June, 2015

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Jazz-Inspired Pool Party- Erika Davies

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 17, 2015

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-Inspired Pool Party- Stephen Rey!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 17, 2015

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...

Jazz Journalists Association Celebrates 2015 Award Winners and Jazz Heroes

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Posted on:June 17, 2015

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!

2015 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award Winners and Jazz Heroes

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for additional links, coverage, and pictures of the winners and heroes...

San Diego Queen of Boogie Woogie Sue Palmer Tops New Jazz 88.3 Weekly Adds With BrickTop

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Posted on:June 16, 2015

Sue Palmer, San Diego's own Queen of Boogie Woogie and on-air host of our Sunday evening 5 to 6PM PT show "San Diego Sessions", tops the new music adds at Jazz 88.3 for the week of June 15, 2015 with her own New release "BrickTop". 

2015.6.15 New This Week at San Diego's Jazz 88.3
  • TIFFANY AUSTIN – “NOTHIN' BUT SOUL”
  • DAVID BENOIT FEATURING JANE MONHEIT – “2 IN LOVE”
  • FLYING HORSE BIG BAND WITH T-BONE – “INTO THE MYSTIC”
  • ROBERT GLASPER TRIO – “COVERED”
  • STEVIE HOLLAND – “LIFE GOES ON”
  • JULIA HULSMANN QUARTET w/THEO BLECKMANN – “A CLEAR MIDNIGHT”
  • THE JAZZ PROFESSORS – “EN PLEIN AIR: THE JAZZ PROFESSORS PLAY MONET”
  • ELLEN JOHNSON – “FORM & FORMLESS”
  • MICHAEL KOCOUR – “WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE”
  • BOB MINTZER BIG BAND – “GET UP!”
  • SUE PALMER & HER MOTEL SWING ORCHESTRA – “BRICKTOP”
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS – “BOP”
Your Jazz 88.3 hosts will be introducing you to these new releases all week, so Listen Long, Often, and LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego and Worldwide at Jazz88.org!  You can check out the debut of all the new releases each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

Summertime Jazz Night!

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 15, 2015

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, TONIGHT(!) 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 be 21+ 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

Summertime Jazz Night!

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 15, 2015

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, TONIGHT(!) as we bid summer a proper farewell 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 be 21+ 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!

Tom Harrell Is Our Artist of the Week for June 15 2015

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Posted on:June 15, 2015

Tom Harrell is the Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting June 15, 2015. You can hear this fantastic trumpter, flugelhornist, composer, and bandleader's music all week played by your favorite hosts LIVE on San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and Worldwide at Jazz 88.3. 

Tom Harrell - Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for June 15, 2015

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for a Portrait in Jazz video preview of Tom Harrell, 26 Tom Harrell albums you can hear on Jazz 88.3, and links to more about this great Jazz artist.

Ornette Coleman rest in peace

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 13, 2015

Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015. He was a composer and he played saxophone, trumpet, and violin. He is considered influential across all creative genres and In All Languages, as he titled a 1987 release. He will from here on be celebrated and remembered by those looking ahead to unlock musical secrets to intrigue us and enhance our lives.

Jazz Live Julie Kelly

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 9, 2015

Jazz Live doubles up in the summer months of June and July. On Tuesday, June 23rd vocalist Julie Kelly will perform at the Saville Theatre. The band is stellar- Tom Ranier- piano, Rob Thorsen- bass and Duncan Moore- drums. It's sure to be a treat as Julie will be performing songs off of her new album "Happy to Be" and other great jazz tunes. If you are a Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets. As always, please print the parking pass.
Read full article at: Jazz Live Julie Kelly

Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes

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Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:June 8, 2015

Jazz 88.3 jumps to hyperdrive with 2 shows a month in June and July. First up is the great Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés on Tuesday, June 9. We anticipate ticket sales will be brisk. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets now online or at 619-388-3037. All ages are welcome. There will be a parking permit. Better get some rest while you can.
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Read full article at: Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes