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Sunday, June 17th, 2018

JUNE 2018

Today - Sunday the 17th

1:00 PM
Robin Henkel — Nate's Garden Grill • 3120 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
6:00 PM
Robin Henkel & Whitney Shay — Marriott Vacation Club Pulse • 701 A St., San Diego, CA 92101
1:30 PM
Schrodinger's Jazz Cats — La Mesa Wine Works • 8167 Center St, La Mesa, CA 91942
6:00 PM
Anthony Ortega Quartet Mr Peabody's • 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Jazz Gospel
5:00 PM
Earl Vaults & New Vision of Praise — Christian Fellowship Congregational Church UCC • 1601 Kelton Road, San Diego, CA 92114

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, June 17...

  • Tony Scott (Clarinet) was born in Morristown, NJ, 1921–2007.
  • Gene Sedric (Clarinet) was born in St. Louis, MO, 1907–1963.
  • Chuck Rainey (Guitar, Bass) was born in Cleveland, OH in 1940.
  • Sammy Fain (Clavichord, Songwriter (Music & Lyrics)) was born in NYC, NY, 1902–1989.
  • Don Kirkpatrick (Piano) was born in Charlotte, NC, 1905–1956.
  • Sing Miller (Piano) was born in New Orleans, LA, 1914–1990.
  • Sam Wooding (Arranger, Piano) was born in Philadelphia, PA, 1895–1985.
  • Tom Varner (French Horn) was born in Morristown, NJ in 1957.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Maxine Sullivan with John Kirby's band record "Loch Lomond" for Decca records in 1941.
  • The J.A.T.P. all stars perform their 3rd Carnegie Hall concert in 1946.
  • Maxine Sullivan with John Kirby's band record "Loch Lomond" for Decca records in 1941.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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7/10/2018Ken Peplowski with the Mike Wofford Trio

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Station News

Saturday Night Fish Fry- Live! Saturday, June 16th

Saturday Night Fish Fry- Live! Saturday, June 16th

Our exclusive, members-only Saturday Night Fish Fry -- LIVE is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!  Raymond with his special musical guest, Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines, will head down to the Barrett Junction Cafe for an old-fashion, all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner. Roy Gaines will be doing a tribute to the legendary T-Bone Walker and there will be plenty of other surprises. Buses leave at 5PM at Lot 8 at City College. The show will be broadcasted LIVE at 7pm. For details or questions, contact the KSDS membership teamMORE ON ROY...
Jazz Live- Ken Peplowski with the Mike Wofford Trio

Jazz Live- Ken Peplowski with the Mike Wofford Trio

Jazz Live will see acclaimed Reedman Ken Peplowski take the stage at the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, July 10. Peplowski is considered to be one of the greatest living clarinet players in the world and will be making his debut appearance as a leader to Jazz Live. The Mike Wofford Trio (with special guest Holly Hofmann) will be the band, so the show should spectacular.  The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are not a member you can join by reaching out to the membership team or call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!
Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here
San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights Jazz Concert Series! This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. The shimmering skyline and spectacular fireworks provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying the great San Diego Symphony and special guest artists. Bayside Summer Nights offers an eclectic variety of artists, genres and performances in a one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert setting like no other. The series kicks off with Arturo Sandoval, Thursday, July 12th! From learning jazz on the streets of Cuba to touring the world with Dizzy Gillespie and embracing a new home in America, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval has had a legendary career filled with powerful music and bright, driving rhythms, perfect for a night under the stars. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Athenaeum's 2018 Season!

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2018 season! The series continues with the Vincent Herring Quartet, June 16th, followed by Thomas Stronen with Time is a Blind Guide, on June 21st! You'll want to be absolutely sure to mark your calendars because it's bound to be one spectacular show! The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, the Athenaeum provides library resources in music and the arts and presents over 200 programs and cultural events annually at four venues in four different zip codes in San Diego. This rare cultural institution offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!       
Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop!

The 8th Annual Francis Parker Summer Jazz Workshop, in partnership with Jazz 88.3 and The Music Box, 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. We welcome beginning, intermediate and advanced students at this hands-on workshop designed to nurture their growth as musicians, technically and creatively. The workshop begins MondayJuly 9th! To register now, click here
KSDS and Arts for Learning

KSDS and Arts for Learning

Jazz 88.3 and Arts for Learning San Diego invite you to jazz up your school with the Rob Thorsen Jazz Quartet.  Jazz, An American Artform is an interactive program that gives students the opportunity to learn about the history of jazz and its music presented by San Diego‚Äôs top jazz artists like Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Boss and Curtis Taylor, to name a few.  To learn more about this program, please e-mail Sherrie Brown at Arts for Learning or call her at 619-282-7599.
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour

Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?! 6/15- Vocalist Coral McFarland Thuet, with pianist Irving Flores, and bassist Rob Thorsen, 6/22- Special Event: Legendary Los Angeles artists, guitarist, Larry Koonse and bassist Darek Oleskiewicz, 6/29- Lower Left Trio CD release performance with pianist Mikan Zlatkovich, bassist Will Lyle and drummer Barry Farrar.
(This CD was recorded live at the 950 Lounge.)
Blues Jam

Blues Jam

The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm. Each week we feature special guests so dust off your instruments and plan to attend! 6/20- Stoney B, 6/27- Special Jam in honor of T, 7/4- No special Guest (Open Mic), 7/11- Karl Cabbage, 7/18- Michele Lundeen, 7/25- Steve Pandis.
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 may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! 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! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Click here for details! 

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