"In 1974 I talked the Catamaran into going with jazz shows six nights a week. Everybody came here. Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughan, Ahmad Jamal."

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San Diego FM radio, local jazz greats, Lennon memorial, Reader writers' faves, Tijuana's Ginny Silva, San Diego 90s music

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