|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.
|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. |
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for remembrances shared by Jazz 88 members, listeners, and staff...and Happy Mother's Day!
|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! |
READ THE FULL ARTICLE to relive the show!
|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!|