Jazz 88.3 Blog
|The great Jazz trombonist, NEA Jazz Master, and Jazz Live San Diego alumni (Sept. 2010) Curtis Fuller is our Artist of the Week starting Monday, December 15, 2014. And we want to kick off the week by wishing a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURTIS, on this the 80th anniversary of his birth in Detroit, Michigan! You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!|
Joining Curtis in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists
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- Monday, 12/15 - Stan Kenton
- Tuesday, 12/16 - Curtis Fuller
- Wednesday 12/17 - Cecil Payne
- Thursday 12/18 - Clark Terry
- Friday 12/19 - Bobby Timmons
for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.
|The January 13th appearance of percussionist Joe Chambers will be a great start to a new year of Jazz Live concerts. For this event Chambers will be joined by Josh Nelson piano, Rob Thorsen bass, and Duncan Moore drums. Jazz Live starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre on the City College Campus. Jazz 88.3 Members can now reserve tickets online or call 619-388-3037. All ages welcome. Print Parking Permit. thanks to @mosaicimages |
|Jazzlamp, a Jazz 88 Partner, presents A Tribute To The Legends of Latin Jazz featuring Gilbert Castellanos, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 pm. JazzLamp once again brings some of San Diego’s best Jazz musicians to the heart of the Gaslamp district for an evening of musical perfection, this time to inspire you with masterful interpretations in a tribute to Latin Jazz Legends. In addition to Gilbert on trumpet, you can hear Irving Flores piano, Dean Hulett bass, Tommy Aros congas, and Fernando Gomez drums. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 and at the door for $20.|
|The Jazz Education Network (JEN) 6th Annual Conference is coming to San Diego, January 7-10, 2015 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on San Diego Bay. Over 4 Jam-packed days, YOU can be one of the over 3,000 Jazz Musicians, Educators, Advocates, and Enthusiasts experiencing and learning about breadth of the music you love, JAZZ, in 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. Check out the full, mind-blowing 2015 Conference Clinician and Performer linepup! Oh, and did we mention that Herbie Hancock will be delivering the Keynote Speech on Thursday, January 8, 2015?!|
On a personal note, I attended the 2014 conference in Dallas and was BLOWN AWAY by the how much I learned and experienced in 4 short days...and the future of Jazz looks bright!
for 5 ways you can experience
this unique and one-of-a-kind event!
|Jazz Live gets the Blues. Tuesday, December 9th a 8pm. The Saville Theater will get that blues feeling courtesy of Earl Thomas and Rhumboogie. Listen to a preview of the concert. If you are a valid Jazz 88.3 member you and guest get to go for free, just make your reservation by calling 619-388-3037. Tickets will be available at the door after 7:30pm the night of the show. Please remember that parking pass. |
Spread the love. Spread the Jazz! You can give a membership to Jazz 88.3 to a friend or loved one this year, and they'll get a year's worth of great Jazz concerts! Not to mention the warm and fuzzy feeling that great Jazz is being broadcast in their name. Give a gift membership!
|The 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest, presented by America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS), will be swinging the Town and Country Convention Center Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30 with over 30 bands and guest artists, 8 venues, double dance floors, hours and hours of great trad, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and more. Download the event flyer. |
- LISTEN to Inside Art host Dave Drexler previewing the 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest.
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|This month is almost over and the move is getting deeper. In case you missed the memo, KSDS-FM is moving the whole thing to another building on the City College campus. The grass is green in that new building but nothing is running yet. We are broadcasting, streaming, and whatever else we can do to get the music to you, but the living breathing station is still in boxes, figuratively speaking. Meanwhile, I'm going through drills with the Index of Possibilities and calculating multiple run times for stress tested overlap with Jazz tones. And I'm really really trying not to jump to conclusions (subtle hint to the hotshots).|
|While it’s good in any case to let your Jazz voice be heard in the JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014...and an entry for a package to the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival ain’t a bad one itself, San Diego Jazz fans have at least 6 more reasons to get their vote in before the polls close at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 24. |
Here's the first one...Read The Entire Article to see the rest...or better yet...add a comment and give your suggestion for more San Diegan's to Write In!
1. Holly Hofmann - Best Flutist
Post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ with the San Diego Jazz hashtag, #SDJazz, and San Diego's Jazz 88.3 will retweet, share, like, and all number of things social with your Jazzy contribution to what should be an awesome evening exhibiting what's GREAT about our San Diego Jazz Scene!
For instance...#SDJazz Twitter Search (may change to @Jazz88 Twitter Feed as we start retweeting and such)....
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