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Today in San Diego

Saturday, February 25th, 2017


Today - Saturday the 25th

4:30 PM
Jazz Vespers with Archie Thompson — First Presbyterian Church • 320 Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
5:30 PM
Mike Nelson — Lodge Torrey Pines • 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
6:30 PM
Douglas Kvandal LiveJazz Quartet — Kings Inn • 1333 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley, CA 92108
7:30 PM
Peter Sprague & Friends Northern Spirits • 727 W San Marcos, #115, San Marcos, CA 92078
7:30 PM
Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson Athenaeum Music & Arts Library • 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
8:00 PM
John Reynolds Quintet — Dizzy's (New Location) • 1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
Bradley Leighton solo pop Seaport Village • 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Latin Jazz
7:30 PM
Irving Flores Latin Jazz — Harbor Music Hall • 1506 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 PM
Allison Adams Tucker - Latin For Lovers ft Hugo Suarez & Tommy Aros — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Jazz Party
10:30 AM
Great Musicians Great Jazz — Hilton Del Mar • 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Spontaneous Sounds
7:00 PM
Lou Damian Trio/Glatter:Hubbard Double Release Event — Athenaeum Art Center • 1955 Julian Avenue , San Diego, CA 92113

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, February 25...

  • Fred Katz (Cello) was born in New York, NY, 1919–2013.
  • Tommy Newsom (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Portsmouth, VA, 1929–2007.
  • Ida Cox (Vocals-Lead) was born in Toccoa, GA, 1896–1967.
  • Rene Thomas (Guitar) was born in Leige, Belgium, 1927–1975.
  • Ryo Kawaski (Guitar) was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1947.
  • Al Gay (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone) was born in London, England, 1928–2013.
  • Tiny Parham (Arranger, Band Leader) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1900–1943.
  • Ray Perry (Violin, Alto Saxophone) was born in Boston, MA, 1915–1950.
  • Ake Persson (Trombone) was born in Hässleholm, Sweden, 1932–1975.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • James P.Johnson's first recording of "Snowy Morning Blues" in 1927 for Columbia Records.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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Station News

KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

KSDS Celebrates Recorded Jazz Centennial With Your Help!

On February 26th San Diego's Jazz 88.3 will be celebrating 100 years of recorded jazz. Back, in 1917, The Original Dixieland Jass Band cut two sides for the Victor Recording Label. Since then we have been blessed with hundreds of quintessential jazz recordings. On Sunday, February 26th (beginning at 10am), we will be airing our Top 100 Jazz Recordings of all time to celebrate this historic date. This list will be put together with your help. Please E-mail us at and give us YOUR top 5 jazz recordings (songs/individual tracks) of all time. The 100-year anniversary celebration of recorded jazz will include hourly giveaways as well as a Grand Prize drawing. It all begins at 10am on February 26th. Again, E-mail us your Top 5. SHARE ON SOCIAL...
The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Tuesday, April 18!

The Inaugural San Diego Blues Caravan- Tuesday, April 18!

The first-ever KSDS San Diego Blues Club Caravan will take place Tuesday, April 18, 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.
ArtPower at UC San Diego 2016-2017 Jazz Concert Series

ArtPower at UC San Diego 2016-2017 Jazz Concert Series

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support ArtPower's 3-part jazz concert series! The series continues this FridayFebruary 24th at 8PM with beautiful Brazillian jazz by Thalma & Laercio de Freitas and concludes on Sunday, March 13, with award-winning vocalist, Charenee Wade (rescheduled from 2/9/17)This is one series that's sure to be splendid--don't miss it! To purchase tickets, simply click here! SERIES ARTISTS AND MORE...
San Diego Jazz Party!

San Diego Jazz Party!

Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the San Diego Jazz Party, happening Friday through Sunday, February 24th-26th at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar! The San Diego Jazz Party carries on a tradition of presenting classic, mainstream jazz to the public on an annual basis in a weekend-long festival featuring outstanding musicians from across the country in a relaxed, intimate setting. If you've never been, this is definitely the year to attend. Check out the spectacular line-up for this 3-day festival by clicking here!
The Loft | Joshua White & Jeff Hamilton

The Loft | Joshua White & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz 88.3 is proud to partner with The Loft at UCSD as they present two incredible shows: beautifully talented pianist, Joshua White, this Saturday, February 25th (8PM) and acclaimed drummer, Jeff Hamilton, on March 2nd (8PM). These are two shows you simply can't miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz @ the Jacobs 2017 season

Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support Jazz @ the Jacobs' 2017 season! Up next: "She's Got That Swing: Women In Jazz" happening Saturday, March 18th at 8PM. This particular concert will feature some of today’s most vital female jazz artists: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Katie Thiroux, alto saxophonist Grace Kelly, jazz vocalist Dena DeRose, percussionist Tina Raymond and jazz flute legend Holly Hofmann. Popular local trio Besos de Coco will open the concert! It's truly one show you won't want to miss! To view the entire line-up, and /or to purchase tickets, simply click here!
Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Athenaeum's 2017 Season

Jazz 88.3 is very proud to support the Athenaeum's 2017 season. Up next: Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson, on February 25th, followed by Ralph Towner on March 2nd! 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...
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?! 2/24- Drummer/Vocalist Dave Tull and his trio, 3/3- Drummer Matt Smith and his Neu Jazz Organ Trio, 3/10- Vocalist Melissa Morgan and her trio, 3/17- Bassist Justin Grinel and his trio.
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: 3/1- Charles Burton, 3/8- Sea Monkeys, 3/15- Barry Baugh, 3/22- Daneen Whitley Wilburn, 3/29- Whitney Shay and Robin Henkel. 
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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San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter community includes a vibrant list of on-air hosts and staff that are sharing Jazz links, pictures, and images on Twitter both during their shows and between shows when they are socializing with listeners and jazz fans from around the world and sharing the best in Jazz links. Here are some quick links to get you connected with Jazz 88.3 on Twitter...
  • @Jazz88 - San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Twitter Feed: Links to trending Jazz News and Conversations, reviews of Jazz and other music albums, concerts, and events, and retweets from Jazz 88.3 partners and listeners. Let us know when you are listening with a @Jazz88 tag or use the #Jazz88 hashtag!
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