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Houston Person - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 10 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 10, 2014
Houston Person, who AllMusic.com calls "A rock-solid, full-toned tenor saxophonist who played ballads and blues with flair, expressive ardor, and power." is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for November 10, 2014. LISTEN for his music all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3. 

Check out a preview of Houston from our Portrait In Jazz archive...



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November 2014 Jazz 88 Blues Jam Session Lineup - The Pots Will Be ON!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 5, 2014
The November 2014 lineup is set for the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam each Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 at Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill located in the historic Ramada Conference Center (5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego 858-278-0800). You know that Jazz 88 Host J. Otis Williams will make sure that the Pots Are On!

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Morning Jazz Host Gary Beck Is Back Where He Started
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 4, 2014
Jazz 88.3 is sooo proud of the on-air hosts that bring Jazz to Life for us all each day by hand-picking the Jazz we hear and providing it to us with their added  thoughts, feelings, and experiences that have come from many years in the music. Gary Beck is one those hosts, bringing you Morning Jazz each weekday from 9AM to Noon PT. Gary is celebrating his 40th year with Jazz 88 and San Diego City College and we couldn't be prouder and happier for him!


Gary was recently featured in the San Diego Reader article "Back Where I Started" by Dave Good, and sums up his approach and outlook on Jazz,

"...I love the music. I like the jazz classics, but I also like what’s going on now musically. The standards have already been done, and they’ve been done by the best. Now, I look for the singers that are doing something different. And musicians,” he says, “that aren’t bored and that still play with the same intensity as they did when I was 18.”

You can tell the special feel that Gary has for Jazz Singers in this June 2013 interview with Roberta Donnay (MP3).

And Gary appreciates the recognition from the Reader article: "It's nice to be thought of after all these years, I owe it to the Music"

You can send Gary your well wishes and thoughts in the Comments below or via our Jazz 88 Facebook and Twitter
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday November 3 2014 - Geoffrey Keezer
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 3, 2014
LIVE Monday, November 3, 2014, 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!). 
Read the entire article for Gillian Margot and Geoffrey Keezer Interview Audio, Picture, VIDEO! Top 10 Countdown, New Adds, Links, NEW!
2014.11.3 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 3, 2014
Check out ALL the New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of November 3, 2014! YOU can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, November 3, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT (UPDATE: LISTEN to 11/3/14 TNJT Audio)!


  • BEN BAILEY & THE NASHVILLE BIG BAND – “A BIRD IN THE HAND”
  • KENNY BARRON-DAVE HOLLAND – “THE ART OF CONVERSATION”
  • AARON BERNARD BRIM – “MEETING OF THE MINDZ”
  • CHICAGO YESTET – “JUST SAY YES”
  • CAT CONNER – “CAT HOUSE”
  • JAMIE DUBBERLY AND ORQUESTA DHARMA – “LA CLAVE DEL GUMBO”
  • CONNIE EVINGSON – “ALL THE CATS JOIN IN”
  • CHELSEY GREEN AND THE GREEN PROJECT – “THE GREEN ROOM”
  • LAUREN HOOKER – “ALL FOR YOU MY HEART AND SOUL”
  • JASON JACKSON – “INSPIRATION” 
  • JAMES FARM – “CITY FOLK”
  • DANA LANDRY TRIO – “MEMPHIS SKYLINE”
  • HANK MARVIN – “DJANGO’S CASTLE”
  • TAMMY McCANN – “LOVE STORIES”
  • SHAMIE ROYSTON – “PORTRAITS”
  • EVELYN RUBIO AND THE CALVIN OWENS BLUES ORCHESTRA – “HOMBRES”
  • ERIC SCHUGREN – “WAKE UP!”
  • “SOPHISTICATED LADY JAZZ QUARTET”
Read the entire article for your additional annotations about this week's New, links to artist websites, and your chance to Comment on New Jazz with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy Account!
Phil Woods - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 3 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 3, 2014
Phil Woods, "one of the most successful saxophonists in jazz" (Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com), is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for November 3, 2014. He was born November 2, 1931 in Springfield, MA. Stay tuned in all week for music from this living Jazz icon!


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Spooktacular Jazz and Gerry Gibbs is Back - New In The Speakeasy 2014.10.28
Blog Name: Jazz88 SpeakeasyAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 28, 2014
Halloween episodes are up in the Jazz 88 Speakeasy for your scary week festivities...just click the links to play...if you dare!
 
It’s all in the Speakeasy!

This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday October 27 2014 - Gerry Gibbs
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 27, 2014
LIVE Monday, October 27, 2014, 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!). 
Read the Entire Article for the list of the new adds to Jazz 88, Top 10 Countdown, and more!
2014.10.27 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 27, 2014
There is A LOT of NEW Jazz Music this week, with a couple of releases from that prodigious Cellar Live record label run by Cory Weeds along with lots of names new and familiar! YOU can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, October 27, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT (UPDATE: Hear TNJT 10/27 from the Jazz 88 Speakeasy)! !

  • MICHAEL EATON – “INDIVIDUATION”  (Destiny)
  • CHAMPIAN FULTON – “CHANGE PARTNERS”  (Cellar Live)
  • RICHARD GALLIANO – “SENTIMENTALE”  (Resonance)
  • JACLYN GUILLOU – “WINTER FOR BEGINNERS”  (Cellar Live)
  • JONATHAN KREISBERG – “WAVE UPON WAVE”  (NFN)
  • JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET – “21ST CENTURY TRAD BAND” (Basin)
  • GARY MOTLEY – “DE.PART.TURE”  (G Stream)
  • ALISTER SPENCE / MYRA MELFORD – “EVERYTHING HERE IS POSSIBLE”
  • THE SPIN QUARTET – “IN CIRCLES”  (Origin)
  • BILL O’CONNELL & THE LATIN JAZZ ALLSTARS – “IMAGINE”  (Savant)
  • HOUSTON PERSON – “THE MELODY LINGERS ON “  (High Note)
  • YYSHAWN SOREY – “ALLOY”  (PI Recordings)
Read the entire article for your additional annotations about this week's New and your chance to Comment on New Jazz with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy Account!
Zoot Sims - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 27 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 27, 2014
Zoot Sims, as Portrait In Jazz host Joe Kocherhans calls him, "A Cool, Swinging Saxophist", is our Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for the week of October 27, 2014. John Haley Sims was born October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California and he will be featured on "Portrait" on the 89th Anniversary of his birth, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

Here how Zoot got his nickname in this Portrait in Jazz preview...


Read the entire article for more on Zoot and your chance to comment on this great Jazz Legend!
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