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November 18th, 2014

Hal Galper Trio

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Friday, October 31st, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, October 31:
    • Illinois Jacquet (Tenor Saxophone, Band Leader) was born in Broussard, LA, 1922–2004.
    • Booker Ervin (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Denison, TX, 1930–1970.
    • Ethel Waters (Vocals-Lead) was born in Chester, PA, 1896–1977.
    • Ted Nash (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Somerville, MA in 1922.
    • John Guerin (Drums and Percussion) was born in Hawaii, 1939–2004.
    • Sherman Ferguson (Drums and Percussion) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1944–2006.
    • Chris Griffin (Trumpet) was born in Binghampton, NY, 1915–2005.
    • Julia Lee (Vocals-Lead, Piano) was born in Boonville, MO, 1902–1958.
    • Bob Belden (Arranger) was born in Charleston, SC in 1956.
    • The first recording of "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael was made in 1927 for Gennett records.
    • Chet Baker recorded "C.T.A." in 1956 for Pacific Jazz records.
    • Horace Silver lays down "Calcutta Cutie", "Lonely Woman", "Sanctimonious Sam" and the trio version of "Que Pasa" for Blue Note records in 1964.
    • And on a sad note, saxophonist Chu Berry died on this day in Conneaut, Ohio in 1941. He was only 31 years old.

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    Fall Drive Celebrate Jazz

    Fall Drive Celebrate Jazz

    The Jazz 88.3 Fall Membership Campaign has concluded and we want to thank everyone who contributed. The final number has been calculated and double checked and we did indeed reach our goal. Get in on the glow and become a member anytime at  or by calling 619-388-3000. Thanks a million for supporting Jazz 88.3.
    Hal Galper Jazz Live

    Hal Galper Jazz Live • Tuesday, November 18th

    Our next Jazz Live brings one of the finest Jazz pianists around today, Hal Galper. He's played with them all- Cannonball Adderley, Joe Williams, Phil Woods, George Duke, Anita O'Day, Chet Baker and Stan Getz, to name a few. Hal will be here in a trio setting on Tuesday, November 18 at 8pm. Please make your reservation by calling 619-388-3037 and please be a valid Jazz 88.3 member. Also, don't forget about that parking pass.
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour! • Thursday, November 20th

    Are you a fan of Latin Jazz? Well, if so, you'll want to mark your calendars and plan to join us, Thursday, November 20th at 5PM in the Mississippi Ballroom at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel for our monthly Happy Hour because we're bringing in the Irving Flores Latin Jazz Quartet! All you have to do is provide $5 at the door and bring your dancing shoes! 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 there!  


    Heads Up Jazz & Blues lovers! BOTH of our Jams now take place at Proud Mary’s: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road (Ramada Inn, on the west side of 163). The Blues Jam takes place every  Wednesday night from 6:30-9:30PM and the Jazz Jam takes place every Sunday night from 6-9PM!  J. Otis Williams is your Blues Jam host and Jeff Dalrymple is your Jazz Jam host. They're both FREE and family-friendly! So mark your calendars, dust off your instruments and plan for a smashing time! We'll see you there!
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    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    Another way to join San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is with the listening stream.  Recent improvements include upping the bitrate and offering more ways to listen via the web. You can bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Keep listening with our new upgraded app(s) for Android or iPhone. Going social you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and +1 us on Google Plus  and there we are on YouTube! In response to listener calls, yes, we're still on cable; Cox 963 and Time Warner 965.'ll never miss a Jazz Live.
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