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Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, 2019!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 19, 2019
Jazz 88.3 is so pleased to support Francis Parker's 9th Annual Summer Jazz Workshop again this year, in partnership with The Music Box! Francis Parker's Summer Jazz Workshop offers middle and high school students an opportunity to study and play music with professional jazz musicians while learning performance skills, improvisation, jazz theory and history. One-week sessions are held at Francis Parker School's Thiemann Music Center, a state-of-the-art facility with dedicated classrooms and practice studios. Here, students grow musically as they learn to express themselves through the art of jazz improvisation. Students give a closing performance at The Music Box, located in the heart of Little Italy, one of San Diego's premier concert venues. They welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. Registration begins March 1st! For more information, click here
The Last of the Blue Devils
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 17, 2019
To celebrate Black History Month and continue our focus on the Golden Age of Kansas City Jazz we hope you will join us TONIGHT at 7pm at the Saville Theatre for a screening of the documentary film,"The Last of the Blue Devils." During Prohibition Kansas City was a hotbed of vices and also a hotbed of jazz music. This 1979 film chronicles the last of Walter Page's Oklahoma City Blue Devils as they get together at the Union Hall to talk, sing and play. These musicians were from the Pendergast era and helped form jazz music as we know it today thanks to that "Kansas City Sound." Names like Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Jay McShann, and Jo Jones to name a few. There will be a Q&A session immediately after the film led by station manager, Ken Poston. It is FREE for the public and no reservations (or parking permit for Lot 8) are required. We hope to see you there!
A Prez Day- Monday, February 18th
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 13, 2019
ALL DAY TODAY KSDS will be celebrating a different kind of President. Join us as we salute the "PREZ," Lester Young. We will play his music throughout the day and feature rare recordings, clips, interviews and so much more. KSDS gets Prezidential- beginning at 6am. 
San Diego Music Awards 2019
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 12, 2019
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the 28th Annual San Diego Music Awards, happening Monday, March 11th (6PM). The San Diego Music Awards started in 1991, as a way to recognize the achievements of our diverse local music community. Now in its 27th year, the San Diego Music Awards presents awards in over 20 categories, recognizing many different genres of music including Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Americana and World Music. Past performers include Jewel, Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, P.O.D., Sara Watkins (Nickelcreek). The San Diego Music Awards is the primary fundraising vehicle for The Guitars for Schools Program. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
The Mission Bay Preservationists go to Japan in 2019!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 5, 2019
The Mission Bay Preservationists, from Mission Bay High School, are known as one of the finest traditional youth jazz bands in the country and have played prestigious gigs like Preservation Hall, WWOZ Radio, The Old U.S. Mint Performance Hall in New Orleans, The House of Blues and here at the KSDS, Jazz 88.3 studios. In April of 2019 they will be headed back to Yokohoma, Japan to perform and are raising money for their trip. The Japanese Friendship Concert Series takes place at Balboa Park's Japanese Friendship Garden and is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (through April). All monies raised will go towards travel and accommodations for the trip. Click here to support them!
Gregory Porter @ Balboa Theatre
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: February 4, 2019
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support San Diego Theatres as they present multi-Grammy award winning jazz vocalist, Gregory Porter, THIS Sunday, (7PM) at Balboa Theatre. He will perform songs with his outstanding band, from his highly acclaimed five albums. Raised in California, Porter’s mother was a minister, and he cites the Bakersfield Southern Gospel sound, as well as his mother’s Nat King Cole record collection, as fundamental influences on his own sound. Porter began singing in small jazz clubs in San Diego while attending San Diego State University on a football scholarship, where he played outside linebacker. Eventually it was music that Porter chose to pursue full-time at the encouragement of local musicians including his mentor Kamau Kenyatta. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here

KSDS Celebrates Black History Month in 2019
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 31, 2019
Jazz 88.3 will honor Black History month by highlighting how African-Americans have created and advanced the art form of Jazz. Each year KSDS chooses a significant aspect of African-American culture and this year’s focus is the Golden Age of Kansas City Jazz. From Bennie Moten to Charlie "Bird" Parker Kansas City helped spawn many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Listen every weekday, all month long, for a different historical aspect of Kansas City Jazz. The segments can also be visualized at  A look at Kansas City's history every weekday during Black History Month, only on KSDS, Jazz 88.3. Click here to read all the segments.
JCC Presents: It Must Be Schwing: The Blue Note Story
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 30, 2019
Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival as they present: "It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story"Thursday, February 7th (7PM) at the Clairemont Reading Cinemas. Now in its 29th year, the festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square, Edwards San Marcos 18, Museum of Photographic Arts, Project Bar & Grill and the Garfield Theatre at the JCC. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here
Jazz Live- The Prez Conference- an All-Star Tribute to Lester Young
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 29, 2019
Jazz Live is happening TONIGHTFebruary 12 and will honor the "PREZ", Lester Young as done by a terrific tenor sax section of Doug Webb, Ralph Moore and Greg Fishman. The rest of the band is stellar as well- Carl Saunders on Trumpet, Henry Soloman on Baritone, Mitch Forman on Piano, Bruce Forman on Guitar, Jeff Littleton on Bass and Dan Schnell on Drums. This Jazz Live will celebrate and honor the Prez for a night of music you don't want to miss. 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!
SDMT- Crazy for You
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 17, 2019
San Diego Musical Theatre presents "CRAZY FOR YOU" running now through March 3rd. It tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. This show has won 3 Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design and the book and lyrics were done by George and Ira Gershwin. It features classic and memorable tunes  such as "I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Use the special discount code 'jazz88' at checkout to receive a discounted price. Here is all the ticket information.
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