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Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

KSDS celebrates Miles Davis’s Birthday all day THIS MONDAY, on Memorial Day, beginning at 7AM PACIFIC. We will be playing classic and rare recordings and offering insightful commentary throughout the day. You're not going to want to miss one minute of this special programming. This Monday, beginning at 7AM only on San Diegos’ Jazz 88.3, KSDS-FM. 

Jazz at Tio Leo's

Holly Hofmann's jazz series continues this month at Tio Leo's Restaurant and Lounge at 5302 Napa St. at Morena Blvd. Jazz at Tio Leo's is happening every Sunday evening from 5-7pm and features Southern California's finest jazz musicians in a quiet, spacious setting with full bar and Mexican cuisine. There is also plenty of free parking. See this month's schedule below:

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May 24th in Jazz History…

  • Artie Shaw, complete with string section, scores a big hit at the first official swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York City in 1936.
  • It was on this day that Jazz lost a royal tradition; Duke Ellington died at the age of 75 in 1974.
  • In 1963, blues guitarist Elmore James died in Chicago. He was 45.
  • The J.A.T.P. ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall with Billie Holiday in 1947.
  • Dizzy Gillespie cuts his classic "Manteca" in 1954 in New York City.
  • John Coltrane recorded "Tenor Madness" in 1956 for Prestige records.
  • Woody Herman and his orchestra records "Farewell Blues" in 1939 in New York City.
  • On a sad note, organist Jimmy McGriff died on this day in 2008 of complications from multiple sclerosis, at a nursing home in New Jersey. He was 72.