San Diego Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator, and Innovator Mark Dresser has been named as one of 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Impact Awards for 2015, receiving $80,000 to be used over 3 years as he wishes.
Since April 2014, the foundation has awarded a total of $3.2 million in Impact Awards to 40 artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theatre. The Doris Duke Impact Award
, in particular, has a unique nomination process, as explained by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, "The Doris Duke Impact Awards are based on nominations submitted by artists, identifying others (often less widely known) that will have enormous impact on the jazz, dance or theatre fields in the future.
Dresser’s reaction to the award, as captured by Robert Bush, San Diego Jazz Writer, in an NBC San Diego Blog Post
, "I felt gratified being recognized by this organization and it’s especially meaningful to know that I was chosen by a panel made up of distinguished but unknown colleagues in the field. I’m still trying to get a handle on the implications of such a significant financial prize attached and continuing to figure out what that could mean in realizing my music on a more dimensional level."
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for more coverage of the award, Dresser's music at Jazz 88.3, and more...
|Ahmad Jamal, who celebrates his 85th birthday this Thursday, July 2, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 29, 2015! Your favorite Jazz 88.3 hosts will be playing his music and telling their personal stories of the impact of his music overall and on them personally. |
|Jazz Live TONIGHT(!) at 8PM! We're bringing two great San Diego vocalists together on the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College, Lizzi Trumbore featuring Leonard Patton. If you're a valid Jazz 88 member you can still reserve your 2 free tickets! Don't forget about that pesky parking pass, too. See you there! READ ON for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...|
|Jazz Live TONIGHT(!) will be special! San Diego's own Nathan Hubbard will be bringing his eclectic compositions to the Saville Theatre stage. Nathan's "Encinitas and Everything After" won Best Jazz Album at last year's San Diego Music Awards so it's a show you don't to miss. If you are a valid Jazz88 member you can reserve your 2 free tickets right away. Don't forget about that pesky parking pass. See you there! READ FULL ARTICLE for Jazz Live Preview Audio...|
|Bill Cunliffe, leader on over 20 albums and winner of both a 2009 Grammy Award and the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 22, 2015. You can hear this fantastic composer, arranger, and pianist's music all week played by your favorite hosts LIVE on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Worldwide at Jazz 88.3. |READ THE FULL ARTICLE
for 14 albums you can hear Bill play on and to learn more about our Artist of the Week...
Every time you experience a live performance of Jazz, it’s an original. At Jazz 88.3, we like that originality. We are celebrating with a campaign
to end our fiscal year on budget with some other San Diego originals. We’ve partnered with Rubio’s
and Blind Lady Ale House
, Tiger! Tiger!
and Panama 66
, for example, to thank donors who help us keep that fiscal needle in the black with some tasty original San Diego gastronomic experiences. And we’ve culled some original audio experiences, too, including a new CD from Sue Palmer
that hasn’t even been released yet!
Take a moment and go to our “Support Jazz 88.3 page,
and consider which San Diego Original you’d like to add to your collection.
|Consider this your official summer save-the-date! Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating summer in style on the last Sunday of each month (July-September) with a jazz-inspired pool party at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel from 12-3PM. TODAY(!), Songstress, Miss Erika Davies will provide the eclectic poolside jams and vibes! So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there! |
|Jazz 88.3 will be bidding the summer season a proper farewell THIS(!) Sunday, September 27th from 12-3PM with a jazz-inspired pool party at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel. The Stephen Rey Sextet will providethe eclectic poolside jams and vibes! So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there! MORE...|
|The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA, JazzJournalists.org) celebrated the winners of their 2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards at the organization's annual public Jazz Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 2015 JJA Awards For Musical Achievement were chosen in 32 categories for achievement in work in 2014 and were previously announced in May 2015. 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for Journalism and Media were announced at the event on Tuesday. Additionally, 23 previously announced 2015 Jazz Journalist Award Jazz Heroes were celebrated at the party. |San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org send BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the Winners and Jazz Heroes for the great work they do to keep Jazz Alive and Well!
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional links, coverage, and pictures of the winners and heroes...
We've put a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night
rooftop concert series -- a Latin-spin
! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM
on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel
as we say farewell to summer with live Latin music by "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha
The event will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!)
and you must
to attend. There's also $5 valet parking
for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves
, Chris Springer
will be your ever so lively host! What better way to bid the season a proper goodbye?! We’ll see you TONIGHT