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Geoffrey Keezer Gets To The Heart of the Piano on The New Jazz Thing Monday April 8 2013
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 8, 2013
UPDATE: Geoffrey Keezer Interview Online In Jazz88 Speakeasy! 

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. 
  • Preview of Geoffrey's Jazz Live San Diego Performance by Robert Bush in the San Diego Reader.
  • "Heart of the Piano" will be Keezer's second solo piano recording. His first was 1999's "Zero One"
Federal Jazz Project
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: March 28, 2013
Federal Jazz Project

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.

Read full article at: Federal Jazz Project
Bonnie Wright Interview on Progressive Wednesdays
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Chad Fox , Operations Director/Assistant Program Director/HostPosted on: March 28, 2013

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.



ARE WE RADIO?
Blog Name: Riffs on RadioAuthor: Posted on: March 26, 2013

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.

Read full article at: ARE WE RADIO?
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday March 25 2013 Rez Abbasi
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 25, 2013
UPDATE: ENTIRE 3/25/13 TNJT ONLINE!
On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, March 25, 2013, 6 to 8 PM PT...

2013-03-25 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 25, 2013
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 and we'll be debuting it all on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8 PM PT, Monday, March 25, 2013. And there's even what's being dubbed the first Jazz cover of a Justin Bieber tune! Here's a bit from the new Jacky Terrasson disc "Gouache"...the full list is after the split...



This Is The New Jazz Thing 2013.03.18 - Tony Lasley 100k Relay
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 18, 2013
On The New Jazz Thing for Monday, March 18, 2013...
  • $100K Jazz Relay Spring Member Drive - Make A Donation TODAY! Take The Baton In A NEW Direction during The New Jazz Thing TONIGHT 6-8 PM PT..and TODAY you get entered into the drawing for an iPAD MINI!
  • Tony Lasley - San Diegan's with a NEW disc "Bossa Nova e Voce" is out and he's ON to chat about that and maybe even play a little guitar too!
  • 2013.3.18 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library - ou can't say that Jazz Vocalists are not trying their hardest to get their New out there...out of 11 New Adds To the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, 5 are vocalists! We've got vocal tributes to Miles and Laura Nyro among the bunch, along with new from Eric Alexander, Cory Weeds, David Weiss and more!
  • Top 10 Countdown from the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for Monday, March 18, 2013 - There’s a new No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart: Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue (Concord). The most added CD (+22), biggest gainer (+134 spins) and highest debut (No. 18) is Aaron Diehl The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue). Still the most reported CD (51 stations) and at No. 2 is Jackie Ryan Listen Here (OpenArt).

2013-03-18 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 18, 2013
You can't say that Jazz Vocalists are not trying their hardest to get their New out there...out of 11 New Adds To the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, 5 are vocalists! We've got vocal tributes to Miles and Laura Nyro among the bunch, along with new from Eric Alexander, Cory Weeds, David Weiss and more! All of this New and what it introduces to YOU EVERY WEEK are another reason for becoming a listener-contributor to Jazz 88 during the Spring Membership Drive! And when we play this during The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw from 6-8PM PT on Monday, March 18, 2013 is a great time to do it! The full list of New is available after the split

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday March 11 2013 Michael Gallant Peter Sprague Rob Thorsen Steph Johnson
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 10, 2013
On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw for Monday, March 11, 2013 6-8 PM PT...
2013-03-11 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: March 10, 2013
Some of the biggest and recently most successful artists in Jazz have new discs out this week (Monty Alexander, Hiromi, Charles Lloyd, Lenny White), along with San Diego's own (and recent TNJT Guest) Joe Garrison and Night People, so we've got lots of great new music to hear on Jazz 88 starting this week...and debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, March 11, 2013 6 to 8 PM PT. The full list of the New is after the split, but I couldn't help but give you a taste with this beautiful cut from the new Charles Lloyd disc "Hagar's Song" featuring pianist Jason Moran...

 
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