September 15, 2014

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3 Giant Losses for the Art Form, Daniel, Gerald and Joe

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:September 15, 2014

The last few week's have provided major blows for Jazz.  We lost one of our very own here in San Diego (Daniel Jackson) but also Gerald Wilson and Joe Sample.  These men were integral to the art form as composers and arrangers.  Their trumpet and piano, respectively, lent to the honest voice of jazz music.  For Gerald, it began in the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra in 1939 when he replaced the star trumpeter in the group at the time (Sy Oliver). Joe's contribution started in hard bop and grew into many different styles of playing. Both men led bands and forged new roads. Their music and jazz history will preserve forever. 

Brother Jack McDuff - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 15 2014

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:September 15, 2014

Brother Jack McDuff is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting September 15, 2014.'s Ron Wynn calls McDuff "A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger..." and about the work on his instrument " 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 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...