|Jazz Live TONIGHT at 8PM will feature percussionist Charlie Chavezand the Mexican regional trio, Perla Negra! This special night is part of City College's World Cultures Program and it is a must see (and hear) event. The band includes: Charlie Chavez- percussion/leader, Eugenio Arango- congas and bata, Andy Geib- trombone/flute, Eric Toralba- bass, Gabriel Sundy-tenor/flute, Special guest - Irving Flores- piano. 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! MORE...|
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 5th annual "Jazz In The Courtyard
", featuring Holly Hofmann
, Nathan James
, Whitney Shay
with Tony Davis
, Bob Boss
and Archie Thompson
& The ArchTones
! This beautifully arranged concert takes place THIS(!) Saturday
, August 8th
at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego
(320 Date Street San Diego, CA, 92101). There's still plenty of time to purchase tickets; just click here
! Food and refreshments are included in your ticket price. It's going to be one summer concert you simply won't want to miss! READ ON
for Jazz Vespers Interview Audio / Video / Links...
Read full article at: Jazz In The Courtyard
|The 2015 Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop, supported by the Francis Parker School and House of Blues San Diego, presents it’s class of high school students in a free concert this Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10AM in House of Blues San Diego Music Hall.|READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on the workshop and details about this Saturday’s show…
|UPDATE 2: The final 45 minutes of audio from the Carl Saunders Quartet is available as Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio and is linked below, as is the Jazz Live interview with Carl and video we shot during the interview. We are really sorry about not being able to broadcast the concert LIVE, but hope that you can share in the joy of the evening through our Jazz 88 Speakeasy. Enjoy!|UPDATE 1
: Regrettably we are having technical issues
for our Jazz Live broadcast. We are working on the issue and hope to go live from the Saville Theater as soon as we can. Facebook Event: Carl Saunders at Jazz Live (SHARE IT!) READ ON
for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...
|We are always looking for the Jazz-angle on the big happenings in San Diego and around the world, and one of the biggest in SD is Comic Con, happening July 9-12, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center. And the Jazz-angle this year includes a special launch of San Diego native Igor Goldkind's "Is She Available?" described as a "Graphic Poetry Collection Combining Art, Comics, Jazz & Animation." |
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support "Stars Align Protégés" happening TONIGHT at 7PM at JCC Performing Arts Theater in La Jolla. It's your chance to come out and enjoy an incredible evening of music by some of San Diego's most talented young musicians! It's going to be one special night you simply won't want to miss. |
|Hank Mobley, "one of the Blue Note label's definitive hard bop artists" (Steve Huey, AllMusic.com) at saxophone, is the San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting July 7, 2015! Listen to Jazz 88.3 all week as our on-air Jazz hosts share their favorite Mobley tunes with you. Share your favorite Hank Mobley composition or collaboration with us and other Jazz fans using the Comment feature below or via any of Jazz 88.3 social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter @Jazz88. |
Kick off your Fourth of July Weekend Celebrations on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Noon PT with a 3 hour broadcast of the United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series 2015 Radio Broadcasts featuring guest artist Bobby Shew, a Tribute to the Greatest Small Jazz Groups, and a Best of Jazz Heritage Series program. READ THE FULL ARTICLE
for more on the 2015 broadcast...
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."
READ THE FULL ARTICLE
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. |