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Jazz Live- The KSDS Jazz Orchestra performs Stan Kenton's 'A Merry Christmas!'
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 14, 2018
Jazz Live will welcome back the KSDS Jazz Orchestra, led by Gilbert Castellanos, for Jazz 88.3's Annual Holiday Party. Join us on Tuesday, December 18th as the band will perform the original charts of Stan Kenton's Christmas masterpiece, 'A Merry Christmas!' 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!
West Coast Jazz Film Screening
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 3, 2018
Jazz 88.3 presents a screening of rare film clips from the West Coast Jazz era THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (Nov. 9th) at 7pm at the Saville Theatre on the campus of San Diego City College. The film will be presented by KSDS General Manager Ken Poston and feature performers such as Shorty Rogers, The Lighthouse All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker as well as the only known footage of the late trumpeter Clifford Brown. Tickets for the events are $10. Students are free to attend (with valid Student ID) and parking is free (beginning at 6p) in Lot 8 (next to Saville Theatre) for the event. To make reservations call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. 
Read full article at: West Coast Jazz Film Screening
Camarada: Bach, BeBop and Blues
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 29, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Camarada's 2018--2019 season! The season continues with "Bach, BeBop and Blues"Sunday, November 11 (6:30PM) at the Museum of Photographic Arts, in the heart of Balboa Park. A dramatic fusion of classical meets jazz – fusing the flute prowess of Holly Hofmann & Beth Ross Buckley. This performance will feature classical music of J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and Frederick Delius and jazz compositions with a classical twist in the style of the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet, arranged by pianist Mike Wofford and vibist Jim Plank. Gunnar Biggs, bass  and  Duncan Moore, drums, rounds out the band. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Camarada: Tango X's 3
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 29, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Camarada's 2018--2019 season! The season continues with "Tango X's 3", Friday, February 22 (6:30PM) at the Museum of Photographic Arts, in the heart of Balboa Park. Uruguayan-born tango champion Raúl Jaurena joins Camarada musicians Beth Ross Buckley (on flute) and Dave Buckley (on violin) for an all-new tango for trio program featuring Tango Alma dancers and will also feature the music of Astor Piazzolla. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Blue Note at Sea Jazz Cruise- 2019
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 18, 2018
An oceanview room for 2 on the Blue Note At Sea (“BNAS”) cruising from Ft. Lauderdale January 26 - February 2, 2019 on the Celebrity Infinity. Ports of call include Nassau, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Key West. This will truly be the Jazz Event of the SEASon! You will experience 7 days and nights of world class jazz – Here are just a few of the headliners that will be cruising – artist such as Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard, David Sanborn, Christian Scott, Jason Moran and many more! CLICK HERE FOR THE SPECIAL OFFER!
Jazz Live- Christopher Hollyday and his Telepathy Band
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 18, 2018
Jazz Live will welcome Alto Saxophonist Christopher Hollyday and his Telepathy band to the Saville Theatre TONIGHT at 8pm. His band will be stellar- Gilbert Castellanos on Trumpet, Joshua White on Piano, Rob Thorsen on Bass and Tyler Kreutel on Drums. The show is SOLD OUT but unclaimed tickets will be available at the box office beginning at 730pm. 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!
THANK YOU for your Support!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 14, 2018
The KSDS Fall Membership Campaign has concluded. The campaign was a huge success because of you. Thank you so much! If you missed it you can donate on-line right now. If you requested a thank-you gift with your contribution, you will receive it as soon as we are able to process your request and order it from our distributors. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a delivery date and some items take a significant amount of time to obtain. We appreciate your patience.

Here are the top ten artists of the drive:
  • 1- Stan Getz
  • 2- Bill Evans
  • 3- Chet Baker
  • 4- Billie Holiday
  • 5- Nina Simone
  • 6- Oscar Peterson
  • 7- Louis Armstrong
  • 8- Nat King Cole
  • 9- Sarah Vaughan
  • 10- Count Basie
Retired Winners include-  Miles Davis- (Fall, 2015), John Coltrane- (Spring, 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall, 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring, 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall, 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring, 2018)
San Diego Symphony Fall-Winter Season!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 1, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2018-2019 Fall-Winter Season! The season continues with Eddie Palmieri, Saturday, November 24th (8PM). Winner of ten Grammy® awards (including the first-ever Grammy® for Best Latin Recording), Eddie Palmieri is a living legend and innovator who in the 1970s dared to combine elements of salsa, funk and soul with a Latin jazz heritage absorbed from early collaborators Tito Rodríguez, Carl Tjader and his own beloved brother, Charlie Palmieri. Founder of the bands La Perfecta, La Perfecta II and Harlem River Drive, Palmieri recently received the coveted Jazz Master award from the National Endowment of the Arts and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. You simply won't want to miss this show! To purchase tickets, click here
Celebrating John Coltrane!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 19, 2018
Beginning at 7AM today KSDS will celebrate John Coltrane's birthday. Jazz Explorations will focus on The Miles Davis years. Then at 10AM, David Barron and the Jazz Message will feature recordings from the Blue Note, Prestige and Atlantic sessions. At 3PM, Leo Cates (No Room For Squares) explores the John Coltrane Influence. Chad Fox (at 6PM) delves into the 'Loosely Knit' Coltrane and Miff Mole's Free Time (at 9PM) finishes the day with The Avant-Gard Trane. It’s a full day of John Coltrane and John Coltrane-influenced music that you won’t want to miss, only on KSDS-FM. 
Read full article at: Celebrating John Coltrane!
Art San Diego!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 18, 2018
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Art San Diego, happening October 18th - 21st at the scenic Wyland and Expo Center, a 30,000+ square foot exhibition space is located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego (Del Mar Fairgrounds). Discover Art San Diego—a contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting. Now in its tenth year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events. For more information, or to purchase tickets, just click here
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