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Ticket Giveaway To See Kei Akagi at the Loft at UCSD Saturday February 28 2015 8pm

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 23, 2015

Jazz Trumpeter and Educator Clark Terry Passes At Age 94

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 22, 2015

The Jazz World is honoring the life of one of the greats today at the news of the passing of Jazz Trumpter, Educator, Mentor and more, Clark Terry. His wife Gwen Terry made the following announcement on his website on Saturday evening, 

"Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he’ll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends. Clark has known and played with so many amazing people in his life. He has found great joy in his friendships and his greatest passion was spending time with his students. We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world. Clark will live in our hearts forever.

With all my love, Gwen Terry"

The family has asked the Jazz world to post their remembrances on the website Guestbook and Facebook pages. San Diego's Jazz 88.3 would like to highlight comments from our listeners and supporters and the rest of the San Diego Jazz Community. We offer our Comments section at the end of this blog post as a place to share links to your personal remembrances and links to special articles about Clark Terry.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE to follow updated comments from San Diego's Jazz 88.3 hosts, San Diego Jazz artist and community, and links to other news about the passing of "Mumbles"

Ticket Giveaway To See Paul Thorn at the Belly Up Tavern Friday February 20 2015 9PM

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 18, 2015

The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach has 4 pair of tickets for Jazz 88 listeners and supporters to this Friday's, February 20, 2015 9pm, performance of Paul Thorn with Nancarrow. Paul Thorn's new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer, a perfect match for listeners of Jazz 88's Blues, Guitar, and Roots shows. This is an age 21 and over show. 

Enter your name, email, and phone number below during our giveaway on Wednesday and we'll let you know Thursday if you've won tickets!

This Is Jazz 2015 Kicks Off With International Songs Of Love on Valentines Day in Carlsbad

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 13, 2015

This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, kick off the 2015 series with "International Songs of Love" with vocalist Allison Adams Tucker and Jazz 88.3 Monday Evening Jazz host Jeff Dalrymple ever-so appropriately on Valentines Day, Saturday, Februrary 14, 2015 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. 

This first in a series of 4 programs is on Valentine’s Day and spotlights love songs from around the world.  Allison Adams Tucker brings her jazz quartet to the library and Jazz 88 radio host Jeff Dalrymple narrates.  Listen as Allison sings songs from the different stages of love!  Early love, fickle love, being in love, breakup love!  Allison has chosen some great standards, some contemporary songs and all will get the full jazz treatment.  Also, since she sings in many languages, we will find out about love songs from other countries and cultures.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional info on times, location, the full This Is Jazz! 2015 series, and your chance to COMMENT ABOUT THE EVENTS!

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday February 9 2015 - Joshua White + Polyphase

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 9, 2015

LIVE Monday, February 9, 2015, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!).  Tonight on the show...
  • Joshua White + Polyphase: San Diego's far reaching pianist continues upward this Friday, February 13, 2015 with Polyphase at The Loft at UCSD. Polyphase includes Rebecca Jade (vocals), Jeff Parker (guitar), Stephen McKinney (bass) and Greg McKninney (drums). The show at this Jazz 88.3 Partner in support of Black History Month at UCSD includes special guests Stevie and the Hi-Staxx featuring Josh Weinstein. Joshua will be joining us in Hour 1 of the New. 
  • 2015.2.9 New Jazz in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library
  • More to come....

Stan Getz Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule February 2 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:February 2, 2015

Stan Getz, whose recording "Getz/Gilberto" won the Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental, and Record of the Year (for "Girl from Ipanema") awards at the 1965 Grammy's, is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting February 2, 2015, so you will be hearing his music, hand-picked and presented by YOUR Jazz 88.3 hosts all week!

Also in the spotlight each weekday in the Noon PT hour at Jazz 88.3, our Portrait In Jazz features are:
  • Stan Getz - Monday, 2/2/15 - Happy Birthday, Stan! B-February 2, 1927, D-June 6, 1991 (age 64)
  • Sonny Stitt - Tuesday, 2/3/15
  • Sadao Watanabe - Wednesday, 2/4/15
  • Bill Mays - Thursday, 2/5/15
  • Rufus Reid - Friday, 2/6/15
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on our featured artists this week...

