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Joey Alexander and Jimmy Heath Provide Bookend Eras In New Jazz Adds To Jazz 88.3 Music Library May 4 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: May 3, 2015
From the elder Masters of Jazz (Jimmy Heath, 88, 2003 NEA Master, "Dear Dizzy") to the youthful Future of Jazz (Joey Alexander, 13, "My Favorite Things") with LOTS OF KEYS in the mix (5 of 9 new led by piano/organ players), there is LOTS OF NEW JAZZ to check out in the adds to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library the week of May 4, 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.

  • JIMMY HEATH, JON FADDIS & THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND - "DEAR DIZZY"
  • BOB McCHESNEY - "CHEZ SEZ"
  • RICH HALLEY 4 - "CREATING STRUCTURE"
  • JOEY ALEXANDER - "MY FAVORITE THINGS"
  • DAWAN MUHAMMAD - "CONSIDER THE SOURCE"
  • JARED GOLD - "METROPOLITAN RHYTHM"
  • PAT BIANCHI - "A HIGHER STANDARD"
  • ALISTER SPENCE / JOE WILLIAMSON / CHRISTOPHER CANTILLO - "BEGIN"
  • IRVIN MAYFIELD - "LIVE AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE"
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites and social networks, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 30, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, concludes the 2015 series on Saturday, May 9 at 4PM in the Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with "The Latin Connection In Jazz" featuring Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based flautist, saxophonist, and Latin jazz group leader Justo Almario presented by Jazz 88.3 host of "Latin Grooves" (Sat. Noon-3pm PT)Chris Springer

This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad - This Is Jazz- San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org

"The Latin Connection In Jazz" has it's roots in the history of Afro-Cuban music through the Golden Era of Latin Music "When Mambo Was King" through today's continued blending of sounds from throughout the northern and southern hemispheres. This wide range of music will be explored through presentation by Chris and the music of Justo Almario, who was among several Colombian musicians recruited by Mongo Santamaria for his band in the 1970s, notably on the album, Afro–Indio (1975). Justo will be joined by Allan Phillips piano, Tommy Aros congas, and Fernando Gomez on Drums.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the a photo album illustrating "The Latin Connection in Jazz"...
Napoli School of Music Top Jazz Artists of All Time [Guest Blog Post]
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 30, 2015
To join in International Jazz Day Celebrations on this Thursday, April 30, 2015, and on the eve of our launch of the 2015 Music Matters Instrument Drive collection program, part of The Future of Jazz  initiative at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org, we are hosting a guest blog post of The Top Jazz Artists of All Time, as compiled by the students and staff of Napoli School of Music and Dance near Philadelphia, PA. 

Top Jazz Artists of All Time presented by Napoli School of Music and Dance and San Diego's Jazz 88.3

The students at Napoli learn about a wide variety of topics in the jazz realm, including scales, reading, theory, repertoire, and improvisation. Our jazz music lessons take our students through the greats, including Joplin and Gershwin. In preparation for Jazz Appreciation Month, the students were asked who some of their favorite artists were, then the staff worked to put it all together into the first Jazz 88.3 Guest Blog Post...at least that I know of ;) Jazz 88 has taken the YouTube video's selected by Napoli as illustrating each of the artists repertoire and put them into a playlist on the Jazz 88.3 YouTube Channel (SUBSCRIBE!)

If you'd like to discuss your ideas for a guest post on the Jazz 88.3 Blog, send me an email at VinceO@Jazz88.org!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for today's guest post!
Duke Ellingtons Birthday Feted By Real Jazz Radio Social Media Followers
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 29, 2015
We've got THE BEST fans and followers on social media at Jazz 88.3! To close out our celebration of what would be the 116th birthday of the great Duke Ellington, let's share what the best social media followers and fans in REAL JAZZ RADIO-land think about this icon of America's Original Art Form, Jazz! And you can still get in the act...
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Music Matters Instrument Drive
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 29, 2015
Our annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is nearing an end! For the rest of the month of May, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments to Jazz 88.3 and in turn, we will refurbish each instrument collected and distribute them among San Diego City School music programs. So dust off your old instrument(s) and swing by the Jazz 88.3 business office to drop 'em off (we're located in the L-Building on the City College campus) and help keep San Diego's youth musically-inspired!

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday April 27 2015
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 27, 2015
LIVE Monday, April 27, 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

Tonight on the show...
This Is The New Jazz Thing For Monday April 27 2015

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more details on EVERYTHING from tonight's show!
Jazz Appreciation Month 2015 Goes Out Strong With These New Jazz Releases To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 27, 2015
Jazz 88.3 wraps up our Jazz Appreciation Month 2015 celebration with new releases for the week of April 27, 2015 that include the latest from guitarist Pat Martino ("Nexus"), saxophonist and Jazz entrepreneur (Cellar Live records / club) Cory Weeds ("Condition Blue"), and vocalist Mary Stallings ("Feelin' Good"). 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 Jazz 88.3 Music Library 2015.04.27
  • PETE MALINVERNI – “EMERGING MARKETS”
  • PAT MARTINO – “NEXUS”
  • SAL MOSCA – “THE TALK OF THE TOWN”
  • DAFNIS PRIETO SEXTET – “TRIANGLES AND CIRCLES”
  • PETE RODRIGUEZ – “EL CONDE NEGRO”
  • MARY STALLINGS – "FEELIN’ GOOD"
  • GRANT STEWART – “TRIO”
  • CORY WEEDS – “CONDITION BLUE”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 24, 2015
San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org has dedicated a gift from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation to further the outreach of “Jazz An American Art Form” (JAAAF). JAAAF is a 45 minute presentation about the birth and development of Jazz and Blues, scaled for elementary and middle school students.  JAAAF was created by San Diegan and world-renowned bassist, Rob Thorsen and features a world-class lineup of San Diego musicians including Gilbert Castellanos trumpet, Bob Boss guitar, and Richard Sellers drums. Working with Young Audiences of San Diego, who schedules and places a variety of  enrichment programs for schools around the county, Jazz 88.3 underwrites a portion of the cost of JAAAF for Title I schools, schools that are often strapped financially.  

Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald and San Diego have long and deep ties, from her earliest appearances here in the late 1930’s at venues like the Mission Beach Ballroom and through her celebrated accompanists who lived here and still make San Diego home.  And to keep the birthday celebration swinging, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts share their thoughts on "Lady Ella" and will be curating some of their favorites tunes featuring the “Queen of Jazz” for you all day Saturday, April 25, the 98th Birthday of “The First Lady of Jazz” and in the weeks ahead. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on “Jazz An American Art Form”, Ella’s ties to San Diego, and thoughts and favorites from your Jazz 88.3 On-Air Hosts and Staff.
Jazz Live Kronomorfic
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 23, 2015
Jazz Live brings in the modern and the technology on TONIGHT with Kronomorfic, lead by saxophonist David Borgo. Personnel is as yet tentative, but count on quality and agility. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or at 619-388-3037. Jazz Live always starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre at City College. All Ages Welcome! Print Parking Permit!

Jazz Jam!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 22, 2015
Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM is TAKING A BREAK. We hope to continue this ALL-AGES good-time at a new location in the near future. We will keep you posted.
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