Jazz 88.3 Blog
|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!|
|Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers. It was a great year of music. Due to our move and other factors it was necessary to keep it 'in-house' this year for the selection of our top ten CDs of 2014. Jazz 88.3's Program Director and Music Director (Claudia Russell and Joe Kocherhans, respectively) chose the selections:|
- 1- Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden- "Last Dance"
- 2- Holly Hofmann- "Low Life"
- 3- Sean Jones- "Im-Pro-Vise"
- 4- Eric Alexander- "Chicago Fire"
- 5- Gregory Porter and Various- "Great Voices of Harlem"
- 6- Frank Wess- "Magic 201"
- 7- Conrad Herwig- "The Latin Side of Joe Henderson"
- 8- Houston Person- "The Melody Lingers On"
- 9- Billy Childs- "Map to the Treasure"
- 10- David Hazeltine- "For All We Know"
|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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|While we are all patiently waiting to hear San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Jazz Releases of 2014 on New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, starting at 10am and are beginning to read (and post) some of the pontification's from the "pros", Jazz 88 would like to know what you think about this past year in the music we love...JAZZ! |
What are YOUR Top Jazz Releases of 2014? Here's how it will work....
- Make your list (via blog / Tumblr / public social media post / YouTube), check it twice, add a few literary flourishes if you dare (and even better, create an image/graphic) and put it somewhere online where we can link to it. If you need a reminder of what NEW you heard on Jazz 88.3 this year, review the Jazz 88 New This Week blog.
- Let us know where your list is via the Comments section below or via any of our Social Media Channels (also listed below), preferably using the #TopJazz2014 hashtag,
- We will add the link to this blog, quoting your most pithy observations, and share links to the best, most creative, most insightful, most strange via Jazz 88's social media channels with the #TopJazz2014 hashtag.
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|HO HO HO! And we've got a WHOLE lot of GREAT NEW HOLIDAY JAZZ added to the Jazz 88 Music Library for December 15, 2014. We'll be debuting it on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 15, 2014, 6-8 PM PT!|
- CHRIS BAUER – “IN A YULETIDE GROOVE”
- BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL – “TALKIN’ CHRISTMAS!”
- JOEY DeFRANCESCO – “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
- MICHAEL FEINSTEIN – “A MICHEL FEINSTEIN CHRISTMAS”
- RENEE FLEMING – “CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK”
- PETER FURLER – “CHRISTMAS”
- RICK LANG – “THAT’S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS”
- TONY LASLEY – “LATIN CHRISTMAS”
- IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE – “A NEW ORLEANS CREOLE CHRISTMAS”
- RADAM SCHWARTZ – “SWINGIN’ THE HOLIDAYS”
- MARILYN SCOTT – “GET CHRISTMAS STARTED!”
- WAYNE RIKER – “TEN SHADES OF GREEN”
- SOUTHSIDE ACES – “SANTAPHONE”
- VARIOUS ARTISTS – “CHRISTMAS ON MACK AVENUE”
- ANA VELNIOVA – “DECEMBER WISHING”
- VERONNAEU – “SNOW TIME”
- JEFF WISELY – “STRAIGHT SAX CHRISTMAS”
- TOM WOPAT & JOHN SCHNEIDER – “HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
- PAUL ZAUNER’S CHRISTMAS ALL-STARS – “DWIGHT CHRISTMAS”
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|I may be a little rusty, but the Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library for December 15, 2014 are well oiled and BRING IT! You can hear them all debut on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 15, 2014, 6-8 PM PT!|
- DANNY GREEN – “AFTER THE CALM”
- JIMMY GREENE – “BEAUTIFUL LIFE”
- JEFF HAMILTON – “GREAT AMERICAN SONGS”
- BOB LARK & HIS ALUMNI BIG BAND – “SWEET RETURN”
- PETER LEITCH – “LANDSCAPE”
- TINEKE POSTMA / GREG OSBY – “SOUND HALO”
- UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET – “VOCAL MADNESS”
- MARLENE VerPLANCK – “I GIVE UP, I’M IN LOVE”
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