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Art Blakey - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for October 6 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 6, 2014
Art Blakey, an innovator for many styles of music and whose bands gave us several generations of Jazz greats, is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week starting October 6, 2014. He was born October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3. 

Here's our Artist of the Week summary from the Art Blakey Portrait in Jazz that will be featured this week at noon. 



Read the entire article for your chance to leave a comment and for more links and information out our Artist of the Week, Art Blakey!
Oscar Pettiford - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 29 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 29, 2014
One of the first innovators on the bass during the be-bop era, Oscar Pettiford is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for the week of September 29, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3 and he will be the feature during the Noon PT Portrait in Jazz feature on the 92nd Anniversary of his birth in Okmulgee, OK, September 30, 1922. He passed away at the age of 37 in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 8, 1960. 


Read the entire article for more information on the great innovator in Jazz and leave your comment about Oscar Pettiford.
Frank Foster - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 22 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 22, 2014
One of the true swingers on the saxophone, Frank Foster (B 9/23/1928, D 7/26/2011) is the Artist of the Week at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 for the week of September 22, 2014. Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 23, the 86th anniversary of his birth in 1928.



You'll be hearing the music of Frank Foster all week on Jazz 88.3. Continue Reading the full article for links and other information about this great Jazz artist!
Brother Jack McDuff - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 15 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 15, 2014
Brother Jack McDuff is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting September 15, 2014. AllMusic.com's Ron Wynn calls McDuff "A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger..." and about the work on his instrument "...one of the funkiest, most soulful styles of all time on the Hammond B-3."  Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 17, the 88th anniversary of his birth in 1926.


Tune into Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org all week as our hosts play the music of this versatile artist. Read the entire article for more facts about Brother Jack and your chance to comment on your favorite tunes...
Steve Turre - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 8, 2014
Steve Turre is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week as our hosts pay tribute to the man AllMusic.com calls "Perhaps the most visible jazz trombonist of the 20th and 21st centuries. " Here's our "AOW" version of the Portrait in Jazz feature of Steve Turre...



Read the full article for your opportunity to pay tribute, through comments, to this great, living Jazz Trombonist, along with links to additional information about Steve, video and photos of his appearance at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, and more!
Daniel Jackson 1937-2014 - Resources and Remembrances
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 3, 2014
From the Jazz88.org Home Page News Article this morning, Daniel Jackson, 1937-2014

It is with a heavy heart that Jazz 88.3 has learned of Daniel Jackson's passing this morning. He was a first rate composer, saxophonist, pianist, educator and mentor. Daniel's passion for the music and the energy it creates was unmatched. Born in La Jolla and graduated from San Diego High School, he was the epitome of San Diego Jazz. A staple. His collaborations and relationships with legends like Lenny McBrowne, Art Farmer, The Adderley brothers, Jimmy Smith, to San Diego's own- Marshall Hawkins, Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos is a testament to his gift of expression. He will be cherished always. 

Read the full article for more link resources and remembrances of this largest of beings on the San Diego Jazz Music scene and your chance to leave your own comment at the bottom...but first, here's Daniel, with Marshall Hawkins and Mike Wofford from the 2013 San Diego Music Awards where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award,

Jazz 88 On-Air Staff Wishes You Happy Labor Day!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 1, 2014
San Diego's Jazz 88.3 On-Air Staff wishes you and yours the happiest, most productive, and especially Jazzy Labor Day 2014 to you!


Read the entire article to see a larger version of this mosaic and then leave a comment for your favorite On-Air host!
Invitation to Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference Community Meeting - Thursday August 7 3:00 PM
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 6, 2014
The Jazz Education Network (JEN) will be holding it's 6th Annual Conference in San Diego, January 7-10, 2015 at the Hyatt Grand Manchester Hotel and they would love the San Diego Jazz Community to be involved from the get-go! They are inviting all Jazz Loving, Living, and Educating San Diegans to a Community Planning meeting this Thursday August 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM at San Diego Hyatt Grand Manchester Hotel, Deluxe Hospitality Suite 560 (5th Floor Seaport Tower). If you'd like to be involved in conference Outreach, Volunteers, Promotion and Support (specifically in the areas of Production and Sponsorships)...or just find out more about the conference...then join me in attending and making this THE BEST JAZZ CONFERENCE SAN DIEGO HAS EVER SEEN!


Continue reading for the complete invitation from JEN President Bob Sinicrope and more details...and make plans to help plan!
giveBIG? What the Heck is That?
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: April 29, 2014
Like Jazz and Blues, nonprofit organizations were created by Americans, in America.  The music and the organizations sprang up with a spirit of kinship and mutual understanding. The music is an expression of the condition of life: what’s happening, why it seems to be happening, and what, (if anything), we can do about it.  giveBIG logoNonprofits sprang up in response to common needs, filling a gap where, depending on one’s point of view, government cannot, or should not, go; funding scientific research, or feeding the hungry, or making arts and culture available to entire communities.   Jazz and Blues - and nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes - serve the public good

And they are funded, for the most part, by the very people they serve, and their loved ones.
Read full article at: giveBIG? What the Heck is That?
The Celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Station Manager , Station ManagerPosted on: September 3, 2013
The duo of Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson was electrifying, with Carlos Vasquez on percussion, Marshall Hawkins on bass and Mikan Zlatkovich on the keyboard.

I attended the celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles on Sunday and quite a celebration it was! The room was packed, the music outstanding and the crowd was immensely responsive as the parade of musicians lit it up with fabulous Jazz.
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