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Camarada- 2022-2023 Season

Jazz 88.3 has partnered again with Camarada. Announcing Charlie Brown Jingles and Jazz, Saturday, December 17 at 7PM at the Conrad (7600 Fay Ave.) in La Jolla. Let your yuletide spirits soar with San Diego icon Peter Sprague as he spins his compositional expertise into the soundtrack of the beloved holiday television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!


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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 7th

  • Louie Prima (Trumpet, Vocals-Lead) was born in New Orleans, LA, 1911–1978.
  • Teddy Hill (Band Leader, Tenor Saxophone) was born in Birmingham, AL, 1909–1978.
  • Tom Waits (Piano, Vocals-Lead) was born in Pomona, CA in 1949.
  • Mike Carr (Organ) was born in South Shields, England in 1937.
  • George James (Clarinet, Saxophone) was born in Beggs, OK, 1906–1995.
  • Billy Moore (Piano) was born in Parkersburg, WV, 1917–1989.
  • Sonny Phillips (Organ, Piano) was born in Birmingham, AL in 1936.
  • Mads Vinding (Bass) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1948.
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December 7th in Jazz History…

  • Ben Pollack records "Waiting for Katie" and "Memphis Blue" for Victor records in 1927.
  • On a sad note, pianist/composer/bandleader Jay McShann died on this date of a respiratory ailment, in 2006, in his home town of Kansas City. He was 90.
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