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John Hiatt & Taj Mahal!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 31, 2015
John Hiatt and The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio will grace the Balboa Theatre with their incredible and legendary talent, Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30PM! Known for captivating crowds with his exceptional guitar performances and enthusiasm, John Hiatt continues to write brilliant character studies, with entertaining storylines, cunning lyrics and wry humor. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and nine time Grammy nominee Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. So if you're in the mood to experience a truly magical evening, this is the show for you! To purchase tickets, simply click here



Jazz 88 Happy Hour!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel takes 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 come out and groove to great live music TONIGHT with the ever so lively, Euphoria Brass Band! 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 TONIGHT(!) in the Mississippi Ballroom!
Holly Hoffman Happy Hour!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
Mark your calendars for every Friday and plan to join Holly Hoffman at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge for the happiest of hours! Flutist, 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- (9/4): Jaime Valle Tribute to Grant Green, Featuring Rob Thorsen and Jim Plank, (9/11): Jose Molina Serrano Trio, (9/18): Besos de Coco featuring Lorraine Castellanos, (9/25): Trumpeter Curtis Taylor with Ed Kornhauser and Mackenzie Leighton.
International Academy of Jazz!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2015
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support “The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego.” Directed by brilliant trumpeter, Gilbert Castellanos, The International Academy of Jazz: San Diego” is a 501c 3 non-profit and San Diego’s ONLY full-academic year program for our young, aspiring musicians (ages 10-18). The IAJSD is currently accepting new students for the 2015-2016 program year. Opening day is THIS(!) Saturday, September 5th at 10AM at the Music Department at Grossmont College (Opening day is FREE to the public)! For more information or to register your child for the program, simply click here!

Robert Bush Benefit
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 23, 2015
Robert Bush translates music into words as well as anyone in the business ever has. A recent health crisis fortunately broke in our favor. The local Jazz community is coming together to help with expenses and show support for one amongst us. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th at Panama 66 in Balboa Park. A generous donation in lieu of admission fee seems to be the plan. Gilbert Castellanos has summoned Our Finest so tighten your wig and get with it. Start: 4pm.
Esperanza Spalding!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 12, 2015
Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+ Evolution, is coming to Embarcadero Marina Park South, TONIGHT at 7:30PM! In 2011 she won the Grammy® for Best New Artist. Her vocal talents along with her versatility in classical and jazz genres have made her one of today's most exciting and unique performers. Don’t miss the enchanting Esperanza Spalding performing in the cool Embarcadero night! It's one summer concert you simply won't want to miss! Click here to purchase tickets!
Jazz Live: Doug Webb Quartet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 3, 2015
Jazz Live Tuesday, September 8 at 8PM! We're bringing the great saxophonist Doug Webb to the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College. The terrific band includes Mitchel Forman- piano, Kevin Axt- bass and Dan Schnell- drums. 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! 
    Jazz In The Courtyard
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 27, 2015
    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 5th annual "Jazz In The Courtyard", featuring Holly Hofmann, Nathan James, Whitney Shay with Tony Davis, Bob Boss and Archie Thompson & The ArchTones! This beautifully arranged concert takes place THIS(!) Saturday, August 8th at 4PM at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego(320 Date Street San Diego, CA, 92101). There's still plenty of time to purchase tickets; just click here! Food and refreshments are included in your ticket price. It's going to be one summer concert you simply won't want to miss! READ ON for Jazz Vespers Interview Audio / Video / Links...
    Read full article at: Jazz In The Courtyard
    Jazz Live The Carl Saunders Quartet
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 21, 2015
    UPDATE 2: The final 45 minutes of audio from the Carl Saunders Quartet is available as Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio and is linked below, as is the Jazz Live interview with Carl and video we shot during the interview. We are really sorry about not being able to broadcast the concert LIVE, but hope that you can share in the joy of the evening through our Jazz 88 Speakeasy. Enjoy!

