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"Forever Plaid"
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 16, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the production of Forever Plaid--one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. The show takes place at the newly reopened Welk Resorts Theatre in Escondido. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols- The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly.  It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins…. Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they are not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. This is one musical you simply won't want to miss! The show runs August 18th- 26th! To purchase tickets, click here
Jazz Live- Dave Tull Quartet
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: August 15, 2018
Jazz Live will welcome the talented Dave Tull to the Saville Theatre stage on Tuesday, September 11 at 8pm. Dave Tull has long been known as one of the world’s finest jazz drummers. Over the last decade he has built a reputation as a gifted jazz singer and songwriter. Dave will be featuring songs from his new release, 'Texting and Driving.' His band is Randy Porter (p), Doug Webb (ts), Kevin Axt (b). Only current Jazz 88 members can attend this concert. Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.) and now Solana Beach for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!
A Night of Jazz with John Pizzarelli Trio
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 31, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: A Night of Jazz with John Pizzarelli Trio, happening Saturday, August 18th (8PM) taking place at UCSD's Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall. Called “madly creative” by the Los Angeles Times, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli entertains and delights with his all-star trio. Let “the genial genius of the guitar” (The Toronto Star) take you on a musical journey exploring the Great American Songbook and beyond. This is one summer show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here
Proud Mary's Sunday Supper Club
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 31, 2018
You're definitely going to mark your calendars for Sunday, August 19th, as Jazz 88.3 and Proud Mary's have joined forces to bring you a very special (quarterly) Supper Club! Come out to Proud Mary's (inside the Ramada Inn in Clairemont Mesa) and enjoy an incredible 5-course dinner, prepared by Chef Nate Shelby (he never disappoints!) and live Jazz, of course! There are two seatings--one at 5PM and one at 6PM. The cost: $50 per person--you can also add wine and/or cocktail pairings if you'd like for an additional cost ($15 per person). RSVP is required--call (858) 278-0800 to do so!
Lou Curtiss- Jazz Roots
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 20, 2018
Earlier this month legendary music historian Lou Curtiss passed away. His contribution to the music scene in San Diego was unparalleled and his commitment to the Folk scene in Southern California will forever be felt. He hosted 'Jazz Roots' for almost 30 years on KSDS and we recognize him for his many years of unique programming on the station. As of now no services are planned. We will pass along any/all information on the website and on the air as we learn of it. Here's a link to George Varga's Obituary in the SD Tribune about Lou.
Jazz in the Courtyard, 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 12, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Jazz in the Courtyard, happening Saturday, August 4th. Headlining this year is Holly Hofmann’s “Four Women Only” Band, featuring outstanding female music students from Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Jazz Academy.  Special guests include Mike Wofford and Gilbert Castellanos. Opening the show will be Archie Thompson & The ArchTones with guests, Derek Cannon and Alex Ciavarelli. This year’s concert is in partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, which exists to confront human trafficking. Doors open at 5:00PM (music starts at 5:30). There will be food trucks and refreshments, as well! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at, at First Presbyterian San Diego Church offices, and at the door.
Digital Gym Cinema (Summer)
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the Digital Gym Cinema's 5th Anniversary all month of July. To commemorate, they will be hosting a week-long film series happening now through the 12th, featuring 7 iconic films celebrating their own anniversaries in 2018, including Almodovar's "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios". For mote information, click here
Madeleine Peyroux at The Music Box
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Madeleine Peyroux, and American Jazz singer, songwriter (compared vocally to Billie Holiday and ella Fitzgerald), will hit the Music Box stage Sunday, September 23rd (8PM). Madeleine Peyroux will grace the audience with a tight trio configuration of voice, guitar and bass–-a concert that is a musical anthology of her nearly 20-year career and certainly one you won't want to miss! Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians of incredible caliber--she is sure to light up the stage! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Jazz in the Pines, 2018
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: July 9, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual "Jazz in the Pines" festival, happening Friday through Sunday, August 10–12, in Idyllwild, California. The three-day event will feature more than two-dozen bands on the breathtaking 205-acre Idyllwild Arts mountain campus among the pines, under the festival’s signature colored parachutes. Attendees can choose to purchase any of five different ticket packages, including the new VIP All-Access Pass, the Patron Pass, the Two-Day Pass, and daily admission passes for Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Idyllwild Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that changes lives through the transformative power of art. The festival takes place rain or shine! For the complete line-up, click here! To purchase tickets, click here
John Coltrane Day on KSDS!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 25, 2018
Tune in TODAY as we celebrate John Coltrane. On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his quartet arrived at Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey to record an album. It was a busy time for the group, which featured pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. But the recordings from that March afternoon session never saw the light of day — until now. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is being released today but you can hear it in its entirety at 3pm pacific on The Drive (as well as classic Coltrane cuts ALL DAY). Ron Dhanifu will have saxophonist Robert Dove and other special guests. John Coltrane Day, only Jazz 88.3.

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