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Today in San Diego

Friday, January 20th, 2017


Today - Friday the 20th

5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
5:30 PM
Matt Hall, Peter Sprague, Mag — 950 Lounge • 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
6:30 PM
Rick Randle Piano Bar — Tuscany La Costa • 6981 El Camino Real #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009
7:30 PM
Dave Scott & The New Jazz Groove Northern Spirits • 727 W San Marcos, #115, San Marcos, CA 92078
8:00 PM
Jason Hanna Trio — Bahia Hotel • 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
8:00 PM
Matt Hall Quartet — Harbor Music Hall • 1506 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, January 20...

  • Jimmy Cobb (Drums and Percussion) was born in Washington in 1929.
  • Valery Ponomarev (Trumpet) was born in Moscow in 1943.
  • Ray Anthony (Trumpet) was born in Bentlryville, PA in 1922.
  • Connie Haines (Vocals-Lead) was born in Savannah, GA, 1921–2008.
  • Andy Sheppard (Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone) was born in Warminster, Wilshire, England in 1957.
  • Jeff "Tain" Watts (Drums and Percussion) was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1960.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Clifford Brown records "Blue Moon", "Embraceable You", "Willow Weep for Me" and "Stardust" with strings in 1955 in New York City.
  • Charlie Barnet recorded "Knockin' at the Famous Door" in 1939 for Bluebird records.
  • On a sad note, David “Fathead” Newman died of pancreatic cancer on this date in 2009. He was 75.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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2/21/2017A Celebration of the Music of Tadd Dameron featuring The Paul Combs Quintet with special guest Bill Cunliffe

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Station News

The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Saturday, March 11!

The first-ever KSDS San Diego Blues Club Caravan will take place Saturday, March 11, from 6-11 PM. About a dozen clubs will be participating. We'll have buses going from club to club, stopping about every 10-15 minutes. With your Caravan pass, you can start at any participating venue, stay as long or as little as you like, then board the bus to the next club. There are no minimums at any of the venues; buy food and drink, or not, as you choose. Any time you like, take the bus back to where you started. Details on specific clubs and bands will be available closer to the date of the Caravan. For more information please call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301.
Jazz Live- A Celebration of Tadd Dameron

Jazz Live- A Celebration of Tadd Dameron • Tuesday, February 21st

February is Black History Month and Jazz Live will be celebrating one of the architects of modern jazz composition and orchestration, Tadd Dameron. The concert will be on February 21st at 8pm and it will feature saxophonist and the world's foremost expert on Tadd Dameron, Paul Combs. His quintet along with special guest, pianist Bill Cunliffe will be playing Tadd's compositions all night long for this very special evening of music. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve up to 2 free tickets in the Speakeasy. For the general public you can purchase tickets for $10 by calling 619-388-3301. The parking pass needs to be printed and displayed.
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2017 season! Up next: "She's Got That Swing: Women In Jazz" happening Saturday, March 18th at 8PM. This particular concert will feature some of today’s most vital female jazz artists: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Katie Thiroux, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly, jazz vocalist Dena DeRose, percussionist Tina Raymond and jazz flute legend Holly Hofmann. Popular local trio Besos de Coco will open the concert! It's truly one show you won't want to miss! To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Camarada's 2017 Season

Camarada's 2017 Season

Camarada's 2017 is officially here! Up next: "Tango Obsession, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, February 18th (6:30PM). This season is certainly one you won't want to miss! MORE ON THE SERIES...
Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017 season. Up next: The Donald Harrison Quartet, followed by the Edmar Castanada Trio! The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here! MORE ON THE SERIES' ARTISTS...
La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2017

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2017

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support La Jolla Music Society's 2017 season! This year, they're bringing some of the very best to Balboa Theater! Up Next: The Branford Marsalis Quartet, with special guest Kurt Elling February 10th. This upcoming concert is one for the books, so be sure to mark your calendars! To purchase tickets and/or to become a member of LJMS, simply 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?! 1/20- Trombonist Matt Hall with Peter Sprague and Bob Magnusson, 1/27- Guitarist Larry Koonse with Bassist Darek Oleskiewicz
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! Here's the schedule: 1/11- Steve Pandis, 1/18- Janice Edwards, 1/25- Tracy Lee Nelson, 2/1- Christine Gilardi, 2/8- Mark Meadows, 2/15- Lafayette, 2/22- Eric French. 
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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San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...
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