    UPDATE 1: Regrettably we are having technical issues for our Jazz Live broadcast. We are working on the issue and hope to go live from the Saville Theater as soon as we can. Facebook Event: Carl Saunders at Jazz Live (SHARE IT!) READ ON for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...
    Stars Align Proteges
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 7, 2015
    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support "Stars Align Protégés" happening TONIGHT at 7PM at JCC Performing Arts Theater in La Jolla. It's your chance to come out and enjoy an incredible evening of music by some of San Diego's most talented young musicians! It's going to be one special night you simply won't want to miss.
    Jazz Live Lizzi Trumbore & Leonard Patton
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 25, 2015
    Jazz Live TONIGHT(!) at 8PM! We're bringing two great San Diego vocalists together on the Saville Theater stage right here at San Diego City College, Lizzi Trumbore featuring Leonard Patton.  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! READ ON for Jazz Live Preview Audio, Artist Bios, Links, and more...
    Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 25, 2015
    Jazz Live TONIGHT(!) will be special! San Diego's own Nathan Hubbard will be bringing his eclectic compositions to the Saville Theatre stage. Nathan's "Encinitas and Everything After" won Best Jazz Album at last year's San Diego Music Awards so it's a show you don't to miss. If you are a valid Jazz88 member you can reserve your 2 free tickets right away. Don't forget about that pesky parking pass. See you there! READ FULL ARTICLE for Jazz Live Preview Audio...
    Jazz Live Is FREE for Members! BECOME A MEMBER NOW!
    Read full article at: Jazz Live Nathan Hubbard
    End of the Fiscal Year Drive
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 18, 2015
    Every time you experience a live performance of Jazz, it’s an original. At Jazz 88.3, we like that originality. We are celebrating with a campaign to end our fiscal year on budget with some other San Diego originals. We’ve partnered with Rubio’s and Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger! and Panama 66, for example, to thank donors who help us keep that fiscal needle in the  black with some tasty original San Diego gastronomic experiences. And we’ve culled some original audio experiences, too, including a new CD from Sue Palmer that hasn’t even been released yet!  
    Take a moment and go to our Support Jazz 88.3 page, and consider which San Diego Original you’d like to add to your collection.
    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party- Erika Davies
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 17, 2015
    Consider this your official summer save-the-date! Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating summer in style on the last Sunday of each month (July-September) with a jazz-inspired pool party at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel from 12-3PM. TODAY(!), Songstress,  Miss Erika Davies will provide the eclectic poolside jams and vibes! So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there!
    Jazz-Inspired Pool Party- Stephen Rey!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 17, 2015
    Jazz 88.3 will be bidding the summer season a proper farewell on Sunday, September 27th from 12-3PM with a jazz-inspired pool party at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel. The Stephen Rey Sextet will provide the eclectic poolside jams and vibes! So grab your bathing suit, sunblock and pick up a day pass ($15) at the front desk when you arrive and come out and join us for a relaxing Sunday by the pool. We'll see you there!
    Summertime Jazz Night!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2015
    We've put a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series -- a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, THIS(!) Friday, September 4th as we bid summer a proper farewell with live Latin music by "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha. The event will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!) and you must be 21+ to attend. There's also $5 valet parking for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves, Chris Springer will be your ever so lively host! What better way to bid the season a proper goodbye?! We’ll see you THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
    Summertime Jazz Night!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2015
    We've put a whole new spin on our annual Summertime Jazz Night rooftop concert series -- a Latin-spin! So mark your calendars and plan to join us from 6-9PM on the rooftop of the stunning Westgate Hotel, Friday, September 4th as we say farewell to summer with live Latin music by "Tjaderized" - Salsa/Mambo/Cha-Cha. The event will be paired beautifully with Latin-inspired fare and cocktails! There's a $20 cover charge (cash only!) and you must be 21+ to attend. There's also $5 valet parking for your convenience. Also, Jazz 88.3's host of Latin Grooves, Chris Springer will be your ever so lively host! What better way to bid the season a proper goodbye?! We’ll see you September 4th! 
    Ornette Coleman rest in peace
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2015
    Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015. He was a composer and he played saxophone, trumpet, and violin. He is considered influential across all creative genres and In All Languages, as he titled a 1987 release. He will from here on be celebrated and remembered by those looking ahead to unlock musical secrets to intrigue us and enhance our lives.
    Jazz Live Julie Kelly
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 9, 2015
    Jazz Live doubles up in the summer months of June and July. On Tuesday, June 23rd vocalist Julie Kelly will perform at the Saville Theatre. The band is stellar- Tom Ranier- piano, Rob Thorsen- bass and Duncan Moore- drums. It's sure to be a treat as Julie will be performing songs off of her new album "Happy to Be" and other great jazz tunes. If you are a Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets. As always, please print the parking pass.
    Read full article at: Jazz Live Julie Kelly
    Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 8, 2015
    Jazz 88.3 jumps to hyperdrive with 2 shows a month in June and July. First up is the great Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés on Tuesday, June 9. We anticipate ticket sales will be brisk. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets now online or at 619-388-3037. All ages are welcome. There will be a parking permit. Better get some rest while you can.
    More From The Show...
    Read full article at: Jazz Live Chuchito Valdes
    B.B. King- 1925-2015
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: May 15, 2015
    Blues legend B.B. King passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 14. B.B. was a nickname for "Blues Boy" and he definitely lived up to that monicker. B.B.'s playing style was so straight-forward yet so unique with his signature vibrato. He was quoted as saying "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions." As a frequent visitor of San Diego B.B. enjoyed playing venues like the Belly Up and House of Blues. He also was involved in charity work in San Diego as an ambassador for Photocharity, a non-profit that houses homeless youth. He would autograph guitars (that looked similar to his 'Lucille') and othe memorabilia that would be auctioned off for the benefit of the charity. His smile was infectious and his appeal crossed over many generations and genres of music. Rest in peace King.   
    Music Matters Instrument Drive
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 29, 2015
    Our annual Music Matters Instrument Drive is nearing an end! For the rest of the month of May, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments to Jazz 88.3 and in turn, we will refurbish each instrument collected and distribute them among San Diego City School music programs. So dust off your old instrument(s) and swing by the Jazz 88.3 business office to drop 'em off (we're located in the L-Building on the City College campus) and help keep San Diego's youth musically-inspired!

