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Yardbird In Lotus Land - Charlie Parker's West Coast Jazz 1945-47 - Jazz Explorations with Ken Poston
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 26, 2016
Charlie "Bird" Parker came to the land of West Coast Jazz in 1945 with Dizzy Gillespie for an engagement at Billy Berg's on Vine St. in Hollywood and what followed included the founding of Dial Records, Bird's infamous Lover Man session, nervous breakdown, and stay at Camarillo State Hospital. Jazz Explorations (Saturday's 7-10am PT) host Ken Poston tells the story in "Yardbird in Lotus Land", Saturday, August 27, 2016, including it's San Diego connection Jim McVea, through very rare music and interview segments, including McVea's telling of his last minute call to play with Dizzy, Bird and Slim Galliard on the "Slim's Jam" sessions.
Yardbird In Lotus Land - Charlie Parker's West Coast Jazz 1945-47 - Jazz Explorations with Ken Poston - Saturday, August 27, 2016 7-10am PT

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Bobby Hutcherson Passes - His Impact on San Diego
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 21, 2016
Bobby Hutcherson passed away this past week on Monday, August 15, 2016. His impact to San Diego's Jazz Scene, including an appearance on our own Jazz Live San Diego back in the mid-2000's (and captured in a picture with our own J Otis Williams), was obvious in postings on social media among other places for expression. 

Here was the posting from San Diego bassist Rob Thorsen on his impact to his early days pursuing the Jazz Life...



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The Jazz 88 Round Up With Vince Outlaw - August 21 2016
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 21, 2016
The Jazz 88 Round Up has Vince Outlaw sitting in for Michael Rovatsos and we've got everything Jazz 88 that you can imagine! Tune in Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 7:30 to 8 pm PT for KSDS Jazz 88.3 Radio Station and San Diego Jazz News and Tunes including the What's On-The-Air at Jazz 88 This Week, Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview (Jazz88.org/calendar), Jazz88.org Station News and Blog Review, and Special News Segments. Facebook Event - Jazz 88 Round Up - Interested OR Go - Get In-Show Updates!

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San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Concerts
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 15, 2016
The San Diego Symphony Presents: The Future of Jazz featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant &Jazz Guitar MastersThe Future of Jazz featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant is set to take place THIS Thursday at 7:30PM at the Embarcadero Marina Park South! Cécile McLorin Salvant - winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition - has inspired accolades from Wynton Marsalis and The New York Times, comparing her to Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz Guitar Masters, a stellar lineup of today’s hottest jazz guitarists (Peter Sprague, Russell Malone, Anthony Wilson) come together for one night’s worth of hot jams by the cool bayside, Thursday, August 25th at 7:30PM, also at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. These are (2) summer concerts you simply won't want to miss! MORE...
The Jazz 88 Round Up With Vince Outlaw - August 14 2016
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 14, 2016
The Jazz 88 Round Up has Vince Outlaw sitting in for Michael Rovatsos and we've got everything Jazz 88 that you can imagine! Tune in Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 7:30 to 8 pm PT for KSDS Jazz 88.3 Radio Station and San Diego Jazz News and Tunes including the What's On-The-Air at Jazz 88 This Week, Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview (Jazz88.org/calendar), Jazz88.org Station News and Blog Review, and Special News Segments.
Imperial Avenue Street Festival
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 5, 2016
The 3rd Annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival, featuring Grammy® Award-winner Poncho Sanchez is set to take place Saturday, August 27th from 12-9PM! Come celebrate the eclectic and unique Greater Logan Heights area on Imperial Avenue between 28th Street and 30th Street. Admission is FREE(!) to this all-ages event! While you're there you'll enjoy multiple stages with live local musicians and dancers, blocks of vendors, arts, and crafts and the best eats in the community. VIP Beer Experience is available for just $15. New this year is interactive Kid’s Zone and stage line-up. Entertainment lineup includes: Bill Magee Blues Band and Kamau Kenyatta, Grammy® Award-winning producer and arranger, pianist and soprano saxophonist. It's sure to be a great day, so be sure to mark your calendars!
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Jazz in the Courtyard 2016
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 3, 2016
First Presbyterian Church of San Diego's 6th Annual Jazz in the Courtyard is set to take place on Saturday August 13th (5-8PM) at First Presbyterian Church (320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101). The downtown church that is home to Jazz Vespers, is bringing in some of the biggest names on the jazz scene for the concert. Headlining this year's concert will be The Peter Sprague Trio. Internationally known and the 2015 recipient of The San Diego Music Awards lifetime achievement award, Peter Sprague is considered one of the most exciting guitarists on the scene today! Opening the show will be Archie Thompson & The ArchTones. Doors open at 5:00PM and there will also be food trucks present. Tickets are only $10.00 (click here to purchase now!), or you can purchase tickets at the door, at any Jazz Vespers service, or at the office of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego.
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Jazz Live- Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 2, 2016
Bandleader extraordinaire Gordon Goodwin comes to the Saville Theatre with his "little" Phat Band on Tuesday, September 13. It will have all the phatness just a little less. The Phatness includes Eric Marienthal- sax, Mike Rocha- trumpet, Andy Martin- trombone, Andrew Synowiec- guitar, Kevin Axt- bass, Ray Brinker- drums, Joey DeLeon- percussion and, of course, Gordon Goodwin- piano and tenor sax. Make your reservation Jazz Live San Diego reservation in the Speakeasy. If you need to purchase tickets please call 619-388-3743. It will be a Jazz Live you don't want to miss. We'll see you on September 13th...oh, and don't forget that parking pass.
Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Style!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 25, 2016
Jazz 88.3's annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series returns to the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, September 2nd (6-9PM) with The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi, featuring Larry Vuckovich! Pianist Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guraldi’s only student and played in Vince’s two-piano group “Powder Keg”. This program features the Latin works of Vince Guaraldi performed by a stellar quintet including guitarist Josh Workman, who captures the excitement of Vince’s collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. The Quintet includes: Josh Workman on guitar and John Santos on percussion. While you're there, you'll not only enjoy live Jazz, but also an array of Latin-inspired fare and cocktails. In addition, Chris Springer, host of Jazz 88.3's Latin Grooves will be your host! So mark your calendars and plan to usher in summer with your favorite jazz and blues radio station! Please Note: Admission is $20 per person--cash only and you must be 21+ to attend. 
Summertime Jazz Night - Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 25, 2016
Jazz 88.3's annual Summertime Jazz Night Rooftop Concert Series returns to the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, September 2nd (6-9PM) with The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi, featuring Larry Vuckovich! Pianist Larry Vuckovich was Vince Guraldi’s only student and played in Vince’s two-piano group “Powder Keg”. This program features the Latin works of Vince Guaraldi performed by a stellar quintet including guitarist Josh Workman, who captures the excitement of Vince’s collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. The Quintet includes: Josh Workman on guitar and John Santos on percussion. While you're there, you'll not only enjoy live Jazz, but also an array of Latin-inspired fare and cocktails. In addition, Chris Springer, host of Jazz 88.3's Latin Grooves will be your host! So mark your calendars and plan to usher in summer with your favorite jazz and blues radio station! Please Note: Admission is $20 per person--cash only and you must be 21+ to attend. MORE ON THE ARTIST AND SERIES...
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