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Saturday, March 24th, 2018

MARCH 2018

Today - Saturday the 24th

Robin Henkel — Nate's Garden Grill • 3120 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
Blues and Swing
7:00 PM
Bonneville Band Proud Mary's • 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
4:30 PM
Jazz Vespers with Archie Thompson — First Presbyterian Church • 320 Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:30 PM
George Kezas & Alan Worthington Jazz Duo — Bistro Sixty • 5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
7:00 PM
Jazz Mikan Trio Wildwood Restaurant & Bar • 116 Civic Center Dr., Vista, CA 92084
8:00 PM
SD Symphony’s Jazz @ The Jacobs Series: Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra & Chick Corea — Jacobs Music Center • 750 B St, San Diego, CA 92101
5:30 PM
Irving Flores @ Maretalia Piano Lounge — Maretalia Ristorante • 1300 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, March 24...

  • King Pleasure (Vocals-Lead) was born in Oakdale, TN, 1922–1982.
  • Steve Kuhn (Keyboards-Various) was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1938.
  • Renee Rosnes (Piano) was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1962.
  • Dave Mackay (Piano) was born in Syracuse, NY in 1932.
  • Hank Roberts (Cello) was born in Terre Haute, IN in 1954.
  • Carol Kaye (Bass) was born in Everett, WA in 1935.
  • June Clark (Cornet, Trumpet) was born , 1900–1963.
  • Dave Douglas (Trumpet, Composer) was born in Montclair, NJ in 1963.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Gene Ammons band recorded "Somewhere Along the Way" for Decca in 1952.
  • Chick Webb and his orchestra recorded "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie" for Decca in 1937.
  • On a sad note, long-time Basie trombonist Al Grey died on this day in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2000 of complications from diabetes. He was 74.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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4/24/2018Frank Potenza Trio- A Tribute to Joe Pass

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Jazz Live- Frank Potenza Trio

Jazz Live- Frank Potenza Trio

Jazz Live will celebrate the great Joe Pass on Tuesday, April 24th. Guitarist Frank Potenza returns to the Saville Theatre and brings with him a terrific trio (Luther Hughes- bass, Jim Plank- drums). The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are a current member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. If you are not a member please contact Ken Borgers (619-388-3301) or e-mail him. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend their first year at City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here
San Diego Symphony's Winter Season!

San Diego Symphony's Winter Season!

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Symphony as they present: "Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Chick Corea" Saturday, March, 24th at Copley Symphony Hall (8PM)--part of their Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! One of the major jazz piano voices of the last 50 years, Chick Corea, comes to Copley Symphony Hall with the world-famous Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a one-night-only special concert. From his avant garde early work with Miles Davis to later explorations of free jazz, jazz fusion and contemporary classical music, Chick Corea remains at the cutting edge of the art form. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Jazz @ the Point

Jazz @ the Point

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Jazz @ the Point happening this Saturday, March 24th (7:30PM) at Crill Performance Hall (Main Campus) at Point Loma Nazarine University! The lineup includes the PLNU Jazz Band with a special guest artist Willie Murillo (trumpet), and Becky Martin (vocals). For more information, click here!
San Diego Latino Film Festival 2018

San Diego Latino Film Festival 2018

The San Diego Latino Film Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Don’t miss out on the biggest fiesta of the year! Enjoy over 160 films featuring your favorite movie stars like Fernanda Castillo and Ricardo DarĂ­n. Sing along and dance at their live concerts and parties, and indulge in a delicious mix of Latino flavors at the Sabor Latino Food Fest. The festival takes place NOW through 25th at AMC Fashion Valley. Click here to get your festival passes today! 
Camarada: "Calypso Heat"

Camarada: "Calypso Heat"

Camarada's 2018 season is in full-swing! Up Next: "Calypso Heat" happening Sunday, April 15th at the Mingei (6:30PM). Camarada takes a trip to the Caribbean to explore the music that pulses through the islands. Leonard sings “Jamaica Farewell” and the humorous “Monkey Song”, both made famous by Harry Belafonte. Peter’s parents had those records and their influence can be felt on his original songs “Musica Del Mar” and “Cali Calypso”. The pace slows down and they do a sensitive reading of “Oh Shenandoah” which is a song about a river and water, kind of far from the islands but perhaps related in some metaphysical way. This is bound to be one spectacular show! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2018 season! The series continues with Etienne Charles Creole Soul, Wednesday, April 4th at TSRI. Shows that will follow- Flamenco Jazz artist, Chano Dominguez- May 29th, and Thomas Stronen on June 21st.! You'll want to be absolutely sure to mark your calendars because it's bound to be one spectacular show! The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually at four venues in four different zip codes in San Diego. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!       
Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at The Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop begins MondayJuly 9th! To register now, click here
SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

Did you know that SD City College has it's own student-run radio station and stream? It does! SDS Radio enables students to have their own radio show. You can access the SDS stream on your mobile device via the Jazz 88 App. Learn more about this great and unique opportunity by taking RTVF 131. To access the Radio and TV department at City College click here.
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! 3/23 - Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker with L.A. pianist Josh Nelson, and bassist Justin Grinnell, 3/30 - Tenor Saxophonist Ian Tordella Jazz Trio with Antar Martin and Charles Weller, 4/6- Bassist Kristin Korb, returning from Denmark, with pianist Andy Langham and drummer Duncan Moore, 4/13- Flutist Lori Bell, guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield Trio and pianist Melonie Grinnell, 4/20- Peter Sprague Trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Duncan Moore, 4/27- Bassist Mackenzie Leighton Trio with pianist Jason Shattil and Charles Weller.
Blues Jam

Blues Jam

The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! 3/28- Janice Edwards, 4/4- Stoney B, 4/11- Victor Marquez, 4/18- Chet Cannon, 4/25- Mark Meadows. 
Donate Used Vehicles

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act! Also, you may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Click here for details! 

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