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Lafayette Hotel NYE Bash!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 8, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Lafayette Hotel's (SOLD OUT!) annual New Year's Eve bash, happening, naturally, on Thursday, December 31st! This year's theme: Mystère in the French Quarter-- bringing you the rich culture and history of New Orleans to you! Full of excitement, intrigue, and the city’s most talented musicians, this year’s party will be bigger and better than the last. As you enter, the FRENCH QUARTER greets you with its lively nightlife of inspiring entertainment and silly characters. To the east, the Louisiana Ballroom turns into The Bayou, the banks of a hidden town known for its good ol’ fashion fun chock full of rhythm and blues. Underground, our main stage is the Voodoo Lounge which will beckon you with its mysterious energy and danceable vibes. Come for an unforgettable night – leave with timeless memories.
Trip To Cuba--You Can Still Make It!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2015

Jazz 88.3's trip to Cuba March 25th to the 31st is almost sold out. We have ONE RESERVATION LEFT and we're continuing to take reservations, in case of a cancellation prior to departure.  Soooo... If you would like to go to Cuba, now's your chance. Call Earthbound Expeditions at area code 206 842-9775.  If it does sell out and a cancellation should  occur, names will be added to the trip in the order received.  Hold your spot, just in case!  Call 206 842-9775!

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2015
La Jolla Music Society's jazz concert series will conclude TONIGHT with Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo (LISTEN to the Inside Art Interview)! The show will take place at the historic Balboa Theatre located in the heart of downtown. And--if you become a La Jolla Music Society subscriber, you'll save when you buy tickets for this concert. To purchase tickets or for more information, simply click here!
"Jazz @ The Jacobs"!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: “Jazz @ The Jacobs" -- only one incredible concert remains, beautifully curated by the ever so talented Gilbert Castellanos! The next show is Gregory Porter, THIS Saturday at 8PM. Tickets are almost gone, but there's still a few left--simply click here!
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 30, 2015
Mark your calendars, everyone because The Bad Plus Joshua Redman will hit the Music Box stage TONIGHT(!) at 8PM! The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. Yet again they continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. And guess what?! - there's still tickets left to see 'em(!)--simply click here!
Read full article at: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
9pm Show Added! Jazz Live: Jazz Nutcracker Suite
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 10, 2015
Tonight's Jazz Live for 8pm is SOLD OUT!! Due to high demand we have added a second performance at 9pm. Disclaimer: If you have not been contacted by us recently and reserved your tickets for the 8pm show (or made a pledge during the recent membership drive that entitled you to the pre-concert party) you are all set. If you would like to make a reservation for the 9pm show you can do so by calling 619-388-3037 by 4pm. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with this rare live performance of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Jazz version of the Nutcracker Suite at the Saville Theatre. Don't forget to print your parking pass and present it on your dash the night of the show. We look forward to ending our year with this special concert.
Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- The Legendary Les McCann!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 23, 2015
Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers -- our monthly happy hour will be one for the books because we're bringing the legendary, Les McCann to the historic Lafayette Hotel, TONIGHT at 5PM! Please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend! There will also be hosted food and a full cash bar with happy hour prices! Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll be downstairs in the Mississippi Ballroom and we really hope to see you there!
Jazz 88.3 2015 Fall Membership Drive!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 21, 2015
Our membership campaign has concluded. We are so grateful for your support and so thankful to have you join or re-join our jazzy family. As of now, our un-official total is just north of $193,000, our largest ever membership campaign total. So, congratulations to you, our members! Also, congratulations to all of our sweepstakes winners! If you didn't win your trip to Cuba you can still go (see details), or call 206-842-9775. If you didn't get a chance to make a pledge you can still do so and get in on some of the pledge premiums like Cuba, Sinatra's house and so much more! CHECK OUT YOUR OPTIONS! Or, you can still give us a ring- CALL 619-388-3000 or here's a link to take care of that now.
A Tribute To Nina Simone!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 14, 2015
The Westgate Hotel will pay homage to singer, pianist, composer and activist, Nina Simone, TONIGHT at 7PM in the stunning Versailles Ballroom. While savoring an exquisite three-course menu (including two glasses of wine) created by executive chef, Fabrice Hardel, you'll also enjoy four decades worth of timeless music, adapted by the Lorraine Castellanos Quintet featuring renowned trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos. This will be one enchanted evening you certainly won't want to miss! Retro-glamour attire is strongly encouraged! For more information, or to make a reservation for this highly anticipated event, click here!
Read full article at: A Tribute To Nina Simone!
Phil Woods, alto sax, 1931-2015
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2015
The iconic alto saxophonist Phil Woods has passed away. As a teen he studied with Lennie Tristano, got inspired by Charlie Parker, and toured the world with Dizzy Gillespie. Later, Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, and Benny Goodman benefited from his creativity. Pop Culture reference: Phil Woods was the sax solo on Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are." There is, of course, so much more to his legacy. Keep listening...
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