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Saturday, November 18th, 2017


Today - Saturday the 18th

7:00 PM
Robin Henkel Band with Whitney Shay Proud Mary's • 5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
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
George Kezas & Alan Worthington Jazz Duo — Bistro Sixty • 5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
8:00 PM
Allison Adams Tucker - Great American Songwriters ft Ed Kornhauser & Mackenzie Leighton — Westgate Hotel • 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
5:30 PM
Irving Flores @ Maretalia Piano Lounge — Maretalia Ristorante • 1300 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
straight ahead jazz grooves
9:00 PM
Now Time Quartet with Alicia Previn, Adam Wolff, Jeff Dalrymple and Michael Oletta Cafe Bar Europa • 873 Turquoise St, Pacific Beach, CA 92109

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, November 18...

  • Johnny Mercer (Arranger, Producer, Vocals-Lead, Lyricist) was born in Savannah, GA, 1909–1976.
  • Sheila Jordan (Vocals-Lead) was born in Detroit, MI in 1928.
  • Don Cherry (Trumpet) was born in Oklahoma City, OK, 1936–1995.
  • Bennie Wallace (Tenor Saxophone) was born in Chattanooga, TN in 1946.
  • Boots Musulli (Saxophone) was born in Milford, MA, 1917–1967.
  • Claude Williamson (Piano) was born in Brattleboro, VT, 1926–2016.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Ella Fitzgerald, at the age of 18, cuts her first solo session for Decca records which produced "My Last Affair" and “Organ Grinder’s Swing”. The year was 1936.
  • Gene Ammons recorded "Just Chips", "Street of Dreams", "Good Time Blues" and "Travelin' Light" for Savoy Jazz records in 1952.
  • Bandleader Artie Shaw at the peak of his career splits up his band and heads for Mexico. The year was 1939.
  • Bix Beiderbecke (buy-der-beck) cuts his first date with Paul Whiteman in 1927. The tune was "Washboard Blues" with Hoagy Carmichael doing the vocals.
  • Cab Calloway died in 1994 in Hosckessin, Maryland. He was 87.

In Memoriam

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Jazz Live

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12/12/2017Nutcracker Sweets- Two Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Rogers)- featuring The KSDS Jazz Orchestra

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Station News

Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets

Jazz Live- Nutcracker Sweets

The December 12 Jazz Live will be one for the ages as history will be made. First- it is the premiere of the KSDS Jazz Orchestra led by Gilbert Castellanos. Second- the night is being billed as "The Nutcracker Sweets: 2 Tasty Versions of the Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington and Shorty Roger's respective interpretations)." The evening will start EARLY (6PM) with the Young Lions playing holiday music in and and outside the Saville Theatre all while you enjoy refreshments and participate in a KSDS silent auction. The actual start time for the music will be 7pm for this Jazz Live. The concert is for Jazz 88 members only. If you are a current Jazz88 member you can reserve up to two free tickets in the Speakeasy. Call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301 to become a member. Thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. Remember, that good ole' parking pass and come hungry, because a food truck will be on site!
Gala Fiesta de Navidad

Gala Fiesta de Navidad

Jazz 88.3 is incredibly proud to support The House of Puerto Rico San Diego's "Gala Fiesta de Navidad" happening Saturday, December 9th (6-11PM) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the heart of Mission Valley! This is your chance to enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food, a live Salsa band, a dynamic DJ, and so much more! It's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, and it's absolutely one festive party you won't want to miss! For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here! Also--be sure to ask about the special discounted hotel room rate of $109.00/night at Crowne Plaza for attendees of the event!
Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 Season

Camarada's 2017-2018 season is officially in full-swing! Up Next: "Let it Snow" happening Sunday, December 17th at Bread & Salt (6:30PM). Join Camarada as they celebrate the holidays in style at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan. Enjoy a one of a kind art exhibit and festive music: Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls, and more! Not to mention a fabulous guest artist, Lilian Palmer. “[Lilian] has a beautiful voice and is devoted to bringing out the very best in a song. She sings with passion, humor and a touch of sadness. What an artist!” – Martin Grusin. Meet the artists as we “gift wrap” the night with an elegant champagne reception. Save the date for this special event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. It's a Winter Wonderland in sunny San Diego! For further details, or to purchase tickets, click here!
SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

SDS Radio: Student Delivered Sound

Did you know that SD City College has it's own student-run radio station and stream? It does! SDS Radio enables students to have their own radio show. Learn more about this great and unique opportunity by taking RTVF 131. To access the Radio and TV department at City College click here.
In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

In lieu of the Jazz 88 App

Many of you have contacted us about our mobile App and it's need for updating. We do sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and we are working on this matter. It is our hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, please bookmark this link on your phone/device. It is our direct mp3 stream URL address. Thank you for your understanding.
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?! 
17 Rob Thorsen Trio featuring pianist Hugo Suarez and drummer Richard Sellers, 11/
24  Saxophonist Robert Dove with pianist Hugo Suarez, bassist Dean Hulett, and drummer Tyler Kreutel.

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! 11/22- Ray Brown, 11/29- Benji Davis, 12/6- Christine Gilardi, 12/13- Janice Hammer, 12/20- Aubrey Fay, 12/27- Steve Pandis. 
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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Dr. Ricky Shabazz, President of San Diego City College, addresses the community from the campus of San Diego City College, the flagship institution of the San Diego Community College District. His radio address, City College Update, airs monthly on the first Monday of every month (barring any holidays). The next airing is Monday, December 4. To listen to past addresses please CLICK HERE on the 'City College Update' Page.
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