    Jazz Live Kronomorfic
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 23, 2015
    Jazz Live brings in the modern and the technology on TONIGHT with Kronomorfic, lead by saxophonist David Borgo. Personnel is as yet tentative, but count on quality and agility. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or at 619-388-3037. Jazz Live always starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre at City College. All Ages Welcome! Print Parking Permit!

    Jazz Jam!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 22, 2015
    Heads-up Jazz Jam lovers: OUR SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM is TAKING A BREAK. We hope to continue this ALL-AGES good-time at a new location in the near future. We will keep you posted.
    Summer Jazz Workshop Concert
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 12, 2015
    Jazz 88.3 and House of Blues present the Summer Jazz Workshop Open House & Concert today at Francis Parker School. The free event runs from 3-5pm today. The Ambassadors of Soul Big Band will perform, as will the Workshop Faculty All-Stars. After that it's a Jazz Jam with Middle and High School students invited to the bandstand. Francis Parker School is located at 6501 Linda Vista Rd, 92111. Hear the Future!
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- Lower Left!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 16, 2015
    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 TONIGHT(!) 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 TONIGHT in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    Jazz Live Missy Andersen- SOLD OUT
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 13, 2015
    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 TONIGHT'S SOLD OUT 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. Finally worked a hip layout for the parking permit so please print and bring.
    88K in 88 Hours!!!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 9, 2015
    Our “88K in 88 Hours” Pledge Drive has concluded. WE DID IT! THANK YOU! Congratulations to Clarence for winning the Nathan East autographed guitar and to our winners of the Monterey Jazz Festival trip. If you didn't get a chance to help out we sure can still use your support. Please call 619-388-3000 or MAKE A PLEDGE NOW.
    Joe Garrison Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 27, 2015
    The music of Joe Garrison is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Quietly distilled into a dynamic form and now animated by like-minded adventurists, Garrison's compositions are in the spotlight for our next Jazz Live TONIGHT. Jazz 88.3 Members should reserve tickets online now. Also, the Parking Permit is here. 8pm in the Saville Theatre at City College. Can't make it? Listen online!


