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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


Today - Tuesday the 12th

Christmas Concert
7:00 PM
Coronado Big Band featuring vocalist Tokeli — Coronado Center for the Performing Arts • 650 D. Avenue , Coronado, CA 92118
Gypsy Swing
7:00 PM
Manouche Five Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
7:00 PM
Jazzilla Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
7:00 PM
Clyde & Mac — Manhattan of La Jolla • 7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 12...

  • Frank Sinatra (Vocals-Lead) was born in Hoboken, NJ, 1915–1998.
  • Joe Williams (Vocals-Lead) was born in Cordele, GA, 1918–1999.
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi (Piano) was born in Manchuria, 1929–1929.
  • Tony Williams (Drums and Percussion) was born in Chicago, IL, 1945–1997.
  • Dodo Marmarosa (Piano) was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 1925–2002.
  • Bob Dorough (Vocals-Lead, Piano) was born in Cherry Hill, AK in 1923.
  • Grover Washington Jr. (Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone) was born in Buffalo, NY, 1943–1999.
  • Michael Carvin (Drums and Percussion) was born in Houston , TX in 1944.
  • Alex Acuna (Percussion-Various, Drums and Percussion) was born in Pativika,Peru in 1944.
  • Eddie Barefield (Saxophone) was born in Scandia, IA, 1909–1991.
  • Juhani Aaltonen (Flute, Saxophone) was born in Kouvola, Finland in 1935.
  • Don Stovall (Alto Saxophone) was born in St. Louis, MO, 1913–1970.
  • John Hicks (Piano) was born in Atlanta, GA, 1941–2006.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Stan Getz cuts his first Verve session, "Stan Getz Plays" in 1952.
  • Bill Evans records "Alone" for Verve records in 1969.
  • Stan Kenton lays down the "Waltz of the Prophets" in Hollywood 1961.
  • On a sad note, clarinetist Kenny Davern died of cardiac arrest on this date in 2006. He was 71.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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12/12/2017Nutcracker Sweets- Two Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Rogers)- featuring The KSDS Jazz Orchestra- START TIME is 7PM (doors open at 6PM)!soldout

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Station News

Silent Auction for KSDS

Silent Auction for KSDS

'Tis the season to be merry and to BID! Join us before Jazz Live begins TONIGHTat 530pm for a great silent auction that is guaranteed to delight everyone on your gift giving list. The silent auction proceeds will benefit KSDS and the items up for auction include a Dane Coffee Roasters Gift Basket, A wine and dinner package from Cafe Bar Europa, Salsa dance lessons from Melomano Entertainment, a flower arrangement from Cal Pacific Orchids, dinner for 6 from Chef Hannas of The Carnitas Snack Shack, wine from Negociant Winery, a gift certificate from 10 Barrell Brewing Co. and an original 24 x 14 painting from artist DC Langer. And, there's a terrific Blue Note Cruise up for auction (worth 7K). Even though Jazz Live is SOLD OUT we hope you still come on down and enjoy the festivities- holiday music from the Young Lions begins at 6pm and there will be a food truck on site as well. See you there!
Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets

Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets

The SOLD OUT Jazz Live happening TONIGHT will be one for the ages as history will be made. First- it is the premiere of the KSDS Jazz Orchestra led by Gilbert Castellanos. Second- the night is being billed as "The Nutcracker Sweets: 2 Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Roger's respective interpretations)." The evening will start EARLY (6PM) with the Young Lions playing holiday music in and and outside the Saville Theatre all while you enjoy refreshments and participate in a KSDS silent auction. The actual start time for the music will be 7pm for this Jazz Live. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. As always, Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
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 their first year at 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
Dianne Reeves: "Christmas Time is Here"

Dianne Reeves: "Christmas Time is Here"

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here happening Sunday, December 17th at 8PM at Balboa Theatre! The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy® Award-winning singer Dianne Reeves rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here. Renowned for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, she melds her timeless grace, elegance, and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as “Little Drummer Boy”, “Carol of the Bells”, “Christmas Waltz”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Let It Snow” and many more. It's going to be one extraordinary show and one you won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, click here
Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 season is officially in full-swing! Up Next: "Let it Snow" happening Sunday, December 17th at Bread & Salt (6:30PM). Join Camarada as they celebrate the holidays in style at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan. Enjoy a one of a kind art exhibit and festive music: Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls, and more! Not to mention a fabulous guest artist, Lilian Palmer backed by a powerhouse band- Mike Wofford- piano, Gunnar Biggs- bass, Jim Plank- vibes, Beth Ross Buckley and Holly Hofmann- flutes and Duncan Moore- drums. “[Lilian] has a beautiful voice and is devoted to bringing out the very best in a song. She sings with passion, humor and a touch of sadness. What an artist!” – Martin Grusin. Meet the artists as we “gift wrap” the night with an elegant champagne reception. Save the date for this special event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. It's a Winter Wonderland in sunny San Diego! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Athenaeum's 2017-2018 Season

Athenaeum's 2017-2018 Season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017-2018 season! Next UpMingus Dynasty: Tijuana Moods, happening Monday, January 22nd at TSRI at 7:30PM. Mingus Dynasty, composed of seven members of the Mingus Big Band, all leading jazz artists from New York City: Alex Sipiagin, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Brandon Wright, alto sax and flute; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, trombone & vocals; Theo Hill, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; and Adam Cruz, drums. They come to Athenaeum Jazz to perform a rare revival of Charles Mingus’s celebrated 1957 album Tijuana Moods, documenting Mingus’s lively and compelling impressions of our neighboring city of Tijuana. A seminal figure in American music, Charles Mingus is considered alongside Duke Ellington as one of the most important composers in jazz history. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here
SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

Did you know that SD City College has it's own student-run radio station and stream? It does! SDS Radio enables students to have their own radio show. Learn more about this great and unique opportunity by taking RTVF 131. To access the Radio and TV department at City College click here.
In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

Many of you have contacted us about our mobile App and it's need for updating. We do sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we are working on this matter. It is our hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, please bookmark this link on your phone/device. It is our direct mp3 stream URL address. Thank you for your understanding.
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?! 
12/08- The Joshua White Trio (Dan Schnelle on drums and Dean Hulett on bass), 12/15- Vocalist Leonard Patton with pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Marshall Hawkins, 12/22- Saxophonist Charlie Arbeleaz with his quintet, 12/29- NO HAPPY HOUR- but, on 12/31- New Year's Eve- Mikan Zlatkovich Trio with vocalist Sacha Boutros and bassist Will Lyle. 

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! 11/22- Ray Brown, 11/29- Benji Davis, 12/6- Christine Gilardi, 12/13- Janet Hammer, 12/20- Aubrey Fay, 12/27- 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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