We have been offered a very exciting and generous challenge grant from The Herb Alpert Foundation. During this drive The Herb Alpert Foundation is offering KJazz the chance to receive $25,000 if, and only if, we are able to raise $75,000. For every three dollars we raise, the Foundation will match with one dollar. Donate $150 and KJazz will receive an additional $50. Thanks to you, we made the first part of our Herb Alpert Foundation Challenge. Today, we need to raise $25,000 to stay on track to meet our $75,000 goal in order to receive an additional $25,000.


Anyone who donates $60 or more from now through October 23rd automatically* will be entered for a chance to win the Fall Grand Prize Sweepstakes - a trip for two on The Jazz Cruise sailing from Ft. Lauderdale January 28-Feburary 4, 2017. Artists performing include Al Jarreau, Freddy Cole, Eliana Elias, Paquito D'Rivera, John Pizzarelli, The Clayton Brothers, The Benny Green Trio and many more! More info is at www.TheJazzCruise.com. The Grand Prize also includes roundtrip airfare for two from LAX to Ft. Lauderdale.

Jingle Jazz
Sunday, December 4th at 7pm
El Rey Theatre

Headlining the concert with be the Clayton Brothers Quintet. And, opening the concert will be Danny Janklow, featuring John Beasley on keyboards. You can join us for a donation of $60 per ticket.

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KJazz Presents Wagman's Gold & Silver Celebration
This special evening to benefit Nothin' But the Blues and KJazz 88.1 FM stars Walter Trout with Special Guests Coco Montoya and Brigitte Rios Purdy, Janiva Magness, and Alastair Greene Band.
Soka Performing Arts Center
Soka Performing Arts Center's Jazz Monsters Series now on sale! Click here to purchase ticket packages.
KJazz Arts & Music Blog
Welcome to the KJazz Arts & Music Blog, your destination for the latest jazz news, arts highlights, and more! Click here to read what's happening now.
Arts News with Molly Barnes

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Essential 88 jazz albums
88 Essential Jazz Albums
Here's a list of great music for the New or Casual Jazz Music listener
Essential 88 Jazz Albums
The greatest Blues Songs and Artists of all time--from the Top 88 albums selected by KJazz's Members!
Top 88 blues songs
KJAZZ Window Cling
Please send a self addressed stamped envelope* to:

Attention KJazz Promotions
PO Box 250028
Los Angeles, CA 90025

*Window cling is 4"x6" so please send an envelope that will accommodate this size. A standard #10 envelope works fine.
Please click the following link for information on CSULB Foundation Board of Directors meetings.
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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Jazz Challenge
One of your jazz band students records an improvised solo. Gordon Goodwin, leader of the Big Phat Band and host of "Phat Tracks with Gordon Goodwin," hears the performance and is impressed. The next thing you know, your student and a chaperone are flown to Boulder, Colorado to participate in a master class with Gordon. Seem too good to be true? It's not. It's the Big Phat Jazz Challenge.
Jazz Nights at Envy Lounge
Envy Lounge in Newport Beach, now offering live jazz every Tuesday night from 9pm to midnight. Envy Lounge is an upscale modern speakeasy that features emerging artists from Southern California. Live jazz every Tuesday night, plus food and craft cocktails at Envy Lounge. More details on this month's lineup are at envyloungeoc.com
The Contemporary Jazz Cruise
Seven Blue Note Artists Are Among The Headliners on The Inaugural Sailing of The Contemporary Jazz Cruise. Gregory Porter, Terrence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Dianne Reeves, Aaron Parks, Chucho Valdes, and Musical Director Marcus Miller Will Join A Stellar Array of Talent On Board the January 2017 Cruise.
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You can support KJazz as you do your shopping. You can now have access to more than 500,000 money saving deals at Goodshop and when you shop, a part of what you spend will be donated to KJazz. Goodshop works with stores from Amazon to Zazzle to provide deals like Shutterfly promo codes for your photo needs and Orbitz coupon codes for your travels and Home Depot discounts all of which will result in a free donation to help KJazz!
The Steve Tyrell Show
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2:39 PM Brubeck Brothers Quartet
The Duke
7:00 AM David Benoit
Don't Know Why
6:55 AM Hans Luchs
Taylor Street Swing
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Jazz Birthdays
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1942   Elvin Bishop