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John Hiatt & Taj Mahal!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 31, 2015
John Hiatt and The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio will grace the Balboa Theatre with their incredible and legendary talent, TONIGHT at 7:30PM! Known for captivating crowds with his exceptional guitar performances and enthusiasm, John Hiatt continues to write brilliant character studies, with entertaining storylines, cunning lyrics and wry humor. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and nine time Grammy nominee Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. So if you're in the mood to experience a truly magical evening, this is the show for you! To purchase tickets, simply click here
Jazz 88 Happy Hour!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel takes place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to come out and groove to great live music TONIGHT with the ever so lively, Euphoria Brass Band! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend!  Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you TONIGHT(!) in the Mississippi Ballroom!
Jazz 88 Happy Hour- Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel takes place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out and enjoy great live music TONIGHT(!) with The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend!  Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you in the Mississippi Ballroom! MORE NEU...
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
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?! 7/13- Vocalist Sacha Boutros Trio with Mikan Zlatkovich and Evona Wascinski, 7/20- Pianist Richard Thompson with Mackenzie Leighton and Charles Weller, 7/27- Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker with Peter Sprague and Rob Thorsen, 8/3- Pianist Chase Morrin Trio with Max Kraus and Fernando Gomez, 8/10- Guitarist Frank Potenza with Rob Thorsen and Jim Plank, 8/17- Echos Quartet with Matt DiBiase, Max Bessesen, Evan Levine and Chase Kuesel, 8/24- Bassist Rob Thorsen with Hugo Suarez and Richard Sellers, 8/31- Alto Saxophonist Paul Combs Trio
Robert Bush Benefit
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 23, 2015
Robert Bush translates music into words as well as anyone in the business ever has. A recent health crisis fortunately broke in our favor. The local Jazz community is coming together to help with expenses and show support for one amongst us. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th at Panama 66 in Balboa Park. A generous donation in lieu of admission fee seems to be the plan. Gilbert Castellanos has summoned Our Finest so tighten your wig and get with it. Start: 4pm. MORE on Robert's impact at Jazz 88.3...
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Esperanza Spalding!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 12, 2015
Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+ Evolution, is coming to Embarcadero Marina Park South, TONIGHT at 7:30PM! In 2011 she won the Grammy® for Best New Artist. Her vocal talents along with her versatility in classical and jazz genres have made her one of today's most exciting and unique performers. Don’t miss the enchanting Esperanza Spalding performing in the cool Embarcadero night! It's one summer concert you simply won't want to miss! Click here to purchase tickets!
Jazz Live: Don Menza Quintet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 3, 2015
Jazz Live TONIGHT at 8PM! We're bringing the great saxophonist Don Menza to the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College. He's got a killer band with him- Tom Ranier- piano, Don Rader- trumpet, Chris Conner- bass and Dick Weller- drums. If you're a valid Jazz 88 member you can still reserve your 2 free tickets! See you there! MORE Menza...
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Jazz Live: Charlie Chavez
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 3, 2015
Jazz Live TONIGHT at 8PM will feature percussionist Charlie Chavezand the Mexican regional trio, Perla Negra! This special night is part of City College's World Cultures Program and it is a must see (and hear) event. The band includes: Charlie Chavez- percussion/leader, Eugenio Arango- congas and bata, Andy Geib- trombone/flute, Eric Toralba- bass, Gabriel Sundy-tenor/flute, Special guest - Irving Flores- piano. 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...
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Jazz In The Courtyard
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 27, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 5th annual "Jazz In The Courtyard", featuring Holly Hofmann, Nathan James, Whitney Shay with Tony Davis, Bob Boss and Archie Thompson & The ArchTones! This beautifully arranged concert takes place THIS(!) Saturday, August 8th at 4PM at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego(320 Date Street San Diego, CA, 92101). There's still plenty of time to purchase tickets; just click here! Food and refreshments are included in your ticket price. It's going to be one summer concert you simply won't want to miss! READ ON for Jazz Vespers Interview Audio / Video / Links...
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Jazz Live The Carl Saunders Quartet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 21, 2015
UPDATE 2: The final 45 minutes of audio from the Carl Saunders Quartet is available as Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio and is linked below, as is the Jazz Live interview with Carl and video we shot during the interview. We are really sorry about not being able to broadcast the concert LIVE, but hope that you can share in the joy of the evening through our Jazz 88 Speakeasy. Enjoy!

UPDATE 1: Regrettably we are having technical issues for our Jazz Live broadcast. We are working on the issue and hope to go live from the Saville Theater as soon as we can. Facebook Event: Carl Saunders at Jazz Live (SHARE IT!) READ ON for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...
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