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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.
Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 22, 2013

Jazz 88.3 has a heavy heart for losing another icon in jazz this past week - pianist Marion McPartland. NPR noted her for her individualistic voice in her compositions and the New York Times highlighted her formidable success as a jazz musician in late 1940s and 1950s as a woman, additionally also as a spokeswoman for the music. NPR honors her with some of her compositions, as featured in her longtime radio show on public radio, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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Federal Jazz Project
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: March 28, 2013
Federal Jazz Project

San Diego trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos, recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, has hosted weekly jazz sessions in local warehouses and clubs for 15 years. Inspired by those sessions, playwright Richard Montoya conceived a brand new fusion of live jazz, spoken word, dance, song and story that celebrates the landscape of San Diego from 1959 to the present. Immerse yourself in this world premiere featuring extraordinary music and unforgettable stories of the musicians who've made the city such a fascinating place.

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Joe Marillo Interview on Offramp with T. Michael Crowell
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 19, 2012
Joe Marillo has been a force in the San Diego jazz scene since the mid-1970s when he began bringing top-name jazz musicians to Mission Beach's Catamaran Hotel. He's a fine tenor sax player in his own right and, as a teacher, Joe has helped many an aspiring jazz player learn the rudiments of the music. Now 80, Joe's brings a lot of things to the table, but his most important asset is the size of his heart. It's huge. Joe Marillo recently sat down with Offramp's host T. Michael Crowell to talk about his life in music.



Ron Dhanifu: A Lifetime of Radio Activity
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2012
Here's a recent article written by Robert Bush about Jazz 88.3 host Ron Dhanifu's life in radio that was originally published in the San Diego Troubador.  


It’s always been about the radio for me.
—Ron Dhanifu

“I feel like I was born to do this,” says Ron Dhanifu. Dhanifu mans the afternoon slot, from 1-4pm, on KSDS, the local jazz station. When he says he was born to be a disk jockey, he speaks from experience. He’s spent 40 years in radio, 30 of them (in two installments) at KSDS.
Jazz Live Photos of 2012
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 13, 2012
Here's some photos of the past Jazz Live performances for 2012. Lots more after the jump!



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Jazz 88.3 Summertime Events
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: October 8, 2012

Here's some photos taken from our events done this past summer!



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Hope for the Art Form
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Jeff Dalrymple Posted on: August 13, 2012

An interesting partnership this summer between a music venue and a private school has resulted in a summer jazz program for tween and teen jazz musicians.

Howard Berkson, owner of the food and music club Anthology here in San Diego, got the idea last year for a jazz institute and, with the help of San Diego trumpeter and educator Derek Cannon, put together a great music faculty, outlined a curriculum and set up a whole jazz program. Local top-shelf musicians were enlisted as the teaching staff, most or all of whom are music educators as well. I’m talking about — in addition to Cannon — Mike Holguin, Justin and Melonie Grinnell, Danny Green, Steve and Ella Steinberg, Andy Geib and Tommy Collins. In addition to these instrumentalists, Melonie Grinnell and Leonard Patton took charge of the two jazz singing groups.
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Our Music Director, Joe Kocherhans, will be in Europe!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: May 7, 2012
Attention to all our European fans and listeners! Our music director, Joe Kocherhans, will be across the pond during the month of May and may be near you. If youre interested in a meet n greet sort of thing, hell be in these towns during the following dates:

May 9 - 13: Dubrovnik, Croatia
May 14-16: Split, Croatia
May 17-19: Bruges, Belgium
May 20-22: Brussels, Belgium
May 23-25: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26-27: Sligo, Ireland
May 28: Donegal, Ireland
May 29-30: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
May 31: Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 1: Dublin, Ireland

Shoot him an email at joek at jazz88 dot org if youre interested in meeting up with him!
Next Week on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles - Bernard "Pretty" Purdie!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: March 27, 2012
Next week, April 3rd on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles at 10pm PT, legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie will be live in the studio for an exclusive interview. You do not want to miss this!


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