    READ THE FULL ARTICLE for pictures, audio, video, and more from the show....
    Read full article at: Joe Garrison Jazz Live
    Euphoria Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 1, 2015
    You have sweated and you have swooned, but do you know Euphoria? You will soon enough! Jazz Live TONIGHT goes Mardi Gras with Euphoria Brass Band, 10 strong including Leonard Patton and Sue Palmer. Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets online or by calling 619-388-3037. Hey man, be sure to grab a parking permit.
    Top Ten Discs of 2014
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 30, 2014
    Happy New Year to all our Jazz and Blues lovers. It was a great year of music. Due to our move and other factors it was necessary to keep it 'in-house' this year for the selection of our top ten CDs of 2014. Jazz 88.3's Program Director and Music Director (Claudia Russell and Joe Kocherhans, respectively) chose the selections:
    • 1- Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden- "Last Dance"
    • 2- Holly Hofmann- "Low Life"
    • 3- Sean Jones- "Im-Pro-Vise"
    • 4- Eric Alexander- "Chicago Fire"
    • 5- Gregory Porter and Various- "Great Voices of Harlem"
    • 6- Frank Wess- "Magic 201"
    • 7- Conrad Herwig- "The Latin Side of Joe Henderson"
    • 8- Houston Person- "The Melody Lingers On"
    • 9- Billy Childs- "Map to the Treasure"
    • 10- David Hazeltine- "For All We Know"
    Joe Chambers Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 14, 2014
    The January 13th appearance of percussionist Joe Chambers will be a great start to a new year of Jazz Live concerts. For this event Chambers will be joined by Josh Nelson piano, Rob Thorsen bass, and Duncan Moore drums. Jazz Live starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre on the City College Campus. Jazz 88.3 Members can now reserve tickets online or call 619-388-3037. All ages welcome. Print Parking Permit. thanks to @mosaicimages
    Blues Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2014
    Jazz Live gets the Blues. Tuesday, December 9th a 8pm. The Saville Theater will get that blues feeling courtesy of Earl Thomas and Rhumboogie. Listen to a preview of the concert. If you are a valid Jazz 88.3 member you and guest get to go for free, just make your reservation by calling 619-388-3037. Tickets will be available at the door after 7:30pm the night of the show. Please remember that parking pass.
    That Jazzy Gift...
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 30, 2014
    Spread the love. Spread the Jazz! You can give a membership to Jazz 88.3 to a friend or loved one this year, and they'll get a year's worth of great Jazz concerts! Not to mention the warm and fuzzy feeling that great Jazz is being broadcast in their name.  Give a gift membership!
    Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 11, 2014
    As you can imagine there are innumerable details and surprises at every turn with our current move. Rest assured that we are taking all precautions to keep the music flowing through the device of your choosing; radio, computer, mobile, etc., but we are having intermittent outages in both the on-air signal and the stream. If you're in a bind for some KSDS content remember, The Speakeasy has a lot of cool stuff that you may not have heard recently. Thanks for your patience during this time...and now back to the business at hand.

