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Stan Getz Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule February 2 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 2, 2015

Stan Getz, whose recording "Getz/Gilberto" won the Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental, and Record of the Year (for "Girl from Ipanema") awards at the 1965 Grammy's, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting February 2, 2015, so you will be hearing his music, hand-picked and presented by YOUR Jazz 88.3 hosts all week!


Also in the spotlight each weekday in the Noon PT hour at Jazz 88.3, our Portrait In Jazz features are:
  • Stan Getz - Monday, 2/2/15 - Happy Birthday, Stan! B-February 2, 1927, D-June 6, 1991 (age 64)
  • Sonny Stitt - Tuesday, 2/3/15
  • Sadao Watanabe - Wednesday, 2/4/15
  • Bill Mays - Thursday, 2/5/15
  • Rufus Reid - Friday, 2/6/15
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on our featured artists this week...

Euphoria Jazz Live

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:February 1, 2015

Win Tickets To The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 27, 2015

Jazz 88.3 Partner The Loft at UCSD presents The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet featuring Kei Akagi, Gilbert Castellanos, and more, Saturday, January 31, 2015 with separate shows at 7 and 9 PM...AND WE'VE GOT TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to either the 7pm show or the 9pm show . CONGRATS to winners Hillary (7pm show) and Miriam (9pm show). Purchase tickets here.



Post-bop alto saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez brings an all-star lineup to the Loft, UCSD, featuring San Diego jazz legend, Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Miles Davis band member Kei Akagi (piano), west coast meets east coast sensation, Danny Weller (bass), and world-renown jazz master, Willie Jones III (drums). 

Kei Akagi:
Pianist and composer, Kei Akagi, has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades. Perhaps best known for his work as a member of the Miles Davis band in the late 1980's, his career also includes extended associations with major figures such as Stanley Turrentine, James Newton, Joe Farrell, Al DiMeola, and Airto Moreira. 

Win Tickets To The Darrell Hammond Project at The La Jolla Playhouse

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 26, 2015

The world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project is coming to The La Jolla Playhouse January 31, 2015 through March 8, 2015 and Jazz 88.3 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to see the world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project presented by The La Jolla Playhouse on Thursday, February 5, 2015 8PM at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre on the UCSD campus. 



The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammond’s acclaimed memoir, "God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem", invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian. (Contains strong language, mature themes and adult situations.)

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on The Darrell Hammond Project...

J J Johnson Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule January 19 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 19, 2015

J J Johnson, one of the first trombonists to embrace be-bop, according to Wikipedia, and an influence to many who came after him, is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 19, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!


Joining Jay Jay (his aka) in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Horace Parlan - Monday, 1/19/15
  • Valery Ponomarev - Tuesday 1/20/15 
  • J.J. Johnson - Wednesday, 1/21/15
  • Gary Burton - Thursday, 1/22/15
  • Steve Grossman - Friday, 1/23/15
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.

San Diego's Chase Morrin Wins Jazz Education Network 2015 Student Composition Showcase Award

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 16, 2015

San Diego's Chase Morrin was awarded the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) 2015 Student Composition Showcase winner at JEN's January 7-10, 2015 conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. His composition "Three Brahmin" was one of 4 works chosen by a panel of 4 adjudicators from 24 submissions and was performed at the conference by the world-renowed, Washington D.C.-based Alan Blaylock Orchestra. Chase is no newcomer to awards, especially since he had a small combo composition win at the 2012 JEN conference! The JEN Student Composition Showcase, designed to spotlight young jazz composers, gives students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level. The winners of the 2015 competition also had the newly added benefit of a private mentoring session with a leader in the Jazz field. Chase's reaction to the award, 

"This year was especially exciting and different than the 2012 JEN, first, because my big band chart won apposed to a small combo piece. This meant Alan's Orchestra played my piece which was a real privilege. Second, this year they paired the composers with mentors to chat about music, the future, etc. I was paired with Ellen Rowe. She was incredibly kind and gave me some great advice. I really enjoyed talking with her. "

Before heading back to continue his studies at Harvard, Chase will be performing at Dizzy's San Diego TONIGHT, Friday, 1/16 at 8pm with the trio he performed with during a separate session at the JEN conference, including Justin Grinnell bass and Charlie Weller drums. 

Here is the performance of Chase's winning piece "Three Brahmin" by the Alan Blaylock Orchestra, 


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for your chance to comment and send shout-outs to Chase, along with more information about his winning piece and the JEN Student Composition Showcase

Cedar Walton Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule for January 12 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 12, 2015

Cedar Walton, 2010 NEA Jazz Master and Jazz Live San Diego alumni, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 12, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!


Joining Cedar in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Jay McShann - Monday, 1/12/15
  • Joe Pass - Tuesday 1/13/15 
  • Cyrus Chestnut - Wednesday, 1/14/15
  • Jane Ira Bloom - Thursday, 1/15/15
  • Cedar Walton - Friday, 1/16/15
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Welcomes The Jazz Education Network Conference 2015 to San Diego

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 7, 2015

San Diego's Jazz 88.3 extends an America's Finest City welcome to The Jazz Education Network and their 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt starting TODAY, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 and going through the late evening hours of Saturday, January 10, 2015 (and you know those late Jazz Jam session will run into early Sunday)! Starting with Wednesday evening's full evening concert lineup, there will be 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. Oh, and did we mention that Herbie Hancock will be delivering the Keynote Speech on Thursday, January 8, 2015?! YOU CAN STILL BE PART OF IT!



Jazz Live San Diego Lineup For February - March - April 2015 Announced

Blog Name:Jazz Live

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 6, 2015

Jazz Live San Diego will be kicking of 2015 in great fashion with a series of concerts that starts January 13, 2015 at 8pm PT with legendary mallet man Joe Chambers, and includes San Diego's own Euphoria Brass Band, saxophonists Christopher Hollyday and San Diego icon Joe Marillo leading a quintet, and W.C. Handy Blues Award nominee The Missy Andersen Band.  Jazz Live San Diego is San Diego's Jazz 88.3's monthly (twice a month June/July) live concert series from the Saville Theatre on the San Diego City College campus broadcast world wide on Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org, 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more about these upcoming shows and how YOU CAN GET IN FREE!

JENerosity Celebration 2015 Supports Jazz Music and Education Scholorships and Outreach

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 5, 2015

JENerosity Celebration 2015, with a full late afternoon to late evening of dinner, cocktails, honorees, and performances by Mundell Lowe, Pancho Sanchez, and many more, in support of the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) Jazz Music and Education scholarship and outreach programs takes place on Friday, January 9, 2015, as part of JEN's 2015 Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Your $125 donation ($88 for conference attendees) includes a late afternoon concern by Mundell Lowe starting at 3pm, the JENerosity Celebration of music, cocktails, dinner, and awards with artists including NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, Lynne Arriale, John Clayton, Charles McPherson, Holly Hoffman and more, a special performance by 2015 JEN LeJENds of Latin Jazz Poncho Sanchez, special seating at the conference's evening concerts including Caliente, Joe Santerre Ensemble, Army Jazz Ambassadors with Bobby Shew, and m-pact. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for this NOT TO BE MISSED evening of and for Jazz in San Diego!


There is also still time to participate in the Wednesday, January 7, through Saturday, March 10, 2015 conference! Click here for 5 ways...