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Monday, October 23rd, 2017


Today - Monday the 23rd

World Music
Javid and Naoko: Flamenco Duo Athenaeum Music & Arts Library • 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, October 23...

  • Sonny Criss (Alto Saxophone) was born in Memphis, TN, 1927–1977.
  • Ernie Watts (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Norfolk, VA in 1945.
  • Gary McFarland (Arranger, Vibraphone) was born in Los Angeles, CA, 1933–1971.
  • Speckled Red (Organ, Piano) was born in Hampton, GA, 1892–1973.
  • Betty Bennett (Piano, Vocals-Lead) was born in Lincoln, NE in 1921.
  • Bernard Peiffer (Piano) was born in Epinal, France, 1922–1976.
  • Dianne Reeves (Vocals-Lead) was born in Detroit, MI in 1956.

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Jazz Live

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11/7/2017Jazz Trombone Giant Scott Whitfield

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

Thank You for Supporting KSDS!

Thank You for Supporting KSDS!

The KSDS staff and hosts thank you for your support during our successful Fall Membership Drive. Please be sure to tune in TODAY because we are going to play the top 10 favorite artists that were selected by you during the drive. If you didn’t get a chance to pledge you can still do so- DONATE HERE. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for any thank you gifts to arrive. Again, thank you so much and THANK YOU SPONSORS! Contact Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 or e-mail him at with any questions.
Here's the Top 10 Artists:
1) Thelonious Monk
2) Dave Brubeck
3) Chet Baker
4) Stan Getz
5) Louis Armstrong
6) Billie Holiday
7) Oscar Peterson
8) Nina Simone
9) Dizzy Gillespie
10) Sarah Vaughn

Jazz Live- Trombonist Scott Whitfield

Jazz Live- Trombonist Scott Whitfield

Jazz Live welcomes acclaimed trombonist, Scott Whitfield, as he marks his debut at the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, November 7 at 8pm. This composer, bandleader and arranger will be fronting a great band for an unforgettable night of music- Ira Nepus- trombone, Jeff Colella- piano, Jennifer Leitham- bass, Kendall Kay- drums. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are a current Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. Call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 to become a member. 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 food trucks will be on site!
Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 season is officially in full-swing! Up next: "Music She Wrote" happening Saturday, November 4th at Bread & Salt (6:30 pm). Music by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Hildegard von Bingen, Libby Larsen, Ellen Zwilich, Chelsea Komschlies, Ethel Smyth, and Chen Yi. flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano--art curated by Thomas DeMello. It's sure to be a magical night and one you won't want to miss! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
"CrossCurrents" at LJMS

"CrossCurrents" at LJMS

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present: CrossCurrents. Bridging both directions of inspiration between jazz and the music of India, Crosscurrents is an international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy® Award-winning bassist Dave Holland and the world’s foremost tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Joining the duo onstage is acclaimed saxophone player Chris Potter and renowned composer/vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. The show takes place Sunday, October 29th at 8PM at Balboa Theatre in the heart of downtown. For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
An Evening with Gregory Porter

An Evening with Gregory Porter

Mark your calendars, because legendary vocalist, Gregory Porter will grace Balboa Theatre, Friday, November 3rd at 8PM. An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidified his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. This is one spectacular show you simply won't want to miss! To purchase tickets, 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?!
13 - Vocalist Lillian Palmer with pianist Anthony Smith, bassist Doug Walker, and drummer Richard Sellers, 10/
20 - Percussionist Nathan Hubbard with bassist Harley Magsino and guitarist Kevin Jones, 10/
27 - "Young Lion" pianist Edward Gabrielyan with Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers, 11/
3 Danny Green Trio featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, 11/1
0 Peter Sprague Trio with saxophone/flutist Tripp Sprague and bassist Mackenzie Leighton, 11/
17 Rob Thorsen Trio featuring pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers, 11/
24  Saxophonist Robert Dove with pianist Hugo Suarez, bassist Dean Hulett, and drummer Tyler Kreutel.

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! 10/11- Gilbert Ardilla, 10/18- Phil Diorio, 10/25- Lance Dieckmann, 11/1- Sharifah, 11/8- Harmonica John, 11/15- Alice Almeraz, 11/22- Ray Brown, 11/29- Benji Davis. 
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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Dr. Ricky Shabazz, President of San Diego City College, addresses the community from the campus of San Diego City College, the flagship institution of the San Diego Community College District. His radio address, City College Update, airs monthly on the first Monday of every month (barring any holidays). The next airing is Monday, November 6. To listen to past addresses please CLICK HERE on the 'City College Update' Page.
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