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Valentine's Day: Latin-Style!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 5, 2016
Valentine's Day just got a little more special, as the historic Lafayette Hotel is putting a Latin-spin on this lover's holiday! This year, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Latin-inspired three-course dinner menu, paired beautifully with live Latin music! As a special treat, they’re also offering special room enhancements such as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne! To RSVP, or for more information, simply click here!

Jazz 88.3 Celebrates Black History Month
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 1, 2016
This February Jazz 88.3 celebrates Black History Month! We thank Nechel Best, producer of San Diego Black History "Moments" for her contribution. Jazz came from the rich experience of African American culture and Jazz 88.3 will continue to honor Black History Month with our film screening of "Drop Me Off In Harlem" happening tonight at the Saville Theatre. Click here for details about this rare, FREE screening! 
An Evening of Jazz & Dance
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 28, 2016
The San Diego Ballet Dance Company presents: "An Evening of Jazz & Dance" - a mixed repertoire of dance, inspired and set to the live music of San Diego Jazz icon, Gilbert Castellanos. You simply can't miss this moving tribute set to the music of Jazz legend, Dave Brubeck! There are (3) shows, so be sure to catch one! Show Dates: Friday, February 5th, Saturday, February 6th and Sunday (matinee), February 7th. Please Note: Times vary based on the date. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!
Jazz Live- Fat Tuesday Celebration with The Euphoria Brass Band with Bourre Party!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 27, 2016
It's here...it's FAT TUESDAY. We hope you join us for all the great festivities we have planned. First, we will begin at Bourrre Southern Bistro for a terrific pre-party before Jazz Live. The dinner will begin TONIGHT at 5:30pm when you sit down to enjoy an authentic Louisiana Seafood Boil. There will be a full cash bar and great music as master clarinetist, Ken Peplowski, will be providing the festive tunes while you eat. At 8pm, Jazz Live will be rocking as The Euphoria Brass Band brings its New Orleans swagger to the Saville Theatre. Please call 619-388-3743 by 2pm to make your reservation for the pre-party. A $75 dollar donation is required per person to attend, but, hurry, there is very little room left in this intimate setting. If you are just attending the Jazz Live and wish to make your reservations on-line you can do so in The Speakeasy. As always, when attending Jazz Live please check our ticket policy and print the parking pass.  
Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Ernie Andrews!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 25, 2016
Heads-up Happy Hour goers! Join us, TONIGHT at 5PM for our monthly Happy Hour! Legendary jazz vocalist, Ernie Andrews will provide the live Jazz for you to groove to! He's bringing a great band that will be featuring Tenor Saxophonist, Rickey Woodard. As usual, it'll all take place in the Mississippi Ballroom at the historic and stunning Lafayette Hotel located on El Cajon Boulevard.  There will also be delicious (hosted) appetizers and happy hour drink prices! There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend. We'll see you there!

'Some Like it Hot' at the Hotel Del
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 12, 2016
Jazz 88.3 is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with a recreation of the swinging charts Barney Kessel recorded in 1959 of the music from Some Like It Hot! We’re going to present a concert at the Hotel Del, featuring guitar genius Larry Koonse, along with Gene Cipriano – the man who ghosted for Tony Curtis! The full band is as follows: Larry Koonse (guitar), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendell Kay (drums). It’s all happening TONIGHT (7pm start) and all you have to do is make a one-time donation of just $175 – along with the concert, your ticket also includes a spectacular dinner in the ballroom at the Del, overlooking the San Diego Bay, along with a panel discussion! And, if you want, you can also stay the night in one of the gorgeous rooms at the Del (extra charge). We have a limited number of tickets, so call NOW to make a reservation - 562-619-1101! 
"When The Rain Stops Falling"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 8, 2016
"When The Rain Stops" will officially hit the Cygnet Theatre stage, running January 14th - February 14th. In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, "When the Rain Stops Falling" explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future. Voted "The Best New Play of Year" in 2010 by Time Magazine, this play is sure to be a hit yet again! Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Jenn Renee Cruz at 98 Bottles!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 6, 2016
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support vocalist Jenn Renee Cruz and her upcoming show at 98 Bottles, in the heart of Little Italy, Saturday, January 30th at 8PM (doors at 7PM). If you're a fan of jazz and blues fusion and love the sound of a compelling voice that possesses both tenderness and power, then be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out and support this local, talented rising star! Please Note: This event is 21+. For more information or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Tommy Emmanuel Concert!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 15, 2015
Tommy Emmanuel will grace the stage at Balboa Theatre in the heart of downtown, TONIGHT! The two-time Grammy nominee has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide with his unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Tickets are selling FAST but there's still some left--simply click here!
Jazz Live: Bill Evans Tribute
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 15, 2015
Our first Jazz Live of 2016 (TONIGHT) is officially SOLD OUT--and it will no doubt, be a very special one--a Bill Evans tribute and west coast documentary premiere of Time Remembered. An all-star trio (with pianist, John Campbell, bassist, Darek Oles and drummer, Duncan Moore) playing. Even though tonight's concert is SOLD OUT, you can listen to the live broadcast on 88.3fm or via our stream here on the website. If you are attending tonight don't forget to arrive for the documentary. Check out the film (6:30p start) and attend the pre-concert talk with the filmmaker and Bill's son, Evan Evans. Oh, check out the interview Claudia did with filmmaker Bruce Spiegel (see down Blog down below). One last thing, don't forget to print a parking pass!
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