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From Jazz 88.3 KSDS-FM San Diego, Worldwide at Jazz88.org, I’m Vince Outlaw and THIS is The Jazz 88 Round Up...
(00:00) INTRO MUSIC: Herbie Hancock - “Safiatou” from “Possibilities” (2005)
On this week’s round up…San Diego Jazz Presenters announce and kick-off their summer series while another announces their 2017-2018 plans which include a visit from one of the biggest names in Jazz, plus another San Diego drummer is in the Percussive Profiles spotlight. San Diego’s Jewel, Balboa Park, gets their Vine Affair on this week, we’ve got a new Artist of the Week to introduce, and there is lots on the San Diego Jazz and Blues horizon to preview, plus we’ve got music from Herbie Hancock, Besos de Coco, Claudio Roditi, and Dave Scott...it’s all coming up, so Let’s Get On With The Jazz 88.3 Round UP….
The Past Week In Review - Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28, 2017
This past week,
Monday, May 22
Tuesday, May 23
Announcement: Carlsbad gears up for summer concert series (Kirk Sanderson, Seaside Courier) - The city of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin June 23 at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches. The outdoor concert series runs every Friday through Aug. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city. Venues open to the public at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Music Performers Include: June 23: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra – blues/boogie woogie; July 21: Feufollet - Cajun; August 18: JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay – Big Band/Swing
Wednesday, May 24
Announcement: Herbie Hancock heads La Jolla Music Society's 2017/18 jazz concert series lineup (George Varga, SDUT) - Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, a 14-time Grammy Award-winner, will perform March 7 (2018) as part of the La Jolla Music Society’s 2017/2018 jazz concert series at the Balboa Theatre. It will be his first concert here since Hancock and fellow jazz keyboard giant Chick Corea’s joint performance at Copley Symphony Hall in early 2015.
The La Jolla Music Society’s 2017/2018 jazz series at the Balboa Theatre will begin with an Oct. 29 (2017) performance entitled Crosscurrents that teams top musicians from India and the U.S. The lineup includes percussionist Zakir Hussain, former Miles Davis bass great Dave Holland, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter (who leads his own group in concert at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on June 7), and singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan.
The series concludes with an April 28 (2018) concert by the Joey Alexander Trio, whose piano-playing leader is 13 and this year earned two Grammy Award nominations.
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
Jazz 88 Website Highlights
In Studio Guests
San Diego Drummers series on Percussive Profiles with Barry Farrar continued with music and LIVE, In-studio interview with Gary Nieves. Series continues on June 22, with drummer Russell Bizzett.
Jazz 88 Social Media Highlights
(03:00) MUSIC: Herbie Hancock - “Safiatou” from “Possibilities” (2005)
(08:00) San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview Week Starting Monday, May 29, 2017
Monday - May 29
Tuesday - May 30
Wednesday - May 31
Thursday - June 1
Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series - Besos de Coco - 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! MORE ON THE JUNE ARTISTS IN OUR UPCOMING PREVIEW SEGMENT...
Friday - June 2
Jazz Nights at the Handlery Hotel San Diego in Mission Valley- Friday Jazz Happy Hour - Jazz- 5:30 PM - Bassist Mackenzie Leighton presents up and coming saxophonist Jarien Jamanila and drummer Kevin Higuchi — 950 Lounge • 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 - Home Page. We’ll also preview the upcoming performers for June in our look at what’s coming up later in the show.
The Vine Affair - Friday, June 2, 2017 - Jazz 88.3 is proud to support "The Vine Affair", a sure-to-be incredible event put on by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, happening Friday, June 2nd from 6-10PM! This is your chance to indulge in Balboa Park's first annual wine festival! Experience superb wine while exploring five different museums, including: San Diego Art Institute, The Conservancy vis-à-vis The Prado Restaurant, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego History Center, and the Fleet Science Center. You will also enjoy exquisite wines and delicious tapas, experience exceptional art, and enjoy live music. Please Note: This event is 21+. Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is a nonprofit organization through which 28 arts, science and cultural institutions in Balboa Park collaborate to achieve shared goals. By helping these groups achieve greater organizational efficiency, innovation and excellence, it seeks to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Click here to purchase tickets to The Vine Affair! Musical Guests: Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi plus The Velveteen Band (steampunk inspired eclectic musical side show), Charissa Barger is an accomplished harpist in the San Diego area (performed with the Wu Tang Clan, Dionne Warwick, Stanley Clarke, Mike Garson); Guadalajara, Mexico native Oscar Aragon, classical and flamenco guitar
Saturday - June 3
Sunday - June 4
Keep an eye on Jazz88.org home page and blog for the latest happenings on San Diego Jazz, Blues, and Arts scene. Remember Jazz88.org
(11:00) Music: Beso de Coco - “Libertango” from “Besos de Coco” (2016)
(16:00) Jazz 88.3 KSDS-FM San Diego On-Air Preview Week of May 29, 2017
Upcoming Artist of the Week - Claudio Roditi
Born: May 28, 1946, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
He came to America in 1970 to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. In 1976 he moved to New York City, where he played with Herbie Mann and Charlie Rouse. In the 1980s he worked with Paquito D'Rivera. He is a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. In 1995, he received a Grammy Award nomination for "Symphonic Bossa Nova", and another in 2010 for Best Latin Jazz Album for Brazilliance X 4. - Claudio Roditi Wikipedia
A superior if sometimes overlooked trumpeter (the Kenny Dorham of the 1990s), Claudio Roditi is a frequently exciting hard bop-oriented player. He came to the U.S. to study at Berklee (1970-1971) and gigged around the Boston area until moving to New York in 1976. Roditi played with Charlie Rouse and Herbie Mann, and most importantly, in the early '80s, he started working regularly with Paquito D'Rivera. The reliable trumpeter has been on many straight-ahead recording sessions, in addition to being a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra. Roditi recorded as a leader for Green Street (an obscure date in 1984), Uptown, Candid, and Reservoir, among other labels. (Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com)
Daily Specialty Show Features
Monday - May 29 -
Birthdays: Hilton Ruiz (‘52), Professor Sean Jones (‘78, New Album Out, Tweet), Wycliffe Gordon (‘67, Wynton protege)
OTD: Charlie Parker opens at the Tiffany Club in Los Angeles in 1952. King Oliver and his band recorded "Sugar Foot Stomp" for Vocalion in 1926.
