If so, please use the parking pass. You can reserve tickets in the Speakeasy to reserve your spot. Even though the show is free to all, the show is bound to sell out so reserving your tickets is highly recommended. Please call 619-388-3743 for more information.
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: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis, Thursday, October 6th, Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club), Friday, October 7th and the Branford Marsalis Quartet, with special guest Kurt Elling February 10th. This 3-part jazz series 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
San Diego Trolley Dances 2016

San Diego Trolley Dances 2016

San Diego Dance Theater and Jean Isaacs present the 18th Annual "Trolley Dances," happening October 1st and 2nd! It’s your opportunity to see dances created for Barrio Logan, Downtown San Diego, and East Village. Trolley Dances brings original site-specific dances to the MTS Blue Line starting in the historic Barrio Logan and winding through the heart of San Diego ending at Fault Line Park, all led by trained tour guides. A stellar team of choreographers are on board to create new work that is sure to delight and engage! To purchase tickets, or for more information, 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?! 9/30- Vocalist Ruby Blue and her trio with Steve Pandis (bass) and Bob Boss (guitar).
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: 9/28- Len Rainey
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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