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Help SCPA go to NYC!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 27, 2016
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts' Jazz Ensemble has been chosen to go to New York City to compete in the "Essentially Ellington Swing Competition," May 5-7th. This band is one of only 15 bands chosen throughout the United States and Canada to compete. Please help these kids and DONATE to their cause for their journey to NYC! Here's more information about the band. Speaking of the band, they will be performing HERE AT CITY COLLEGE (Saville Theatre) TONIGHT (on Duke Ellington's Birthday). WE ARE BROADCASTING LIVE NOW (FOR A ONE HOUR PERFORMANCE). This event is FREE to the public. If you do head down use the parking pass. Again, it is our pleasure to offer our support to these talented kids...PLEASE DONATE
Joe Marillo rest in peace
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 26, 2016
Saxophonist Joe Marillo passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Jazz and Passion were in his every breath. Those who knew him, studied with him, or even just heard him play one time, know this as fact. He will be missed. His family will hold a nonmusical Celebration of Life at Java Joe's on Monday, April 4, at 6:00pm. Also, a Birthday Tribute to Joe Marillo will be held Tuesday, May 24, at Dizzy's. This event, which will include a jam session at some point, begins at 7:30pm.
Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour Hiatus
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 23, 2016
Happy Hour Goers--please note that our monthly Happy Hour at the Lafayette Hotel is on hiatus for a bit! We hope to continue the event in the near future and will surely let you know well ahead of time when it's back in full-swing. To all the happy hour faithful, we thank you for the support over the last few years. We'll see you soon!
Jazz 88.3's 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 23, 2016
House of Blues is pleased to support Jazz 88.3's Summer Jazz Workshop in partnership with Francis Parker School. The 6th annual jazz workshop is open to middle and high school students and will be held at Francis Parker School July 11th-25th (in two-week sessions). The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and jazz history. Students will also perform at the HOB on the Saturday following each session. The Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced jazz students. REGISTER NOW!
San Diego Jazz Heritage Concert- Celebration of The Gerry Mulligan Sextet at Hoover High School
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 21, 2016
KSDS is celebrating San Diego’s rich jazz heritage with some very special concerts! The second one will be TONIGHT at 7:30PM at Hoover High School and it will celebrate the informal beginning of The Gerry Mulligan Sextet. The group only lasted a couple of years but was one of the most unique small groups in jazz history and is often overlooked. Out of all of Mulligan’s ensembles, the sextet was one of his favorites. This is not a re-creation of the original concert, rather a celebration of it! We will be forming a group of world-class jazz musicians to perform the original arrangements and it will be a rare opportunity to hear the music played live. Pete Christlieb will be filling the baritone chair and Harry Allen (tenor) will play the Zoot Sims book. Ron Stout (trumpet), Linda Small (trombone), Jim Hughart (bass). Kendall Kay (drums) and Mike Wofford (piano) are also tapped for this special night. Tickets are only $20 (cash only if you're paying at the door the night of the concert)! Make your reservation NOW by calling 619-388-3743.
Esperanza Spalding Show!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 13, 2016
Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+Evolution, happening TONIGHT at 8PM at The Music Boxlocated in Little Italy. Esperanza will undeniably captivate the audience with her latest eclectic project, which is centered around rekindling her childhood interests in theater, poetry and movement. This is certainly one show you simply won't want to miss! Doors open at 6:30PM, sharp! Click here for tickets. 
Jazz Live- Jack Costanzo's Latin Combustion Band
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: Mike Rovatsos , Production Director/WebPosted on: March 9, 2016
Our next Jazz Live is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! One of the pioneers of Latin Jazz graces the stage TONIGHT for Jazz Live. Mr. Bongo, Jack Costanzo will be bringing his Latin Combustion Band to the Saville Theatre for a night of music you don't want to miss. Be sure to print the parking pass for the night of the show!
City College Dramatic Arts Program- Festival of New Plays
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 2, 2016
The San Diego City College Dramatic Arts Program presents the world premiere of the Festival of New Plays. Performances are THIS Friday and Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. in the new Black Box Theatre at City College in the Arts and Humanties Building (AH). As the first production in the 98-seat Black Box Theatre, City College is inaugurating the space by introducing seven original scripts written by City College students. There will be a talk-back with the playwrights following the performance this Friday (March 11). Here is the ticket information.
Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Jennifer Leitham Trio!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 25, 2016
Heads-up Happy Hour goers! Join us TONIGHT at 5PM for our monthly Happy Hour! Acclaimed bassist, Jennifer Leitham will be bringing a terrific trio for your listening pleasure! And 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!

Jazz Live- The Katie Thiroux Quartet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 23, 2016
The Jazz Live momentum for 2016 continues with another great concert. Bassist and vocalist, Katie Thiroux, will be bringing a quartet TONIGHT at 8pm. Her stellar band includes Graham Dechter on guitar, Roger Neumann on saxophone and Matt Witek on drums. If you are a valid Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two tickets in the Speakeasy- if you don't have an account its easy to join...and free! If you need to purchase tickets or want more information please call 619-388-3743. Be sure to print the parking pass...it's a must.
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