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12 Days of Sinatra and December 12th Jazz Live

12 Days of Sinatra and December 12th Jazz Live

The holidays are for family, friends….and Frank. That’s why beginning this Friday, December 1st, KSDS is bringing you “12 Days of Sinatra.” From Noon to 2PM each weekday (until Dec. 18th), the world’s foremost Sinatra experts and insiders—the men who’ve literally written the books on Frank—will bring you the music—and the stories—from each major period of Sinatra’s life and career.  And, on Frank's actual birthday, we will be celebrating Sinatra at Jazz Live. On December 12th Saxophonist Brian Levy will be bringing a stellar band to the Saville Theatre (Mikan Zlatkovich- piano, Mackensie Leighton- bass and Kevin Kanner- drums) as we will hear Sinatra classics done as instrumentals. There are a few pairs of tickets available for only $60 but you need to call 619-388-3301 or e-mail us right away because we will sell them out.

So join us each weekday at Noon Pacific up until December 18th for “12 Days of Sinatra” and be there at Jazz Live on Dec. 12th.

Here's the 12 Days of Sinatra schedule:

December 1- 1st Day of Sinatra: The Early Years  1935-42 hosted by Will Friedwald
December 4- 2nd Day of Sinatra: The Columbia Years 1943-49 hosted by Ken Poston
December 5- 3rd Day of Sinatra: The Radio Years hosted by Chuck Granata
December 6- 4th Day of Sinatra: The Fall and Rise hosted by Will Friedwald
December 7- 5th Day of Sinatra: Frank and Nelson hosted by Will Friedwald
December 8- 6th Day of Sinatra: The Capitol Years hosted by Loren Schoenberg
December 11- 7th Day of Sinatra: The Movies hosted by Chuck Granata
December 12 (Frank’s Birthday)- 8th Day of Sinatra: Early Reprise Years 1960-65 hosted by Loren Schoenberg
December 13- 9th Day of Sinatra: The Concert Years hosted by Ken Poston
December 14- 10th Day of Sinatra: The Rat Pack hosted by Ken Poston
December 15- 11th Day of Sinatra: Inside the Studio  hosted by Chuck Granata
December 18- 12th Day: Reprise-The Main Event hosted by Will Friedwald


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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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 4th

  • Jim Hall (Guitar) was born in Buffalo, NY, 1930–2013.
  • Eddie Heywood (Piano) was born in Atlanta, GA, 1915–1989.
  • Frank Tiberi (Tenor Saxophone, Flute) was born in Camden, NJ in 1928.
  • Denis Charles (Drums and Percussion) was born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 1933–1998.
  • Herman Autrey (Vocals-Lead, Trumpet) was born in Evergreen, AL, 1904–1980.
  • Russell Jacquet (Vocals-Lead, Trumpet) was born in Saint, Martinvale, 1917–1990.
  • Cassandra Wilson (Vocals-Lead) was born in Jackson, MS in 1955.

On This Day

December 4th in Jazz History…

  • Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in 1927 and ends up staying for 5 years.
  • Kenny Burrell records "Guitar Forms" for Verve records in 1964.
  • "Last Call When We Were Young " was recorded in 1964 in New York City by Kenny Burrell.
  • Artie Shaw recorded "Blues" on Bluebird records in 1940.