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Jazz 88.3 2015 Fall Membership Drive!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 21, 2015
Our membership campaign has concluded. We are so grateful for your support and so thankful to have you join or re-join our jazzy family. As of now, our un-official total is just north of $193,000, our largest ever membership campaign total. So, congratulations to you, our members! Also, congratulations to all of our sweepstakes winners! If you didn't win your trip to Cuba you can still go (see details), or call 206-842-9775. If you didn't get a chance to make a pledge you can still do so and get in on some of the pledge premiums like Cuba, Sinatra's house and so much more! CHECK OUT YOUR OPTIONS! Or, you can still give us a ring- CALL 619-388-3000 or here's a link to take care of that now.
A Tribute To Nina Simone!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 14, 2015
The Westgate Hotel will pay homage to singer, pianist, composer and activist, Nina Simone, TONIGHT at 7PM in the stunning Versailles Ballroom. While savoring an exquisite three-course menu (including two glasses of wine) created by executive chef, Fabrice Hardel, you'll also enjoy four decades worth of timeless music, adapted by the Lorraine Castellanos Quintet featuring renowned trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos. This will be one enchanted evening you certainly won't want to miss! Retro-glamour attire is strongly encouraged! For more information, or to make a reservation for this highly anticipated event, click here!
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Phil Woods, alto sax, 1931-2015
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2015
The iconic alto saxophonist Phil Woods has passed away. As a teen he studied with Lennie Tristano, got inspired by Charlie Parker, and toured the world with Dizzy Gillespie. Later, Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, and Benny Goodman benefited from his creativity. Pop Culture reference: Phil Woods was the sax solo on Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are." There is, of course, so much more to his legacy. Keep listening...
Siegel & Torok Project!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 28, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support pianist, Dan Siegel and saxophonist, Steve Torok: The Siegel & Torok Project, taking place at the MiraCosta College Concert Hall, TONIGHT(!) at 7:30PM. Dan Siegel and Steve Torok will be performing alongside a stellar lineup of world-class guest jazz musicians including drummer Land Richards, bassist Alex Al and guitarist Allan Hinds. The event is sponsored by the MiraCosta College music department. As part of the event, there will be master classes presented by the members of the band and guest front of house engineer Chris Eads. A horn section selected from the best MiraCosta Jazz and Commercial music students will also be featured. To purchase tickets, click here!

Jenn Renee Cruz CD Release Party!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 28, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support vocalist Jenn Renee Cruz and the release of her new CD: “You Get What You Get”. Jazz 88.3 will help Jenn celebrate, TONIGHT(!) at 8PM at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101) in the heart of Little Italy. So if you're a fan of jazz and blues fusion and a compelling voice that possesses both tenderness and power, then be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out and support this local, talented rising star! *Please Note: This event is 21+MORE: Jenn Visits Jazz 88.3...
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2015 San Diego Music Awards
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 16, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 25th Annual San Diego Music Awards happening TONIGHT(!) at Humphrey's By The Bay. Jazz 88.3's very own Ron Dhanifu and J. Otis Williams will be presenters, so if you run into them, be sure to say "Hello!". Click here for a list of this year's nominees! Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to support the San Diego Music Foundation's Guitars and Banjos for schools. To purchase tickets to this year's awards show, simply click here! List of Jazz / Blues Nominees...
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Jacobs Presents: Michelle Coltrane
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 13, 2015
Michelle Coltrane, the daughter of jazz legend John Coltrane, makes a special visit to the Jacobs Center TONIGHT at 6:30 pm. She will be joined by acclaimed jazz guitarist Shea Welsh and opening act, San Diego’s own dynamic trio Besos de Coco. Michelle and her band will perform their unique retro and modern sound as well as some of her father’s classics. Enjoy signature cocktails and tapas as the sultry sounds of jazz fill the air in a unique setting only minutes from Downtown San Diego. To purchase tickets, click here

UPDATE: Interview with Michelle and Shea...
2015 San Diego Blues Festival
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 13, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Blues Festival -- a benefit for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, happening THIS(!) Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th from 12-8PM, at Embarcadero Marina Park North. Come out and enjoy 2-days worth of great live music by some of your Blues favorites like: Booker T. Jones, Marcia Ball, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and many more; all while supporting a great cause! To purchase tickets, simply click here! We'll see you there! MORE on Blues Radio in San Diego...
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Jazz Live: Doug Webb Quartet
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 12, 2015
UPDATE: FULL CONCERT / INTERVIEW AUDIO / VIDEO..READ ONJazz Live TONIGHT at 8PM! We're bringing the great saxophonist Doug Webb to the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College. The terrific band includes Mitchel Forman- piano, Kevin Axt- bass and Dan Schnelle- drums. If you're a valid Jazz 88 member you can still reserve your 2 free tickets! Don't forget about that pesky parking pass, too. See you there! MORE Doug Webb at Jazz Live...

Doug Webb Quartet Jazz Live San Diego Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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International Academy of Jazz!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 10, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support “The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego.” Directed by brilliant trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego” is a 501c 3 non-profit and San Diego’s ONLY full-academic year program for our young, aspiring musicians (ages 10-18). The IAJSD is currently accepting new students for the 2015-2016 program year. Opening day is THIS(!) Saturday, September 5th at 10AM at the Music Department at Grossmont College (Opening day is FREE to the public)! For more information or to register your child for the program, simply click here! HEAR IAJSD Executive Director Guy Gonzales...
Read full article at: International Academy of Jazz!
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