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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...
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This Is The New Jazz Thing August 31 2015 - Guy Gonzales International Academy of Jazz San Diego
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 31, 2015
Debuts of the new jazz music getting added this week, preview of our Artist of the Week, Birthday and On This Day Upcoming Highlights, Jazz and Blues Calendar Preview, and more New Jazz Things! LIVE Monday, August 31, 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!).  
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday August 31 2015 - Guy Gonzales International Academy of Jazz San Diego

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links about this week's new releases and other Jazz news items on the show tonight...
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
The Full Spectrum of New Jazz Music In The Adds at Jazz 88.3 Monday August 31 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 31, 2015
A great new mix of NEW JAZZ MUSIC from solo piano (Fred Hersch "Solo") to Jazz Orchestra (Lincoln Center "Live in Cuba") and originals to standards being added to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library the week starting Monday, August 31, 2015. These new releases will be featured by all your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts in the weeks to come!
New This Week in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library - August 31 2015
  • ERIC ALEXANDER – “THE REAL THING”
  • CARTER CALVERT – “IT’S A MAN’S WORLD”
  • JOHN HÉBERT – “RAMBLING CONFESSIONS”
  • FRED HERSCH – “SOLO”
  • JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS – “LIVE IN CUBA”
  • KARIN & MIKE KELLEHER – “MÉLANGE”
  • JASON KLOBNAK QUINTET – “NEW CHAPTER”
  • ABBEY LINCOLN – “SOPHISTICATED ABBEY”
  • ROMERO LUBAMBO – “SETEMBRO: A BRAZILIAN UNDER THE JAZZ INFLUENCE”
  • MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND – “LIVE AT THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL-2014”
  • JOE MAGNARELLI – “THREE ON TWO”
  • PEREZ / PATITUCCI/ BLADE – “CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT”
  • LEE RITENOUR – “A TWIST OF RIT”
Your Jazz 88.3 hosts will be introducing you to these new releases all week, so Listen Long, Often, and LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego and Worldwide at Jazz88.org!  

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
Gilbert Castellanos Orchestrating San Diego Symphony Jazz - Young Lions - Herbie Freddie Tribute
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 27, 2015
Just when you thought San Diego Jazz Hero Gilbert Castellanos had enough going on, what with his long-time Wednesday Jam sessions, curating the Summer Thursday evening Sunset Poolside Jazz at The Westgate Hotel, working magic at his Friday evening series at The Westgate's Plaza Bar, alongside touring and playing with just about everyone on the planet, he comes up with the What's Next...last week's announcement of his appointment as the Series Curator for the Inaugural Season of the San Diego Symphony's Jazz @ The Jacob's, the recent move of his Young Lion's series to Panama 66 in Balboa Park, the new school year as Artistic Director with Jazz 88.3 Education Partner International Academy of Jazz San Diego (IAJSD), and a Saturday, August 29 collaboration with Joshua White in Tribute to Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. Whew!

Gilbert stopped by the KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3 studios on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 for a live, on-air chat with Afternoon Jazz host Ron Dhanifu about all of those next steps plus the mentorship that Dizzy Gillespie gave him that inspires him to do the same to the next generation, and more. READ THE FULL ARTICLE for Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the interview along with a full transcript...

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?! 12/2- Ian Tordella Trio, 12/9- Ryan Shaw Trio, 12/16- Nathan Hubbard Trio, 12/23- Jim Plank, Justin Grinnell, Tripp Sprague, Duncan Moore, 12/30- NO JAZZ. 12/31- NYE Dinner (5-9pm) and Jazz with Ron Eschete, Glen Cashman and Duncan Moore (7-10pm).
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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Ken Poston Named General Manager of KSDS-FM San Diegos Jazz88
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 13, 2015
Ken Poston - General Manager, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org
KSDS-FM, Jazz88 Jazz88.org– Jazz Week’s Station of the Year (2015) - is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Poston, as General Manager of the station effective July 1, 2015.
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