    Our Stream is Down...
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 2, 2014
    As you may have noticed our stream is down. We are experiencing technical difficulties. We are working on the solution and will hopefully be up and running soon. Thanks for your patience. Wednesday, 1:11pm                               
    Hal Galper Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 21, 2014
    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. MORE...
    Read full article at: Hal Galper Jazz Live
    Creative Music October 9, 2014 10pm - Midnight
    Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 13, 2014
    Generally speaking I'm slow to assemble a program. I'm open to suggestion from anywhere beforehand. But when it all comes into focus and the thoughts, pictures, and memories build a structures that is ready. I leave a window open, just in case.
    • Rambler is a fun tune by tuba master Bob Stewart. I'm so glad Arthur Blythe has included the lower register in so much of his work. Grandpa had a Rambler and it was something else entirely.
    • Ken Thomson is Who To Watch For. Out of the blue is this tune called Welding For Freedom and it justifies my strategy of leaving a window open. Win/win.
    • Nathan Hubbard collect SDMA for Best Jazz Album. There was a lot of texture in the eleven o'clock hour. Tons of great names contributing, and Nathan making it bubble. xlnt
    Thanks for listening
    Joshua Breakstone Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 6, 2014
    The next Jazz Live is going to be killer. Guitarist Joshua Breakstone travels west and will be performing at the Saville Theater, Tuesday, October 14 at 8pm. He brings with him Marshall Hawkins on bass and special guest, Roy McCurdy on drums. 90 minutes never had it so good! Barry Farrar just spoke to Roy (hear the interview). Make sure to make reservations by calling 619-388-3037 and as always print that parking pass. See you there!
    Read full article at: Joshua Breakstone Jazz Live
    San Diego Music Awards
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2014
    The San Diego Music Awards are right around the corner! They're taking place TONIGHT at 7PM at Humphrey's. Jazz 88.3's very own Claudia Russell, Ron Dhanifu, J. Otis Williams and Janine Harty will be there to present the Blues and Jazz awards, appropriately. Performers include Joshua White, Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay, Euphoria Brass Band, and Tomcat Courtney, just to name a few! For more info, click here!
    Blues Jam
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 29, 2014
    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
    (
    9/2): Len Rainey, (9/9):  Michelle Lundeen, (9/16): Jocko Marcillino, (9/23): Ty McKnight, (
    9/30): Janice Edwards.
     
    IAJ-San Diego Gathering
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 22, 2014
    Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the International Academy of Jazz-San Diego - a 501c3, non-profit, and the first, and only, September-May after-school instrumental and vocal Jazz program for kids! The IAJ-SD will kick-off the 2014 season THIS Saturday, September 27th at Grossmont College at 10AM. This event is open to the public and will be both an initiation event for currently registered students, as well as an informational event for kids and their parents who are interested in the program and are not yet registered. Light refreshments will also be served. So come out and show your support and help keep San Diego kids musically-inspired! 
    Kenny Wheeler Rest In Peace
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 19, 2014
    The flugelhorn can sound really nice and one of the most notable practitioners of the instrument has passed away. Kenny Wheeler would open his tunes to interpretation by some of the top Jazz musicians of the time. He was widely admired and it only takes a quick listen to appreciate his accessibility. Read this article for more.
    3 Giant Losses for the Art Form, Daniel, Gerald and Joe
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 15, 2014
    The last few week's have provided major blows for Jazz.  We lost one of our very own here in San Diego (Daniel Jackson) but also Gerald Wilson and Joe Sample.  These men were integral to the art form as composers and arrangers.  Their trumpet and piano, respectively, lent to the honest voice of jazz music.  For Gerald, it began in the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra in 1939 when he replaced the star trumpeter in the group at the time (Sy Oliver). Joe's contribution started in hard bop and grew into many different styles of playing. Both men led bands and forged new roads. Their music and jazz history will preserve forever. 
    Every Shade of Blue, New Host!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 8, 2014
    San Diego Blues Festival founder and music writer Michael Kinsman has begun hosting “Every Shade of Blue” Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight. You can hear his first show by clicking this link and in the future all shows will be in the Speakeasy. Kinsman succeeds on-air personality “T,” who retired June 30 after more than 30 years with the station. “We’re thrilled to have Kinsman join us,” said Program Director Claudia Russell. “His love for the blues, the San Diego community and music education is unwavering – a perfect fit for KSDS."
    Daniel Jackson, 1937-2014
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 3, 2014
    Daniel Jackson was a first rate composer, saxophonist, pianist, educator and mentor. His passion for the music and the energy it creates was unmatched. Born in La Jolla and graduated from San Diego High School, he was the epitome of San Diego Jazz. A staple. Daniel's collaborations and relationships with legends like Lenny McBrowne, Art Farmer, The Adderley brothers, Jimmy Smith, to San Diego's own- Marshall Hawkins, Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos is a testament to his gift of expression. He will be cherished always. More Resources and Remembrances on the Jazz 88 Blog...
    San Diego Blues Festival
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 2, 2014
    Jazz 88.3 will be hanging out at the San Diego Blues Festival, a benefit for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Today (Sunday) at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. This year, come out and groove to 18-acts, including Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro & the Painkilllers, Blues Hall of Famer, Lazy Lester and more. In San Diego County, 462,000 people live in poverty and face “food insecurity” which means that little or no food is available at home and they often will not know where they will get their next meal. With that being said, the mission of the San Diego Blues Festival is to provide great blues music at an affordable price and raise money to support the battle against hunger in our community. So come out and hang out for a good cause! We'll see you there!
    Janet Klein Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 29, 2014
    Vocalist Janet Klein radiates a vintage vibe in the Jazz Style and Her Parlor Boys are right there with her. For our next Jazz Live they will play tribute to the San Diego treasure Lou Curtiss, famous for Folk Arts Rare Records and Jazz Roots on Jazz 88.3. The show is TONIGHT, it starts at 8pm, and it's all-ages welcome. Saville Theater, City College, 14th & C downtown. Valid Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve free tickets by calling 619-388-3037.  If you are not a member tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at 7:30pm the night of the show. Print the Parking Permit and enjoy the fresh air.
    Benefit for Jazz 88.3
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 27, 2014
    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special benefit concert TONIGHT at 7:30PM. This concert, brought to you by Vaya Entertainment and Emerson Bran Management will bring three-time Grammy winner Oscar Hernandez to the Saville Theater along with saxophonist Justo Almario and San Diego's own, Gilbert Castellanos. Listen to Chris Springer's Oscar Hernandez interview about the event. It will be a night to remember, and proceeds from the concert will benefit your favorite Jazz and Blues public radio station, Jazz 88.3.  Here is the ticket information.  
    ESD Fall Release Party
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 25, 2014
    Jazz 88.3 in partnership with Edible San Diego invites you to the Fall Issue Release Party happening TONIGHT from 5-8PM at "Solare Ristorante” in Liberty Station. Come out and experience Solare Ristorante and enjoy great Jazz by the Patrick Berrogain Duo, and of course, pick up the latest issue of Edible San Diego while you're at it! It's your chance to hang out with Jazz 88.3 and mingle with the community...all while we raise our glasses and forks to a locally-inspired good time! We'll see you there!

