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The 2022 Fall Membership Drive

The 2022 Fall Membership Drive

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2022 Fall Membership Drive was a big success! Thank you so much for your support. We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you missed your chance to call during the drive you can still donate towards the campaign by clicking here.  Many thanks to Dave Grudt for the polling and THANK YOU to all our DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS! WE truly couldn't have done it with you! Here is the top ten list from our most recent drive:



1. Billie Holiday

2. Louis Armstrong

3. Charles Mingus

4. Gerry Mulligan

5. Art Pepper

6. Oscar Peterson

7. Art Blakey

8. Blossom Dearie

9. McCoy Tyner

10. Les McCann

RETIRED INCLUDES: Miles Davis (Fall 2015), John Coltrane (Spring 2016), Frank Sinatra (Fall 2016), Ella Fitzgerald (Spring 2017), Thelonious Monk (Fall 2017), Dave Brubeck (Spring 2018), Stan Getz (Fall 2018), Nina Simone (End of Year 2018), Chet Baker (Spring 2019). Charlie Parker (Fall 2019), Bill Evans (End of Year 2019)


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Born on this day, September 25th


On This Day

September 25th in Jazz History…

  • Pianist Erroll Garner records the classic "Laura" for Savoy records in New York City in 1945.
  • Violinist Stuff Smith died in Munich, Germany. He was 57.
  • Benny Goodman recorded "How Deep is the Ocean?" And "The Earl" on Columbia records in 1941.
  • And, Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra records “Wild Party,” “Rug Cutter’s Swing,” “Hotter Than Hell,” and “Liza” in 1934 for Decca.