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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, December 22:
    • Ronnie Ball (Piano) was born in Birmingham, England in 1927.
    • Nick Ceroli (Drums and Percussion) was born in Warren, OH, 1939–1985.
    • Danny Polo (Clarinet) was born in Toluca, IL, 1901–1949.
    • Joe Wilson (Vocals-Lead) was born in Bristow, OK in 1935.
    • John Patitucci (Bass) was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1959.
    • The Modern Jazz Quartet makes its' first recording for Prestige in 1952.
    • Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers cut their first date with Blue Note records in 1947.
    • And Jimmy Lunceford records "Blues in the Night" for Decca in 1941.
    • "Interlude" was recorded in 1947, and in 1958 the Stan Kenton orchestra records "Theme for Sunday" in Hollywood.
    • Woody Herman and his orchestra recorded "River Red Blues" in New York City in 1938.
    • Chet Baker records "Pro Defunctus" in 1953 for Pacific Jazz.

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    That Jazzy Gift...

    That Jazzy Gift...

    Spread the love. Spread the Jazz! You can give a membership to Jazz 88.3 to a friend or loved one this year, and they'll get a year's worth of great Jazz concerts! Not to mention the warm and fuzzy feeling that great Jazz is being broadcast in their name.  Give a gift membership!
    Joe Chambers Jazz Live

    Joe Chambers Jazz Live • Tuesday, January 13th

    The January 13th appearance of percussionist Joe Chambers will be a great start to a new year of Jazz Live concerts. For this event Chambers will be joined by Josh Nelson piano, Rob Thorsen bass, and Duncan Moore drums. Jazz Live starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre on the City College Campus. Jazz 88.3 Members can now reserve tickets online or call 619-388-3037. All ages welcome. Print Parking Permit. thanks to @mosaicimages


    Heads up Jazz & Blues Jam lovers! Our last Sunday Night Jazz Jam at Proud Mary's took place on 12/21. We will be looking for a new home for the jazz jam in the new year, please stay tuned for details. The Wednesday Night Blues Jam is staying put at Proud Mary's but is officially done for the year. It will return on January 7th, with special guest, Mercedes Moore. The Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam is free and family-friendly. Proud Mary's is located at the Ramada Inn, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111.
    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 get a TAX  DEDUCTION for 2013!  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. Isn't that reason enough? 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you support Jazz 88.3. Thanks!
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Are you proud of your favorite Jazz and Blues Station? Of course you are! We're proud of you for having such good taste in music. So, we want to show you off a little (or a lot).  Please send us a picture(s) of your Jazz 88.3 swag in action and we'll display it for all the world to see. The more the merrier and the further from San Diego the better.  The e-mail address is

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    What Are Your Top Jazz Releases of 2014? by Vince Outlaw

    While we are all patiently waiting to hear San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Top 10 Jazz Releases of 2014 on New Years Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, starting at 10am and are beginning to read (and post) some of the pontification's from the "pros", Jazz 88 would like to know what you think about this past year in the music we love...JAZZ! 

    What are YOUR Top Jazz Releases of 2014? Here's how it will work....
    1. Make your list (via blog / Tumblr / public social media post / YouTube), check it twice, add a few literary flourishes if you dare (and even better, create an image/graphic) and put it somewhere online where we can link to it. If you need a reminder of what NEW you heard on Jazz 88.3 this year, review the Jazz 88 New This Week blog
    2. Let us know where your list is via the Comments section below or via any of our Social Media Channels (also listed below), preferably using the #TopJazz2014 hashtag,
    3. We will add the link to this blog, quoting your most pithy observations, and share links to the best, most creative, most insightful, most strange via Jazz 88's social media channels with the #TopJazz2014 hashtag.
    Read the entire article to see A LINK TO YOUR POST, links to lists from those other folks who think they know Jazz ;), and the Jazz 88 Social Media Channels you can share your post at
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