Mark your calendars because it's going to be one jam-packed jazz-inspired summer! Every Thursday, from 6:30-9:30PM, jazz enthusiasts can groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest jazz artists alongside The Westgate Hotel's luxurious pool that's set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline. The 3rd annual Sunset Poolside Jazz Series will not only feature jazz entertainment, but will also offer a selection of traditional and craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine, beer, and an array of gourmet appetizers and tapas. For more information and to check out the entire summer line-up, click here! Coming 6/30 - Sacha Boutros Trio...
Jazz 88.3 is proud to be a supporter of the 14th Annual UCSD Jazz Camp, happening June 19th-25th! Jazz Camp at UCSD is a five-day summer program designed for intermediate to advance-level jazz musicians, ages 14-adult. Students will work directly with faculty and internationally renowned jazz artists, exploring styles ranging from classic, to bebop, to contemporary open-form. Students receive one-on-one and small group instruction. Together, Jazz 88. and UCSD are offering a full-tuition scholarship for (1) adult and (1) youth. The deadline to apply for each scholarship is Wednesday, May 18th. And, be sure to mention KSDS - Jazz 88.3 when you apply! (Please note: Scholarships do not include room and board). Awardees will be selected Thursday, May 19th. Click here to apply, or for more details. Good luck!
Jazz Live in May will be bringing a Grammy-nominated drummer, composer and producer to the Saville Theatre TONIGHT at 8pm. Gerry Gibbs is one of the hottest jazz artists around these days and Jazz 88.3 is thrilled to have him and his Thrasher Quartet (featuring Rob Hardt on flute/clarinet) to the Saville Theatre. This will be a special night because Gerry will be leading his band through Jazz interpretations of R&B classics. If you are a valid Jazz 88 member you can reserve your tickets in the Speakeasy. As always, use that parking pass.
KSDS will be taking another great trip during our membership campaign. The June Membership Drive is HAPPENING NOW and it's offering a trip to Cork, Ireland to attend the Cork Jazz Festival in October. This is one of the world's major jazz festival and you can be there along side our esteemed Morning Jazz host, Gary Beck. If you would like details or even book the trip early (recommended) please call 619-388-3743. This will the trip of a lifetime and we want you to be there. Again, call 619-388-3743 for details AND if you would like to volunteer for the drive. KSDS is in need of volunteers for the morning and afternoon shifts. Please call 619-388-3743 to sign up or contact Jane (Volunteer Coordinator).
Monsieur Perine will grace the Music Box stage TONIGHT at 8PM. This show is bound to be one of a kind, as Monsieur Perinés music is a unique blend of swing, alt, pop and Colombian rhythms. There's a reason this incredible group won a Latin Grammy! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Iconic guitarist, Mike Stern will grace the MiraCosta College Concert Hall stage in Oceanside, Saturday, May 7th at 7:30PM! One of the most esteemed and talented electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson and has also released 16 solo recordings (six of which were nominated for Grammy Awards). This is surely going to be one incredible concert--don't miss it!
Mardi Gras in May--it must be Gator By The Bay! San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival! It's your yearly chance to discover something that you haven’t seen, heard or tasted before, and what better way to kick off spring in San Diego than with a weekend jam-packed with music, dancing and delicious southern fare! Gator By The Bay features Grammy winning and legendary music: Cajun, zydeco, rockabilly, Americana and award-winning salsa and Latin bands Over 90 musical performances on seven stages in 4 days. Festival Dates: Now through the8th at Spanish Landing Park (across from the airport). Click here to purchase tickets and more information.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will return to the West Coast and grace the stage at Jacobs Music Center'sCopley Symphony Hall, Saturday, September 3rd at 7:30PM. Pre-sale tickets are available now--simply click here! This is one concert that is sure to be amazing, and certainly one you won't want to miss!