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How Did Your Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music?
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: May 8, 2015
One of the best things I find out in the interviews I have the honor of doing on The New Jazz Thing or as part of Jazz Live San Diego, or just in talking with Jazz and music lovers I come across is the influence of their family and upbringing on what they love as their passion and/or do as their livelihood. And while having a talented Jazz Mom may give you a little step-up in following in her footsteps, there are many other ways that our parents, and Mom's in particular as we head toward Mother's Day 2015, have put us on the path toward the music we love and play and listen to day in and day out. My Mom, in particular, made sure that we listened to big string orchestrated music which I think directly led to my liking of both small ensembles with strings and to the complexity that can come with large ensemble Jazz music. 

How Did You Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music - Mothers Day 2015

How Did Your Mom Influence Your Love of Jazz and Music? Share with us in the comments below, on our Facebook page (or your own, tagging @KSDS San Diego) or Twitter @Jazz88 and we will update this post with some of your images and thoughts about Mom and Jazz. And then, make plans to celebrate Mother's Day with Sunday Blues Brunch at Proud Mary's and the Sunday Jazz Jam Session at Old Venice Restaurant

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for remembrances shared by Jazz 88 members, listeners, and staff...and Happy Mother's Day!
The Good Times Will Roll on the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at Gator By The Bay 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: May 7, 2015
It's Gator By The Bay time again and San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3 is pleased to be hosting the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage featuring a great musical gumbo of blues, zydeco, honky tonk, boogie woogie, and more from opening night Thursday with BeauSoleil to Mother's Day Sunday close with Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers. Some of your favorite Jazz 88.3 Jazz, Blues, and Second Line on-air hosts at will be keeping the party moving all weekend, so get down to Spanish Landing, Say Hi, and Let The Good Times Roll! Read on for the full list of performers on the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at the east end of Gator, near the Sheraton! READ THE FULL ARTICLE for full Festival Stage lineup and additional key links!

Drew, Claudia, and J Otis Host the KSDS Jazz 88 Festival Stage at Gator By The Bay 2015
This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 30, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, concludes the 2015 series on Saturday, May 9 at 4PM in the Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with "The Latin Connection In Jazz" featuring Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based flautist, saxophonist, and Latin jazz group leader Justo Almario presented by Jazz 88.3 host of "Latin Grooves" (Sat. Noon-3pm PT)Chris Springer

This Is Jazz 2015 Explores The Latin Connection In Jazz in Carlsbad - This Is Jazz- San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org

"The Latin Connection In Jazz" has it's roots in the history of Afro-Cuban music through the Golden Era of Latin Music "When Mambo Was King" through today's continued blending of sounds from throughout the northern and southern hemispheres. This wide range of music will be explored through presentation by Chris and the music of Justo Almario, who was among several Colombian musicians recruited by Mongo Santamaria for his band in the 1970s, notably on the album, Afro–Indio (1975). Justo will be joined by Allan Phillips piano, Tommy Aros congas, and Fernando Gomez on Drums.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the a photo album illustrating "The Latin Connection in Jazz"...
Napoli School of Music Top Jazz Artists of All Time [Guest Blog Post]
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 30, 2015
To join in International Jazz Day Celebrations on this Thursday, April 30, 2015, and on the eve of our launch of the 2015 Music Matters Instrument Drive collection program, part of The Future of Jazz  initiative at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org, we are hosting a guest blog post of The Top Jazz Artists of All Time, as compiled by the students and staff of Napoli School of Music and Dance near Philadelphia, PA. 

Top Jazz Artists of All Time presented by Napoli School of Music and Dance and San Diego's Jazz 88.3

The students at Napoli learn about a wide variety of topics in the jazz realm, including scales, reading, theory, repertoire, and improvisation. Our jazz music lessons take our students through the greats, including Joplin and Gershwin. In preparation for Jazz Appreciation Month, the students were asked who some of their favorite artists were, then the staff worked to put it all together into the first Jazz 88.3 Guest Blog Post...at least that I know of ;) Jazz 88 has taken the YouTube video's selected by Napoli as illustrating each of the artists repertoire and put them into a playlist on the Jazz 88.3 YouTube Channel (SUBSCRIBE!)

If you'd like to discuss your ideas for a guest post on the Jazz 88.3 Blog, send me an email at VinceO@Jazz88.org!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for today's guest post!
Duke Ellingtons Birthday Feted By Real Jazz Radio Social Media Followers
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 29, 2015
We've got THE BEST fans and followers on social media at Jazz 88.3! To close out our celebration of what would be the 116th birthday of the great Duke Ellington, let's share what the best social media followers and fans in REAL JAZZ RADIO-land think about this icon of America's Original Art Form, Jazz! And you can still get in the act...
READ (and SHARE) ON!
Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 24, 2015
San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org has dedicated a gift from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation to further the outreach of “Jazz An American Art Form” (JAAAF). JAAAF is a 45 minute presentation about the birth and development of Jazz and Blues, scaled for elementary and middle school students.  JAAAF was created by San Diegan and world-renowned bassist, Rob Thorsen and features a world-class lineup of San Diego musicians including Gilbert Castellanos trumpet, Bob Boss guitar, and Richard Sellers drums. Working with Young Audiences of San Diego, who schedules and places a variety of  enrichment programs for schools around the county, Jazz 88.3 underwrites a portion of the cost of JAAAF for Title I schools, schools that are often strapped financially.  

