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Jeffery Zeigler Comes To San Diego - Jazz 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 13, 2014
Cellist Jeffery Zeigler, deemed by the New York Times as a cellist who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone,”, is coming to San Diego in an ArtPower! at UC San Diego show on Thursday, November 20, 8pm. AND JAZZ 88 HAS TICKETS FOR YOU!
  1. Complete the entry form below to be entered in the random drawing for 5 pairs of tickets. 
  2. Get a 2nd (and 3rd) entry by Retweeting our Twitter announcements and Sharing our Facebook Announcement
  3. Check out some of the Jeffery's music and info from links below
Congratulations to Hillary! She picked up two tickets to see Jeffery Zeigler! Jazz 88 will have tickets to the upcoming Michael Dessen and Charlie Arbelaez show at The Loft at UCSD...stay tuned!

Read the entire article for your chance at additional entries in the ticket drawing and more on Jeffery Zeigler....
Ticket Giveaway For Airto and Eyedentity at The Loft at UCSD Saturday November 15
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 11, 2014
Airto and Eyedentity are coming to The Loft at UCSD, Saturday, November 15, 8PM and Jazz 88 has TICKETS FOR YOU! Just enter your name, email, and phone below for a chance drawing for one of 5 pair of tickets to the event. We will contact you if you've won tickets. UPDATE 11/12/14 8:45 AM: Drawing closed :( but..

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Increase your chance of winning by ReTweeting our Twitter post and Share our Facebook post! You will get one additional entry in the drawing for each RT/Share!

WE HAVE WINNERS! Congratulations to Tomas, Tom, Steven, Oswald, and Andrew, who will be seeing Airto and Eyedentity!

RETWEET THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!

SHARE THIS to receive another entry in the drawing!


Houston Person - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 10 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 10, 2014
Houston Person, who AllMusic.com calls "A rock-solid, full-toned tenor saxophonist who played ballads and blues with flair, expressive ardor, and power." is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for November 10, 2014. LISTEN for his music all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3. 

Check out a preview of Houston from our Portrait In Jazz archive...



Read the entire article for links to more information about this great Jazz artist!
November 2014 Jazz 88 Blues Jam Session Lineup - The Pots Will Be ON!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 5, 2014
The November 2014 lineup is set for the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam each Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 at Proud Mary's Southern Bar and Grill located in the historic Ramada Conference Center (5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego 858-278-0800). You know that Jazz 88 Host J. Otis Williams will make sure that the Pots Are On!

Read the entire article for Facebook / Twitter threads and such....
Morning Jazz Host Gary Beck Is Back Where He Started
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 4, 2014
Jazz 88.3 is sooo proud of the on-air hosts that bring Jazz to Life for us all each day by hand-picking the Jazz we hear and providing it to us with their added  thoughts, feelings, and experiences that have come from many years in the music. Gary Beck is one those hosts, bringing you Morning Jazz each weekday from 9AM to Noon PT. Gary is celebrating his 40th year with Jazz 88 and San Diego City College and we couldn't be prouder and happier for him!


Gary was recently featured in the San Diego Reader article "Back Where I Started" by Dave Good, and sums up his approach and outlook on Jazz,

"...I love the music. I like the jazz classics, but I also like what’s going on now musically. The standards have already been done, and they’ve been done by the best. Now, I look for the singers that are doing something different. And musicians,” he says, “that aren’t bored and that still play with the same intensity as they did when I was 18.”

You can tell the special feel that Gary has for Jazz Singers in this June 2013 interview with Roberta Donnay (MP3).

And Gary appreciates the recognition from the Reader article: "It's nice to be thought of after all these years, I owe it to the Music"

You can send Gary your well wishes and thoughts in the Comments below or via our Jazz 88 Facebook and Twitter
Phil Woods - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week November 3 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: November 3, 2014
Phil Woods, "one of the most successful saxophonists in jazz" (Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com), is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for November 3, 2014. He was born November 2, 1931 in Springfield, MA. Stay tuned in all week for music from this living Jazz icon!


Read the entire article for more info on our Artist of the Week and your way to SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PHIL!
Zoot Sims - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 27 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 27, 2014
Zoot Sims, as Portrait In Jazz host Joe Kocherhans calls him, "A Cool, Swinging Saxophist", is our Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for the week of October 27, 2014. John Haley Sims was born October 29, 1925 in Inglewood, California and he will be featured on "Portrait" on the 89th Anniversary of his birth, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. 

Here how Zoot got his nickname in this Portrait in Jazz preview...


Read the entire article for more on Zoot and your chance to comment on this great Jazz Legend!
Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 20 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 20, 2014
Dizzy Gillespie, as AllMusic.com's Scott Yanow said, "Trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre.", is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 20, 2014. You'll be hearing from this artist, who literally is the source for much of the Jazz music we love today, all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Dizzy Gillespie and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!
Ray Brown - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week October 13 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 13, 2014
Ray Brown, bassist extraordinaire in both mainstream and be-bop styles, met and played with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie on his first day in New York in 1945, having been born (October 13, 1926) and grown up in Pittsburgh, PA. The famous Ray Brown Trio included, among other pianists, San Diego's own Geoffrey Keezer! You'll be hearing from this fantastic leader, accompanist, and mentor all week on San Diego's Jazz 88.3!


Read the entire article for more on Ray Brown and your chance to Comment with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account!
Congratulations To 2014 San Diego Music Award Jazz and Blues Winners!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 7, 2014
Jazz 88 sends a big CONGRATULATIONS to the all of the 2014 San Diego Music Awards winners and nominees, especially those winners in the Jazz and Blues categories:
  • Best Jazz: Gilbert Castellanos
  • Best Jazz Album: Nathan Hubbard, "Encinitas and Everything After"
  • Best Blues: Robin Henkel
  • Best Blues Album: Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, "Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact"
  • Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Tomcat Courtney
  • Industry Achievement Honoree: Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars

Read the entire article for a recap of pictures, videos, and links to other stories about the great night of recognition!
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