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 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
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 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.
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 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 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 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. |
|Word came to Jazz 88.3 via Facebook from San Diego Jazz trumpter, band leader, educator, and entrepreneur Gilbert Castellanos...|
Hello family & friends, I am sad to say that the month of June will be the last month for the Young Lions series at Croce's Park West. I want to thank the people who came out on Wednesday nights to support the young musicians. I am proud of the young talented musicians for the work they put into promoting their night, preparing and rehearsing music for their sets, and showing true professionalism on stage. This is really where my passion and heart and soul is, watching these young adults blossom into amazing musicians! I also want to thank Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock for giving us a home to perform for the last 16 months. I DO NOT want this to be the end of the young lion series! It's crucial that we keep this going for the future of jazz in San Diego! As of today, I am searching for a new home for the series! I would love to get the program back on it's feet by July! Please feel free to inbox me if you would like to share your thoughts/suggestions!
Keep jazz alive!!!
With love and respect,
Gilbert estimates that there have been over 200 young musicians that have played for the series, with 80% of them still in high school. The evening usually draws a big crowd with standing room only being not uncommon. Gilbert's goal is to "find a venue that can guarantee the young musicians a fee" in order to keep the evening free and "really pack the joint!" According to Gilbert, the lions have been doing a "great job" promoting their nights on the bandstand.
Jazz 88.3 is helping to get this search underway with this blog post, but this is an opportunity that will take the community of business leaders, art directors and presenters, music educators to move forward AND ESPECIALLY the support of Jazz, Music, Education, and Art Lovers and Supporters dedicating themselves to go and see and hear and exhort The Future of Jazz forward to do as Gilbert says, KEEP JAZZ ALIVE, at whatever home these Young Lions find next.