    The Hot Club of Detroit
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 25, 2014
    Jazz Live TONIGHT will be a swinging good time with The Hot Club of Detroit, a four-piece jazz ensemble with the tight tricky gypsy style that makes sitting almost impossible. Listen to the Jazz Live preview to get the groove going. As always, Jazz Live is at City College's Saville Theater at 14th and C street. Valid Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve free tickets by calling 619-388-3037.  If you are not a member tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at 7:30pm the night of the show. As a courtesy, your parking permit is also free of charge, but you must print it.
    Charlie Haden 1937-2014
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 11, 2014
    A Jazz Great of the Modern Era has passed away. Bassist Charlie Haden was musical before he could walk and his influence is like a major branch of the Jazz Tree. He always created on the highest level, and he is remembered as a warm and giving individual. There will be much written about him in the coming days. Take a minute and read or hear something by/about/for Charlie Haden and just kind of dig that quietly. 
    Barbara Morrison Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 10, 2014
    A pure light will shine brightly when vocalist Barbara Morrison reflects on the legend of Dinah Washington at Jazz Live, TONIGHT. With an 18-piece orchestra supporting her, Barbara Morrison will present "I Wanna Be Loved: The Stories of the Queen of the Blues." As a Jazz Live will, the program starts at 8pm in the Saville Theatre on the City College campus. Jazz 88.3 Members are reserving their free tickets as you read this, 619-388-3037. Be sure to Print The Parking Permit
    Henry Franklin Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 29, 2014
    Our next Jazz Live happening TONIGHT, features the straightahead creativity of bassist Henry "Skipper" Franklin. He leads a quartet with Theo Saunders piano, Ramon Banda drums, and Chuck Manning sax. There's still time for Jazz 88.3 members to reserve their free tickets--just give us a call at (619) 388-3037. Comfy seating, good acoustics in the Saville Theatre at City College. 8pm. Please Print the Parking Permit. We'll see you tonight!
    Horace Silver, 1928-2014
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 18, 2014
    Horace Silver was a Jazz Musician of the highest calibre. Two of the most famous Jazz Tunes ever are his. "Song For My Father" and "Senor Blues." If you're familiar with Horace Silver then you're already in your personal ritual. If, somehow, you are unfamiliar with Horace Silver we urge you to research this very creative musician. Rest in peace, Horace Silver.
    An Open Letter from T
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2014
    After 36 years at KSDS (30 years of  "Blues") our beloved T has retired. T wanted you all to hear from him personally so we have made his message available on T's Bio Page
    Peter Sprague Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2014
    Hometown favorite Peter Sprague will shine some of his musical genius on Jazz Live, TONIGHT. Bassist Gunnar Biggs and drummer Duncan Moore will be there, as well as vocalists Leonard Patton, Kevyn Lettau, Lisa Hightower, and Matt Falker. Sprague will galvanize this talented group into a wonderous recreation of his latest recording "Ocean In Your Eyes." Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets at 619-388-3037. Please print the parking permit. City College Saville Theatre, 8pm.
    Stanley Jordan Jazz Live
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 4, 2014
    Jazz Guitar Innovator, Stanley Jordan will be our next Jazz Live guest! It's all happening TONIGHT at 8PM at the Saville Theater on the City College campus. The show is officially SOLD OUT, so please plan accordingly. Also, please print the parking pass! We'll see you tonight! 
     
