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September, 2014

This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday September 29 2014
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 29, 2014
LIVE Monday, September 29, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
Read the entire article for links to the complete list of the New Adds This Week, Top 10 Jazzweek.com Countdown, Recent TNJT Interview Highlights and more!
San Diego Music Awards
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2014
The San Diego Music Awards are right around the corner! They're taking place TONIGHT at 7PM at Humphrey's. Jazz 88.3's very own Claudia Russell, Ron Dhanifu, J. Otis Williams and Janine Harty will be there to present the Blues and Jazz awards, appropriately. Performers include Joshua White, Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay, Euphoria Brass Band, and Tomcat Courtney, just to name a few! For more info, click here!
Blues Jam
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2014
The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Here's the schedule: 9/28- Len Rainey
Oscar Pettiford - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 29 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 29, 2014
One of the first innovators on the bass during the be-bop era, Oscar Pettiford is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for the week of September 29, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week at Jazz 88.3 and he will be the feature during the Noon PT Portrait in Jazz feature on the 92nd Anniversary of his birth in Okmulgee, OK, September 30, 1922. He passed away at the age of 37 in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 8, 1960. 


Read the entire article for more information on the great innovator in Jazz and leave your comment about Oscar Pettiford.
2014.9.29 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 28, 2014
This week's Adds to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library look to be loaded with female vocalists (6 out of 12 releases), but there are also some interesting instrumentation with releases bass clarinet, guitar and harmonica, and even a new set featuring San Diegan's in an adventurously-timed outing.  And YOU can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, September 29 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! !  (UPDATE: Hear the Jazz 88 Speakeasy replay of the 9/29/14 TNJT to hear all of these New Jazz Things!)

  • LARRY CORBAN & THE APERTURISTIC TRIO – “THE CORBANATOR”
  • EAST SIDE – “ASTORIA”
  • JULIE KELLY – “HAPPY TO BE”
  • KRONOMORFIC /DAVID BORGO & PAUL PELLEGRIN – “ENTANGLED”
  • GINA KRONSTADT – “WALK MY WAY”
  • RANEE LEE – “WHAT’S GOING ON”
  • CARMEN LUNDY- “SOUL TO SOUL”
  • SHELLEY NEILL – “THE CURRENCY IS HEAT”
  • KELLEY SUTTENFIELD – “AMONG THE STARS”
  • KEN THOMSON AND SLOW/FAST – “SETTLE”
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS – “SALSA DE LA BAHIA, VOL.2: HOY Y AYER”
  • ERIC WYATT – “BOROUGH OF KINGS”
Read the entire article for your additional annotations about this week's New and your chance to Comment on New Jazz!
2014.9.22 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 22, 2014
A great mix of New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for the week of September 22, 2014 with some standout collaborations including Otis Brown III with Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato, and others ("The Thought of You"); Michael Blake with Frank Kimbrough and Ben Allison ("Tiddy Boom"); and Jazz Educator extraordinaire Dave Liebman and his Big Band ("Tribute to Wayne Shorter")! You can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, September 22, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! ! 

  • MICHAEL BLAKE – “TIDDY BOOM”  (Sunnyside)
  • OTIS BROWN III – “THE THOUGHT OF YOU”  (Blue Note)
  • MASON EMBRY TRIO – “SWINGIN’ ON A STAR”  (Burton Avenue)
  • HUSH POINT – “BLUES AND REDS”  (Sunnyside)
  • RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS – “INTO THE ZONE”  (Greenleaf)
  • TONY KOENIGSBERG TRIO – “DRIFT”  (NinJazz)
  • NICK LEVINOVSKY – “SPECIAL OPINION”  (Butman Music)
  • DAVE LIEBMAN BIG BAND “TRIBUTE TO WAYNE SHORTER”(Mama)
  • ROD McGAHA – “THE BLACK FLOWER PROJECT”  (Self-released)
  • MARC POMPE – “MONK’S DREAM”  (Self-released)
  • KENNY RAMPTON – “MOON OVER BABYLON”  (Self-released)
  • ERIC REED – “GROOVEWISE”  (Smoke Sessions)
  • MATTHEW SHIPP – ‘I’VE BEEN TO MANY PLACES”  (Thirsty Ear)
  • JOHN WEBBER QUARTET – “DOWN FOR THE COUNT”  (Cellar Live)
  • EZRA WEISS SEXTET – “BEFORE YOU KNOW IT”  (Roark)
  • TOM WOLFE – “SOLEROVESCENT”  (Summit)
Whatever You Do, Don't Call Yourself Radio!
Blog Name: Riffs on RadioAuthor: Posted on: September 22, 2014

Chances are, if you don’t work in advertising, you haven’t given this idea a second’s thought.  But, but those of us in broadcasting, semantics can be everything! And I just made a deliberate choice; I used “broadcasting,” instead of “radio.”  That’s the discussion:  The word, “radio.”  Media types from everywhere are starting to shy away from using the word.  They are afraid that identifying as a “radio station” brands them as old fashioned, backward-thinking, static.  In other words, the exact opposite of what a thriving communication vehicle has to be in today’s world.

