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5 Great San Diego Jazz and Blues Events For Your April Jazz Appreciation Weekend

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 11, 2015

San Diego Jazz and Blues Weekends don't get much better than this 2nd weekend of April 2015's Jazz Appreciation Month, with great concerts and clubs, learning opportunities, and windows to the future of San Diego Jazz. From the This Is Jazz! series in Carlsbad, Middle Earth in Del Mar, Willie Jones III in La Jolla, and the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House Concert and Jam Session in Linda Vista, to Buddy Guy at Downtown San Diego's Historic Balboa Theater, there is Jazz and Blues for everyone to appreciate and celebrate! And you can always check out the Jazz 88.3 Jazz and Blues Calendar for complete listings of Jazz and Blues events, concerts, festivals at top San Diego venues ALL WEEK LONG!


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more details and links of some great events presented by our Jazz 88.3 Partners!

This Is Jazz 2015 Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions in Carlsbad

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 10, 2015

This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, April 11 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with San Diego's 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition Finalist Joshua White and his Quartet and Jazz 88.3 host Vince Outlaw present "San Diego Jazz Legends and Young Lions".



San Diego Jazz has both a rich history and a currently thriving, invigorating and nationally recognized scene, or as San Diego Magazine recently characterized, “the renaissance of West Coast Jazz is happening right here and now." We'll introduce and explore the artists, venues, organizations, media outlets, both past, present, and emerging while hearing music from one of the top Jazz Quartets led by pianist Joshua White, who none other than Herbie Hancock described as a "cutting-edge innovator". 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for the presentation slides from the event and Joshua White's set list from the show (YEA!)...

How Jazz 88.3 Hosts and Listeners Are Sharing Billie Holiday's 100th Birthday

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 6, 2015

April 7, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential Jazz artists in the history of the music, Billie Holiday. The impact of her music is something that Jazz 88.3 on-air hosts try to communicate when they individually hand-program their daily and weekly shows...As Jazz 88.3's Sue Palmer says, 

"What a force Billie was!!!"

To mark the occasion, some of the on-air hosts at Jazz 88.3 have contributed thoughts and some of the digital resources they use when individually programming their music shows for their Jazz 88.3 listeners and supporters.  Jazz 88.3 hosts today will be remembering Lady Day by sharing the great music she has made and influenced with you, so please LISTEN LIVE by radio, cable, computer, smartphone wherever you may be.


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for thoughts, links, video's, and more...and then SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LADY DAY via a COMMENT below or on any of of SOCIAL MEDIA platforms. 

You Will Never Believe All The Ways You Can Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month April 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 2, 2015

Jazz April is here and Jazz 88.3 is EXCITED! With the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month celebrated here in the United States throughout April and ending with UNESCO's International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30, 2015, There are LOTS YOU CAN DO TO CELEBRATE! It's the perfect month to discover a new group or genre of Jazz. Check out one of the local Jazz clubs. Try your hand at writing a review of one of the new albums at Jazz 88.3 (we'll publish it!). Add the Jazz Appreciation Month logo or a Jazz April Twibon to your social media profile. 



READ THE FULL ARTICLE for our handy list of ideas and links and then tell us how you plan to celebrate with a COMMENT BELOW or on our social media pages at Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn!

Celebrate Jazz April With FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy Concert Tickets

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:April 1, 2015

Jazz 88.3 and our Jazz and Arts Partners are launching Jazz Appreciation Month in Jazz April with FREE TICKETS through the Jazz 88 Speakeasy. SIGN-UP for / LOGIN with your FREE Jazz 88 Speakeasy account at http://Jazz88.org/speakeasy, then click the Enter Giveaway

Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Lower Left!

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 16, 2015

Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel will now take place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music TONIGHT(!) with Lower Left, featuring Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend! Oh, and if you're worried about parking, don't fret--there's an overflow parking lot (FREE!) on the corner of Howard and Texas Streets. We'll see you TONIGHT in the Mississippi Ballroom!

Charles Lloyd Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week - Portrait in Jazz Schedule - Week of March 16 2015

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:March 16, 2015

Charles Lloyd, Jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, in his 6th decade of performing and who will receive his 2015 NEA Jazz Master recognition in April, 2015, is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week for March 16, 2015. His life and music will be celebrated by Jazz 88.3 hosts all week. Ruby Braff, Tommy Flanagan, Lem Winchester, Harold Mabern, Marian McPartland will be the featured artists each weekday from Noon to 1pm PT on Portrait in Jazz with Joe Kocherhans. Before we share more information on these past and living Jazz legends....

BECOME A MEMBER or GIVE A GIFT to support San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org during our Spring Membership Drive...


READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more on our featured artists...

Jazz Live Missy Andersen- SOLD OUT

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 13, 2015

Missy Andersen has been going strong since her teens and each day adds more momentum. Currently living in San Diego, she is nominated for Female Artist of the Year (Soul/Blues) for this year's Blues Music Awards. That makes TONIGHT'S SOLD OUT Jazz Live a homecoming showcase and a chance to see someone truly on the rise. Hear what the world knows, this deal is for real. Finally worked a hip layout for the parking permit so please print and bring.

This Is Jazz 2015 Celebrates Womens History Month with Women In Jazz in Carlsbad

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:March 11, 2015

This is Jazz! 2015, a partnership between the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office and San Diego's Jazz 88.3, continues Saturday, March 14 at 4PM in Carlsbad City Library's Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium with a celebration of Women's History Month as San Diego's Queen of Boogie Woogie (and Jazz 88.3 weekend host) Sue Palmer and Jazz 88.3 host Janine Harty present "Women In Jazz". 


The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz says ""Women have participated on every instrument, in every style, and in every era of jazz history. Yet, with the notable exception of singers and a number of pianists, female jazz musicians have been continuously overlooked in the most prestigious areas of jazz practice, marketing, and documentation." Sue and Janine attempt to set the record straight with a program illustrating, through both music and words, the contribution of women in Jazz from pre-1920's through today. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for images of some of the women to be featured along with more information...

88K in 88 Hours!!!

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:March 9, 2015

Our “88K in 88 Hours” Pledge Drive has concluded. WE DID IT! THANK YOU! Congratulations to Clarence for winning the Nathan East autographed guitar and to our winners of the Monterey Jazz Festival trip. If you didn't get a chance to help out we sure can still use your support. Please call 619-388-3000 or MAKE A PLEDGE NOW.