The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, 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 Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, 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 Monday, July 9th! To register now, click here!
Jazz Live will celebrate the great ladies of Jazz on Tuesday, March 13th. It will be the first night of our Spring Membership drive and composer and vocalist Sacha Boutros will be presenting a program honoring the great female songwriters and vocalists of the past and present. Sacha brings a stellar band to back her up- John B. Williams on Bass and Tony Tixier on Piano. Plus, a variety of special guests. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are a current member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. If you are not a member please contact Ken Borgers (619-388-3301) or e-mail him. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site! FULL CONCERT / INTERVIEW REPLAY...
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 27th Annual San Diego Music Awards, happening TONIGHTat the House of Blues, located in the heart of Downtown! (Click here to see a list of this year's nominees). Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools, via a partnership between the San Diego Music Foundation and El Cajon's Taylor Guitars. Over the life of the program, 2,978 guitars have been placed into 85 schools from San Onofre to San Ysidro and over 55,000 K-12 students have been impacted by the program. To purchase tickets, simply click here!
Camarada's 2018 season is in full-swing! Up Next: "Calypso Heat" happening Sunday, April 15th at the Mingei (6:30PM). Camarada takes a trip to the Caribbean to explore the music that pulses through the islands. Leonard sings “Jamaica Farewell” and the humorous “Monkey Song”, both made famous by Harry Belafonte. Peter’s parents had those records and their influence can be felt on his original songs “Musica Del Mar” and “Cali Calypso”. The pace slows down and they do a sensitive reading of “Oh Shenandoah” which is a song about a river and water, kind of far from the islands but perhaps related in some metaphysical way. This is bound to be one spectacular show! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!