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Jazz Live- Peter Erskine's Dr. Um Band
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 11, 2017
One of the drum legends of jazz, Peter Erskine, brings his Dr. Um band to TONIGHT's Jazz Live (8pm). The Dr. Um band will be playing songs and genres that are ripe and begging for expert musical attention. From funky originals to Henry Mancini covers, the Dr. Um Band will deliver the goods. The band features John Beasley (keys), Bob Sheppard (reeds) and Benjamin Shepherd (bass). The concert is SOLD OUT but you can LISTEN to the performance at 8pm. If you are going please use the parking pass.
Cafe Bar Europa
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 10, 2017
If you're looking for a great place to routinely enjoy live jazz and blues, Cafe Bar Europa has you covered! Tuesdays-Sundays, venture over to 873 Turquoise Street--just blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean and enjoy incredible live music by some of your favorite local artists like Tomcat Courtney, Vera Cruz, Fred Hardy and many more! You can also enjoy delicious tapas and great drinks while you're there! Click here to view the lineup!
2017 City College Open House
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 28, 2017
City College's 4th Annual Community Open House Day will be on Thursday, April 20 from 9AM to 2PM. Visit the 5 new classroom buildings, attend the student research symposium and even get a complimentary haircut, manicure or basic facial from cosmetology. Jason Hanna and the Bullfighters, a Jazz ensemble, will be performing at 12:45PM. Learn about the 200 degrees and certificates City College offers. The 'Welcome Tent' will be located on the corner of 16th and C streets. We hope to see you there to see the new face of City College. Here's a list of the Activities for the Open House.
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Summer Jazz Workshop
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 28, 2017
The 7th Annual Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and San Diego’s House of Blues®, offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at the House of Blues®, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop is officially in full-swing! For questions, please contact Nate Jarrell, Program Director for the 2017 Summer Jazz Workshop, or the Francis Parker School Summer Program office on (858) 569-7900, ext. 4236.
Jazz On Tap!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 28, 2017
Make your way to a night of jazz and good times at Jazz On Tap, presented by Jazz 88.3 and Avista Technologies -- a fundraising event THIS SATURDAYApril 22nd from 5-11PM at the Quartyard in East Village! Enjoy refreshing craft beers on tap from local breweries while listening to great jazz music. While you sip and meet new people, the night sky will be filled with melodic tones from several popular and local musicians. The event kicks off with Monette Marino World Jazz Ensemble, followed by the Matt Smith New Jazz Trio, Euphoria Brass Band and renowned trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos and the New Latin Jazz Quartet. Advanced tickets are $10 each, or $15 at the door. This event is not only all-ages, but it's pet-friendly, too, with all net proceeds going to Water For People. To purchase tickets to this spectacular upcoming event (for a great cause!), click here! MATT SMITH NEU JAZZ TRIO WAS ON-AIR...
Read full article at: Jazz On Tap!
Chicago, The Musical!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 24, 2017
San Diego City College’s Saville Theatre is proud to present John Kander and Fred Ebb’s "CHICAGO". It's a dazzling musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. A sensational tale of crime, betrayal, jealousy and desire that has achieved musical iconicism in its run spanning over 40 years. The series will begin April 21st and conclude April 30th. Showtime is at 8 PM on Friday and Saturday dates, and 2 PM on Sunday dates. Seating is limited and early reservations are advised! Click here for tickets. More information is at (619)-388-3676.

2017 Spring Membership Drive!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 23, 2017
Our Spring Membership Campaign has concluded. Thank you SO Much! If you have a "thank you gift" coming to you we ask that you please be patient as we are in the process of tabulating all the items and getting them ready for shipping. The good news is that we received so many new pledges ...the bad news, is it will take longer to fulfill the pledge requests with our available resources (about 4-6 weeks). Thank you for your understanding.
Jazz Live- Peter Sprague presents "Planet Cole Porter"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 14, 2017
Peter Sprague takes hold of the classic songs of Cole Porter for our next Jazz Live TONIGHT. Peter will be presenting these treasures in a new color of Samba, Funk, Salsa, and Jazz. “Just One of Those Things” swinging fast and morphing over to funk, “Love For Sale” taking a trip to Cuba, “Night and Day” arcing with the moon in Brazil...you get the picture. The band includes some of the best with Rebecca Jade on vocals, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Gunnar Biggs on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and Peter Sprague on guitar. The show is currently SOLD OUT so please pick up your tickets before 7:30pm the night of the show to ensure entry. Please print the parking pass to make you legit.
From Jazz to Blues: A Night to Remember- Cafe Bar Europa
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 9, 2017
Cafe Bar Europa in Pacific Beach, presents "From Jazz to Blues: A Night to Remember,THIS SATURDAY, March 11, featuring traditional gospel vocalist Carmelia Toot Bell with special guest, violinist Jamie Shadowlight, backed by Jazzilia: Fred Hardy on bass, with Aaron Pratts on trumpet, Ray Roeder on piano; and Casper Padulan on drums. The evening will include a special guest appearance by young vocalist, Valerie Smith.  Dancing is encouraged; admission is $10 and includes a drink of your choice.  Cafe Bar Europa, at 873 Turquoise Street in Pacific Beach.
San Diego Music Awards 2017
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 9, 2017
The 26th Annual San Diego Music Awards will take place at House of Blues TONIGHT! Doors open at 6PM, with a pre-show TV taping of Tonight in San Diego! Proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards help to purchase guitars for San Diego County schools, via a partnership between the San Diego Music Foundation and El Cajon's Taylor Guitars. Over the life of the program, 2,978 guitars have been placed into 85 schools from San Onofre to San Ysidro and over 55,000 K-12 students have been impacted by the program. It's going to be a great night in San Diego, so mark your calendars! To purchase tickets, or for more information, click here! HERE ARE THE JAZZ AND BLUES NOMINEES...
Read full article at: San Diego Music Awards 2017
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