Tuesday - May 30
Portrait In Jazz: Benny Goodman (Birthday, ‘09)
Birthdays: Ann Hapmton-Callaway (‘59), Frankie Trumbauer (‘01, Sax)
OTD: Altoist, Paul Desmond, Brubecks' alto for 17 years died at the age of 52 in 1977. Tommy Dorsey splits from brother Jimmy in 193
Wednesday - May 31 -
Portrait In Jazz: Red Holloway (Birthday, ‘27)
Birthdays: Louis Hayes (‘37), Albert “Tootie” Heath (‘35, drummer), Christian McBride (‘72)
OTD: John Coltrane recorded such classics as "Straight Street", "While My Lady Sleeps", "Chronic Blues" and "Bakai" (ba-kye) in 1957 for Prestige records.
Thursday - June 1 -
Portrait In Jazz: Louis Hayes
Birthdays: Nelson Riddle (‘21),
OTD: Tito Puente, died on this day in 2000, during heart surgery, in New York City. He was 77.
Friday - June 2 -
Birthdays: John Pisanno (‘31, guitar), Gildo Mahones (‘29, piano)
OTD: Dextor Gordon records "One Flight Up" for Blue Note records at the CBS studios in Paris in 1959. Dizzy Gillespie cuts "Afro" for Verve records in 1954
Saturday - June 3
Birthdays: Dakota Staton (‘32, vocal), Ted Curson (‘35, trumpet)
OTD: Stan Kenton's "Innovations" orchestra, after losing $125,000, ends its' 4-month tour at the Hollywood Bowl in 1950.
Sunday - June 4 -
City Stories, 7:30-8 PM PT
Next Jazz 88 Round Up: Sunday, June 11, 7:30 - 8 PM PT
Birthdays: Oliver Nelson (‘32), Anthony Braxton (‘45), Paquito D’Rivera (‘48), Winard Harper (‘62)
OTD: innovative saxophonist Steve Lacy, died on this date in 2004 of cancer, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 64. In Hollywood, back in 1946, the Stan Kenton orchestra recorded "Artistry in Boogie". Ella Fitzgerald with Sy Oliver and His orchestra recorded "Lullaby of Birdland" for Decca in 1954.
(20:00) Music: Claudio Roditi - “Levitation” from “Bons Amigos” (2011)
(25:00) Upcoming in San Diego Jazz and Beyond
Festival of the Arts - June 10, 11, 2017 - Jazz 88.3 will be out at the Festival of the Arts, happening June 10th and 11th (10AM-6PM) at the Waterfront Park! Produced by Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation and San Diego Magazine, this unforgettable weekend filled with art, food, craft beer and entertainment benefits programs for San Diegans with disabilities. It's the perfect way to enjoy the weekend in American's Finest City! Children 16 and under: Free! Active Military with I.D.: Free! Click here to purchase tickets or for more information! Musical Guests include: Fred Benedetti, US Navy Band Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band, Dave Scott and Monsoon, Gilbert Castellanos, Tom Greisgraber, Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton, Bayou Brothers. Preview some on our website.
Westgate Sunset Poolside Jazz Series - Starts Thursday, June 1 - - 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!
June 1 - Besos De Coco
June 8 - Lori Bell Trio
June 15 - Leonard Patton Trio
June 22 - Trio Gadjo
June 29 - Coral Macfarland Thuet
2- Bassist Mackenzie Leighton presents up and coming saxophonist Jarien Jamanila and drummer Kevin Higuchi.
9- Los Angeles guitarist Ron Escheté with Rob Whitlock on B-3 organ and Jim Plank on drums.
16- Tenor Saxophonist Ian Buss with guitarist Louis Valenzuela and bassist Mackenzie Leighton
23- Special Performance: A Reunion of Jazz Legends: Pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Jim Plank.
30- Latin jazz pianist Irving Flores performs with bassist Dean Hulett and drummer Fernando Gomez.
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!
Jazz Live- The Lanny Morgan Sextet - Tuesday, June 13 - One of the most prolific and prominent bebop altoists on the West Coast Jazz Scene, Lanny Morgan, will be coming to Jazz Live on Tuesday, June 13th. Morgan first came to prominence in New York, as the young lead alto for Maynard Ferguson's Big Band of the sixties, as well as Maynard's sextet of the same era. Speaking of a sextet, Lanny will be bringing his sextet (Bob Summers- trumpet, Doug Webb- tenor, Matt Harris- piano, Chris Conner- bass, Paul Kreibich- drums) to the Saville Theatre for a night music that will entertain and inspire. 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.
(28:00) Music: Dave Scott - “Senor Salsa” from “Minor Man” (1999)
NEXT Jazz 88 Round Up - Sunday, June 11, 2017, 7:30-8pm PT
City Stories next Sunday, June 4, 7:30-8 PM PT