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Phil Woods - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 3 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:November 3, 2014

Spooktacular Jazz and Gerry Gibbs is Back - New In The Speakeasy 2014.10.28

Blog Name:Jazz88 Speakeasy

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 28, 2014

Halloween episodes are up in the Jazz 88 Speakeasy for your scary week festivities...just click the links to play...if you dare!
 
It’s all in the Speakeasy!

Zoot Sims - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 27 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 27, 2014

Zoot Sims, as Portrait In Jazz host Joe Kocherhans calls him, "A Cool, Swinging Saxophist", is our Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for the week of October 27, 2014. John Haley Sims was born October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California and he will be featured on "Portrait" on the 89th Anniversary of his birth, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

Here how Zoot got his nickname in this Portrait in Jazz preview...


Read the entire article for more on Zoot and your chance to comment on this great Jazz Legend!

Hal Galper Jazz Live

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 21, 2014

Our next Jazz Live brings one of the finest Jazz pianists around today, Hal Galper. He's played with them all- Cannonball Adderley, Joe Williams, Phil Woods, George Duke, Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and Stan Getz, to name a few. Hal will be here in a trio setting on Tuesday, November 18 at 8pm. Please make your reservation by calling 619-388-3037 and please be a valid Jazz 88.3 member. Also, don't forget about that parking pass. MORE...
Read full article at: Hal Galper Jazz Live

Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 20 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 20, 2014

Dizzy Gillespie, as AllMusic.com's Scott Yanow said, "Trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre.", is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 20, 2014. You'll be hearing from this artist, who literally is the source for much of the Jazz music we love today, all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Dizzy Gillespie and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!

Ray Brown - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 13 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 13, 2014

Ray Brown, bassist extraordinaire in both mainstream and be-bop styles, met and played with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie on his first day in New York in 1945, having been born (October 13, 1926) and grown up in Pittsburgh, PA. The famous Ray Brown Trio included, among other pianists, San Diego's own Geoffrey Keezer! You'll be hearing from this fantastic leader, accompanist, and mentor all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Ray Brown and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!

Creative Music October 9, 2014 10pm - Midnight

Blog Name:Progressive Nights

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 13, 2014

Generally speaking I'm slow to assemble a program. I'm open to suggestion from anywhere beforehand. But when it all comes into focus and the thoughts, pictures, and memories build a structures that is ready. I leave a window open, just in case.
  • Rambler is a fun tune by tuba master Bob Stewart. I'm so glad Arthur Blythe has included the lower register in so much of his work. Grandpa had a Rambler and it was something else entirely.
  • Ken Thomson is Who To Watch For. Out of the blue is this tune called Welding For Freedom and it justifies my strategy of leaving a window open. Win/win.
  • Nathan Hubbard collect SDMA for Best Jazz Album. There was a lot of texture in the eleven o'clock hour. Tons of great names contributing, and Nathan making it bubble. xlnt
Thanks for listening

Congratulations To 2014 San Diego Music Award Jazz and Blues Winners!

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 7, 2014

Jazz 88 sends a big CONGRATULATIONS to the all of the 2014 San Diego Music Awards winners and nominees, especially those winners in the Jazz and Blues categories:
  • Best Jazz: Gilbert Castellanos
  • Best Jazz Album: Nathan Hubbard, "Encinitas and Everything After"
  • Best Blues: Robin Henkel
  • Best Blues Album: Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, "Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact"
  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Tomcat Courtney
  • Industry Achievement Honoree: Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars

Read the entire article for a recap of pictures, videos, and links to other stories about the great night of recognition!

Joshua Breakstone Jazz Live

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:October 6, 2014

The next Jazz Live is going to be killer. Guitarist Joshua Breakstone travels west and will be performing at the Saville Theater, Tuesday, October 14 at 8pm. He brings with him Marshall Hawkins on bass and special guest, Roy McCurdy on drums. 90 minutes never had it so good! Barry Farrar just spoke to Roy (hear the interview). Make sure to make reservations by calling 619-388-3037 and as always print that parking pass. See you there!
Read full article at: Joshua Breakstone Jazz Live

Art Blakey - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 6 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:October 6, 2014

Art Blakey, an innovator for many styles of music and whose bands gave us several generations of Jazz greats, is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week starting October 6, 2014. He was born October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3. 

Here's our Artist of the Week summary from the Art Blakey Portrait in Jazz that will be featured this week at noon. 



Read the entire article for your chance to leave a comment and for more links and information out our Artist of the Week, Art Blakey!