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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, October 8:
    • Louis Armstrong's first session with Fletcher Henderson was recorded in New York City in 1924.
    • The Jazz at the Philharmonic All Stars record at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium producing Billie Holiday's "Travelin' Light". The year was 1946.
    • 11 years later, the J.A.T.P. All Stars, this time featuring Stan Getz, J.J.Johnson, Sscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Connie Kay return to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The year was 1957.
    • Stan Kenton's composer, Johnny Richards, died on this day in New York City in 1968. He was 56.
    • And, Artie Shaw recorded "Stardust" on Bluebird records in 1940.

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    Station News

    Siegel & Torok Project!

    Siegel & Torok Project! • Friday, October 9th

    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support pianist, Dan Siegel and saxophonist, Steve Torok: The Siegel & Torok Project, taking place at the MiraCosta College Concert Hall, THIS(!) FridayOctober 9th at 7:30PM. Dan Siegel and Steve Torok will be performing alongside a stellar lineup of world-class guest jazz musicians including drummer Land Richards, bassist Alex Al and guitarist Allan Hinds. The event is sponsored by the MiraCosta College music department. As part of the event, there will be master classes presented by the members of the band and guest front of house engineer Chris Eads. A horn section selected from the best MiraCosta Jazz and Commercial music students will also be featured. To purchase tickets, click here!

    Jazz Live: Charlie Chavez

    Jazz Live: Charlie Chavez • Tuesday, October 13th

    Jazz Live on October 13 at 8PM will feature percussionist Charlie Chavez and the Mexican regional trio, Perla Negra! This special night is part of City College's World Cultures Program and it is a must see (and hear) event. The band includes: Charlie Chavez- percussion/leader, Eugenio Arango- congas and bata, Andy Geib- trombone/flute, Eric Toralba- bass, Gabriel Sundy- tenor/flute, Special guest - Irving Flores- piano. If you're a valid Jazz 88 member you can still reserve your 2 free tickets! Don't forget about that pesky parking pass, too. See you there! MORE...
    Jenn Renee Cruz CD Release Party!

    Jenn Renee Cruz CD Release Party! • Friday, October 16th

    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support vocalist Jenn Renee Cruz and the release of her new CD: “You Get What You Get”. Jazz 88.3 will help Jenn celebrate, Friday, October 16th at 8PM at 98 Bottles (2400 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101) in the heart of Little Italy. So if you're a fan of jazz and blues fusion and a compelling voice that possesses both tenderness and power, then be sure to mark your calendars and plan to come out and support this local, talented rising star! *Please Note: This event is 21+. To purchase tickets to Jenn’s CD Release Party, simply click here! MORE: Jenn Visits Jazz 88.3...
    Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

    Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

    Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! This month's schedule includes- (10/2): Trio de Janiero with Lori Bell, Ron Satterfield and Tommy Aros, (10/9): Bobby Cressey Organ Trio featuring Ron Eschete and Tim McMahon, (10/16): Gilbert Castellanos Trio, (10/23): Steph Johnson Trio's tribute to the great ladies of Jazz, (10/30): Steve Cotter Guitar Trio with Rob Thorsen and Fernando Gomez. MORE...
    Blues Jam

    Blues Jam

    The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. So dust off your instruments and plan to attend! Blues Jam Special Guest(
    9/30): Janice Edwards, (10/7): Minor Blues, (10/14): Alex Gomez, (10/21): Ray Brown, (10/28) Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel 
    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 2015! 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!

    Latest Blogs

    The Art of Music at the San Diego Museum of Art on Inside Art by Dave Drexler

    Join Inside Art host Dave Drexler on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 6pm PT as he explores The Art of Music at San Diego Museum of Art.  He talks with one of the exhibit curators about this multi-faceted look at the intersection between music and art through the centuries, running now through February 7, 2016.  Also, a look at the many concerts and special events surrounding The Art of Music on “Inside Art,” brought to you with support from the members of Jazz 88.3.

    Previous Jazz and Blues Music Winners and Honorees of the San Diego Music Awards by Vince Outlaw

    We've scoured the lists of San Diego Music Awards Winners and Lifetime Achievement Honorees to bring you the Jazz and Blues artists that have won and been honored at all previous shows, starting in 1991. You curious folks will be able to wow your friends with answer to such questions as "How Many Jazz and Blues Artists have Lifetime Achievement Awards?" or "Who Was The First (and Only) Jazz Artist to Win Artist of the Year?" or "What two Jazz 88 Hosts have received a Lifetime Achievement Award?" or you can make up your own "San Diego Music Awards Jazz and Blues Trivial Pursuit" game and play it with your friends!  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for the complete list by year...

    Previous Jazz and Blues Music Winners and Honorees of the San Diego Music Awards

    Blues Radio Lives In San Diego by Vince Outlaw

    When you want to tune your radio, computer, or mobile device to the best blues music around, any time of the day or night, programmed LIVE by hosts who love the blues, KSDS-FM San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is the place to be. It's a Saturday night blues party starting at 8pm (and even earlier if you want pre-party with Soul and Second Line!) running into Sunday morning til 6am with Every Shade of Blue, Honkin' and Screamin', and I've Got Blues For You. You can get your taste of the blues even earlier on Saturday with Blues Up Front and Overnight Jazz (which has A LOT of blues). And the midnight hour (til 2AM) every Monday through Friday has never been bluesier than with our Blues In The Night. And if you want the blues WHEN YOU WANT THEM, then turn to the Jazz 88 Speakeasy where Full Programs of many of these show are available for you to stream on-demand. And when you include the weekly Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam at Proud Mary's, When you think Blues Music, think San Diego's Blues 88.3! READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to all of our blue shows and playlists, blues hosts pages, Jazz 88 Speakeasy, and more...

    Ken Poston Named General Manager of KSDS-FM San Diegos Jazz88 by Vince Outlaw

    Ken Poston - General Manager, San Diego's Jazz 88.3
    KSDS-FM, Jazz88– Jazz Week’s Station of the Year (2015) - is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Poston, as General Manager of the station effective July 1, 2015.
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