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Previous Jazz and Blues Music Winners and Honorees of the San Diego Music Awards
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: October 5, 2015
We've scoured the lists of San Diego Music Awards Winners and Lifetime Achievement Honorees to bring you the Jazz and Blues artists that have won and been honored at all previous shows, starting in 1991. You curious folks will be able to wow your friends with answer to such questions as "How Many Jazz and Blues Artists have Lifetime Achievement Awards?" or "Who Was The First (and Only) Jazz Artist to Win Artist of the Year?" or "What two Jazz 88 Hosts have received a Lifetime Achievement Award?" or you can make up your own "San Diego Music Awards Jazz and Blues Trivial Pursuit" game and play it with your friends!  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for the complete list by year...

Previous Jazz and Blues Music Winners and Honorees of the San Diego Music Awards
Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot Doing A New Duo Dance
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 15, 2015
Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot are back in San Diego, playing two shows in September and October that promise to take the duo thing they have been working on to new places, literally. The two dropped into the Jazz 88.3 studios to chat with Vince Outlaw on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, September 14, 2015, bringing new, unreleased recordings they made to "give people an idea of what we do sound like when it's just the two of us" and chatting about the upcoming shows ("in the round" at Dizzy's on Thursday, September 17 and at The Glashaus with strings on October 13), how their working relationship has evolved, Gillian's time in Hong Kong before the release of this year's "Black Butterfly", and what else San Diego's own Geoffrey has been up to. 

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International Academy of Jazz!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 10, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support “The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego.” Directed by brilliant trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego” is a 501c 3 non-profit and San Diego’s ONLY full-academic year program for our young, aspiring musicians (ages 10-18). The IAJSD is currently accepting new students for the 2015-2016 program year. Opening day is THIS(!) Saturday, September 5th at 10AM at the Music Department at Grossmont College (Opening day is FREE to the public)! For more information or to register your child for the program, simply click here! HEAR IAJSD Executive Director Guy Gonzales...
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Gilbert Castellanos Orchestrating San Diego Symphony Jazz - Young Lions - Herbie Freddie Tribute
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 27, 2015
Just when you thought San Diego Jazz Hero Gilbert Castellanos had enough going on, what with his long-time Wednesday Jam sessions, curating the Summer Thursday evening Sunset Poolside Jazz at The Westgate Hotel, working magic at his Friday evening series at The Westgate's Plaza Bar, alongside touring and playing with just about everyone on the planet, he comes up with the What's Next...last week's announcement of his appointment as the Series Curator for the Inaugural Season of the San Diego Symphony's Jazz @ The Jacob's, the recent move of his Young Lion's series to Panama 66 in Balboa Park, the new school year as Artistic Director with Jazz 88.3 Education Partner International Academy of Jazz San Diego (IAJSD), and a Saturday, August 29 collaboration with Joshua White in Tribute to Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard. Whew!

Gilbert stopped by the KSDS-FM Jazz 88.3 studios on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 for a live, on-air chat with Afternoon Jazz host Ron Dhanifu about all of those next steps plus the mentorship that Dizzy Gillespie gave him that inspires him to do the same to the next generation, and more. READ THE FULL ARTICLE for Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the interview along with a full transcript...

Ken Poston Named General Manager of KSDS-FM San Diegos Jazz88
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: August 13, 2015
Ken Poston - General Manager, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org
KSDS-FM, Jazz88 Jazz88.org– Jazz Week’s Station of the Year (2015) - is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Poston, as General Manager of the station effective July 1, 2015.
2015 Summer Jazz Workshop Free Final Concert Saturday July 25
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Jeff Dalrymple Posted on: July 23, 2015
The 2015 Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop, supported by the Francis Parker School and House of Blues San Diego, presents it’s class of high school students in a free concert this Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10AM in House of Blues San Diego Music Hall.

Middle School Students of 2015 Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop in Final Concert at House of Blues San Diego

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on the workshop and details about this Saturday’s show…
2 Of The Jazzier Things At San Diego Comic Con 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: July 9, 2015
We are always looking for the Jazz-angle on the big happenings in San Diego and around the world, and one of the biggest in SD is Comic Con, happening July 9-12, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. And the Jazz-angle this year includes a special launch of San Diego native Igor Goldkind's "Is She Available?" described as a "Graphic Poetry Collection Combining Art, Comics, Jazz & Animation." 

Hank Mobley - Artist of the Week July 7 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: July 6, 2015
Hank Mobley, "one of the Blue Note label's definitive hard bop artists" (Steve Huey, AllMusic.com) at saxophone, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting July 7, 2015! Listen to Jazz 88.3 all week as our on-air Jazz hosts share their favorite Mobley tunes with you. Share your favorite Hank Mobley composition or collaboration with us and other Jazz fans using the Comment feature below or via any of Jazz 88.3 social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter @Jazz88

Hank Mobley - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week - July 7, 2015

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on this great Jazz artist...
Airmen of Note Kick Off Weekend Celebration July 3 Noon PT
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: July 3, 2015
Kick off your Fourth of July Weekend Celebrations on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Noon PT with a 3 hour broadcast of the United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2015 Radio Broadcasts featuring guest artist Bobby Shew, a Tribute to the Greatest Small Jazz Groups, and a Best of Jazz Heritage Series program. 

United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2015 Radio Broadcast


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Mark Dresser Receives 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: June 30, 2015
San Diego Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator, and Innovator Mark Dresser has been named as one of 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Impact Awards for 2015, receiving $80,000 to be used over 3 years as he wishes. Since April 2014, the foundation has awarded a total of $3.2 million in Impact Awards to 40 artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theatre. The Doris Duke Impact Award, in particular, has a unique nomination process, as explained by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, "The Doris Duke Impact Awards are based on nominations submitted by artists, identifying others (often less widely known) that will have enormous impact on the jazz, dance or theatre fields in the future.

Congratulations Mark Dresser! 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award Winner

Dresser’s reaction to the award, as captured by Robert Bush, San Diego Jazz Writer, in an NBC San Diego Blog Post, "I felt gratified being recognized by this organization and it’s especially meaningful to know that I was chosen by a panel made up of distinguished but unknown colleagues in the field. I’m still trying to get a handle on the implications of such a significant financial prize attached and continuing to figure out what that could mean in realizing my music on a more dimensional level."

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more coverage of the award, Dresser's music at Jazz 88.3, and more...
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