Jazz An American Art Form Swings Harder in San Diego Thanks To Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald and San Diego have long and deep ties, from her earliest appearances here in the late 1930’s at venues like the Mission Beach Ballroom and through her celebrated accompanists who lived here and still make San Diego home.  And to keep the birthday celebration swinging, San Diego’s Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts share their thoughts on "Lady Ella" and will be curating some of their favorites tunes featuring the “Queen of Jazz” for you all day Saturday, April 25, the 98th Birthday of “The First Lady of Jazz” and in the weeks ahead. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on “Jazz An American Art Form”, Ella’s ties to San Diego, and thoughts and favorites from your Jazz 88.3 On-Air Hosts and Staff.
Proud Mary's and San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Kick Off The Best Sunday Blues Brunch
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 18, 2015
Proud Mary’s Southern Bar and Grill at the Ramada Inn on Kearny Mesa and San Diego’s Jazz and Blues 88.3 are bringing San Diego’s Finest authentic southern breakfast eats and Live Blues Music together for Sunday’s Best Blues Brunch, with the inaugural hit on Sunday, April 21, 2015 from 11am to 3pm. Proud Mary’s owner and chef Michael Jacobs will be creating all new menu items for the Brunch including such items as Grandma's Picnic Basket with Fried Chicken, Hangover Helper with Chicken Fried Steak, unique “Benedicts” with Grandma’s recipe scratch Potato Pancakes, Graceland Fosters Waffles, and the Proud Mary’s Bloody Brunch. The Blues music will be LIVE with Blues music by harmonica, guitar, bass, drum, singer (whew!) Jon Atkinson with his Allstar Jammers kicking it off, continuing the new sensation that is the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam each Wednesday evening at Proud Mary’s, with Jazz 88.3 On-Air Host J Otis Williams presiding over the Sunday Brunch festivities too! 


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more brunch menu items and information on this great partnership between San Diego’s #1 place for Southern cuisine with Live Blues Music and San Diego’s #1 Jazz and Blues 24/7 Music Station!
8 Things You Need To Know About Jazz Live San Diego Blues Singer Missy Andersen
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 16, 2015
The Missy Andersen Blues Band is coming to Jazz Live San Diego, live from the Saville Theater at San Diego City College and BROADCAST WORLDWIDE via the LISTEN LIVE page at Jazz88.org on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 8 to 10 pm PT! You may know that Missy is currently a nominee for a 2015 Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation in the Soul Blues Female Artist category, to be announced in Memphis, Tennessee on May 7, 2015. But there's a lot more to know about this dynamic, up and coming Blues artist that calls San Diego home!


RESERVE TICKET ONLINE, Share the event on social media, and add it to your calendar NOW! The READ THE FULL ARTICLE to find out more about San Diego's own, soon-to-be-crowned Soul Blues queen (hopefully)...
5 Great San Diego Jazz and Blues Events For Your April Jazz Appreciation Weekend
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 11, 2015
San Diego Jazz and Blues Weekends don't get much better than this 2nd weekend of April 2015's Jazz Appreciation Month, with great concerts and clubs, learning opportunities, and windows to the future of San Diego Jazz. From the This Is Jazz! series in Carlsbad, Middle Earth in Del Mar, Willie Jones III in La Jolla, and the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House Concert and Jam Session in Linda Vista, to Buddy Guy at Downtown San Diego's Historic Balboa Theater, there is Jazz and Blues for everyone to appreciate and celebrate! And you can always check out the Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar for complete listings of Jazz and Blues events, concerts, festivals at top San Diego venues ALL WEEK LONG!


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more details and links of some great events presented by our Jazz 88.3 Partners!
This Is Jazz 2015 Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions in Carlsbad
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: April 10, 2015
This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, April 11 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego's 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition Finalist Joshua White and his Quartet and Jazz 88.3 host Vince Outlaw present "San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions".



San Diego Jazz has both a rich history and a currently thriving, invigorating and nationally recognized scene, or as San Diego Magazine recently characterized, “the renaissance of West Coast Jazz is happening right here and now." We'll introduce and explore the artists, venues, organizations, media outlets, both past, present, and emerging while hearing music from one of the top Jazz Quartets led by pianist Joshua White, who none other than Herbie Hancock described as a "cutting-edge innovator". 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the presentation slides from the event and Joshua White's set list from the show (YEA!)...
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