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Summertime Jazz Night!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2015
We've put a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series -- a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, TONIGHT(!) as we say farewell to summer with live Latin music by "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha. The event will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!) and you must be 21+ to attend. There's also $5 valet parking for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves, Chris Springer will be your ever so lively host! What better way to bid the season a proper goodbye?! We’ll see you TONIGHT
Summertime Jazz Night!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2015
We've put a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series -- a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, TONIGHT(!) as we bid summer a proper farewell with live Latin music by "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha. The event will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!) and you must be 21+ to attend. There's also $5 valet parking for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves, Chris Springer will be your ever so lively host! What better way to bid the season a proper goodbye?! We’ll see you TONIGHT!
Tom Harrell Is Our Artist of the Week for June 15 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 15, 2015

Tom Harrell is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 15, 2015. You can hear this fantastic trumpter, flugelhornist, composer, and bandleader's music all week played by your favorite hosts LIVE on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Worldwide at Jazz 88.3. 

Tom Harrell - Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for June 15, 2015

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for a Portrait in Jazz video preview of Tom Harrell, 26 Tom Harrell albums you can hear on Jazz 88.3, and links to more about this great Jazz artist.

Ornette Coleman rest in peace
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2015
Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015. He was a composer and he played saxophone, trumpet, and violin. He is considered influential across all creative genres and In All Languages, as he titled a 1987 release. He will from here on be celebrated and remembered by those looking ahead to unlock musical secrets to intrigue us and enhance our lives.
Ornette Coleman 6/11/15
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 11, 2015
Ornette Coleman was one of the modern innovators. He just passed away at the age of 85. Here are random notes as I rolled along.
  • Sound Grammar was one of his last recordings. I'm celebrating the music not hashing the details. Denardo Coleman on drums, Gregory Cohen and Tony Falanga on basses (plucked and bowed, respectively), and Ornette Coleman on alto sax, trumpet, and violin.
  • For me Sound Grammar presents the open aspect perfectly, four directions woven together into a super strong design
  • Charlie Haden, Jimmy Garrison, Scott LaFaro
  • Billy Higgins, Ed Blackwell, Denardo
  • Don Cherry, Dewey Redman (ps. Bobby Bradford)
  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, Sound Grammar
  • Lot of random notes for those last points so dig this if you want to...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornette_Coleman
thanks for listening...

ps. enco is beautiful
pps. due to scheduling...6/18/15 at 10pm...Part II
Jazz Live Julie Kelly
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 9, 2015
Jazz Live doubles up in the summer months of June and July. On Tuesday, June 23rd vocalist Julie Kelly will perform at the Saville Theatre. The band is stellar- Tom Ranier- piano, Rob Thorsen- bass and Duncan Moore- drums. It's sure to be a treat as Julie will be performing songs off of her new album "Happy to Be" and other great jazz tunes. If you are a Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets. As always, please print the parking pass.
Read full article at: Jazz Live Julie Kelly
Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 8, 2015
Jazz 88.3 jumps to hyperdrive with 2 shows a month in June and July. First up is the great Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés on Tuesday, June 9. We anticipate ticket sales will be brisk. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets now online or at 619-388-3037. All ages are welcome. There will be a parking permit. Better get some rest while you can.
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Read full article at: Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 8 2015
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 8, 2015
LIVE Monday, June 8, 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!).  GET SOCIAL @TNJT on Facebook and Twitter

LISTEN LIVE to The New Jazz Thing at 88.3 FM in San Diego and WORLDWIDE via the LISTEN LIVE button at Jazz88.org!

This Is The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 Monday June 8 2015 6-8PM PT

Tonight on the show...We'll be debuting all of this week's new adds to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library, including the much anticipated...at least by me ;)...release of "The Thompson Fields" from the Maria Schneider Orchestra, 8 years after their last release "Sky Blue". 
We'll also be featuring music and bio of the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week, Kenny Barron, along with a preview of the coming week's Jazz Birthday's and Milestones (updated every day on the Jazz88.org Home Page), the Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar...including Tuesday's Jazz Live with Chuchito Valdes, Jazz News, and MORE! READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to everything we do on TNJT!
Grammy Winner Maria Schnieder's The Thompson Fields Among The New Releases At San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Monday June 8 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 8, 2015
"The Thompson Fields" is Jazz composer, arranger, and band leader Maria Schneider's first release in 8 years with the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, but in the mean time she won 3 Grammy Awards in 2014 in the classical music category for "Winter Morning Walks". Her new release is among 10 new Jazz albums being added to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library the week of June 8, 2015. 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!  You can check out the debut of all the new releases each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT.

New This Week in the San Diego Jazz 88.3 Music Library - 2015.6.8
  • BEAT FUNKTION – “OLYMPUS”
  • KEVIN BACHELDER / JASON LEE BRUNS – “CHERRY AVENUE”
  • KURT ELLING – “PASSION WORLD”
  • MELODY GARDOT – “CURRENCY OF MAN”
  • STEVE KALDESTAD – “NEW YORK AFTERNOON”
  • HALIE LOREN – “BUTTERFLY BLUE”
  • BRAD MYERS – “PRIME NUMBERS”
  • JEB PATTON – “SHADES AND TONES”
  • EMIE R. ROUSSEL TRIO – “QUANTUM”
  • MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA – “THE THOMPSON FIELDS”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
Young Jazz Lions Looking For A New Den
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 4, 2015
Word came to Jazz 88.3 via Facebook from San Diego Jazz trumpter, band leader, educator, and entrepreneur Gilbert Castellanos...

 Hello family & friends, I am sad to say that the month of June will be the last month for the Young Lions series at Croce's Park West. I want to thank the people who came out on Wednesday nights to support the young musicians. I am proud of the young talented musicians for the work they put into promoting their night, preparing and rehearsing music for their sets, and showing true professionalism on stage. This is really where my passion and heart and soul is, watching these young adults blossom into amazing musicians! I also want to thank Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock for giving us a home to perform for the last 16 months. I DO NOT want this to be the end of the young lion series! It's crucial that we keep this going for the future of jazz in San Diego! As of today, I am searching for a new home for the series! I would love to get the program back on it's feet by July! Please feel free to inbox me if you would like to share your thoughts/suggestions! 

Keep jazz alive!!!

With love and respect,

Gil

Gilbert estimates that there have been over 200 young musicians that have played for the series, with 80% of them still in high school. The evening usually draws a big crowd with standing room only being not uncommon. Gilbert's goal is to "find a venue that can guarantee the young musicians a fee" in order to keep the evening free and "really pack the joint!" According to Gilbert, the lions have been doing a "great job" promoting their nights on the bandstand. 

Jazz 88.3 is helping to get this search underway with this blog post, but this is an opportunity that will take the community of business leaders, art directors and presenters, music educators to move forward AND ESPECIALLY the support of Jazz, Music, Education, and Art Lovers and Supporters dedicating themselves to go and see and hear and exhort The Future of Jazz forward to do as Gilbert says, KEEP JAZZ ALIVE, at whatever home these Young Lions find next. 

If you have ideas for a venue to keep the Young Lions series alive, contact Gillbert Castellanos via email at Gilbertc1972@aol.com, his personal Facebook page or the Gilbert Castellanos Music Facebook Fan Page (and give it a "Like" too ;) 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for stories, pictures, and videos about the Young Lions Series from around the Internet.
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