Heads-up Happy Hour goers! Join us, TONIGHT(!)at 5PM for our first Happy Hour of 2016! Jazz vocal legend, Barbara Morrison will be performing. We will also have great food and vibes. As usual, it'll take place in the Mississippi Ballroom at the historic Lafayette Hotelon El Cajon Boulevard. There will also be hosted appetizers and happy hour drink prices! There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend. We'll see you there!
It's almost 2014 and we need your help. Jazz 88.3 needs to raise $40k in December, and we're only $15k away. Can you assist? The line is open- 619-388-3000. Many thanks to those who have already lent a hand.
Our Top Ten of 2013: 10 Kevin Eubanks "The Messenger" 9 Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine "It's About Time" 8 Joey DeFrancesco "One for Rudy" 7 Rob Thorsen "Live!" 6 Mike Wofford "It's Personal" 5 Tierney Sutton "After Blue" 4 Gilbert Castellanos "Federal Jazz Project" 3 Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" 2 Kyle Eastwood "The View From Here" 1 Ahmad Jamal "Saturday Morning"
Thank you for your contribution to The Jazz 88.3 "Play It Forward" Membership Campaign. The campaign has ended and we achieved our goal! Every dollar counts though so if you didn't get a chance to make your contribution we are hoping you can do it now and become a "Jazz Hero!" There are great benefits when you sign up, plus you will be supporting the music you love. Join now or call 619-388-3000.
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Members of Jazz 88.3 are listeners who donate to keep the station going. Have you become one yet? Join us RIGHT NOW by calling in your support at 619-388-3000. Throw a couple bucks in the hat, it’s a pretty cool hat!
Heads Up Blues Lovers! Mark your calendar for the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam every Wednesday night. The Blues Jam takes place at Proud Mary’s, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road (Ramada Inn, on the west side of 163) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! J. Otis Williams is your Blues Jam host, Mark Augustin is the Blues Jam guitar slinger. It's FREE and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
Joe Marillo has been a force in the San Diego jazz scene since the mid-1970s when he began bringing top-name jazz musicians to Mission Beach's Catamaran Hotel. He's a fine tenor sax player in his own right and, as a teacher, Joe has helped many an aspiring jazz player learn the rudiments of the music. Now 80, Joe's brings a lot of things to the table, but his most important asset is the size of his heart. It's huge. Joe Marillo recently sat down with Offramp's host T. Michael Crowell to talk about his life in music.