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The 2023 Fall Membership Drive

The 2023 Fall Membership Drive

KSDS/Jazz 88.3's 2023 Fall Membership Drive has concluded! We welcomed many new and renewing members and the music will continue to thrive because of it. If you would like to donate towards the campaign you can do so by clicking here. Here is the Top Ten Artist Poll we conducted for the drive. Please tune in all day tomorrow to hear all these great artists:

  1. Louis Armstrong
  2. Gilbert Castellanos
  3. Art Pepper
  4. Duke Ellington
  5. Tony Bennett
  6. Cal Tjader
  7. Count Basie
  8. Nat King Cole
  9. Herbie Hancock
  10. Sonny Rollins

Retirees include: 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, Billie Holiday- Fall 2022, Vince Guaraldi- Spring 2023


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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Born on this day, October 4th


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October 4th in Jazz History…

  • Billie Holiday records "Lover Man" for Decca records in 1944.
  • Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Art Farmer died on this date in 1999, in New York City. He was 71.
  • And, Gene Ammons records "El Sino", "Ineta", "Wild Leo" and "Leaping Leo" in 1947 for Savoy records.