Gilbert Castellanos "Federal Jazz Project" Score Music - Gilbert is bringing the new CD by TNJT TONIGHT in Hour 2 (around 7:20 PM PT) and we'll be playing tunes from it and chatting about the music, the project, and more!
2013-04-15 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: A great mix of instruments (sax, electric bass, drums, trumpet, flute, voice), familiar names (Douglas, Feinstein, Monheit, Peyroux, Rotondi), and new discoveries (Stephen Anderson, Nicole Mitchell) all being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week
Top 10 Countdown Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart Monday, April 15, 2013: No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue). The most added (+23) and biggest gainer (+93) is Eldar Djangirov Trio Breakthrough (Motema). The week’s highest debut (No. 30) is Ben Sidran Don’t Cry For No Hipster (Nardis) and the most reported CDs (50 stations) are Monty Alexander Uplift 2 (Jazz Legacy Productions) and Eric Alexander Touching (HighNote).
A great mix of instruments (sax, electric bass, drums, trumpet, flute, voice), familiar names (Douglas, Feinstein, Monheit, Peyroux, Rotondi), and new discoveries (Stephen Anderson, Nicole Mitchell) all being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, April 15, 2013, 6-8 PM PT! The full list is after the split, but, starting at the top, here's a taste of the Stephen Anderson Trio doing "Bye Bye Blackbird"...
2013-04-08 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of familiar (David Chesky, Fred Hersch, Charnett Moffett, Barbara Morrison...Jazz Live alum!, Eldar Djangirov, Frank Vignola, Phil Woods) and not so familiar (Larry Carlton / Robben Ford leading a band, Molly Ringwald doing "Don't You Forget About Me") plus a whole lot more NEW!
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for April 8, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Monty Alexander Uplift 2 (Jazz Legacy Productions). It’s also the most reported CD of the week (50 stations). Most added (+21) is Gerald Clayton Life Forum (Concord, added last week @Jazz88). Biggest gainers (+55) are Eric Alexander Touching (HighNote) and Nilson Matta Nilson Matta’s Black Orpheus (Motema). Top Debut (No. 26) is Mark Winkler The Laura Nyro Project (Cafe Pacific).
Lots of familiar (David Chesky, Fred Hersch, Charnett Moffett, Barbara Morrison...Jazz Live alum!, Eldar Djangirov, Frank Vignola, Phil Woods) and not so familiar (Larry Carlton / Robben Ford leading a band, Molly Ringwald doing "Don't You Forget About Me") plus a whole lot more NEW being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week. We will debuting a bunch of it on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, April 8, 2013, 6-8PM PT! The complete list is after the split, but here is a clip of Danny Janklow (new disc "Recurring Dreams") playing his tune "Flipside"with Eric Reed...
New music from, among others, Gerald Clayton, The Greyboy Allstars, Lisa Hilton, Ex-San Diegan Kristan Korb, and Edward Simon added the week of Monday, April1, 2013. The full list after the split...no foolin'
Geoffrey Keezer will be stopping by during Hour 2 (7PM PT) of The New Jazz Thing on Monday, April 8, 2013, 6 to 8 PM PT to chat about his upcoming solo recording release "Heart of the Piano"...and we will be debuting some of the new music for the FIRST TIME EVER ON RADIO! We will also be talking about the DVD-recording performance of the music happening at Jazz Live San Diego on April 9, 2013. Really excited!
Keezer‟s 2009 venture, “Áurea,” is a recording of folkloric South American music mixed with jazz and was nominated for a Grammy award in the “Best Latin Jazz Album” category.
In 2010, Keezer was again nominated for a Grammy for his arrangement of “Don‟t Explain” for singer Denise Donatelli.
Geoffrey Keezer started out as a drummer, but moved to piano out of necessity while doing regular gigs with his father who played drums.
San Diego trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos, recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, has hosted weekly jazz sessions in local warehouses and clubs for 15 years. Inspired by those sessions, playwright Richard Montoya conceived a brand new fusion of live jazz, spoken word, dance, song and story that celebrates the landscape of San Diego from 1959 to the present. Immerse yourself in this world premiere featuring extraordinary music and unforgettable stories of the musicians who've made the city such a fascinating place.
From the days of her Spruce Street Forum to the current Fresh Sound series, concert promoter, record label Exec., and San Diegan Bonnie Wright has a passion for exploring and sharing experimental & avant-garde music with her community. Bonnie plays a vital part with keeping the creative-music flame burning here in San Diego by bringing in cutting-edge artists from around the world. Her Fresh Sound series wraps up this month with a performance from the Rez Abbasi Trio, the #2 Rising Star Guitarist winner in a recent Down Beat magazine poll.
I sat down for a Progressive Nights interview with Bonnie where we talked about her passion for music, the local music scene, the upcoming Fresh Sound performance this weekend, and the great line-up of some upcoming concerts too. Enjoy.
People often refer to Jazz 88.3 as a “radio station.” Forty years ago, when we started playing Jazz
and Blues, that was a perfect description of the services we provided to the
community. Today, however, we are much
more than an entertainment-service-formerly-known-as-a-radio-station.
Sure, we present endlessly varied, interesting music al
statements of time, space and being, seen through the lens of the American
experience to San Diego and Southern California via our traditional terrestrial
broadcast. But we also offer the same
insight to listeners across the country and around the world via our online
stream, and our mobile apps. And it
doesn’t stop there. (I know I’m
preaching to the choir, but there’s a reason for this.)
We present 14 live concerts in the acoustically perfect Lyman
Saville Theatre at San Diego City College.
We host eleven Happy Hours a year where people gather to enjoy one
another’s company accompanied by terrific local artists’ performances, as well
as roof-top gatherings during the summer at the Westgate, and other incidental
events around the county.
Besides all this, we support the interest of new people in
Jazz and the Blues, and by “new” I mean newly hatched humans. Kids, of all ages. That is the purpose of this long intro. We
have four on-going, long term music education programs that connect this music
to children today. And connect it
does. You know the toe-tapping, mood
changing power of these sounds. The
syncopations, melodies and improvisations that never grow old, and always bring
a smile. We believe that kids need to
know that there are musical alternatives to the thumping bass line or the
electronically enhanced vocal. And that
those alternatives can be very spiritually satisfying. (Okay, so the kids don’t realize that it’s
emotional satisfaction that they crave, but we
can talk about it when they’re not here.)
All this being said, I present a letter we received in
response to our sponsorship of Jazz: An American Art Form, for Title I
schools. JAAAF is a 45-minute enrichment
program, based on the spontaneous evolution of this music, presented by four of
San Diego’s most outstanding musicians.
Title I schools rarely have the budget for enrichment programs, so,
working with our private donors, we have arranged funding for these
presentations for more than 18,000 area students in the past 3 years. Why bother?
What’s the big deal? The note
from a Title I parent below tells you.
“An amazing guitarist… unique and beautiful music–and best of all–very original.” (Pat Metheny)
Voted #2 Guitarist in the 2012 Downbeat Rising Stars poll.
2013-03-25 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of funky, original, heavy, large, previously unreleased, creative/progressive, exotic, energized, melodic, driving New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 music library this week
Top 10 Countdown Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart March 25, 2013: There’s a new No. 1 again this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart: Harvie S with Kenny Barron Witchcraft (HighNote). Most added (+20) and the biggest gainer (+58) is Eric Alexander Touching (HighNote). The week’s highest debut (No. 36) is Robert Hurst Bob A Palindrome (Be Bob Records) and the most reported CD (45 stations) at No. 2 is Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue (Concord).