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Today in San Diego

Friday, December 9th, 2016


Today - Friday the 9th

Big Band Jazz
8:00 PM
JazzKatz Orchestra — Dizzy's (New Location) • 1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
Blues and Swing
4:30 PM
Sue Palmer&April West — US Grant • 326 Broadway, Downtown, CA 92101
5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:30 PM
Rick Randle Piano Bar — Tuscany La Costa • 6981 El Camino Real #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009
7:30 PM
Dave Scott & The New Jazz Groove Northern Spirits • 727 W San Marcos, #115, San Marcos, CA 92078
8:00 PM
Gilbert Castellanos: Jazz at The Westgate — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM
Leonard Patton Trio — Harbor Music Hall • 1506 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM
Jason Hanna Trio — Bahia Hotel • 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
7:00 PM
Steph Johnson / Rob Thorsen/ Richard Sellers — Bourre Southern Bistro • 6523 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 9...

  • Donald Byrd (Trumpet) was born in Detroit, MI, 1932–2013.
  • Bob Scobey (Trumpet) was born in Tucumcari, NM, 1916–1963.
  • Jimmy Owens (Trumpet) was born in New York City, NY in 1943.
  • Gil Rodin (Alto Saxophone, Flute) was born in Russia, 1906–1974.
  • Cedric West (Guitar, Trombone) was born in Rangoon, Burma, 1918–1997.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Red McKenzie and Eddie Condon stage the first classic Chicago-style jam session in 1927 for Okeh records.
  • Ben Pollack and his band start recording for Victor records in 1926 in Chicago. Personnel included Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.
  • Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz record "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)" for Norgran records in 1953.
  • On a sad note, saxophone great James Moody died on this date in 2010, from Pancreatic cancer, in San Diego. He was 85.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

Reserve Tickets On-Line

12/13/2016Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot
1/10/2017Mark Dresser Quintet

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

Jazz Live- Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot

Jazz Live- Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot • Tuesday, December 13th

One of the most exciting piano and vocal duets in jazz returns to San Diego for our December 13th Jazz Live. Acclaimed pianist Geoffrey Keezer and vocalist Gillian Margot will be gracing the Saville Theatre stage alongside the Kate Hatmaker String Quartet for a performance you don't want to miss. If you are a valid Jazz 88.3 member you can make your reservation in the Speakeasy. If you would like to purchase tickets (or reserve more than two) you can call 619-388-3301. When you arrive for the show please use the parking pass
The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Saturday, March 11!

The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Saturday, March 11!

The first-ever KSDS San Diego Blues Club Caravan will take place Saturday, March 11, from 6-11 PM. About a dozen clubs will be participating. We'll have buses going from club to club, stopping about every 10-15 minutes. With your Caravan pass, you can start at any participating venue, stay as long or as little as you like, then board the bus to the next club. There are no minimums at any of the venues; buy food and drink, or not, as you choose. Any time you like, take the bus back to where you started. Details on specific clubs and bands will be available closer to the date of the Caravan. For more information please call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301.
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2016-2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2016-2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2016-2017 season! To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Camarada's 2016-2017

Camarada's 2016-2017

Camarada's 2016-2017 is officially here! Up next:"Memories in Watercolor," at the Mingei, Sunday January 15th (6PM), "Tango Obsession, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, February 18th (6:30PM), "Bossa Brazil," at the Mingei, Sunday, April 2 (6PM), and will conclude with "Cantos De Amor, REMIXX" at Bread & Salt, Saturday, May 6th (6:30PM). This season is certainly one you won't want to miss! MORE ON THE SERIES...
Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Athenaeum 2016-2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2016-2017 season. The Athenaeum is a 501(c) 3 and is devoted exclusively to music and art! To become a member of the Athenaeum and/or for more information, simply click here! MORE ON THE SERIES' ARTISTS...
La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2016-2017

La Jolla Music Society Jazz Concert Series 2016-2017

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support La Jolla Music Society's 2016-2017 season! This year, they're bringing some of the very best to Balboa Theater! Up Next: The Branford Marsalis Quartet, with special guest Kurt Elling February 10th. This upcoming concert is one for the books, so be sure to mark your calendars! To purchase tickets and/or to become a member of LJMS, simply click here!
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?! 12/2- Ian Tordella Trio, 12/9- Ryan Shaw Trio, 12/16- Nathan Hubbard Trio, 12/23- Jim Plank, Justin Grinnell, Tripp Sprague, Duncan Moore, 12/30- NO JAZZ. 12/31- NYE Dinner (5-9pm) and Jazz with Ron Eschete, Glen Cashman and Duncan Moore (7-10pm).
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! Here's the schedule: 12/7- Harmonica John, 12/14- Ty McKnight, 12/21- Janet Hammer, 12/28- Deejha Marie Pope. 
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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