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Holly Hofmann, Gregory Porter Show-off San Diego Jazz as 2014 Downbeat Winners
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 24, 2014
A pair of Jazz Artists with big San Diego connections took away honors in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll announced on the Downbeat website Monday, June 23, 2014. 


Holly Hofmann, long-time San Diego Jazz performer, producer, and entrepreneur was named the Downbeat Rising Star-Flute. Her latest project "Low Life: The Alto Flute Project" was released in June, 2014 and continues to climb the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart, hitting #19 on the June 23 chart. Holly recently visited the Jazz 88 studios and was interviewed about "Low Life" and her career on The New Jazz Thing on June 2, 2014

Gregory Porter, who's musical career took off during his time in San Diego in the 00's and who's 2014 Grammy Winning Best Vocal Jazz Album "Liquid Spirit" was produced by San Diego Jazz musician and producer Kamau Kenyatta, took away the Downbeat Male Vocalist nod. That follows his recent 2014 Jazz Journalist Award for Male Singer of the Year. Gregory was interviewed on The New Jazz Thing on October 28, 2013 when "Liquid Spirit" was at the top of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart.

Other big winners in the 62 Downbeat Critic Poll categories include Singer-songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant (Jazz Album of the Year "WomanChild" / Female Vocalist / Rising Star–Jazz Artist / Rising Star–Female Vocalist) and Maria Schneider (Big Band / Composer /Arranger). The complete list is available on the Downbeat website.

Use our comment feature after the jump to send congratulations to both of these great Jazz performers with San Diego roots!!
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 23 2014 - Marcus Roberts
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 23, 2014
LIVE Monday, June 23, 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!). 
After the split, your chance to comment on tonight's show, links to list of this week's new music @Jazz88, recent interviews, playlist screenshot, and more!
Creative Music June 19, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 20, 2014
You might notice the subtle realignment with the blogname. If not it's okay, but it will bring into sharper focus the team effort being invested into Progressive Nights, the new sound of jazz radio (not a trademark phrase but it ought to be). Monday through Thursday, 10pm to Midnight. Chad Fox, Tony McGee, and yours truly. Let me just go ahead and preempt the suggestion of an over-the-line team called "The Progressive Knights." First fail is no vulgarity in team name. Sorry.
  • Go listen to Horace Silver right now. Anything you can get to. No need to go overboard. Just listen awhile and savor the sweet bluesy jazz.
  • I keep coming back to the Index of Possibilities. Much of my programming spins out of this concept. One key to the Index is don't get too tense.
  • Go listen to Eric Dolphy. Maybe you think you aren't ready. Maybe you're fooling yourself. Start with his version of "Tenderly."
Thanks for listening.
2014.6.23 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 19, 2014
We've got a great batch of new music to add to the Jazz 88 music library starting Monday, June 23, 2014, including the lastest from Legends (Bowen, Hutcherson, Jarrett, Haden), Jazz Lions (Redman, Khan), Next Wave (Aldana, Porter), and more! You can check out their debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, June 23, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! The full list, with additional annotations and your chance to comment on this week's New, is after the split...
  • “MELISSA ALDANA & CRASH TRIO”
  • RALPH BOWEN – “STANDARD DEVIATION”
  • BOBBY HUTCHERSON, DAVID SANBORN, JOEY DeFRANCESCO – “ENJOY THE VIEW”
  • KEITH JARRETT / CHARLIE HADEN – “LAST DANCE”
  • KEVIN KASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “SHADES OF RIO”
  • STEVE KHAN – “SUBTEXT”
  • STEVE LEHMAN – “MISE EN ABIME”
  • ARK OVRUTSKI – “44:33”
  • GREGORY PORTER / DONALD SMITH / MANSUR SCOTT – “GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM”
  • REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “MOVE YOUR BODY”
  • JOSHUA REDMAN – “TRIOS LIVE”
  • ADAM SCHROEDER – “LET’S”
  • BRENDA EARLE STOKES – “RIGHT ABOUT NOW”
  • WMU JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “TRAVEL NOTES”
Horace Silver, 1928-2014
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 18, 2014
Horace Silver was a Jazz Musician of the highest calibre. Two of the most famous Jazz Tunes ever are his. "Song For My Father" and "Senor Blues." If you're familiar with Horace Silver then you're already in your personal ritual. If, somehow, you are unfamiliar with Horace Silver we urge you to research this very creative musician. Rest in peace, Horace Silver.
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 16 2014 - JC Stylles Peter Sprague
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 16, 2014
LISTEN LIVE Monday, June 16, 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!). 
  • BE PART OF THE SHOW! Follow TNJT on TwitterLikeThe New Jazz Thing on Facebook, and share something about The New @Jazz88 with the #TNJT or #Jazz88 hashtags! We may even be able to mention your name and comment during the Live show and you'll be part of the Jazz 88 Speakeasy Archive!
2014.6.16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 16, 2014
Check out all the NEW being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of June 16, 2014!!

You can hear those and more debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 16, 2014, 6-8 PM PT! The full list, with annotations, along with your chance to comment on what you see...and maybe what you don't...below the fold.
  • GINGER BAKER – “WHY?”
  • KEN BERMAN – “SOUND POETRY”
  • JIMMY COBB – “THE ORIGINAL MOB”
  • THEO CROKER – “AFRO PHYSICIST”
  • ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM – “AIN’T THAT RIGHT!”
  • DENA DeROSE – “WE WON’T FORGET YOU…”
  • SCOTT FEINER & PANDEIRO JAZZ – “A VIEW FROM BELOW”
  • REBECCA KILGORE – “I LIKE MEN”
  • MIKE LeDONNE – “I LOVE MUSIC”
  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – “THE SYMPHONIC ELLINGTON”
  • MARK MEADOWS – “SOMETHIN’ GOOD”
  • ERIC REVIS – “IN MEMORY OF THINGS YET SEEN”
  • ISABEL STOVER – “HER OWN SWEET WORLD”
  • ERNIE WATTS QUARTET – “A SIMPLE TRUTH”
An Open Letter from T
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2014
After 36 years at KSDS (30 years of  "Blues") our beloved T has retired. T wanted you all to hear from him personally so we have made his message available on T's Bio Page
Peter Sprague Jazz Live
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2014
Hometown favorite Peter Sprague will shine some of his musical genius on Jazz Live, TONIGHT. Bassist Gunnar Biggs and drummer Duncan Moore will be there, as well as vocalists Leonard Patton, Kevyn Lettau, Lisa Hightower, and Matt Falker. Sprague will galvanize this talented group into a wonderous recreation of his latest recording "Ocean In Your Eyes." Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets at 619-388-3037. Please print the parking permit. City College Saville Theatre, 8pm.
Creative Music June 12, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 12, 2014
Forgetting something, omitting something else, and maybe not enough to go around. These are the conditions which prevail.
  • Dawn of Midi tomorrow night at the Soda Bar.
  • Eric Dolphy/Booker Little blazing through Status Seeking
  • Christian Scott played "The Eraser" better than Thom Yorke wrote it. 
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