|Kronomorfic, whose latest release "Entangled" is a favorite pick for Jazz 88.3's late weeknight Progressive Night's hosts, performed music from that collection, their 2010 release "Micro Temporal Infundibula", and other original compositions, before a sparse but enthusiastic and engaged audience at San Diego City College's Saville Theater and a much larger live broadcast audience on Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Co-founder's David Borgo, saxophone, and Paul Pellegrin, drums, also sat down with Jazz Live host Vince Outlaw for a recorded interview aired after the groups performance. |READ THE FULL ARTICLE
for links to Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the concert and interview, video of the interview, pictures from the evening, odds and ends, and the Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio preview of our NEXT JAZZ LIVE, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 8-10pm PT with Chuchito Valdes Jr.!
|Blues legend B.B. King passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 14. B.B. was a nickname for "Blues Boy" and he definitely lived up to that monicker. B.B.'s playing style was so straight-forward yet so unique with his signature vibrato. He was quoted as saying "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions." As a frequent visitor of San Diego B.B. enjoyed playing venues like the Belly Up and House of Blues. He also was involved in charity work in San Diego as an ambassador for Photocharity, a non-profit that houses homeless youth. He would autograph guitars (that looked similar to his 'Lucille') and othe memorabilia that would be auctioned off for the benefit of the charity. His smile was infectious and his appeal crossed over many generations and genres of music. Rest in peace King. |
|B.B. King, an icon and world wide ambassador for the Blues, has passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:40pm in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, the San Diego UT is reporting in a long and heart-felt remembrance by George Varga, who had written about B. B.'s many trips to San Diego. "The thrill is gone for millions of music fans around the world", he begins, using the title from a signature piece from King's over 6 decade career in music. At San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3, we send out condolences to the family of B. B. King and to his fans and supporters world-wide. READ ON as Blues 88.3 hosts, listeners, and supporters remember B.B. King.|
|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. |
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|As Missy Andersen prepares, San Diego Blues Fans hope, to take away the Best Soul Blues Female Artist award at the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards tonight on Memphis, we'd like to salute her recent performance at Jazz Live San Diego on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 with some of the audio, video, pictoral, and social highlights from the show! |
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|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!|