San Diego's Chase Morrin was awarded the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) 2015 Student Composition Showcase winner at JEN's January 7-10, 2015 conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
His composition "Three Brahmin" was one of 4 works chosen by a panel of 4 adjudicators from 24 submissions and was performed at the conference by the world-renowed, Washington D.C.-based Alan Blaylock Orchestra. Chase is no newcomer to awards
, especially since he had a small combo composition win at the 2012 JEN conference! The JEN Student Composition Showcase, designed to spotlight young jazz composers, gives students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level. The winners of the 2015 competition also had the newly added benefit of a private mentoring session with a leader in the Jazz field. Chase's reaction to the award,
"This year was especially exciting and different than the 2012 JEN, first, because my big band chart won apposed to a small combo piece. This meant Alan's Orchestra played my piece which was a real privilege. Second, this year they paired the composers with mentors to chat about music, the future, etc. I was paired with Ellen Rowe. She was incredibly kind and gave me some great advice. I really enjoyed talking with her. "
Before heading back to continue his studies at Harvard, Chase will be performing at Dizzy's San Diego TONIGHT, Friday, 1/16 at 8pm
with the trio he performed with during a separate session at the JEN conference, including Justin Grinnell bass and Charlie Weller drums.
Here is the performance of Chase's winning piece "Three Brahmin" by the Alan Blaylock
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|It's the FIRST NEW ADDS of 2015 and YOU can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, January 12, 2015 between 6 and 8 PM PT! !|
- NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE – “ROOM”
- RON DiSALVO – “SONGS FOR JAZZ LEGENDS”
- DAVID FRIESEN CIRCLE 3 TRIO – “WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS”
- CLARK GIBSON – “OLD STYLE SEXTET”
- DAVID HAZELTINE – “I REMEMBER CEDAR”
- JOHNNY GRIFFITH – “DANCE WITH THE LADY”
- KEITH JARRETT/CHARLIE HADEN/PAUL MOTIAN – “HAMBURG ‘72”
- MARK MINCHELLO – “TRINOMIAL”
- JIM NORTON COLLECTIVE – “TIME REMEMBERED”
- RICH PELLEGRIN QUINTET – “EPISODES IV-VI”
- PHIL RANELIN WITH BIG BLACK & HENRY FRANKLIN – “PERSEVERANCE”
- MIKE ROSSI-MICU NARUNSKY – “COMMON GROUND”
- DAN SIEGEL – “INDIGO”
- TOM TEASLEY – “THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE”
- TOMMY SMITH/BRIAN KELLOCK – “WHISPERING OF THE STARS”
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|Cedar Walton, 2010 NEA Jazz Master and Jazz Live San Diego alumni, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 12, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!|
Joining Cedar in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists
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- Jay McShann - Monday, 1/12/15
- Joe Pass - Tuesday 1/13/15
- Cyrus Chestnut - Wednesday, 1/14/15
- Jane Ira Bloom - Thursday, 1/15/15
- Cedar Walton - Friday, 1/16/15
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|LIVE Monday, January 12, 2015, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). Tonight on the show...|
- Robert Bush - San Diego's premier Jazz Journalist joins us in Hour 2 to review his recently AllAboutJazz.com published Best of 2014 list (which includes a couple San Diego artists) and to look forward in 2015, including:
- Pianist Joshua White goes global
- World-wide lauded in 2014 (and on Robert's 2014 list) Wadada Leo Smith at UCSD in January with our own local treasure Anthony Davis and his UCSD students. Info on the date.
- Bassist (and resent Jazz Education Network Conference 2015 clinician and performer) Mark Dresser has some exciting things coming up, including the honor of a week's residency at The Stone at UCSD.