    Jazz Night San Diego!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 4, 2014
    THANK YOU! Jazz Night San Diego, a county-wide, multiple venue celebration of Jazz was an incredible success. A huge thank you to all the hosts, musicians and all the guests who turned our inaugural Jazz Night San Diego into a reality. Thanks as well to Casa Artelexia in Little Italy, Wild Thyme Catering and Carruth Cellars.
    Summer Jazz Workshops
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 19, 2014
    House of Blues, in partnership with Francis Parker School, presents the 4th Annual 2014 Jazz 88.3 Summer Jazz Workshop! The workshop is open to middle school and high school students and will offer (two) 1-week sessions (July 14th-26th) at Francis Parker School. The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and music history. Students will also perform at the House of Blues at the end of the workshop, too! The Jazz 88.3 Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced Jazz students. You can now SIGN UP. Good luck from all of us here at Jazz 88.3!

    Jazz 88.3 THANKS YOU!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: March 9, 2014
    The “Keep the Beat” Spring Membership Campaign has come to a close.  WE HIT THE GOAL! You stepped up and joined our rhythm section to keep this great music flowing for years to come. Thank you so very much! We are so grateful to have the very best listeners and members in the world. If you missed your chance to DONATE you still can! Please call 619-388-3000. And a 1-2-3-4...GO! 
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 18, 2014
    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.
    Happy Hour- Steve Harris!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 16, 2013
    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic and newly renovated Lafayette Hotel takes 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 THIS(!) Thursday with Stevie HarrisAlso, 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 THIS THURSDAY in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    Happy Hour - Sue Palmer!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 16, 2013
    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel takes place on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 5-7:30PM! Be sure to mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes and plan to groove to great live music TONIGHT(!) with Sue Palmer! This Happy Hour will be a little extra-special, as Sue, and her entire Motel Swing Orchestra will celebrate the release of their new album: “Bricktop.” 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 TONIGHT(!) in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour- B-3 Four!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 16, 2013
    Heads-up Jazz 88.3 Happy Hour goers! Our monthly happy hour at the historic Lafayette Hotel takes 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 come out and groove to great live music TONIGHT(!) with the ever so soulful, B-3 Four! 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 TONIGHT(!) in the Mississippi Ballroom!
    End of the Year Mini-Campaign
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 11, 2013
    It's almost 2014 and we need your help.  Jazz 88.3 needs to raise $40k in December, and we're only $15k away.  Can you assist? The line is open- 619-388-3000. Many thanks to those who have already lent a hand.
    The Best of 2013
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 2, 2013
    Our Top Ten of 2013: 10 Kevin Eubanks "The Messenger" 9 Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine "It's About Time" 8 Joey DeFrancesco "One for Rudy" 7 Rob Thorsen "Live!" 6 Mike Wofford "It's Personal" 5 Tierney Sutton "After Blue" 4 Gilbert Castellanos "Federal Jazz Project" 3 Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" 2 Kyle Eastwood "The View From Here" 1 Ahmad Jamal "Saturday Morning"

