The Ira B Liss Big Band's new disc "It's About Time" is out now and they have a CD release party coming up, so we'll be chatting with band leader Ira B Liss and arranger of 5 of the tunes on the disc, Chris Braymen, on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, August 12, 2013 (they'll be on in Hour 2 of The New).
The 2013 San Diego Music Award nominees were announced today and the winners will be presented on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. It is great to see lots of musicians supported by and played on Jazz 88 in the list, including Jazz Live San Diego alum (Gilbert Castellanos, Bill Magee Blues Band, Michelle Lundeen, Candye Kane, Sue Palmer, Euphoria Brass Band, Rob Thorsen, Joshua White, Danny Green, Mike Wofford, Steph Johnson) and other Jazz 88 interview guests (all of the above and Gregory Page, Wayne Riker). Additionally, it's really cool to have Jazzer Gilbert Castellanos nominated in the Artist of the Year and Best Live Band. And the cherry on top of it for all of us involved in San Diego Jazz is the announcement that Daniel Jackson will be receiving this year's Lifetime Achievement Award (and that's 2 for 2 for jazzers with Mike Wofford receiving the 2012 award). The public gets to vote for the 'Genre Categories' (e.g. Best Jazz) until September 16, 2013, so make your vote known!
The complete list of Jazz and Blues categories (and other friends of Jazz 88 nominees) after the split...
San Diego Flautist Lori Bell hangs with The New Jazz Thing on Monday, July 22, 6-8 PM PT to discuss her upcoming "Lori Bell & Friends" Artist in Residency series at the La Jolla Community Center on Friday, July 26, 2013 featuring Mike Garson, piano, and Rob Thorsen, bass. Lori will be with us in Hour 1 of The New at approximately 6:40 PM PT.
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2013-07-01 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Among the NEW adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for July 1, 2013 there is an ode to a really HOT place (Baker, CA...home of the BIG thermometer), something new from a Jazz Live San Diego alum (Glenn Cashman), and Ode II to a really COOL CA spot (Bill Frisell's "Big Sur").
Top 10 Countdown Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart Monday, July 1, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart and most reported (54 stations) is Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart (Motema). Most added (+21) is Dave Liebman / Michael Stephans Lineage (Whaling City). The week’s biggest gainer (+72) is Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Latin Jazz / Jazz Latin (Patois) and the week’s highest debut is Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights (Sunnyside).
Playlists are usually posted to TNJT Twitter and Facebook, but not recently as I've been back experimenting with video.. but the playlist needs to be part of the video...G+HOA Gadget/App. Anyway, here's the playlist...click for a larger size:
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Top 10 Countdown Jazz Week Jazz Album Chart Monday June 24, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Bob James & David Sanborn Quartette Humaine (OKeh). Biggest gainer (+80) and most added (+23) is Chucho Valdes Border-Free (Jazz Village). Most reported (49 stations) is Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart (Motema) and the highest debut (No. 15) is Freddie Cole This And That (HighNote).