Win Tickets To The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 27, 2015

Jazz 88.3 Partner The Loft at UCSD presents The Charlie Arbelaez Quintet featuring Kei Akagi, Gilbert Castellanos, and more, Saturday, January 31, 2015 with separate shows at 7 and 9 PM...AND WE'VE GOT TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to either the 7pm show or the 9pm show . CONGRATS to winners Hillary (7pm show) and Miriam (9pm show). Purchase tickets here.

Post-bop alto saxophonist Charlie Arbelaez brings an all-star lineup to the Loft, UCSD, featuring San Diego jazz legend, Gilbert Castellanos (trumpet), Miles Davis band member Kei Akagi (piano), west coast meets east coast sensation, Danny Weller (bass), and world-renown jazz master, Willie Jones III (drums). 

Kei Akagi:
Pianist and composer, Kei Akagi, has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades. Perhaps best known for his work as a member of the Miles Davis band in the late 1980's, his career also includes extended associations with major figures such as Stanley Turrentine, James Newton, Joe Farrell, Al DiMeola, and Airto Moreira. 

Win Tickets To The Darrell Hammond Project at The La Jolla Playhouse

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 26, 2015

The world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project is coming to The La Jolla Playhouse January 31, 2015 through March 8, 2015 and Jazz 88.3 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU! ENTER NOW for your chance for a pair of tickets to see the world premiere of The Darrell Hammond Project presented by The La Jolla Playhouse on Thursday, February 5, 2015 8PM at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre on the UCSD campus. 

The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammond’s acclaimed memoir, "God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem", invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian. (Contains strong language, mature themes and adult situations.)

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for more on The Darrell Hammond Project...

J J Johnson Artist of the Week - Portrait In Jazz Schedule January 19 2015

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Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 19, 2015

J J Johnson, one of the first trombonists to embrace be-bop, according to Wikipedia, and an influence to many who came after him, is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for January 19, 2015. You will be hearing his music, hand-picked by your Jazz 88 hosts all week!

Joining Jay Jay (his aka) in the spotlight this week, on Portrait in Jazz  from Noon to 1pm PT each weekday, we are featuring the following artists:
  • Horace Parlan - Monday, 1/19/15
  • Valery Ponomarev - Tuesday 1/20/15 
  • J.J. Johnson - Wednesday, 1/21/15
  • Gary Burton - Thursday, 1/22/15
  • Steve Grossman - Friday, 1/23/15
Read the entire article for more on these great Jazz artists and your chance to Comment on your favorite tune, album, concert or other remembrance.

San Diego's Chase Morrin Wins Jazz Education Network 2015 Student Composition Showcase Award

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:January 16, 2015

San Diego's Chase Morrin was awarded the Jazz Education Network's (JEN) 2015 Student Composition Showcase winner at JEN's January 7-10, 2015 conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. His composition "Three Brahmin" was one of 4 works chosen by a panel of 4 adjudicators from 24 submissions and was performed at the conference by the world-renowed, Washington D.C.-based Alan Blaylock Orchestra. Chase is no newcomer to awards, especially since he had a small combo composition win at the 2012 JEN conference! The JEN Student Composition Showcase, designed to spotlight young jazz composers, gives students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level. The winners of the 2015 competition also had the newly added benefit of a private mentoring session with a leader in the Jazz field. Chase's reaction to the award, 

"This year was especially exciting and different than the 2012 JEN, first, because my big band chart won apposed to a small combo piece. This meant Alan's Orchestra played my piece which was a real privilege. Second, this year they paired the composers with mentors to chat about music, the future, etc. I was paired with Ellen Rowe. She was incredibly kind and gave me some great advice. I really enjoyed talking with her. "

Before heading back to continue his studies at Harvard, Chase will be performing at Dizzy's San Diego TONIGHT, Friday, 1/16 at 8pm with the trio he performed with during a separate session at the JEN conference, including Justin Grinnell bass and Charlie Weller drums. 

Here is the performance of Chase's winning piece "Three Brahmin" by the Alan Blaylock Orchestra, 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for your chance to comment and send shout-outs to Chase, along with more information about his winning piece and the JEN Student Composition Showcase