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Friday, March 27th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, March 27:
    • Sarah Vaughn (Vocals-Lead) was born in Newark, NJ, 1924–1990.
    • Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet) was born in Maplewood, MO, 1906–1969.
    • Harold Ashby (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Kansas City, MO, 1925–2003.
    • Bill Barron (Saxophone) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1927–1989.
    • Hal Kemp (Band Leader) was born in Marion, AL, 1905–1940.
    • Burt Collins (Trumpet) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1931–2007.
    • Ferde Grofe (Piano) was born in NY, 1892–1972.
    • Fletcher Henderson records "Stealin Apples" in 1936.
    • Benny Goodman recorded "Cherry" on Columbia records in 1941.

    KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

    Station News

    88K in 88 Hours!!!

    88K in 88 Hours!!!

    Our “88K in 88 Hours” Pledge Drive has concluded. WE DID IT! THANK YOU! We sure can still use your support. Please call 619-388-3000 or MAKE A PLEDGE NOW.
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Lower Left!

    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Lower Left! • Thursday, April 2nd

    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel will now take place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music THURSDAY, April 2nd with Lower Left, featuring Jazz 88.3's very own, Barry Farrar! Also, please note: There's a $10 cover charge (cash only!) and you MUST be 21+ to attend! 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 Thursday, April 2nd in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    This is Jazz! series in Carlsbad

    This is Jazz! series in Carlsbad

    Jazz88.3 Program Director, Claudia Russell, is curating the "This is Jazz!" series at The Cultural Arts Office in Carlsbad. It is a four-part lecture/performance series that combines discussion with live jazz music spotlighting the different styles, directions and textures of America's true art form. The remainder of the series takes place on Saturday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm on April 11th and May 9th at the Ruby G. Schulman auditorium located at the Carlsbad City Library complex. The event is FREE! Here is the information.    
    Jazz Live Missy Andersen

    Jazz Live Missy Andersen • Tuesday, April 21st

    Missy Andersen has been going strong since her teens and each day adds more momentum. Currently living in San Diego, she is nominated for Female Artist of the Year (Soul/Blues) for this year's Blues Music Awards. That makes our April 21 Jazz Live a homecoming showcase and a chance to see someone truly on the rise. Hear what the world knows, this deal is for real. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or by calling 619-388-3037. Finally worked a hip layout for the parking permit so please print and bring.
    Jams!

    Jams!

    The Wednesday Night Blues Jam is back in full-swing! It happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's! It's also FREE, family-friendly and begins at 6:30pm. So be sure to dust off your instruments and plan to attend! March Blues Jam Special Guests: (3/4) - Harmonica John; (3/18) - Daneen Whitley Wilburn. It all happens at Proud Mary's is located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111. *Also, please note: Our Sunday Night Jazz Jam is taking a little break for a tune-up! Not to worry, tho! It’ll be back soon enough and we will be ready to JAM when it is! 
    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 2014! 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!
    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

    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. 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. Upshot...you'll never miss a Jazz Live.
    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 showyour88@jazz88.org.

    Latest Blogs

    Marc Cary Showing The Rhodes Ahead In The New Music Adds To The Jazz 88.3 Music Library 2015.03.23 by Vince Outlaw

    Jazz keyboardist and innovator Marc Cary's "Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2" is once again "energizing" as he picks up 14 years later after the first volume in 2001 and leads the way in a list of great New Releases to San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Music Library for the week of March 23, 2015. You can check out their debut each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT and then your favorite Jazz 88.3 Hosts will be adding them to their playlists for YOU to enjoy and learn! 

    New This Week 2015.03.23 at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Jazz88.org
    • MARC CARY – “RHODES AHEAD, VOL.2”
    • RACHEL CASWELL – “ALL I KNOW”
    • ANDREW DiRUZZA QUINTET – “SHAPES AND ANALOGIES”
    • KERI JOHNSRUD – “THIS SIDE OF MORNING”
    • ROBERT KENNEDY TRIO – “BIG SHOES”
    • DANA LANDRY QUARTET – “STANDARD ELEVATION”
    • CHRIS LIGHTCAP'S BIGMOUTH - "EPICENTER"
    • CHRIS McNULTY – “ETERNAL”
    • CURTIS NOWOSAD – “DIALECTICS”
    • PALTY, ADLER, PORTER, PRENÉ, PELLITERI – “ARTY FACTS”
    • DAVE STRYKER – “MESSIN’ WITH MISTER T”
    • REGGIE QUINERLY – “INVICTUS”
    • MATTHEW SHIPP – “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW AND MICHAEL”
    • DOUG WEBB – “TRIPLE PLAY”
    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artist websites, social media, reviews and read Jazz 88.3 Music Director Joe Kocherhans additional annotations on the releases....
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