    KSDS Fall Membership Campaign
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 23, 2013
    Thank you for your contribution to The Jazz 88.3 "Play It Forward" Membership Campaign. The campaign has ended and we achieved our goal! Every dollar counts though so if you didn't get a chance to make your contribution we are hoping you can do it now and become a "Jazz Hero!" There are great benefits when you sign up, plus you will be supporting the music you love.  Join now or call 619-388-3000
    For Those Using the IE 10 Browser
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 27, 2013
    There's a bit of a bug that we are working on for the Internet Explorer Browser for the Jazz 88 site.  You may notice that the drop down menus are not working properly.  We need a little more time to work it all out but in the meantime you can help things move along a bit better by adjusting your settings.  If you are on IE 10 please look at this diagram. Please find that item on your browser and click it.  The browser should refresh and then the menu items should work as they are supposed to.
    Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
    Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 22, 2013

    Jazz 88.3 has a heavy heart for losing another icon in jazz this past week - pianist Marion McPartland. NPR noted her for her individualistic voice in her compositions and the New York Times highlighted her formidable success as a jazz musician in late 1940s and 1950s as a woman, additionally also as a spokeswoman for the music. NPR honors her with some of her compositions, as featured in her longtime radio show on public radio, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

    Read full article at: Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
    It's Member Monday!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 22, 2013

    Members of Jazz 88.3 are listeners who donate to keep the station going. Have you become one yet? Join us RIGHT NOW by calling in your support at 619-388-3000. Throw a couple bucks in the hat, it’s a pretty cool hat!  

    Blues Jam!
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 19, 2013
    Heads Up Blues Lovers! Mark your calendar for the Jazz 88.3 Blues Jam every Wednesday night. The Blues Jam takes place at  Proud Mary’s, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road (Ramada Inn, on the west side of 163) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm!  J. Otis Williams is your Blues Jam host, Mark Augustin is the Blues Jam guitar slinger. It's FREE and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
    Jazz Live 2013
    Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 4, 2012
    Here's what we have planned for Jazz Live in 2013.

    Joe Marillo Interview on Offramp with T. Michael Crowell
    Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 19, 2012

    Joe Marillo has been a force in the San Diego jazz scene since the mid-1970s when he began bringing top-name jazz musicians to Mission Beach's Catamaran Hotel. He's a fine tenor sax player in his own right and, as a teacher, Joe has helped many an aspiring jazz player learn the rudiments of the music. Now 80, Joe's brings a lot of things to the table, but his most important asset is the size of his heart. It's huge. Joe Marillo recently sat down with Offramp's host T. Michael Crowell to talk about his life in music.




    Jaime Valle Jazz Quartet at Jazz Live Photos
    Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2012
    Special thanks to Thomas Westerlin for taking these photos at Jazz Live this past Tuesday night! Plenty more to look at after the jump...!

    Ron Dhanifu: A Lifetime of Radio Activity
    Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 15, 2012
    Here's a recent article written by Robert Bush about Jazz 88.3 host Ron Dhanifu's life in radio that was originally published in the San Diego Troubador.  


    It’s always been about the radio for me.
    —Ron Dhanifu

    “I feel like I was born to do this,” says Ron Dhanifu. Dhanifu mans the afternoon slot, from 1-4pm, on KSDS, the local jazz station. When he says he was born to be a disk jockey, he speaks from experience. He’s spent 40 years in radio, 30 of them (in two installments) at KSDS.
    Jazz Live Photos of 2012
    Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 13, 2012
    Here's some photos of the past Jazz Live performances for 2012. Lots more after the jump!



    Read full article at: Jazz Live Photos of 2012
    Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: April 14, 2012
    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.
    Donate Used Vehicles
    Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 28, 2012
    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!
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