|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support San Clemente's own Casa Jazz Club Festival, happening September 8th and 9th at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Saturday, the festival opens at noon with a free Courtyard performance by Alex Flavell, scholarship winner of last year's Casa Jazz Club Master Class with renowned pianist Gerald Clayton. At 7PM, enjoy a club night in the Main Salon with Grammy-nominated pianist/keyboardist John Beasley and his Trio, accompanied by wine and cheese pairings. Sunday, go all out with a Jazz Brunch in the Courtyard at 1 PM starring the Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Quintet, a musical tour de force led by the musical director of the San Diego Symphony's 'Jazz @ the Jacobs' series and one of Downbeat Magazine's picks for 'Top 25 Musicians Today.' The Jazz Brunch includes wine, mimosas, and a three course meal catered by Iva Lee's. Tickets ($50-55 for John Beasley Trio and $75-80 for Gilbert Castellanos Quintet Jazz Brunch). For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
is proud to support the production of Forever Plaid--
one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. The show takes place at the newly reopened Welk Resorts Theatre
in Escondido. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols- The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins…. Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they are not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. This is one musical you simply won't want to miss! The show runs now through this Sunday, August 26th
! To purchase tickets, click here
will welcome the talented Dave Tull
to the Saville Theatre stage on Tuesday, September 11 at 8pm
. Dave Tull has long been known as one of the world’s finest jazz drummers. Over the last decade he has built a reputation as a gifted jazz singer and songwriter. Dave will be featuring songs from his new release, 'Texting and Driving.' His band is Randy Porter (p), Doug Webb (ts), Kevin Axt (b).
Only current Jazz 88 members can attend this concert.
Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team
or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301.
always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop,
located in University Heights
(Park Blvd.) and now Solana Beach
for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass
is proud to support La Jolla Music Society
as they present: A Night of Jazz with John Pizzarelli Trio
, happening Saturday, August 18th
) taking place at UCSD's Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Called “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli entertains and delights with his all-star trio. Let “the genial genius of the guitar” (The Toronto Star) take you on a musical journey exploring the Great American Songbook and beyond. This is one summer show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here
|Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 9th, because Jazz 88.3 and Proud Mary's have joined forces to bring you a very special (quarterly) Supper Club! Come out to Proud Mary's (inside the Ramada Inn in Clairemont Mesa) and enjoy an incredible 3-course dinner, prepared by Chef Nate Shelby (he never disappoints!), from 5-9PM. Also--Sue Palmer will provide the entertainment! The cost: $30 per person--you can also add wine and/or cocktail pairings if you'd like for an additional cost ($15 per person). RSVP is required--call (858) 278-0800 to do so!
|Earlier this month legendary music historian Lou Curtiss passed away. His contribution to the music scene in San Diego was unparalleled and his commitment to the Folk scene in Southern California will forever be felt. He hosted 'Jazz Roots' for almost 30 years on KSDS and we recognize him for his many years of unique programming on the station. As of now no services are planned. We will pass along any/all information on the website and on the air as we learn of it. Here's a link to George Varga's Obituary in the SD Tribune about Lou.
is proud to support Jazz in the Courtyard
, happening Saturday
, August 4th
. Headlining this year is Holly Hofmann’s
“Four Women Only” Band, featuring outstanding female music students from Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Jazz Academy. Special guests include Mike Wofford and Gilbert Castellanos. Opening the show will be Archie Thompson & The ArchTones with guests, Derek Cannon and Alex Ciavarelli. This year’s concert is in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, which exists to confront human trafficking. Doors open at 5:00PM (music starts at 5:30). There will be food trucks and refreshments, as well! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at fpcsd.org
, at First Presbyterian San Diego Church
offices, and at the door.
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Digital Gym Cinema's 5th Anniversary all month of July. To commemorate, they will be hosting a week-long film series happening now through the 12th, featuring 7 iconic films celebrating their own anniversaries in 2018, including Almodovar's "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios". For mote information, click here!
|Madeleine Peyroux, and American Jazz singer, songwriter (compared vocally to Billie Holiday and ella Fitzgerald), will hit the Music Box stage Sunday, September 23rd (8PM). Madeleine Peyroux will grace the audience with a tight trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass–-a concert that is a musical anthology of her nearly 20-year career and certainly one you won't want to miss! Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians of incredible caliber--she is sure to light up the stage! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
|Jazz 88.3 is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual "Jazz in the Pines" festival, happening Friday through Sunday, August 10–12, in Idyllwild, California. The three-day event will feature more than two-dozen bands on the breathtaking 205-acre Idyllwild Arts mountain campus among the pines, under the festival’s signature colored parachutes. Attendees can choose to purchase any of five different ticket packages, including the new VIP All-Access Pass, the Patron Pass, the Two-Day Pass, and daily admission passes for Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Idyllwild Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that changes lives through the transformative power of art. The festival takes place rain or shine! For the complete line-up, click here! To purchase tickets, click here!