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35th San Diego Jazz Fest Swings Americas Finest City Thanksgiving Week 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 23, 2014

The 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest, presented by America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society (AFCDJS), will be swinging the Town and Country Convention Center Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30 with over 30 bands and guest artists, 8 venues, double dance floors, hours and hours of great trad, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and more. Download the event flyer. 
  • LISTEN to Inside Art host Dave Drexler previewing the 35th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest. 

Read the entire article for more coverage of the festival

6 Reasons For San Diego Jazz Fans To Vote In The JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 19, 2014

While it’s good in any case to let your Jazz voice be heard in the JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014...and an entry for a package to the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival ain’t a bad one itself, San Diego Jazz fans have at least 6 more reasons to get their vote in before the polls close at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 24.

Here's the first one...Read The Entire Article to see the rest...or better yet...add a comment and give your suggestion for more San Diegan's to Write In!

1. Holly Hofmann - Best Flutist

Are You Seeing Kronomorfic at The Loft at UCSD TONIGHT? #SDJazz Hashtag Experiment

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 17, 2014


Post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ with the San Diego Jazz hashtag, #SDJazzand San Diego's Jazz 88.3 will retweet, share, like, and all number of things social with your Jazzy contribution to what should be an awesome evening exhibiting what's GREAT about our San Diego Jazz Scene! 


For instance...#SDJazz Twitter Search (may change to @Jazz88 Twitter Feed as we start retweeting and such)....



Read the entire article for #SDJazz embeds, and more about this great band and CD...which you can hear on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!

Embed #SDJazz Facebook Thread

Coleman Hawkins - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 17 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 17, 2014

Jeffery Zeigler Comes To San Diego - Jazz 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 13, 2014

Cellist Jeffery Zeigler, deemed by the New York Times as a cellist who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone,”, is coming to San Diego in an ArtPower! at UC San Diego show on Thursday, November 20, 8pm. AND JAZZ 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!
  1. Complete the entry form below to be entered in the random drawing for 5 pairs of tickets. 
  2. Get a 2nd (and 3rd) entry by Retweeting our Twitter announcements and Sharing our Facebook Announcement
  3. Check out some of the Jeffery's music and info from links below
Congratulations to Hillary! She picked up two tickets to see Jeffery Zeigler! Jazz 88 will have tickets to the upcoming Michael Dessen and Charlie Arbelaez show at The Loft at UCSD...stay tuned!

Read the entire article for your chance at additional entries in the ticket drawing and more on Jeffery Zeigler....

Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:November 11, 2014

As you can imagine there are innumerable details and surprises at every turn with our current move. Rest assured that we are taking all precautions to keep the music flowing through the device of your choosing; radio, computer, mobile, etc., but we are having intermittent outages in both the on-air signal and the stream. If you're in a bind for some KSDS content remember, The Speakeasy has a lot of cool stuff that you may not have heard recently. Thanks for your patience during this time...and now back to the business at hand.

Ticket Giveaway For Airto and Eyedentity at The Loft at UCSD Saturday November 15

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 11, 2014

Airto and Eyedentity are coming to The Loft at UCSD, Saturday, November 15, 8PM and Jazz 88 has TICKETS FOR YOU! Just enter your name, email, and phone below for a chance drawing for one of 5 pair of tickets to the event. We will contact you if you've won tickets. UPDATE 11/12/14 8:45 AM: Drawing closed :( but..

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Increase your chance of winning by ReTweeting our Twitter post and Share our Facebook post! You will get one additional entry in the drawing for each RT/Share!

WE HAVE WINNERS! Congratulations to Tomas, Tom, Steven, Oswald, and Andrew, who will be seeing Airto and Eyedentity!

RETWEET THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!

SHARE THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!


Houston Person - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 10 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted 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...



Read the entire article for links to more information about this great Jazz artist!

November 2014 Jazz 88 Blues Jam Session Lineup - The Pots Will Be ON!

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted 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!

Read the entire article for Facebook / Twitter threads and such....

Morning Jazz Host Gary Beck Is Back Where He Started

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted 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