The most recent buzz came a week ago when the monolithic Clear Channel changed its name to IHeartMedia. “iHeartMedia reflects our commitment to being the media company that provides the most entertainment to the most engaged audiences wherever they go, with more content and more events in more places on more devices,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO. 

Some people in the business paint this name change as the tolling of a lone church bell. Michael Harrison, talk show host and publisher of RadioInfo, wrote  “The systematic abandonment of ‘Radio’ by ‘Radio’ is a disturbing half-baked trend, that although understandable in the big picture of communications, poses an unnecessarily sped-up threat to the livelihoods of everyone in the radio business – not to mention the fundamental role of audio-media in both the spoken-word and musical arts.” {{split}

While I appreciate the fact that communications have been forever changed (I don’t call my kids, I text them.) I don’t think Clear Channel’s name change exacerbates the death of radio, any more than VHS tape caused the death of television. It wasn’t recorded programming, but the emergence of so many channels, many delivered in new ways, has drastically reduced the viewership of the Big Three networks, but people still spend hours in front of their  screens, watching --- something.

You read it everywhere, Content is King.  Content sources, whether broadcast, webcast, or recorded, are in greater demand than ever.  The variety of options available has created a more discerning consumer, who selects the distribution hardware to connect to that content based on a number of options.  A medium that provides content that consumers want, and can get easily, will hardly fall out of favor due to its name.

More years ago than I care  to count, I was a fresh, baby media buyer, at a local agency, I still remember the astonishment in a VP’s voice when I suggested that a client, a car dealer no less, consider using radio to reach the target audience, as a more  affordable option.  RAAAAAAADIO???? His voice echoed down the hallways. At that time, the common wisdom was that car dealers advertised on television. Period.  “Why on earth would you suggest RAAAAAAADIO???” I told him.  We tried it.  It worked.

It still works. 

“Radio” is nothing to be ashamed of.  Using the word, “radio,” is not damning.  As active participants in the 21st century, we broadcast music, and we also webcast.  We have a lively interactive media presence, and a huge base who have download for our mobile phone apps.  We publish eNewsletters and post listen-at-your-leisure recorded programs via our website.  All this, along with a variety of youth-oriented music education programs, springs forth from our call letters. 

The folks at Clear Channel can dub themselves whatever they want.   After all, a rose by any other name . . . right, Will? 

                                                                                                  - 30 -

If you are interested in learning more about Radio,and specifically, how underwriting on Jazz 88.3 can help market your business, contact me!  AnnB@jazz88.org, or 619-388-3301.  I look forward to talking with you. 

IAJ-San Diego Gathering
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 22, 2014
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the International Academy of Jazz-San Diego - a 501c3, non-profit, and the first, and only, September-May after-school instrumental and vocal Jazz program for kids! The IAJ-SD will kick-off the 2014 season THIS Saturday, September 27th at Grossmont College at 10AM. This event is open to the public and will be both an initiation event for currently registered students, as well as an informational event for kids and their parents who are interested in the program and are not yet registered. Light refreshments will also be served. So come out and show your support and help keep San Diego kids musically-inspired! 
Frank Foster - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 22 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 22, 2014
One of the true swingers on the saxophone, Frank Foster (B 9/23/1928, D 7/26/2011) is the Artist of the Week at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 for the week of September 22, 2014. Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 23, the 86th anniversary of his birth in 1928.



You'll be hearing the music of Frank Foster all week on Jazz 88.3. Continue Reading the full article for links and other information about this great Jazz artist!
Kenny Wheeler Rest In Peace
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 19, 2014
The flugelhorn can sound really nice and one of the most notable practitioners of the instrument has passed away. Kenny Wheeler would open his tunes to interpretation by some of the top Jazz musicians of the time. He was widely admired and it only takes a quick listen to appreciate his accessibility. Read this article for more.
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