- Jazz Education Network Conference 2015 Notes -
- 2015.1.12 Adds To The Jazz 88.3 Music Library -
- Preview of the week in Jazz and on Jazz 88.3, including Joe Chambers at Jazz Live, Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week, daily Portrait in Jazz, and more
|San Diego's Jazz 88.3 extends an America's Finest City welcome to The Jazz Education Network and their 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt starting TODAY, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 and going through the late evening hours of Saturday, January 10, 2015 (and you know those late Jazz Jam session will run into early Sunday)! Starting with Wednesday evening's full evening concert lineup, there will be 71 clinics and panel presentations, 36 Research Presentations, the next JENeration of Jazz with the JENerations Student Jazz Festival, 77 concerts including Pancho Sanchez, Bobby Shew, Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage, and Grammy winner and recently nominated again, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Oh, and did we mention that Herbie Hancock will be delivering the Keynote Speech on Thursday, January 8, 2015?! YOU CAN STILL BE PART OF IT!|
|Jazz Live San Diego will be kicking of 2015 in great fashion with a series of concerts that starts January 13, 2015 at 8pm PT with legendary mallet man Joe Chambers, and includes San Diego's own Euphoria Brass Band, saxophonists Christopher Hollyday and San Diego icon Joe Marillo leading a quintet, and W.C. Handy Blues Award nominee The Missy Andersen Band. Jazz Live San Diego is San Diego's Jazz 88.3's monthly (twice a month June/July) live concert series from the Saville Theatre on the San Diego City College campus broadcast world wide on Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org, |
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|LIVE Monday, January 5, 2015, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). Tonight on the show...|
- Jazz Education Network Conference 2015...aka #JEN15...swings into San Diego Wednesday, January 7 through Saturday, January 10, with clinics, presentations, vendors, and shows Shows SHOWS! Tonight we preview the conference and the special JENerosity Celebration Fundraiser event in Hour 2 with members of the JEN board.
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|JENerosity Celebration 2015, with a full late afternoon to late evening of dinner, cocktails, honorees, and performances by Mundell Lowe, Pancho Sanchez, and many more, in support of the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) Jazz Music and Education scholarship and outreach programs takes place on Friday, January 9, 2015, as part of JEN's 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Your $125 donation ($88 for conference attendees) includes a late afternoon concern by Mundell Lowe starting at 3pm, the JENerosity Celebration of music, cocktails, dinner, and awards with artists including NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, Lynne Arriale, John Clayton, Charles McPherson, Holly Hoffman and more, a special performance by 2015 JEN LeJENds of Latin Jazz Poncho Sanchez, special seating at the conference's evening concerts including Caliente, Joe Santerre Ensemble, Army Jazz Ambassadors with Bobby Shew, and m-pact. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for this NOT TO BE MISSED evening of and for Jazz in San Diego!|
|Milt Jackson is our Artist of the Week for this last week of 2014, December 29, 2014, and, appropriately, the first days of 2015. You will hear the music of one of the greatest Jazz vibraphonist ever all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org, in addition to a new Portrait in Jazz featuring a different Jazz artist each weekday between Noon and 1 PM PT...with this Wednesday, December 31, 2014...New Year's Eve...being a special day when we will be playing, in their entirety, the Top 10 Jazz Releases of 2014 from 10AM to 9PM. |
Here's a preview of this Thursday's Portrait in Jazz feature of Milt Jackson from the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 YouTube channel
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|On the eve of the San Diego Chargers' win-or-stay-home final game of the 2014 season in Kansas City, Sunday, December 28, 10 AM PT, we catch up with Charger Jazz 88, aka Barry Farrar, host of Percussive Profiles each Thursday, 8-10 PM PT and Early Evening Jazz on Wednesday's 6-8 PM PT. He took some time to answer a few questions between holiday preparations, sharpening his drum sticks, and getting his tail-gate all ready for the big game. GO CHARGERS! GO JAZZ 88!|
Jazz 88 (J88):
Thanks for the check-in, Barry...I mean Charger Jazz 88...ah...What should we call you?
Charger Jazz 88 (CJ88): Doesn't matter. Its all about Jazz..Jazz 88 and my beloved BOLTS!!!!
J88: When did you become a Charger?
CJ88: I became a Charger in 1960 when the team moved here after 1 year in LA. My Dad, Barry Farrar, Sr. played sax in the Charger band. He was a single parent raising 2 boys. He would bring me to the games...his gigs.
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