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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, December 21:
    • Hank Crawford (Guitar) was born in Memphis, TN, 1934–2009.
    • Panama Francis (Drums and Percussion) was born in Miami, FL, 1918–2001.
    • Dave Baker (Trombone) was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1931.
    • Frank Zappa (Guitar, Composer) was born in Baltimore, MD, 1940–1993.
    • Marshall Brown (Trombone) was born in Framingham, MA, 1920–1983.
    • Rita Reys (Vocals-Lead) was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1924.
    • Steve Allen (Piano) was born in New York City, NY, 1921–2000.
    • Paco De Lucia (Guitar) was born in Algeciras, Spain in 1947.
    • Sara Leib (Vocals-Lead) was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1981.
    • The Metronome All-stars cut "Metronome Riff" for Capitol records in 1947.
    • Machito (ma-cheat-o) together with Charlie Parker record the "Afro-cuban Jazz Suite" for Verve records in 1950.
    • In Hollywood back in 1947 the Stan Kenton orchestra records "How High the Moon".
    • Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra recorded “Dinah, Take 1,” “Dinah, Take 2,” “My Buddy” and “Singin’ the Blues” in 1939 in New York City.

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    Station News

    That Jazzy Gift...

    That Jazzy Gift...

    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!
    Joe Chambers Jazz Live

    Joe Chambers Jazz Live • Tuesday, January 13th

    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


    Heads up Jazz & Blues Jam lovers! Our last Sunday Night Jazz Jam takes place tonight, 12/21 at 6pm. The Wednesday Night Blues Jam is officially done for the year. There might be a shuffle in 2015 so stay tuned for details. Jazz 88.3 Jams are free and family-friendly. Proud Mary's is located at the Ramada Inn, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111.
    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate Used Vehicles

    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 2013!  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!
    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    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

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    Join KSDS Program Director Claudia Russell and fellow KSDS jazz lovers on an in-depth cultural exploration of the isle of Cuba for 9 days and 8 nights, starting in Miami on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, with Jazz 88 Partner Earthbound Expeditions. Enjoy the rhythms of Latin jazz and the beat of hot salsa songs. Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts and Cuba’s leading music school. Stroll through Old Havana and enjoy salsa dancing lessons. Visit Hemingway’s home and go on multiple outings to some of Havana’s top jazz clubs. Don’t miss out! Enjoy the magic of Cuba before it changes forever.

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